Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra
|Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra|
Cover to Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra #1. Art by Salvador Larroca.
|Publication date||Oct. 2002-Feb. 2003|
|Number of issues||4|
|Main character(s)||Matt Murdock
|Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra||ISBN 978-0-7851-1076-7|
Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra is a four-issue comic book mini-series published by Marvel Comics written by Greg Rucka with art by Salvador Larroca. Marvel characters Daredevil and Elektra are introduced to the Ultimate universe in the series in October 2001. A sequel to the series Ultimate Elektra was released in August 2004.
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In this story, Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios are both students in Columbia University, where they meet and start dating. Murdock is blind and studying law. During the course of the story, Elektra and her roommates are harassed by a rich boy, Trey Langstrom, until Elektra, a martial artist fights back. In response, Langstrom and a group of thugs destroys Elektra's father's business. Murdock, also a martial artist and possessor of enhanced senses (which compensate for his blindness), forces the thugs to confess, but couldn't stop Elektra from seriously wounding Langstrom. While Matt reveals his identity to Elektra, she forces him to choose between their love and his sense of duty. He chooses the second and they apparently part ways.
The first issue Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra was ranked 13 with pre-order sales of 77,050. Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra #2 was ranked 13 in the top 300 comics for the December 2002 period with pre-order sales of 67,761 while issue 3 was ranked 14 with pre-order sales of 66,360. The final issue was ranked 12 in the January 2003 period with pre-order sales of 66,107.
Reviewer Iain Duncan rated the series 6 out of 10 noting he was "let down by this series". He is critical of the pacing considering it slow and "rather boring". He comments that Larroca's art is exceptional however poor inking and colouring makes it subpar.
The series has been collected into a trade paperback:
- Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra (February 2003, ISBN 978-0-7851-1076-7)
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