Ultimate Elektra

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Ultimate Elektra
Cover to Ultimate Elektra #1. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Genre
Publication date August - December 2004
Number of issues 5
Main character(s) Elektra Natchios
Matt Murdock
Foggy Nelson
Benjamin Poindexter
Creative team
Writer(s) Mike Carey
Artist(s) Salvador Larroca
Collected editions
Devil's Due ISBN 978-0-7851-1504-5

Ultimate Elektra is a five-issue comic book limited series, which serves as a follow-up to Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra. Both were published by Marvel Comics under the Ultimate Marvel imprint. Devil's Due is written by Mike Carey, with pencils by Salvador Larroca.

Plot summary[edit]

The mini-series begins shortly after its predecessor, with Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios in their freshman year at Columbia University.

Elektra can only stand by as her father makes a deal with his cousins, Paul and Leonder, who are in organized crime, so that he can rebuild the family's laundromat. Paul and Leonder hope to launder the money earned from their criminal life, but their book keeper Kenneth Cullen has turned state's evidence. Elektra Natchios makes a bargain with her cousins, she will recover the evidence in return for her father's financial freedom. She fakes being a call girl so that she can recover the evidence, just in time to see Kenneth Cullen killed by Benjamin Poindexter (Ultimate Bullseye) who was sent by the Kingpin.

Reception[edit]

The first issue of Ultimate Elektra was ranked 16 in the August 2004 period with pre-order sales of 68,340.[1] This was lower than its prequel with Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra's first issues sale of 77,050.[2] The final issue #5 dropped in ranking to 35 with pre-order sales of 40,856.[3]

Zeb Aslam from comixfan.com rated the series 3.5 out of 5. The writing is considered "pretty lackluster and average at best" and that the writer Carey is using an "accepted formula" without taking any risks. The artwork was praised however "some panels the figures appear distorted".[4]

Collected editions[edit]

Ultimate Elektra Volume 1: Devil's Due (ISBN 978-0785115045) released 19 January 2005 collected all 5 issues

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 300 Comics--August 2004". icv2.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Top 300 Comics--November 2002". icv2.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Top 300 Comics--December 2004". icv2.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  4. ^ Aslam, Zeb. "Ultimate Elektra #1 Review". comixfan.com. Retrieved 2008-07-21.