Review: Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1

As a character, not too many make their mark like Elektra. She has become iconic in many comic fans minds through her many adventures and impact. She’s a character that has never been portrayed as being meek. Elektra has proven herself not only to be feared but as being damn deadly.

Her many character arcs throughout the years have shown why she’s a fan favorite. One such run is her arc in Punisher Max where she was the final assassin who gave Frank his best fight of the series. Then there is the classic Elektra: Assassin, which was a game changer and showed that at you don’t need superpowers to be a superhero. In Chip Zdarsky’s debut, Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1, we get a different story of her as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.

We’re taken to New York City, where Kingpin is Mayor and he outlawed vigilantism, deputizing a rogue band of villains as the new Thunderbolts to hunt down anyone who breaks that law. Elektra confronts Fisk, who lets her know about the file he collected on her, one that may cause serious damage. As we get her back-story of how she was trained by Stick and later on, by Aka of The Hand. By issue’s end,   The Hand tries to stop her from attending a meeting with the Avengers by sending someone who can matching her skill, Kraven The Hunter.

Overall, Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1 is an excellent debut that reintroduces the character to a new audience. The story by Zdarsky is super fun. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, this story already gives Elektra the depth that the character deserves.

Story: Chip Zdarsky Art: Rafael De LaTorre
Color: Federico Blee Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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