Synopses & Reviews
Meet Elektra Natchios.
She's an intriguing young individual who has played equally intriguing roles throughout her life Gymnast. Martial Artist. Ninja. Assassin.
But this enigmatic woman who was trained in the lethal arts of Ninjitsu and was renowned as the world's deadliest assassin...is now dead.
Or is she?
A strange woman washes ashore unconscious off the coast of a small Central American country. Things start to happen. Two policemen are strangled. A diplomat is assassinated. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is brutally dismembered.
Unrelated events? Hardly.
Elektra has returned.
Whether she's been miraculously resurrected or this is an untold tale from Elektra's past is left for the reader to decide. But one thing remains certain: Elektra is back, and she's back with a vengeance.
From the combined talents of two of comics' greatest innovators Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz comes this psychological excursion through the mind, body, and soul of the world's most dangerous woman. A woman named Elektra.
When acclaimed writer-artist Frank Miller began his celebrated run on the Marvel title, Daredevil
, no one knew what to expect. They certainly didnt realize that a seemingly meek Greek college student by the name of Elektra would become one of the most popular and memorable characters in the post-modern, increasingly adult world of comic books.
Elektra became so popular, in fact, that even after her death, interest in the character led to a year-long, multi-part epic created entirely for her. Elektra: Assassin was immediately recognized as being like nothing that had come before. The fragmented, complex script by Miller was both dramatically compelling and darkly satirical. Artist Bill Sienkiewicz shattered the preconceived notions of what could be done with comic book art, producing a painted masterpiece which was hyper-realistic as well as exaggerated and psychedelic.
Telling the story of how the death of her father drove an innocent, naïve college student to become a deadly trained martial arts assassin, this seminal work stands alone among the great stories to ever be produced in the graphic storytelling medium.