Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #3
Elektra Natchios has sworn a vow to never take a life as long as she wears the DAREDEVIL cowl, but battered, bruised and with her back to the wall, will she be strong enough to keep it? If she is, will she be strong enough to survive the consequences of mercy?
What an insanely quick read, I couldn’t believe when it was over. I’ve spent a good chunk of my life reading 22 page comics, but I can honestly say this one felt like half an issue. And that’s not a slight against it. I was very surprised at how enthralled the story has me even though I haven’t really been paying too much attention to the Devil’s Reign stuff. This issue once again features a cat-and-mouse dance between Daredevil (Elektra) and Kraven the Hunter. As I said previously, I’m a little sour over the use of Kraven, but it makes sense for his role as “the greatest hunter in the world”. I enjoyed seeing Elektra realize her own strengths as she attempted to overcome the villain, and I especially enjoyed seeing Goldy’s assistance with a snowball.
We once again see Aka, Elektra’s primary antagonist for this mini, and I started to grumble because I’m just not a fan of the character. However, there’s a cliffhanger ending with Aka that has my interests piqued. Also props have to go to the sassy Arch-Priestess who is definitely over Aka’s obsession with Elektra. I’m not sure if she’s an existing character, but I dig her.
There’s a revelation of something that transpired in the Devil’s Reign main title, so fans of Woman Without Fear will definitely have to check it out.
Art is gorgeous as always, but I have to mention a fantastic moment during the fight between Elektra and Kraven: when the lights are off, the blue lighting for the coloring was a great touch. It’s hard to do “in the dark” scenes but Rafael de Latorre and Federico Blee did a stellar job with it.
Have you ever wanted to see Elektra battle Kraven the Hunter? Well, then check out last month's issue. Have you ever wanted to see Elektra battle Kraven the Hunter twice? Then pick up this issue as well. It's not all recreational hunting, however, as Chip Zdarsky delves deeper into the mysterious enemy Aka and the Hand's intentions. Great stuff as always.
Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #3: It Could Be a Lie
- Writing - 8.5/108.5/10
- Storyline - 8/108/10
- Art - 9/109/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 7.5/107.5/10
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