Elektra #1

Feb. 22nd, 2017 09:43 pm
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"When I was brought onto this Elektra book, the biggest mandate I had was she can’t be in New York. She is running from the city and people in that city, so I thought, well, if a super rich assassin is trying to hide in plain sight, do it in the biggest and brightest city she can find. And since Vegas has not been thoroughly explored, especially by Elektra, it seemed the perfect new place for her to go. All those bright lights cast a lot of shadows, and that’s exactly where Elektra operates."

- Matt Owens

Warning for Abuse and possibly Rape

Date: 2017-02-22 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] aperturedreams
Arcade doesn't show up for years than this month he was in at least 3 different comics in 3 different places...weird.

Date: 2017-02-22 11:49 pm (UTC)
angelophile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
Arcade having robot doubles is a thing anyway.

Date: 2017-02-23 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
What was the third appearance? I know Gwenpool

Date: 2017-02-23 03:58 am (UTC)
zechs80: (Mayuri)
From: [personal profile] zechs80
He was name checked in USAvengers.

Date: 2017-02-23 03:04 am (UTC)
joetuss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joetuss
Half Life 3 confirmed?

Date: 2017-02-22 09:23 pm (UTC)
lordultimus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lordultimus
That new costume seems awfully generic to me.

Also, Screwball doesn't seem like the type to hang out with a child murderer like Arcade.

Date: 2017-02-22 09:28 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
It's almost exactly like her costume in the Daredevil show. At least it's not as unnecessarily revealing as her original costume.

Date: 2017-04-16 07:09 am (UTC)
zero_elec: Image of Solid Snake from Metal Gear (Default)
From: [personal profile] zero_elec
I know this is an old comment, but it looks nothing like her DD costume. Heck, her MCU costume has her loincloth (over pants) and way more red.

Date: 2017-02-22 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
I mean, I rarely argue against giving a character pants, but you're right, it could use something to make it stick out. If Elektra's not careful, someone's going mistake her for Nondescript Ninja #281 and knock her out as part of a big crowd battle scene.

Date: 2017-02-23 04:36 am (UTC)
beyondthefringe: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
She looks like Silk.

Date: 2017-02-24 02:56 am (UTC)
lamashtar: Shun the nonbelievers! Shun-na! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
I always thought Silk looked like a generic ninja.

Date: 2017-02-22 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
It's the headscarf. WIthout a headscarf it's not really Elektra.

Date: 2017-02-22 11:38 pm (UTC)
cyberghostface: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
Yeah it's just boring and pointless as well. I can't imagine costume synergy with a Netflix show is going to bring in hordes of new readers.

Date: 2017-02-23 04:49 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Probably less "bring in" and more "not turn away." That is, wanting to make any who DO come in from the show feel nice and comfortable.

Date: 2017-02-23 05:06 am (UTC)
cyberghostface: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
Was Elektra's outfit turning people away??

Date: 2017-02-23 05:10 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I'm gonna say I had at least a moderate dislike of it's fanserviceness and probably didn't buy some of her books largely because of it, yea.

Date: 2017-02-23 06:18 am (UTC)
cyberghostface: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
Do you feel the same way about She-Hulk or Wonder Woman, j/w?

Date: 2017-02-23 06:56 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
The swimsuit costumes don't bug me as hip-showing loincloth ones for some reason. Looking at Elektra pics, some artists *do* draw her in a bikini-esque outfit, and it doesn't bug me at much as her normal outfit.

Possibly because no-one really wears that kind of thing (meaning it's a custom-made very sexy costume and... is that really Elektra's personality? To design something unique to look sexy?), and the way it's draw very often strikes me as less 'assassin' and more 'fanservice.' Possibly because it's an unbalanced costume too- it has lots of cloth and wrapping, it just happens to also have a really skinny loincloth often next to lovingly drawn hip bones. Which, may also be the reason, just the amount of detailing I see on some Elektra pics- official ones, covers and the like, not fanart- suggest the artists at least are spending a lot of focus there.

Hm, though it *does* bug me when artists draw the swimsuit outfits of Jen and Diana super-sheer... but that's not too common nowadays. Happened more in the 90s.

There's some good portrayals of Elektra's classic outfit, like This, but there is also plenty of official art like This. If I see the former on the cover I may buy a book, but the latter? Bleh, and that is an actual piece of cover art.

Date: 2017-02-26 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
Is that Greg Horn? His covers can be pretty dire.

I'm not sure what it is. I don't mind crazy fanservice from a Frank Cho, Joe Linsner, or Milo Manara, but Horn I generally roll my eyes at. I did buy a run of Espers he worked on back in the day, though. Neat comic.

Date: 2017-02-26 03:45 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I think so, though he's far from the only one that bugs me on Elektra.

Probably a 'normally draw like she's picked an outfit for sex appeal while personality-wise she's a serious death ninja,' thing, the disconnect makes it jar for me even if it's not bad art and not in a ridiculous pose, like the main pic at marvel.com's entry for her.

Though on the third hand, Greg Horn seems like he's been hired to do a *lot* of art of her by Marvel. So, yea.

Date: 2017-02-23 07:59 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Not to say hers specifically or anything, but I imagine they probably don't want anyone who's checking out the book after seeing the show to think "this is too different" from what they were interested in to begin with.

Date: 2017-02-23 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] super_fly
She played Strider on the NES way too much during her down time.

Date: 2017-02-23 04:51 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I'd figure more on later versions, or even Nightshade on PS2.

Date: 2017-02-23 08:07 am (UTC)
dustbunny105: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dustbunny105
Agreed on the costume. I wish they'd added pants or leggings to her classic outfit, updated the top part a bit and maybe ditched the loincloth. Definitely should've kept the do-rag, imo. I know a lot of folks consider it too dated, but I'm fond of it and at least it's distinctive.

Date: 2017-02-24 05:16 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (ask the questions)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
maybe if the black and red were reversed

Date: 2017-02-22 09:27 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
You got your one-dimensional parkour character in my Frank Cho art!

No, you got *your* Frank Cho art in *my* one-dimensional parkour character!


Date: 2017-02-22 10:51 pm (UTC)
tugrul: That Chest (Default)
From: [personal profile] tugrul
So much hate 😂

Date: 2017-02-23 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
"Our product is ruined! We'll be bringing legal action!"
"Fine! We'll drag it out for years!"

Date: 2017-02-25 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mizerous
Yeah not a good first issue here...


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