Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dark Reign: Elektra #1 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Dark Reign: Elektra #1, about which I write the following sentences: "And none of this is helped by Clay Mann's artwork, which alternates between post-Michael Lark gritty realism and thin backgrounds and awkward character work that looks like it came from an issue of Malibu's 'The Ferret,' circa 1993. It doesn't really matter why the art looks this way -- perhaps he completed some pages in more of a hurry than others, or maybe he used reference for some panels and not for others -- but it does matter that the art is jarringly inconsistent and often ineffective at giving this story any kind of visual weight."

Read the entire review HERE.

2 comments:

Vanja said...

I'm not sure what was the point of resurrecting Elektra in the first place. She had a very tragic and memorable role in Daredevil's life, but "Marvel" keeps desperately clinging to the copyright, and producing forgettable bad-girl stories.

Nice "Ferret" mention:)

Dan Coyle said...

Robert Rodi's run on the character was very, very good.