Daredevil Woman Without Fear #1
Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Rafael De Latorre
Colors by Federico Blee
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Elektra returns to her past for answers, but finds herself being hunted.
In a bid to end the reign of the corrupt Mayor of New York, Elektra pays a visit to Wilson Fisk. As she ponders whether or not to kill him or honor the deal she made with Matt, Elektra learns that Fisk knows who she is and has sold information about her to someone looking for her.
Shaken by her encounter with Fisk and unable to convey her feelings to Matt, Elektra decides to visit some old haunts from her youth as the legacy of what she endured under Stick and another as they trained her as part of the Hand and to betray the man she loved. After visions from her past force her to look for confrontation with a ghost, she finds herself being hunted by someone she didn’t expect.
The Story: Zdarsky creates a great mood in this issue that is filled with tension and the promise of adventure. I like that the story focuses on Elektra and both who she was and who she wants to be. The plot has some great layers to it both psychological and emotional. I really enjoyed the twist at the end of the issue and am excited to see where the story goes next.
The Art: Rafael De Latorre delivers some fantastic art in this issue. Zdarsky creates a great mood and De Latorre creates a beautiful visual atmosphere. The flashback scenes work perfectly visually and I love the fact that the story takes place in the winter because it gives the imagery a beautiful style.