- Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra
Supercbbox| title = Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra| comic_color = #ff8080
caption = Cover to "Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra" #1. Art by
schedule = Monthly
format = Mini-Series
date = Oct. 2001-Feb. 2002
issues = 4
main_char_team = Matt Murdock
"Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra" is a four-issue
comic bookmini-series published by Marvel Comicswritten by novelist Greg Ruckawith art by Salvador Larroca. Marvel characters Daredevil and Elektra are introduced to the Ultimate universe in "Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra" in October 2001. A sequel to the series Ultimate Elektrawas released in August 2004.
In this story, Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios are both students in
Columbia University, where they meet and start dating. Murdock is blind and studying law. During the course of the story, Elektra and her roommates are harassed by a rich boy, Trey Langstrom, until Elektra, a martial artist fights back. In response, Langstrom and a group of thugs destroys Elektra's father's business. Murdock, also a martial artist and possessor of enhanced senses(which compensate for his blindness), forces the thugs to confess, but couldn't stop Elektra from seriously wounding Langstrom. While Matt reveals his identity to Elektra, she forces him to choose between their love and his sense of duty. He chooses the second and they apparently part ways.
Reception and Sales History
The first issue Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra was ranked 13 with pre-order sales of 77,050. [cite web| url=http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/1988.html| title=Top 300 Comics--November 2002| publisher=icv2.com| accessdate=2008-07-09] Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra #2 was ranked 13 in the top 300 comics for the December 2002 period with pre-order sales of 67,761 while issue 3 was ranked 14 with pre-order sales of 66,360. cite web| url=http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/2083.html| title=Top 300 Comics--December 2002| publisher=icv2.com| accessdate=2008-07-09] The final issue was ranked 12 in the January 2003 period with pre-order sales of 66,107. [cite web| url=http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/2168.html| title=Top 300 Comics--January 2003| publisher=icv2.com| accessdate=2008-07-09]
Reviewer Iain Duncan rated the series 6 out of 10 noting he "let down by this series". He is critical of the pacing considering it slow and "rather boring". He comments that Larroca's art is exceptional however poor inking and colouring makes it subpar. [cite web | last = Duncan | first = Iain | url=http://www.southside.za.net/reviews/may03/ultmateddelktra1.htm | title=Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra | publisher=southside.za.net | accessdate=2008-07-21]
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