Review: Daredevil (2015) #18 from Marvel Comics

All things Purple rain down on Matt Murdock as Charles Soule and team deliver another entertaining chapter in Daredevil (2015) #18 from Marvel Comics.

Daredevil (2015) #18Title: Daredevil (2015) #18
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Charles Soule
Art Team: Ron Garney, Matt Milla, Clayton Cowles
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: March 15, 2017

Solicitation: Daredevil’s identity hasn’t always been a secret like it is now. In fact, there’s one MAN to thank for that…

Daredevil (2015) #18 Review

There has been a big mystery hovering over the Daredevil comic ever since the debut of this newest volume, and that is: how did Daredevil’s secret identity become secret again? In the past volume, everyone knew Matt Murdock was Daredevil. So how did he do it?

Daredevil #18The answer, although not truly revealed yet… may lie with Zebediah Killgrave – the Purple Man. If you’ve watched Jessica Jones on Netflix, then you know the Purple Man has the power of persuasion – and through the use pf pheromones, can control people with the sound of his voice.

We see the back story of how he escapes imprisonment and is not out causing trouble again. We also learn of the Purple Children – remnants of many love affairs left unattended. Also, when the Purple Children are around, the Purple Man’s powers increase.

Daredevil #18Two of these Purple Children run to Daredevil for help because they believe that their father has captured the rest of their purple brethren. Daredevil finds Killgrave in the midst of a machine that incorporates the purple children’s powers into his, and the comic ends on a cliffhanger – with Daredevil under his thrall.

What is next for the man without fear? I don’t know, but I am looking forward to it!

Verdict: Daredevil (2015) #18

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Review: Elektra (2017) #1 from Marvel Comics

Our heroine returns for a new solo outing in Elektra (2017) #1 from Marvel Comics. With writer Matt Owens at the helm, will Las Vegas ever be the same?

Elektra (2017) 01Title: Elektra (2017) #1
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Matt Owens
Art Team: Juan Cabal, Antonio Fabela, Marcio Menyz, Elizabeth Torque, Cory Petit
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: February 22, 2017

Solicitation: Running from her tumultuous past, Elektra attempts to lose herself in a vibrant sea of neon, noise and anonymity: Las Vegas. But how long can a former ninja assassin really hope to escape the vortex of violence that encompasses her life…especially when there’s a new player in Sin City that has her in his sights for his newest game? Enter: Arcade.

Elektra (2017) #1 Review

When I last saw Elektra in the comics, she was running around with SHIELD and had her own team. But now, I find her in Las Vegas at Midway Casino.

Elektra (2017) #1 artThe casino is harboring a dark side of guns, drugs and girls, but is also offering something else – a more high stakes game to some of its VIPs that Elektra is investigating. What it truly is or what its purpose it has yet to be revealed. The mastermind behind it all is revealed at the end, and that in itself, makes me want to pick up the next issue and continue reading.

Matt Owens’ writing is interesting and flows off the page. When combined with Juann Cabal’s artwork, the action comes alive. His artwork also resembles that of Frank Cho, which I like very much. This is the start of a good series that has the possibility to be great.

I rate Elektra #1 a 7 out of 10.