When someone says that mainstream comics can’t be high art, you have to show them theses gorgeous images from the upcoming Elektra #1 from Marvel Comics. I would love to have this framed on my wall or see this in an art gallery somewhere. Along with Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and She-Hulk, women in comics (of differing cultures and colors even!) are getting a great new spotlight from one of the biggest publishers in the industry right now.

 

ELEKTRA #1 Haden Blackman (W) Michael Del Mundo (A/C) variant cover by Milo Manara variant cover by Paolo Rivera variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz variant cover by Skottie Young. Blank Cover variant ALSO AVAILABLE.

Witness the beautifully violent return of the world’s deadliest assassin. A life spent in silent pain has led Elektra to the precipice of despair. As she prepares to shed her past and take her next step, everything you know about her will change! Death is no escape, but she will find her way as a new option opens up that will take Elektra to places no other Marvel character can go. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Elektra #1 is due on shelves April 23, 2014.