In this episode, Curt and Kevin prepare for the Netflix debut of Marvel’s The Defenders by … not discussing a Defenders comic! Instead, they book a return trip to Hell’s Kitchen as they discuss the death and resurrection of Elektra, as seen in Daredevil #181 and #187-191, published by Marvel Comics!
Elektra Natchios is a deadly assassin in the employ of the Kingpin of Crime — and she’s also Daredevil’s long lost college girlfriend! Throw in an ancient order of evil ninjas and the cold-blooded killer known as Bullseye, and you’ve got one of the most memorable deaths in comics history!
If it please the court, we ask: Shouldn’t Elektra play a more prominent role in her own death and resurrection? What exactly is up with the Black Widow? And can ol’ Hornhead impress our jury of two and gain entry into the judges’ chambers known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- Death and resurrection in superhero comics
- The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
- Frank Miller’s meta commentary of superhero comics
- A Dungeons & Dragons adventure!
- The Adventure Zone podcast
- We issue a correction
- Divisive Issues
- The Punisher: Franken-Castle
- Elektra: Assassin
- Bill Sienkiewicz on the Word Balloon podcast
- Here Comes Daredevil
- Giant-Size Defenders #3
Join us in two weeks as we use the Batman and Harley Quinn animated film as an excuse to discuss The Batman Adventures: Mad Love!