Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra Issues 1-4
My Rating: 5.5/10
I think my biggest problem with this is that I don't understand why it happened. With so many characters that could have been Ultimized, why did they pick Daredevil and Elektra? And not only that, but this was the first character adaptation miniseries that came out - even before Ultimate Fantastic Four. I guess that back in 2002 they still didn't realize what the Ultimate line was going to be, so they just did some random stories like this. But really, it wasn't bad.
The story was pretty enjoyable. Watching Elektra's transformation from innocent freshman to vengeful assassin was interesting; as was her relationship with Matt. The unfortunate thing was that Elektra was the main character. I would much rather have read a series about Daredevil and how he became who he is. But this was well written for what it is, and there wasn't anything I hated about it by any means. Unfortunately, the only thing that I thought was great was Elektra's ultimatum (no capitalization...) to Matt at the end of issue 4. All in all, it was just pretty middle of the road; an enjoyable read, but very forgettable and insignificant in the overall Ultimate Universe.
They really missed the ball by not doing anything interesting or new with the main characters. Elektra as a college student was nice, but it wasn't a special Ultimization at all. Even Spider-man, whose origin is basically the same, was different enough to be interesting. And being B-list characters, they could have easily done something really cool with DD and Elektra. Oh well, live and learn, I suppose.
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