Friday, June 29, 2007

Why The Green Face?

New Avengers #31 revealed that what was thought to have been Elektra's sword-penetrated corpse was actually a shape-shifting Skrull. There's been speculation that the reveal might have something to do with an agreement Frank Miller had with Marvel about use of the character, Elektra. Brian Cronin at CBR says:

Specifically, Daredevil editor Ralph Macchio (who edited Miller’s acclaimed “Born Again” storyline in Daredevil) promised him certain terms (that’s the “basically” part in the above status, as I cannot tell what the exact terms were - were they “we won’t bring her back” or were they “we won’t bring her back unless you say we can” and so on and so forth) about Elektra, and any possible return from the dead.

But that would be assuming Marvel actually gave a shit about its creators. If you ask me, it was just an attempt to make the comic book Elektra look more like the movie version as played by Jennifer Garner.

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