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Geek Suggested Reading: Elektra

Elektra (#7-#22, 2001)

Writer:  Greg Rucka

Artists:  Chuck Austen, Joe Bennet, Carlo Pagulayan, Carlos Meglia, Greg Horn

Before Frank Miller became a divisive figure in the comic book community, he created what was considered the defining run of Daredevil (see our Daredevil suggested reading for details on that) and during this time he created the assassin Elektra Natchios.  She was a beautiful figure from Matt Murdock’s past, a bounty hunter and assassin, and quite possibly the greatest love of Daredevil’s life.

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Netflix Orders Stand Alone Season of The Punisher

Entertainment Weekly reported this morning that Netflix has ordered a stand alone season of The Punisher as part of it’s burgeoning relationship with Marvel Television. This confirms rumors and piles of fan speculation that arose after the great success of the character in season 2 of Daredevil, which was released in March.

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Daredevil Season 2 Review

On Friday morning I woke up early, so I could watch the first few episodes of Daredevil before work.  I had finished rewatching the first season the night before so I was all caught up and anxiously awaited the return of Charlie Cox as Daredevil, the debuts of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher, and Elodie Yung arriving as Elektra.  I worried a little about whether or not season two could live up to season one, and now I feel foolish to have ever questioned it.

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Daredevil Season 2 Review In Progress

Daredevil was a surprise hit last year.  It has been speculated that a second season was never planned, and the initial outline of Marvel and Netflix’s deal, while not ruling it out, seemed to account for only four series before the team-up of The Defenders.  But despite these things, the well written characters, compelling plot, and brutal fight scenes earned a second season when the show was met with widespread critical praise.  The question now is, can the show achieve the same level of quality without the element of surprise?

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Learn to Share, Marvel

When Marvel created the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was touted as a shared universe between all of their different live action projects. That’s a pretty cool idea. Currently, Marvel has three different types of live action products going on. The big screen movies, some epic, like the Avengers and Captain America films, some much smaller, like Antman. The network TV stuff, produced for ABC because of the Disney ownership of both Marvel and ABC, and the Netflix streaming projects like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. But do they really play well in the same sand box, and should they?

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