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The Marvel Comics character Elektra has starred in multiple self-titled comic books:

Elektra Vol 1 (1996–1998) Daredevil broke her heart, Bullseye killed her, and the Hand orchestrated her resurrection — now the beautiful assassin is taking control of her life in her own ongoing title! This landmark issue establishes Elektra's new life, introduces a new cast of characters, and brings back a very old yearning to kill!

Elektra Vol 2 (2001–2004) Elektra is contracted by S.H.I.E.L.D. to take out Middle Eastern terrorist Saddam Abed Dasam and Hydra who Saddam hired. S.H.I.E.L.D. wants Elektra to assassinate Saddam with no one finding out and take a mysterious box that is in Saddam's possession. For these Nick Fury promises, Elektra`s past sins will be forgotten. While Stanley and a fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. member go out for a walk in Baghdad they are attacked by Hydra but are saved by Elektra. She says there is a traitor among S.H.I.E.L.D. and things escalate into a murder or what appears to be.

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Elektra Vol 3 (2014–2015) 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.

Elektra Vol 4 (2017) Running from her tumultuous past, ELEKTRA attempts to lose herself in a vibrant sea of neon, noise and anonymity: LAS VEGAS. But how long can a former ninja assassin really hope to escape the vortex of violence that encompasses her life...especially when there's a new player in Sin City that has her in his sights for his newest game? Enter: Arcade.


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    Volume 1 
  • Censor Shadow: In Elektra Vol. 2 #3, Elektra's nudity was covered in shadow and obscured by panel borders. A reprint issue further added lingerie to her body.
  • Missing Mom: in Elektra Volume 2 #18 (1998), she is killed by an insurrectionist during the Greek Civil War. In both accounts, she gives premature birth to Elektra just before dying.
  • Series Continuity Error: Two contradictory accounts of her family history have been given. In Elektra: Root of Evil #1-4 (1995), her mother, Christina, is killed by assassins hired by Orestez, while in Elektra Volume 2 #18 (1998), she is killed by an insurrectionist during the Greek Civil War.

    Volume 2 
  • Censor Shadow: In Elektra Vol. 2 #3, Elektra's nudity was covered in shadow and obscured by panel borders. A reprint issue further added lingerie to her body.
  • Missing Mom: in Elektra Volume 2 #18 (1998), she is killed by an insurrectionist during the Greek Civil War. In both accounts, she gives premature birth to Elektra just before dying.
  • Series Continuity Error: Two contradictory accounts of her family history have been given. In Elektra: Root of Evil #1-4 (1995), her mother, Christina, is killed by assassins hired by Orestez, while in Elektra Volume 2 #18 (1998), she is killed by an insurrectionist during the Greek Civil War.

    Volume 3 

    Volume 4 

    Volume 5 

    Elektra: Root of Evil 

    Elektra: Assassin 
  • Abusive Parent: According to Elektra: Assassin, Elektra of Daredevil was sexually abused by her father at the age of 5, after which she was told it had never happened until she more-or-less believed it.
  • Parental Incest: In Elektra: Assassin #1 (August 1986), the adult Elektra has vague memories of being raped by her father as a five-year-old. Years of counseling and medication had convinced her this was a false memory, but the doubt remained.
  • President Evil: In Elektra: Assassin, the Beast manages to get Ken Wind elected president, but Elektra thwarts the plan with her psychic powers and ninja skills.


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