It seems so obvious, doesn’t it? Marvel has a long history of replacement heroes–we’ve seen Rhodey step in to be Iron Man, the mantle of Captain Marvel has been passed down, both Falcon and Winter Soldier have been Captain America. Right now we even have Doctor Strange’s wife Clea subbing in to lead her first solo series. But none of those characters have the reach, history, or cultural cachet of Elektra Natchios. It seems so obvious to have Elektra become Daredevil, but it has never happened before. As with the rest of Chip Zdarsky’s Daredevil saga, the most obvious story ideas are the most satisfying.
When we talk about comics, we’re frequently talking in terms of rules. In terms of orthodoxy. These are the gospels according to Kirby, Ditko, Moore, and Lee, we’ll seemingly say, and you will honor them. There is an established order here.
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