Elektra: The Scorpio Key (Daredevil)

Elektra: The Scorpio Key (Daredevil) - Chuck Austen, Brian Michael Bendis This was pretty much a light read. The assassin known as Elektra is hired by Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a dangerous mission. She is to assassinate the leader of Iraq (basically it is Saddam Hussein, just different name) and to steal an artifact known as the Scorpio Key. Hydra, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s nemesis organization has allied itself with Saddam, and they have an interest in the artifact as well. Elektra, however, will do things her way. The story may seem a bit dated now given how events turned out in Iraq in real life. Having said that, it is still a pretty entertaining tale. I did like the art in this one; Elektra is drawn quite nicely. The plot, well, it is a basic superhero plot, so there is not much depth. But it is a nice entertaining tale for a quick read. If you like Elektra or she is a favorite of yours in the Marvel Universe, you will probably enjoy this book.