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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Elektra’s Magic Sais

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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Elektra’s Magic Sais

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics).

Today, reader David P. has an interesting suggestion – times that Elektra stabbed a person from behind, with the sais going through the person’s flesh and bone but being stopped from going any further than the front of the person’s shirt.


I can’t say for sure, but you would almost have to think that this was a Comics Code thing, right? Then again, in an early appearance, Elektra DOES stab a guy clean through. Maybe it was just Marvel editorial telling Miller to cut it out? Or maybe Miller just felt it looked cool (it DOES look cool)?

Either way, starting with Daredevil #176, Elektra’s said took on their unique ability to stab through a person’s back and their flesh, but not the fronts of their shirts…

It continues with TWO instances in #178…


There is a notable example in #179…

What an awesome scene, huh?

And finally, in #181, the magic qualities of the sais are at work one last time – this time on their master, in one of the most famous Marvel panels of all-time…

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