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Monday, September 22, 2008 

"Lady Bullseye"?

I think this has been done before. In Daredevil #111, Hornhead gets a new adversary in one Lady Bullseye:
Debuting in “Daredevil” #111, Lady Bullseye is an opponent that will complicate Matt Murdock’s costumed life in the coming months. “She’s insane, but in a completely different way than Bullseye. She’s a killer and a complete psycho and sociopath, but she has a really tragic history that you’ll learn about,” Brubaker explained. “She was a bit inspired by ‘Lady Snowblood,’ which is where her name came from. [Lady Bullseye is] kind of cold and calculating, and you shouldn’t trust everything that comes out of her mouth. She pretends to be one thing to one person and pretends to be something else to another. She's not out to kill Daredevil, at least not in the first issue. It's not that someone hired her to seduce or kill Daredevil. She's a really complicated character, she's even got a secret identity, which we'll see her in.”
That sounds a lot like the male counterpart to me. It sounds like another Elektra to me too. Speaking of which:
In the landmark “New Avengers” #31, which revealed the Skrulls’ Secret Invasion, the Hand's most recent leader, Elektra, was revealed to be one of the alien shape-shifters. “This story follows directly from that,” Brubaker stated. “That scene is in even in part two of the story. A lot of what's happening is fallout from the Hand finding out that their leader was not who she was supposed to be.”
I don't think their following up on a pointless story like Secret Invasion is a particularly good idea. Sure, the resurrection of Elektra in the late 80s wasn't particularly wise, but unmasking her as a Skrull now wasn't doing much better.

And creating female counterparts to male roles is getting awfully tired by now.

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