Black Widow

Black Widow #4

by Alan Rapp on December 3, 2020

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Black Widow #4 comic reviewAfter failing to properly end their bizarre experiment, the villains behind Black Widow‘s fake life bicker on whether to run or fight. Neither option appears to have much success. Now in full command of her memory, Nat is able to piece together the truth about her family (which she still cares deeply for). She also knows if they are to have any hope of a future they will need to stay as far away from her as possible.

The comic brings back Yelena, Hawkeye, and Winter Soldier to help Natalia keep her family safe and give her time to figure out who is responsible. Things end poorly (or do they? in a comic about misdirection do we really know what we see?).

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Black Widow #3

by Alan Rapp on November 9, 2020

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Black Widow #3 comic reviewBlack Widow #3 offers some answers for readers, although not to the concerned Hawkeye and Winter Soldier who are freaked out about what is going on with with Black Widow. Apparently the idyllic life Nat is living (including a biological son) was constructed by a group of super-villains in an attempt to get the super-spy off their radar for good. As comic book explanations go, it’s not the most awkward idea Marvel has tried to sell, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a bit odd.

Despite how well the plan has worked, Arcade, Madame Hydra, Snapdragon, Red Guardian, and Weeping Lion are at an impasse as to what comes next. Some, it seem, want further action by taking away what has been given in the most painful way possible to harm the Black Widow in ways that before could never have been done.

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Black Widow #2

by Alan Rapp on October 8, 2020

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Black Widow #2 comic reviewSomething is obvious going on with Black Widow. Although she seems very happy in suburban bliss with a one year-old child and fiancé, Nat doesn’t recognize Clint who gives up keeping an eye on her from the bushes with the Winter Soldier and attempts to gauge just what is going on. She doesn’t appear to remember him, or her life as a spy or super-hero.

Arcade is obviously involved in what has happened to her, but he is not in control as a shadowy agency seems to have long-term plans for our heroine. And what does Red Guardian have to do with the situation? A chance encounter, or was it chance, in a dark alley saving a young woman from muggers and rapists seems to have awakened dormant skills with our girl, but not her memories.

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Black Widow #1

by Alan Rapp on September 8, 2020

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Black Widow #1 comic reviewA new volume of Black Widow begins here. Black Widow #1 is the third different comic to bear that name since 2016. Honestly, given the fact Marvel will invariably cancel the title, ignore its events, and replace it within a year or two with a new comic from from a different creative team, selling the idea of a Black Widow comic is a bit hard to do. However, Black Widow #1 turns out to be a pretty good read even if it has some rather large flaws.

The comic opens with Black Widow performing a job for the Avengers in retrieving a hard drive before returning home to find someone has broken into her apartment. Karma’s a bitch, right? Oh, and then she gets thrown out a window. Not a bad cliffhanger.

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Implicitly Pretentious examines the Friendship of Captain America and Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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