Thursday, January 24, 2019

Black Widow #1

Despite her recent death (something which lacks the finality it once meant in the Marvel Universe), Black Widow returns in a new series. Black Widow #1 is a bit of a schizophrenic issue that attempts to honor the character's past while pushing Natasha in a new direction.

The issue opens with a Black Widow and Captain America team-up versus a Captain America impostor and giant robots whose true goal... um, well is to be the ones who get stopped by Captain America and Black Widow, I guess. After a somewhat icy farewell, Natasha heads to Madripoor looking to get lost and find a new purposes as far away from the Avengers as possible.

The new setting along with the return of Natasha's more brutal assassin instincts makes her something of a commodity in Madripoor. The forshadowing of some truly heinous actions in the near-lawless country continue to foreshadow a darker turn for the character that while different, may not necessarily be better. Hit-and-Miss.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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