Thursday, July 8, 2021

Black Widow #8

Black Widow, Yelena Belova, and Anya Corazon continue their investigation into Apogee and The Olio. Spider-Girl's time as a spy comes to a sudden end when she's forced to reveal herself to prevent others from ingesting the serum which can give volunteers super-powers but ultimately killed Gumby (something Lucy still hasn't worked through).

Black Widow #8 offers another solid issue filled with some fun humor (I particularly liked Anya's musings of being a spy and the back-and-forth between the Widows when Natasha saves Yelena from the Olio). While Elena Casagrande's art is certainly acceptable and fits the story, I will admit that I'm missing the more stylish art of Rafael de Latorre more and more as we get further away from the comic's first arc.

The comic ends on a cliffhanger that would be more effective if we thought for even a second Marvel would be willing to kill off Yelena. Still, with the White Widow down, things are getting complicated for Natasha.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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