Whether you know her from the comic books, the cartoons, the role-playing games, the video games, or the movies, you know Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow.
She’s an ace ex-Russian agent. A cold-blooded killer turned hero. She’s as deadly with her hands as she is with her myriad of weapons. Perhaps more so. She’s both untrustworthy and a valued ally. She’s a loose cannon and a moral compass. She’s both beautiful and dangerous.
She’s an Avenger.
You know Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow.
But you don’t know her like this – here, in the first issue of her brand new monthly series from Marvel Comics!
Written By: Jen and Sylvia Soska
Illustrated By: Flaviano and Veronica Gandini
Published By: Marvel Comics
First of all, Natasha Romanoff is dead. Right???
Well, that’s how things were left at the end of 2017’s much ballyhooed Secret Empire series from Marvel Comics. You know: the one that caused some level of consternation when Captain America was revealed as a long-time sleeper Hydra Agent?
Well, that aspect of Cap’s persona didn’t last long. And, it seems, neither did the Black Widow’s death! Her essence, you see, was transported into a clone’s body. Natasha lives! But she’s a little angry.
It’s definitely fertile ground for a character-driven action story with a little blood thrown in for good measure. And Marvel Comics have tapped on the shoulders of the right writers for this job!
Horror directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary, ABC’s of Death 2), affectionately known as the Twisted twins, have turned their attention to comic books – and the Black Widow.
Here, their version of Natasha Romanoff is still the one you (kind of) know and recognize. But there’s an extra layer or two of action and blood thirsty revenge that runs across their pages. This Black Widow finds herself in lawless Madripoor, ruthlessly hunting down a child abduction ring for the sick crimes they’re perpetrating.
Joined by animation artist turned rising comic book artist, Flaviano Armentaro, these criminals are going to get what they deserve – just like readers will get what they deserve: action, intrigue, blood, and the answers that a beloved-character-come-back-to-life is seeking.
I call that heroic justice coloured in scarlet!
Don’t worry. The comic is rated T+ for those that are of their teenage years or older.
Make the Wednesday run to your local comic book shop and pick up the relentless Black Widow #1…and come aboard for a wild and twisted ride!