This was the issue where I decided to give up on the Black Widow.
I had faith until this issue in which she kidnaps Senator David Levine, threatens and tortures him for information. He's not a super evil guy, just an accountant caught up in something out of his control, and he explains to her his predicament, that Chaos threaten his family and friends with unspeakable torture.
Under duress, he co-operates with her and gives her some valuable information.
In return she murders him by kicking him, like a dog, out of an airplane after finding out that he didn't know how to use a parachute.
He would have died scared and betrayed, wondering why she had to murder him after he'd played ball with her.
Did he really have to die? Could she not have pulled the parachute cord for him, or taken one lousy minute to explain how it worked?
No, instead she had to murder a defenseless man, a thrill kill for her.
The reason why I'd got into the Black Widow is because I believed that she wanted to right the wrongs of her past, to atone for previous sins.
This episode shows that she's still the same murderous character she always was if she thinks she can get away with murder she will.
Final thought on this: were we supposed to find it funny that the Senator died in exactly the same place she kidnapped him from?
Haha, great writing, creative team.
"I'm a killer not a murderer" - No Natasha, you're both; an absolutely disgusting for a so-called Marvel "Hero" to behave. The Avengers should not ever take her back as a member.
So much for "trying to atone for her sins". Yeah, right. Even the cover shows the sadistic enjoyment she has in capturing these men and relishes them fearing for their lives.