Black Widow #4

Black Widow #4

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• From the cold streets of old Russia, the Hand of God reaches out to crush Black Widow-and it is merciless.
•  Outmatched by the brute force of a powerful new villain, Natasha finds a deadly plot unfolding that spans the entire globe
•  Jump on to the sensational new series as the most lethal The Avenger faces her deadliest test!

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Mar 17, 2014

    After all, I can always pretend this is not Earth-616 and that Black Widow's past is not the one I used to know. And if I do that, I wouldn't have a single complaint. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - :Matthew Fisher Mar 12, 2014

    Overall I think this is a great book. Its a little more exciting than a lot of the single character studies coming out but a little more believable and in-depth that some of the super-powered books your reading. The best part is, you can pick up #4 cold and not feel like your way behind. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Mar 13, 2014

    Edmondson and Noto continue to prove themselves as one the most compelling creative teams at Marvel. The pacing of this issue is outstanding, with slick storytelling and page design to boot. So few titles out there offer espionage action as strong as Black Widow. Every chase, break-in and escape balanced by a strong fundamental understanding of Natashas narrative voice, serving to keep the story grounded. Each adventure successfully builds on the last, expanding already strong foundations to tease future plot lines and arcs to put Natasha to the test. With Molot and the Hand of God, this issue proves to be no exception. Another solid offering from this dynamic creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 12, 2014

    Overall, a fantastic issue that furthers an overall story for the title, and also furthers Natasha's own personal story too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 6, 2015

    While we've had the standalone stories with some character material to bind it through so far, this one flips the script and is focused more on the work and less on the character – and it's going to go for at least a two chapter run. There's a lot of uncertainty about this since the bad guys are basically running in the shadows, we don't know much about Molot beyond the fact that he's big, bad, possibly a zealot and working for someone else, so it's hard to have a rally point that can get you engaged with the villain. Natasha's time is good as we see her going from the expected boring, detail oriented intelligence work to something full of action and watching as she copes with it and rolls with some big punches and more. I'm definitely curious where it'll go, but the foundation for the story feels like it's skeletal at best, which makes it hard to really invest in it or those involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Mar 13, 2014

    Although some readers may want more continuity from this title, the strength behind this series lies, in part, in its episodic nature making it incredibly accessible to newer readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Mar 17, 2014

    "Black Widow" is getting stronger, and I'm excited to watch it grow into its voice. It's been a pleasure to pick up so far, and as the creative team gets deeper into Natasha's world, it should only get better. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 12, 2014

    The simplicity of Noto's art sometimes works with the tone of the narrative, especially when it comes to Black Widow's no-frills personality, but there are points when it seems unfinished, for lack of a better word. While the color palette isn't as muddy as we've seen in previous issues, there is an unforgivably blurry exchange between Natasha and Maria Hill that does little to benefit the overall scene. Visual quibbles aside, the issue has enough packed into it to make us want more, and hopefully, Black Widow will soon be pitted against an enemy who can match her toe to toe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 18, 2014

    Through its first four issues Nathan Edmondson has done a very good job separating Black Widow from the other comics Marvel is publishing by focusing on the superspy aspect of the character. Read Full Review

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