Black Widow #7

Black Widow #7

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"Fog of War"
•  Natasha returns to San Francisco

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 4, 2014

    Whether its a standalone one-shot, or the beginning of something new, its worth checking out. Black Widow has never been better than this and the writing and visuals compliment and work off of each other so amazingly well, that Im having a hard time envisioning her being done better than this in the future. Therere very few superheroics to be found here, and the few there are dont contradict the tone, but dont let that dissuade you: this is one of the most interesting, ongoing books being put out by ANY publisher. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 6, 2014

    All in all, a fantastic issue that proves why this series is damn awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jun 5, 2014

    Edmondsons scripting is cool and composed with great dialogue and narration throughout. As always Notos storytelling is as compelling as it is beautiful, and cleverly incorporates Murdocks heightened senses into panel compositions. The visual use of Natashas heart beat as lie detector, as well as the red outlines of people and objects during scenes with Murdock, signify his perceptions without breaking up the narrative or changing perspectives, seamlessly folding them into Natashas story. Its little touches like this that make this one of the best books on the shelves, and one of the best creative teams at work for Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 5, 2014

    Nathan Edmondson does a great job of making this issue another stand-alone story while still providing some opportunities for readers to see these characters develop. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 9, 2014

    Black Widow is a jewel in Marvel's solo title crown for a myriad of reasons. It's always visually interesting and deftly written, making it a welcome addition to any pull list. But it's the willingness to present its lead in an unflattering light, painting her as the complex, flawed, and dangerous woman that we've always heard she was that puts Black Widow just a cut above the other solo titles that Marvel is now presenting monthly. We asked for the best, and Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto seem fully committed to delivering it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Jun 10, 2014

    This is a solid issue. If you have been following the title so far, you won't be disappointed. It flows steadily and feels much more like a character study than an action story. It can turn out to be a great character piece if it keeps the quality up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 7, 2014

    Everything that was good about Edmundson and Noto's Black Widow is still with us in issue #7. It's a moody, lonely book, exploring the hero's sense of place in the world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jun 9, 2014

    "Black Widow" #7 is another capable installment in a stalwart run. Edmondson and Noto succeed in all the best ways with this issue, highlighting a tough but needed reminder about the morally gray nature of Natasha's work. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2014

    The latest issue of Black Widow pays homage to the good old days of Natasha Romanov and Matt Murdock hanging out in sunny San Francisco. Unfortunately, neither the change in scenery nor the guest appearance by Daredevil do much to shake up what is increasingly becoming a formulaic series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Al B. Harper Jun 12, 2014

    Because it's the start of a new ark I was looking to drop this series - yeah, that's not gonna happen! It's nice to see the series get it's first major guest appearance, and Daredevil is neither misused or overused. And if the story doesn't pull you in the excellent artwork will. This is one of a few marvel books (ex. Electra) that looks as if its being drawn by a master-painter. Highly recommended.

  • 7.5
    havok1977 Jun 23, 2014

    Is it just me or is this series is becoming more forgettable by the issue?

  • 6.5
    LeandroMDuarte Jun 6, 2014

    As the series goes on, its problems become more and more noticeable. Mainly the fact that the overarching storyline moves too slowly and that the structure has become very formulaic, leading to the perception that each issue is but a slight variation on the same story. The art is not without its problems, too: for all the flair and style of Noto's pencils and colors, it lacks some flexibility and fluidity when dealing with charaters' faces. Natasha seems to always be sporting the same bored, frozen look in her face, no matter the situation she is in. This doesn't seem to be an intentional choice, aiming to denote how stoic the character is, but rather a failure to convey subtler emotions with drawings.

  • 8.5
    Tamère Apr 23, 2015

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jun 7, 2014

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Jun 19, 2014

  • 8.0
    Rico Jul 2, 2014

  • 7.0
    Dalekbuster523 Oct 18, 2016

  • 6.5
    kaulthelegend Jul 29, 2014

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