Black Widow Strikes #3

Black Widow Strikes #3

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Wellinton Alves Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Critic Reviews: 1
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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 8, 2012

    This issue does well with the concepts in play, and I'm certainly not annoyed or disappointed by it, but there's nothing here that makes it feel like a crucial story to understanding the Black Widow. As with so many adaptations, it's the little touches that the actor brings to her role that make the cinematic Widow fun, and it's hard to translate those intangibles into comic art. They do an admirable job in making sure that this DOESN'T feel like an Avengers inventory story that they repurposed as a tie-in, which is nice, but it's a relatively run on the mill spy tale with a personal grudge subplot tacked on to it. The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes #3 has to serve more than one master, and ends up being neither fish nor fowl in a very inoffensive way, earning 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. In many ways, it's the ultimate example of a movie tie-in, designed to please fans of both the graphic and live-action Widow without irritation or unwanted questions... Read Full Review

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