Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her #5

Writer: Richard K. Morgan Artist: Sean Phillips, Bill Seinkiewicz Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Feb 10, 2006

    Kestrel on the surface intends payback, but her actions expose her subconscious. Natasha will not give Kestrel what she really wants. If Natasha feels guilt over Hunter's death then she will be admitting that what Kestrel did and is doing was and is just. Kestrel will then be able to reclaim her identity, which Morgan and the art team have visually diminished through the symbolism of a crew-cut. In the first series, Kestrel possessed long golden hair. She acted human and chucked the whole mission in favor of pleasure. In The Things They Say about Her Morgan has dehumanized her. Kestrel succumbed to corruption through the pretense of vengeance. Kestrel on a deep level that goes beyond government conditioning knows that what she did and is doing was and is wrong. The Widow will not give in to Kestrel's demands. The best that Kestrel can do is cause suffering, an absolutely pointless endeavor. The cliffhanger however gives Kestrel an edge. The next and last issue promises to b Read Full Review

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