Black Widow Vol. 1 #1

Writer: Richard K. Morgan Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 24, 2004

    It's a comment on our history that Natasha's KGB history still remains pertinent, and the spy genre will never die because soon after civilization began, the spies began watching. Natasha has always been a different sort of spy. She stands amid the spies who are also bona fide heroes, and Richard K. Morgan's story captures that Bondish dignity. Bonus points for the Kirsty MacColl reference: "In these shoes? Are you kidding?" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Sep 29, 2004

    On rereading the book, theres definitely a lot more packed in - in terms of both story and art - than first appears, and this goes a long way to excuse the absence of a really clearly defined structure or plot as of yet. Its difficult to put my finger on exactly why I enjoyed this so much, but theres already a distinctive vibe of underground gritty cool which I couldnt help but enjoy. All in all, Black Widow #1 is a very promising debut for the series which guarantees that Ill be sticking around to see what Natasha gets up to next. Impressive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 28, 2004

    I'm a big fan of the Black Widow but the real reason I was looking forward to this miniseries was the presence of Bill Sienkiewicz of the art, as I've been a devoted fan of his work since his brief but highly memorable run of the "New Mutants". I mean Bill Sienkiewicz providing the art pretty much guarantees that book is going to stand apart from the crowd, as I can't think of another artist who is as effective when it comes to capturing the darker side of the human condition. I mean the book opens with a wonderful sequence where we see the murder of three women, before cutting to the face of a sleeping Natasha, and this alone makes for a great bit of foreshadowing. The big action sequence of this issue is also worth a mention, as how can one not be impressed by the visual impact of Natasha's gut shot to the trucker, which is followed by a powerful sequence where we follow the path of a knife that she throws at the second trucker. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 1, 2004

    The art is quirky and totally suited to the material, and Natasha, though following almost the same plot of her recent Daredevil appearance, is definitely the sole protagonist. Ill be around for the ride, but hoping for some surprise twists along the way. Read Full Review

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