The past is preserved in The Black Widow, and the characterization by Richard Morgan proves that there is still a future for Marvel's most dangerous female super-hero spy. Bonus points for the reference to the only good part of Moonraker. Read Full Review
Natashas first encounter with a spook in this issue led inadvertently (sort of) to his death, possibly at the hands of his betrayed wife, and the body count is rising. Whats most interesting about this story is how Morgan manages to trade on the traditional femme fatale motif for babes in the spy game, and also maintain Natasha as the heroine were rooting for. Well done. Read Full Review
I have to say I found the cover image that Greg Land offers up for this issue does mark one of the rare moments where I felt his take on a character seemed to be at odds with character, as Natasha looks to be having a grand old time as she fires those guns, and frankly Natasha has never struck me as a character who openly expresses her good mood. As for the interior art, I have to say I'm somewhat disappointed that Bill Sienkiewicz's style has been toned down, as while the art is far easier to follow than his normal style, it lacks the visual impact. However, there are some nice flashes of visual imagination, with the scene where we see the hallucination of one of Natasha's victims being a particularly effective sequence. There's also a nice little sequence where we see a man looks to have jumped to his death., and the final panel of the issue does a great job of selling the danger that Natasha is walking into. Read Full Review
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