Black Widow #4

Writer: Richard K. Morgan Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 22, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3
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The Widow comes home to Moscow for the first time in ages - and what she finds there ain't pretty. The Motherland has changed a lot in the years since Natasha left the KGB. Picking up the pieces of her lost past leads her straight back to the elite black-ops training academy known only as the Red Room...or what's left it. The secrets she discovers about her training there will shatter her past and send shockwaves deep into her future.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 28, 2004

    Morgan's not yet done with the reader. The entire chapter of The Black Widow while easily being read as a stand alone fits into place as another piece in the puzzle presented throughout out the book. The plot thickens, and the dialogue, the characterization, the artwork is razor sharp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 30, 2004

    The idea that Bill Sienkiewicz is only providing the inks for the latter issues of this miniseries remains a little disappointing, but I will concede that Goran Parlov does bring a greater sense of clarity to the title, and perhaps it's for the best that the more striking elements of Bill Sienkiewicz's art have been toned down, as one's enjoyment of this story is largely dependant on one being able to follow the actions of the various characters. The art also does a wonderful job capturing the emotional state of the characters, such as Natasha's expression on the opening page as she realizes that her homeland is no longer what it once was, and the panel where the security guards discover Natasha does an amazing job selling the idea that she is not someone they want to be dealing with. I also have to say Greg Land turns in yet another fine cover, and that this month's effort does a wonderful job of hinting at the big development that we get inside without spoiling it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 31, 2004

    Through him, Morgan gets in a passing jab at the second Black Widow, Yelena, all part of placing the attention squarely back on Natasha as the one and only. (Well, our one and only, as were just now learning of her twenty-six sister Black Widows from the original project, which may be a big retcon but not necessarily a disastrous one). This is turning into a distinctive Black Widow adventure. Read Full Review

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