Black Widow #3

Black Widow #3

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 7, 2014

    Black Widow #3 is another fantastic chapter in what is looking like it will be a phenomenal series. This overarching story will most likely be a slow burn, but when the quality is this high it doesn't hurt to wait a bit for the big payoff. This is one of the best comics in the industry and I can't wait to get my hands on #4. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Feb 6, 2014

    As always, Notos masterful storytelling and engaging page designs really drive the issue. Every line is deliberate, every panel so well-composed with no extraneous information or embellishment. Theres a beautiful efficiency to Notos work that hits all the right notes, evoking a sense of quiet and composure even in scenes of violence. Defined by the strong partnership between Edmondson and Noto, Black Widow #3 is another satisfying issue in an already highly enjoyable series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 5, 2014

    As she escorts an escaped (and allegedly innocent) convict to freedom through the jungle, she thinks that a spy must be able to belong anywhere, which really means they belong nowhere. But the reader can tell that she's lying to herself before she does. Like it or not -- and she doesn't -- the people around Natasha (human or feline) have a way of sinking their claws into her life. The lesson here is that, sometimes, people find the places they belong in the most unexpected ways, with the most unexpected people. And that no one can resist an adorable cat. Not even hardened assassins. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 8, 2014

    While Black Widow #3 is a great comic with the best art in any Marvel comic, I am still waiting for more. We know that Black Widow can kick some serious butt but I want to see more. I have total faith that Edmondson and Noto won't let me down. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 6, 2014

    What I really liked here was that Edmondson finally brought in SHIELD, and with a mission for Natasha no less. This book has had an espionage feel to it from the get go, and its nice to see that Edmondson is taking that one step further and actually connecting the character to the larger Marvel-verse. And, Maria Hill! I love Maria Hill Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Feb 8, 2014

    To sum everything up, I have to say I like each issue a little less, but I'm still mostly pleased with the series so far and am truly believing the next will be one of the best in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 6, 2014

    Bringing in a very well told tale with good characterization, beautiful art and a superb colorization, the creative team behind this series deliver another good issues. If this series can stay at this level of quality, this could very well become one of the better titles Marvel currently publish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Feb 10, 2014

    "Black Widow" continues to prove itself as a finely constructed, utterly engaging comic that's free of heavy continuity -- at least so far. It's exactly the kind of beautiful book Natasha deserves, and let's hope it can keep on this steady and impressive roll. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Yuri Kiske Feb 11, 2014

    Clearly, the ship has just set its sail, and we're yet to see whether the approach that made Hawkeye the award-winning series that it is would work with Black Widow. But I've got high hopes for this, and my mojo tells me that we should stick to Natasha's road of atonement until it reaches its conclusion. Which I'll do, because each issue so far is definitely worth your buck. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 5, 2014

    Where is this series going? It's something I keep asking myself, and it's really my only complaint about the book. It feels like we've been treated to a series of stellar one-shots, but not real over-arcing story yet. Hopefully, Edmondson has some bigger things planned down the road (I'm sure he does). BLACK WIDOW truly impresses. It's suspenseful and intriguing, with some brilliant looking art. While many of Marvel's new series are must reads, from me, this one tops the list. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Feb 13, 2014

    Black Widow continues to be a exciting and explosive series, and although the art wasn't quite as good in this issue it was sill amazing. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 5, 2015

    Black Widow has another solid issue here that further establishes who Natasha is at this stage while also starting to open her up a little more to actually living. That's critical to making her an engaging character because without her being a bit more accessible, it's hard to really connect with her and want to know more of her. The action component to the book is solid, both in the narration and the artwork that gives it a distinct feeling separate from traditional superhero books, and the more human side is fleshing things out slowly but surely, making me want more. While it may not be totally in character, there's the desire to have Natasha really make some good friends and have one of those hanging out nights as an entire issue just to see her with her hair completely down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Feb 6, 2014

    There are no great strides being made in regards to new obstacles and challenges for her, but the series remains a solid read and representation of the Black Widow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Feb 6, 2014

    Three issues in and this series has been a refreshing break from the month long story arcs that have become commonplace in comics. Each issue is wholly-enjoying and new reader friendly. It's nice to know there are still pick-up and go comics out there. Read Full Review

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