Black Widow #8

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• On a snowy night in Prague, Natasha must fight her way out of disaster alongside the WINTER SOLDIER!
•  Meanwhile, Isaiah has business of his own in London, but a simple plan gets complicated.
•  Nathan Edmonson and Phil Noto continue their uninterrupted run on one of the most acclaimed books of the year.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 2, 2014

    This issue threads the needle on being a standalone and a jumping off point for what looks to be the focus of the next arc. This is an interesting way to write the book, and I actually endorse it as it gives new readers multiple places to begin reading the title while still rewarding longtime readers with lots of small details that continue popping up, so whether youre looking to get started or a fan salivating for the next adventure, you would be well served picking up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jul 4, 2014

    As always, Noto carries truly this issue through dynamic page design and compelling action sequences. His color choices are impeccable and his skill for storytelling is impressive, using body language to develop the flirtatious chemistry between Natasha and Bucky amid shoot-outs and daring escapes. As exciting as the adventure is, however, I find the most enduring visual elements to be the tiny details that Noto emphasizes. From the reflection of street light in a pair of sunglasses to the fly-away strands of Natashas hair, such small flourishes communicate emotional weight to scenes that may otherwise not survive amid so many action-packed panels. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Jul 11, 2014

    This run might redefine the character forever, which could be awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 3, 2014

    Black Widow teams up with the Winter Soldier in what was an exciting and enthralling tale. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 7, 2014

    Once again, this duo delivers another spy episode with strong characters and eye-catching art that should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 2, 2014

    Black Widow #8 is an issue that had potential, but ultimately wasn't able to fully capitalize on it. It was also perhaps the weakest issue of the run to date, lacking the usual depth and complexity that the series has. It is still a decent read overall beyond that, with lots of good moments and beautiful artwork. Just doesn't live up to the expectations that we usually have with the comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jul 3, 2014

    Despite missing the mark this time, Black Widow is still a series worth picking up every month. Edmondson and Noto were a good pairing for this series and theyre easily forgiven if this issue wavers off the path of greatness to the shoulder of good. The way the two story-lines ended this issue tease what is sure to be some compelling developments next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 7, 2014

    Although Edmondson's narrative approach has drawbacks, it succeeds in its goals. "Bitter Cold" is aptly named, from Noto's white-and-blue color choices to Natasha's words in the last panel that reinforce two losses, from past and present, that make her yet more alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Norrin J. Powell Jul 8, 2014

    Black Widow is an aesthetically pleasing fun read, with drama, mystery, espionage and occasionally a dash of humor. I look forward to future issues. Read Full Review

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