Black Widow #2

Black Widow #2

Writer: Mark Waid, Chris Samnee Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 30
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

IT’S S.H.I.E.L.D.’s FUNERAL As S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top brass gather to bury one of their own, they make an attractive target. Lucky for Maria Hill, the agency’s persona non grata, Black Widow, is still watching over them. But that could mean Natasha will have a hard time watching her own back!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Apr 7, 2016

    It is very clear in this issue that the creative harmony that is shared between Mark Waid and Chris Samnee is not just reserved for their run on Daredevil. They have seamlessly transitioned to Black Widow to continue their creative excellence. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 11, 2016

    I've always liked the Black Widow, but this is the best of the solo adventures for the character that I've seen. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Apr 12, 2016

    Black Widow's book is a pretty fast paced, and the motivation behind Natasha's rogue movements aren't revealed per se, but we could have guessed the “why” seeing the type of business she's in. This book is stillmatic though! I would really suggest picking this up, not just for the story, but for the art, man. Samnee did wondrous work on Daredevil and he is out her making Black Widow look even better. She gives a dude a modified version of Chris Jericho's Code Breaker finisher. The action in this book is a perfect mesh with the plot. Get this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 7, 2016

    After only two issues, this series is quickly establishing itself as one of Marvel's best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Matthew Petras Apr 8, 2016

    The level of communication between Waid and Samnee is clearly very close, as the extended stealth sequence is so expertly planned. There are so many variables at play, what with the several combatants spread out over a busy and visually obstructive environment, and it never feels confusing. Waid and Samnee systematically cut from different parts of the environment and back to Black Widow, again and again until the scene ends. It is so slick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Karen O'Brien Apr 11, 2016

    Samnee and Waid are off to a fantastic start with this irresistible take on espionage. Yes, they're dusting off the "agent goes rogue" notion, but -- with Black Widow's combination of stealthy brawn and tactical smarts -- they're placing a lethal and cunning spin on the idea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Apr 8, 2016

    If you're looking for a strong female driven book, you've hit the mother lode with Black Widow.This second issue does a good deal to further convince its readers to add this to their pull lists as the story begins to really heat up. When a title has a creative team as in sync as Waid,Samnee, Wilson and Caramagnaare, you can really trust that the story and art that will deliver in every issue throughout the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Apr 6, 2016

    This may not be the peak for Waid's prolific career but two issues in and this is looking like Chris Samnee is in the process of creating his masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 13, 2016

    Beginning with an extended sequence is a secret spy graveyard followed by a scene straight out the character's appearance in the first Avengers film, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee make sure there's plenty of action to go with slowly building out the series' ongoing storyline. It may not have the same breakneck pace of the first issue's chase sequence but there's enough her to keep me interested for at least one more issue. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Apr 8, 2016

    So where does this book fit in the pantheon of Marvel's female led books? This issue is an improvement on the last, with reasons and explanations leading into more questions. As for my question, whilst this book is an enjoyable read, I find it hard to really empathise with a character who acts, seemingly in her own best interests. The book may lacksome of the charm of its stable-sisters, but there is no doubt that action fans will enjoy the continuing twist of turns of the Black Widow. Read Full Review

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