Black Widow #5

Writer: Chris Samnee, Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 22
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

•  Using her darkest secret as leverage, the Weeping Lion has pushed Natasha further from the straight and narrow.
•  And Agent Elder of S.H.I.E.L.D. is closing in - is he fellow prey that needs Black Widow's protection, or another predator?
Rated T+

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 21, 2016

    Every issue to date has been a terrific showcase for Samnee's artistic talents and the finely honed collaboration between he and Mark Waid. Issue #5 is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jul 25, 2016

    The artwork accompanies the story incredibly. The scenes and character movements are unique and gritty, they really do stand out from other comics – especially those from Marvel. Natasha's condition changes thoroughly along the story, and the comparison from beginning to end is astonishing. She's struggling, and the art represents this just as well as the script does. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jul 22, 2016

    Samnee's art work is such a blessing upon this series, as well. We gotta talk about that shit, man. This dude has a unique way of setting the scenes and character movement. Natasha never seems to be in the same condition at the beginning of the issue when compared the end. Samnee's last page with Natasha this issue again serves as a great visualization of the new found pressure being applied to Natasha and how she is struggling to make do. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 2, 2016

    Chris Samnee and Mark Waid clearly know how to write a spy story, but I feel like I probably need to read the rest of the series to know exactly what's going on. I am interested to see where this leads with the character that pops up at the end. If you've been reading and enjoying this series, definitely pick this up. If not, maybe wait until next month and jump on then. Read Full Review

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