Black Widow #12

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Elena Casagrande Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 32
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Thanks to intel from an unexpected source, Black Widow and her team have stumbled into some high-society crime nonsense, which requires formal wear to investigate. Everyone will be looking their best as they deal with the worst. But when a haunting figure from
Natasha's past re-emerges... the game has officially been changed.


  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Oct 27, 2021

    Trust me, Black Widow is the best book in Marvel's arsenal right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 27, 2021

    Casagrande bows out of the next issue of the series. Guest Artist Rafael Pimentel takes over the visuals in a story with a new character out of Natashas past that should lend interesting friction to Natashas attempt to start fresh in a new city. Thompson continues to guide Natasha in intriguing directions as the series enters its second year. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 27, 2021

    The art in this issue is truly stunning. The character designs are brilliant, especially with the breathtaking party scene. The action is also fantastic and looks just as compelling as the dance scene previously. I love the visual contrast between the two and the energy Casagrande brings to the imagery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 1, 2021

    Black Widow #12 continues the trend of this series being the best comic book Marvel is publishing. Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande did a great job making the latest spy mission Natasha Romanoff and her crew go on have a great deal of tension and excitement. The ending with a new villain being introduced created even greater anticipation for what will take place in the latest story arc for Black Widow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Oct 28, 2021

    Did I mention that Elena Casagrande absolutely crushes every panel in this book? I'm her newest stan, and Black Widow continues to be one of the few books that don't feature mutants that I look forward to each month. Another excellent issue and amazing cliffhanger to keep us hungry for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 27, 2021

    When all is said and done, Black Widow #12 gets this book's newest adventure off to a great start. I look forward to seeing what twists await our heroes in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Oct 27, 2021

    Black Widow #12 is a thrilling and beautiful issue that explores Natasha's longing to see her family again all while dressing her up in a glamorous gown for the Golden Gate Gala. Black Widow has been a solid team book for a while, but the super-spy takes center stage as she uncovers a suspicious scheme that puts her right in the path of an enemy from her past. It's a set-up issue, but a very fun set-up issue and I can't wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 5, 2021

    There's a lot of slow building set-up here, but eventually things get interesting. Although her Spidey-sense (so to speak) is aroused the entire evening, Black Widow is unprepared for what, or more precisely who, she finds. Whoever the Living Blade is, Natasha has tangled with him before (and he's certainly made an impression). Read Full Review

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