Black Widow #13

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Rafael Pimentel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 30
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Black Widow knows no fear, but that all changes as she faces a threat from her past! But how could someone have such a hold over the Black Widow? You think you know the story of Natasha Romanoff's time in Madripoor. But you never witnessed her greatest fight-and her most decisive defeat. Guest artist Rafael Pimentel joins superstar Kelly Thompson for the deadliest bout of the Black Widow's career-and that's just a taste of what's coming next for the Widows...

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jan 5, 2022

    This issue is perfect in every single way. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 5, 2022

    Pimentel and Bellaire do amazing work with the art in the issue. The classic art style is perfect for both the style of story and era of the character being shown. Even the colors are a stylistically perfect for this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 10, 2022

    All of this worked to build the hype up for the next three chapters of "Die By The Blade" as we see how things go between Black Widow and Living Blade in the present. Along with their rematch we have a lot of questions around the mission Natasha and her crew are on. Add the incredible artwork by Rafael Pimentel and Jordie Bellaire to the character work done for Natasha in this flashback story Black Widow #13 is a can't miss comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Jan 6, 2022

    Fear is the real enemy, and Black Widow is definitely afraid of the Living Blade. This issue is action-packed with Natasha forced on the defensive against a formidable assassin who won't let her catch a breath. Kelly Thompson's superb writing mixed with outstanding art from Rafael T. Pimentel and Jordie Bellaire easily makes for one of the best Black Widow comics I've ever read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 12, 2022

    It can be really, really difficult to make any mega-villain seem like a towering threat in advance of a multi-part series. The Marvel Universe is cluttered with vicious killing machines. They all seem more or less alike. Thompson gives The Living Blade just enough personality by issues end. Theres honor in The Living Blade that lends a nicely conspicuous kind of dramatic gravity to a storyline that should be a lot of fun in the course of the first half of 2022.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 5, 2022

    Black Widow #13 is a good fight comic that shows us why The Living Blade is formidable. It also shows both as heroic in their own ways even though we have yet to find out why he wants Black Widow dead. The bottom line is this is a clever way to shed light on a key character in the story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 11, 2022

    Even after their encounter comes to an end, Widow isn't sure what she did to get on the legend's radar but she is sure that she hasn't seen the last of him. Recreating the character's older costume and look, along with a retro feel to the art, Black Widow #13 is a fun single issue that still serves a larger arc. Whatever the Living Blade wanted from Natasha all those years ago, he's back. Can she survive him a second time? Read Full Review

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