Black Widow #4

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Elena Casagrande, Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 49
9.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

The plan to take the Black Widow off the table unravels as the Black Widow inside Natasha continues to wake. But Natasha has more to lose now than ever before, and the choices she makes will define her life forever. As for her enemies that have joined against her...they have badly underestimated her...a fatal error.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 3, 2020

    Overall this issue and series lays out the formula to what a Black Widow series should be. Every moment is just as captivating as the last, even the small ones. This book impressed me so much and I can’t recommend it enough. This is Black Widow at her best! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson" Dec 2, 2020

    This issue further cements Black Widow as one of the must-read Marvel Comics around today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 2, 2020

    As the issue wraps, the story takes a turn I never saw coming. Wherever the story goes from here, it will not end well for those who seek to kill the Black Widow. This series keeps raising the bar for itself, and I cannot wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 2, 2020

    Casagrande and Gomez deliver some beautiful art throughout this issue. Not only do the different art styles compliment each other in the context of the story, but both the present story and the flashbacks deliver great action and imagery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 2, 2020

    The editorial team on Black Widow has done an excellent job of bringing together two different art teams on a single issue. The flow of moods across different artists seems remarkably well-orchestrated. DC had tried something similar in the pages of Catwoman not too long ago to lesser effect. Theres a powerful direction to the narrative that exists quite well in drama and action. Its a sharply-rendered issue. Natasha is given a challenge that is uniquely hers. So often, earthbound superhero stories can feel pretty interchangeable. Thompson has constructed a story that is so uniquely Natasha. Plot and character feel perfectly integrated with this issue.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 2, 2020

    Black Widow #4 continues what is a fantastic series. It really brings a lot of fun and action. Each issue delivers laughs and cool moments. This is one of the best debuts for the character in years. If you've missed out, it's not too late to catch up and see the quality you've been missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Dec 2, 2020

    Black Widow #4 is a fascinating yet somewhat dark read, full of risks and challenges for a fan favorite character. This series has been a breath of fresh air, with creative writing, brilliant artwork, and so much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Dec 2, 2020

    Black Widow #4 stands out as a masterpiece in artistic action, complete with an engaging script and compelling character dynamics. The only thing missing from this highly entertaining issue is a narrative recognition of its gendered implications. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 7, 2020

    Black Widow #4 is yet another example of how this series is quickly becoming one of the best comics Marvel is publishing. Kelly Thompson does a great job delivering a story that has emotional weight while also showcasing Natasha Romanoff as the badass superspy we know she is. The artwork by Elena Casagrande and Carlos Gomez further emphasized that fact as everything comes together to tell a story that gets you more invested in what is going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 3, 2020

    For fans of the character, the best news here is Widow is back in fine fighting form and taking down all threats as they appear. However, her attention is still split between her old life and her new. How those will be reconciled may ultimately decide where the character goes from here. Read Full Review

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