Black Widow #5

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Elena Casagrande, Rafael de Latorre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 20
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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THE END IS ALSO THE BEGINNING...
As Natasha finally begins to escape her paradise and takes aim on her enemies, she can't ignore that her freedom comes at a devastating cost. Is this what finally breaks The BLACK WIDOW? Winning the day will change Natasha forever and set her on a bold new path.
Losing... is no longer an option.

Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 17, 2021

    Bringing it all together, Black Widow #5delivers everything I could ask for from it. It wraps up this story arc in a way that is equal parts action and raw emotion. The entire creative team continues to deliver top performances in every regard. I cannot heap enough praise on all of them Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson" Feb 17, 2021

    If you are not reading Black Widow yet, take this sign that you absolutely, positively must. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 17, 2021

    Overall Black Widow is an elegant masterpiece. Every moment is even more captivating than the next. This conclusion to the first arc has been so beautifully crafted and has benn well worth the wait. Treat yourself and pick this one up! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 17, 2021

    Casagrande and De Latorre deliver some stunning art throughout the issue. Some of the best action scenes I've seen in comics in a long time are found in the brilliantly detailed splash pages that bring the reader visually into the action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 22, 2021

    Black Widow #5 solidifies this series as one of the best Marvel series the company is publishing right now. Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande, and Rafael De Latorre work perfectly in sync to challenge Natasha Romanoff in ways that create a compelling narrative around her character. Where that narrative ultimately ends up at creates a lot of excitement for the unknown future of this Black Widow series moving forward. If you have not picked up this Black Widow series up yet I highly recommend changing that fact as this is a can't miss Marvel comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Feb 17, 2021

    Black Widow #5 is an intense and thrilling issue, one that portrays Natasha Romanoff as the human she is, with raw emotions spilling out of the pages. Meanwhile, the artwork does an excellent job of portraying that tension, and all the fights surrounding it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Feb 18, 2021

    Black Widow #5 completes an outdated and ultimately misogynistic arc by Kelly Thompson, that leaves a lot to be deconstructed. If you are going to buy this issue, buy it for the standout action sequences. Read Full Review

  • 10
    MainManDan Feb 17, 2021

    I was disappointed this story was over but turns out it's still ongoing?!

    Kelly Thompson has been a dark house. Her Black Widow and Captain Marvel have been great.

  • 9.0
    allenquanobi Feb 17, 2021

    this series is damn good

  • 10
    KittyNone Feb 17, 2021

    Black Widow comics have always been maddening to me. Natasha is one of the best characters in the Marvel universe, and her comics always have incredible artists working on them, but for whatever reason the writing is almost always below par. But now that we're done with the first arc I can confirm: this is the Black Widow comic I've been waiting for. This issue was the best comic I've read all year, and I can't wait for issue 6.

  • 9.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 17, 2021

    I love how most of her last 5-6 years comic series were amazing.

    I hope this will have 2 dozens of issues more.

  • 9.5
    Toonstrack Feb 18, 2021

    This is a near perfect conclusion to the story arc and drives home just how formidable but also how vulnerable the Black Widow can be. Even when somd of the biggest emotional beats turn out to be red herrings it doesn't take away from the effect this story will have on Jay. The action sequences are fantastic once more with these artist bringing clarity, fluidity and intensity to the battle depicted. This book demands picking up if you aren't already on the train. These first 5 issues are a great read and this was a fantastic conclusion to the first arc.

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Feb 18, 2021

    Elena Casagrande is such a good artist, and Kelly Thompson writes this series so well. I hope this series goes for a while. I know how stingy Marvel is being with it so far.

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Feb 19, 2021

    Pretty good even if the twist was obvious for me but well done nonetheless. Kelly Thompson is good at this writing thing. Casagrande is awesome as usual but can work on some motion figures for certain positions when characters are moving in action but look static. Still the Hawkeye spread and the other 90% is fantastic!! DeLatorre looks like a pretty good one too. Looking forward to his art on issue 6.

  • 8.0
    the_comic_book_club Feb 25, 2021

    Black Widow
    Volume: 9, Issue: 5
    “The Ties That Bind, Finale”

    Publisher: Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Kelly Thompson @1979semifinalist
    Artist: Elena Casagrande @casagrande_e & Rafael De Latorre @rafaeldelatorre_
    Colors: Jordie Bellaire @whoajordie
    Letters: Cory Petit
    Cover: Terry Dodson @terrydodsonart & Rachel Dodson @rachesinks

    Natasha has just narrowly survived the most heinous action ever taken against her. Kidnapped, brainwashed and placed into the perfect life. A loving husband and a true biological child. Now it’s all been taken away and her life will never be the same again. Taking solace in the truth that her family indeed survived the attack but were secretly relocated for th more

  • 7.0
    雨人点雪 Feb 17, 2021

    Not bold enough. This story could be like Wanda and Vision. But instead, just after three issues, the writer said: “ I think I have done enough, let’s just finish it.” So it ends with just five issues. Such a pity.

  • 10
    Khan/Murdock Feb 18, 2021

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    Sue_L Feb 20, 2021

  • 10
    Radar Feb 20, 2021

  • 9.5
    _maite14 Feb 20, 2021

  • 9.0

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Feb 18, 2021

  • 9.0
    Grifter Feb 21, 2021

  • 8.5
    Adsun22 Feb 18, 2021

  • 8.5
    BitchWitcher Feb 19, 2021

  • 8.0
    haniballecto Feb 17, 2021

  • 8.0
    Merlyn Feb 17, 2021

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