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Black Widow: Widow's Sting #1

Writer: Ralph Macchio Artist: Simone Buonfantino Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 28, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
5.7Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

Something's stirring in the criminal underworld. Maggia boss SILVERMANE is making his move.  S.H.I.E.L.D. has sent an agent in to investigate, but they've disappeared.  It's time to call in the heavy hitters.  It's time to call in the BLACK WIDOW.  And the plan NATASHA ROMANOFF will uncover is far deadlier than any of them realized.  Don't miss this all-new tale from the dangerous, deep-cover days of the Black Widow!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Oct 27, 2020

    Black Widow: Widow's Sting #1 is an action-filled issue, which perfectly portrays all of the challenges Black Widow comes up against on a regular basis. The writing and artwork flow together seamlessly to tell the same story here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 28, 2020

    The tendency in modern comic books is to work on story arcs that take several issues to resolve. Theres a definite appeal in taking Black Widow into the realm of something more concise. The super-spy mission in the Marvel Universe holds so many different possibilities that it really COULD serve as the basis for a really appealing series of one-shots if Marvel was to invest some time in developing something like that for Natasha.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 27, 2020

    If you want a traditional Black Widow story you can't go wrong with 'Widow's Sting', which offers a classic espionage tale using Black Widow in a traditional way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 28, 2020

    When all is said and done Black Widow: Widows Sting #1delivers a fine, if routine story, for Marvel First Lady of espionage. While its a bit by the numbers, its no strings attached approach serves as a great introduction for newer fans who may have discovered Natasha recently and want to see her in action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 3, 2020

    Black Widow is back in this new series! Come see Natasha Romanoff go against the Maggia crime family! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Oct 27, 2020

    Black Widow: Widow's Sting #1 wants to feel like a classic, traditional Black Widow story, but it only succeeds at being bland, generic, and forgettable. It looks good, but there is no reason to buy this with so many actual classic stories available on the Marvel Unlimited app and the comic store shelf. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Megan Peters Oct 28, 2020

    So while the basics are all there, this new issue falls flat in the face of Black Widow's delicious potential. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Multiversity Comics - Noel Thorne Oct 30, 2020

    Maybe fans of Macchio/older-style Marvel comics, or very undiscerning fans of the character, will get something out of this but I found "Black Widow: Widow's Sting" to be forgettable, choc-full of lazy cliches and not particularly entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 28, 2020

    Overall this book reads like a really bad teenage fanfic. Its style of writing takes the path of explaining every detail to the reader rather than just expecting the reader to be smart enough to know what’s going on. Even if this book was aimed at a younger audience it still completely misses the mark. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 14, 2020

    A pointless waste of my time!

  • 4.5
    Psycamorean Oct 31, 2020

    These one-shots are typically made so that potential new readers flocking into comic shops after seeing the newest MCU movie have a brand new number one to read. But there are a few problems with this. One, lol. Two, hardly anyone is flocking to the comic book shop after a movie comes out to read more. And three, these one-shots are usually written by Ralph Macchio, whose style of writing is very, very antiquated. I don't think this issue would convince anyone to read more Black Widow. We need a top tier writer to write a compelling one-shot. We don't need more of these.

  • 4.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 7, 2021

    If you wanna read a cheap James Bond knock-off featuring prose that's two generations out of date, here ya go. Marvel, why would you bother publishing this when you've just launched a new Black Widow solo title that's nearly as accessible and 1000% better?

  • 6.5
    Magik Oct 28, 2020

  • 5.0
    haniballecto Oct 28, 2020

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