Fear Itself: Black Widow #1

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Peter Nguyen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Russia's deadliest assassin! France's most iconic city! As fear ravages the streets of Paris, a group of diabolical extremists plot an act of mass terrorism. In order to avert nuclear disaster, The Black Widow must brave a city in chaos, face down a crack team of deadly mercenaries, and infiltrate a well-protected government facility. She's on her own... which is just the way she likes it.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 1, 2011

    Fear Itself: Black Widow #1Posted: Friday, July 1, 2011By: Ray Tate Cullen BunnPeter Nguyen, Veronica Gandini (c)Marvel The Black Widow travels to France in order to deal with a group of terrorists that decide to take advantage of the Fear Itself chaos. Big mistake, because the Widow's through playing nice. Cullen Bunn opens his story by shooting Black Widow in the head, and then turning back the clock to see what led to this hero's "death." I find it very comforting to doubt the Widow's demise and discover that faith well-placed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2011

    The issue never really carries any sense of conflict, even when Natasha seems to be in dire straits. Bunn could have used the backdrop of Fear Itself more effectively and done more to explore Natasha's present state of mind. But as a fun, simple adventure starring the inimitable Black Widow, this one-shot succeeds. Whether that's actually worth $3.99 is up to you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 29, 2011

    Overall, if you like the Black Widow, you'll like this book. Although, if you do like Black Widow, you'll likely wonder why she isn't getting more than she is in terms of tie-in material. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 2, 2011

    Unfortunately, if you're not reading a lot of 'Fear Itself' then the final page, I suspect meant to have serious impact, is mostly lost on you. That, paired with the eye-rolling deus ex machina device makes for a real let down of an ending. On the heels of Marjorie Liu and Daniel Acuna doing wonderful, very smart, very beautiful things with Natasha in her short-lived "Black Widow" series last year, I've become a big fan of Natasha. It's a shame to see her wasted in such a throwaway tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Ryan Jun 12, 2019

    Fear Itself: Black Widow tries to explain the bad guy’s plot while Natasha fights a small army of French mercenary, and it fails at doing 2 things at once. The Black Widow fight scenes are great but I was confused on what the mercenaries and Rapido were actually up to and it went from Natasha being captured to Rapido having nuke codes without much of an explanation

  • 7.0
    Storm Winterfyre Oct 22, 2018


  • 5.0
    tonpas1989 May 17, 2020

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