Marvel's Avengers: Black Widow #1

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Michele Bandini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Former Russian spy Natasha Romanoff has joined SHIELD, but when a spectre from her past resurfaces, where do her loyalties really lie?  And what is the source of her deadly feud with the villainous TASKMASTER?  Solve the mystery in this adventure leading up to the upcoming MARVEL'S AVENGERS video game as we explore a key episode from the dramatic saga of the woman called BLACK WIDOW!
  Rated T+

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - waltgator Mar 24, 2020

    Well, I didn't think I would enjoy this comic but not only did I appreciate this issue, I also left wanting to watch the Black Widow movie now. Plus, I want to buy the game to see what happens next! The artwork was ok. I won't brag about it because truthfully, Ive seen better in other Gamerverse issues. But thankfully, this issue had dialogue and storytelling that really kept my attention. This is a very enjoyable issue and I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in Black Widow or the game! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Apr 4, 2020

    A really well written, beautifully drawn and colored one-shot highlighting some early history of the Black Widow in this canon and setting up things to come with the forthcoming game release. Definitely worth a read for people who are planning on buying the game but also a great read if you just want a good Black Widow yarn to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Mar 25, 2020

    Marvel fans with a broad knowledge of the Marvel Universe won't find many surprises here but it's as decent enough of an elseworlds set-up that feels familiar for long time readers and manages to remain engaging for newcomers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Rashaad Mar 24, 2020

    Overall, Marvel's Avengers: Black Widow #1 was a decent read, not many complaints to be had, but for an introduction issue to a possible main character to a game, it feels a bit weak. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 5, 2020

    Black Widow's integration into SHIELD throws her into contact with the future Taskmaster. No points for guessing how the double agent plot plays out. It's a sound if simple story, elevated by some nice, clean art.

    I'm a little concerned by the "SHIELD and Russia are enemies" feeling. And, with Black Widow's movie delayed, I can't help but wonder if this origin for Taskmaster aligns with the MCU.

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 May 16, 2020

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