Wastelanders: Black Widow #1

Writer: Steven S. DeKnight Artist: Well-Bee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The LIZARD KING has grown monstrous and deadlier than ever as the lord of his southern domain. But when rumor breaks that critical information is believed to be stored in his impenetrable fortress, only the greatest spy of all is up to the infiltration: the deadly BLACK WIDOW! But who is she, and how has she survived this many decades in the Wastelands undetected? Witness her first appearance in the Old Man

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jan 16, 2022

    Overall, Wastelanders: Black Widow #1 is an outstanding entry into the Wastelanders and proves that some heroes never die. The story by DeKnight is incredible. The art by the creative is wonderful. Altogether, a story which shows why the MCU should make Yelena the next Black Widow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 12, 2022

    Wastelanders: Black Widow ends the series of one-shots set in the Wastelands in the perfect way. Not only does it reveal another fantastical corner of the universe, but it shows how heroes have been bent and changed due to the harsh world they now live in. It also shows that at their core, heroes like Black Widow never give up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jan 12, 2022

    Don't let the flashy cover fool you, Wasterlanders: Black Widow is just as grim and dark as the rest of this post-apocalyptic pocket of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Jan 16, 2022

    Wastelanders: Black Widow #1 continues the shared universe from Steven S. DeKnight. Each issue builds up how depressing the world is now, and getting different points of view has been a successful method for readers to enjoy each character. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Jan 22, 2022

    This was great. The ending was something else. I am really hoping to hear a wastelanders series is coming soon I really enjoyed each issue

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU May 21, 2022

    This little character-driven adventure is a fine introduction to the Wasteland Widow. I appreciate that her identity is revealed early. Solid characterization gives her legs; I wouldn't mind seeing her in further adventures, solo or teamed up.

    The storytelling is a bit above average in both words and art, but this remains a middle-shelf comic, not a must-read. I'm giving the creators a lot of credit for their bleak, consistent tone, even though it's not particularly novel or daring. It fits right into the Wasteland AU's baseline of "there ain't no heroes out here" -- but this one-shot ends before pivoting to the inevitable "now lookit these heroes being all heroic."

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Feb 5, 2022

    For a comic that introduces all its characters here, that ending still had somewhat of an impact. That's commendable. Overall, like most of this series, this issue was pretty good. Nothing special, but you won't have trouble getting through it, and may even enjoy yourself.

  • 10
    Radar Jan 23, 2022

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 12, 2022

  • 8.0
    yipcyj Apr 18, 2022

  • 5.5
    batman_forever Feb 26, 2022

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