Web of Black Widow #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Stephen Mooney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

One of Marvel Comics' longest-running female heroes finally gets her due! Natasha Romanoff is the deadliest spy in the Marvel Universe and the beating heart of the Avengers. But when a mysterious figure starts exploiting her past, the Widow may have to go back to Black - and off the grid. Who can she trust in this web of deceit? And more importantly - can her friends trust her? Don't miss the spy tale of the century!
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 4, 2019

    Stephen Mooney delivers some beautiful art in this first issue. The characters look stunning and Mooney manages to convey so much in the characters eyes, especially Natashas. The art brilliantly blends in detail and shadow and that perfectly matches the tone of the story itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 3, 2019

    A good spy comic with thrilling action, revealing character work, and jaw-dropping visuals.  Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 4, 2019

    The opening of the adventure feels firmly planted in this first issue. If the five-issue dance with Natasha is to launch itself into something more than murky moodiness. Its going to need to find a way to coax the Black Widow into a stylish glide around the past of Marvels Russian super-spy in issues to come.  Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Sep 5, 2019

    Web Of Black Widow #1 is a strong opening from the creative team. This issue has no real flaws to speak of. The tight writing from Houser balanced with Mooney's perfectly suited art style along with excellent coloring and lettering make for a sleek action spy comic which acknowledges the history of the character and sets up a thrilling ride for long-time and new fans of the character alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Beau Q. Sep 9, 2019

    Black Widow, the prestige television series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Sep 4, 2019

    Black Widow has been given her own miniseires, where her story is coming full circle, bringing the past back to haunt her. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 4, 2019

    Equal parts sexy-spy-thriller and blood-pumping-action-blockbuster, Web of Black Widow is peak Romanoff, there's no denying it. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura Sep 4, 2019

    Web of Black Widow seems to be placing itself as a noir mystery of sorts, effectively swapping the hard-boiled detective protagonist with that of the femme fatale who's usually either a secondary love interest or ruthless antagonist " sometimes both. It's not a bad concept for a Black Widow title, since her loyalties are always being questioned, particularly by Tony Stark in this debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 7, 2019

    Jody Houser characterization of Natasha Romanoff shines throughout Web of Black Widow #1. By tapping into Natasha's past in the Red Room, Houser created a strong story based around the intense spy world. There are a lot of questions created in the mission Natasha sets out on that includes the Avengers in a natural way. If you are a fan of Natasha Romanoff than Web of Black Widow #1 is a book you'll want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 4, 2019

    Overall this issue is a mixed bag. I think it’s far too soon to make a judgement call on the series. This first book is a fun read, but it is not without its problems. Will we get something new and fresh, or will this just be more of the same? We can only wait and see, but if you like Black Widow then pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Aaron Anderson Sep 4, 2019

    I am a little torn on this issue. It read well, dialogue had no issues. It was pretty basic though. One could almost say you could probably skip this issue and you wouldnt miss much. Tony is worried about Nat. Walter is a good dude, his grandfather wasnt. And Nate wants to balance somethings she did in the past. The cliffhanger has me scratching my head. Was this Natasha? The art wasnt anything to get excited about. There was a couple panels that looked great, and Mooney can draw a beautiful female. But I couldnt help to feel like this could have been tightened up a little. On all levels: cover, interior art, inks and colors. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Sep 4, 2019

    There were some great nuggets here, but overall, Black Widow is not the most compelling character for me still. I think fans of her will love it, but the rest of us would be better to scope it out before laying down our hard-earned cash for it. Read Full Review

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