Black Widow Vol. 2: I Am Black Widow

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Rafael de Latorre, Elena Casagrande Publisher: Marvel Comics Trade Paperback: October 27, 2021, $15.99 Issues: 5, Issue Reviews: 224
8.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The Black Widow wraps her web around the Golden Gate! Natasha Romanoff has just been through the most emotional adventure of her long life, and the experience has left her looking to do things differently. Now allies new and old will come to her aid as the Widow returns to San Francisco! With a new suit, a new base of operations and a new perspective, Natasha sets her sights on a mysterious emerging threat in the city by the bay - a villain known only as Apogee. But Natasha might not be as ahead of the game as she thought, and not everyone in her orbit is exactly what they seem! San Francisco desperately needs the Black Widow - it just doesn' more

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Black Widow #6 9
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Black Widow #7 8
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Black Widow #8 7
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Black Widow #9 8
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Black Widow #10 7
  • 4.0
    comicsofmerit.com Jun 9, 2022

    Black Widow, by Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande (Marvel)

    This run seemingly came out of nowhere last year and took home the 2021 Eisner for “Best New Series”. I was pleasantly surprised by the tone and feel of the first volume (“The Ties That Bind”). Even though the 2016 Waid/Samnee series is probably an overall superior run, I’ve reread the first Thompson/Casagrande volume and it’s my favorite Black Widow story. It’s not perfect, (I found at least one major villain flaw and at least one direction I would have preferred they had done differently), but it was a buildup and setup that was just pure fun. I love the friends that come to help and the unique dynamic between each. There is a desperation and a “badassery” exhibited by our heroes. I can see why the series got some hype early on. Unfortunately, the second volume falls really flat and doesn’t deserve to be in the discussion for any awards (don’t waste your money on the second volume). Thompson decided to take the book in a different direction and left behind what made it work.

  • 9.0
    jandals042 Nov 8, 2021

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