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Black Widow Volume 1: The Finely Woven Thread

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Black Widow Volume 1: The Finely Woven Thread (2015) Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto

The-Finely-Woven-ThreadOh, I liked this one lots!

I have not seen the Avenger movies, or read any of the Avenger comics–I just know tangential bits picked up from here and there (because: geek).


Natasha is the Black Widow, who was formerly a Russian (Soviet?) agent who is now attempting to atone for her past.

In this book we see her taking on several cases–cases working with bad men, but perhaps not the worst. It’s hard to find good in her line of work.

Throughout the story she talks about how she is alone–how she has to be alone. She cannot care for anyone, for to do so makes her vulnerable.

But as the story progresses, we see she is fooling herself as much as anyone else.


Of course, the best part is that she’s way more awesome than James Bond, although like Bond, she has cool toys and an incredible tolerance for pain and abuse.

I also love how she’s drawn. She’s feminine and definitely female, and when she is in her apartment, she seems almost frail. But she is strong and takes action.

I really really like this, and can’t wait to read the next two in the series.
Rating: 9/10

Published by Marvel

Categories: 9/10, Fantasy, Female, Graphic Novels, Super Hero     Comments (0)    

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