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Black Widow: The Sting of the Widow

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She started as a super-spy and ended up a super-star! After failed endeavours with the Crimson Dynamo, Natasha Romanova ditches her fishnets for a black bodysuit and a solo crime-fighting career against gangsters and terrorists.
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published September 2nd 2009 by Marvel Comics Group
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Nicolo Yu
May 17, 2014 Nicolo Yu rated it liked it
Shelves: collected-comics
This collection contains a variety of the Black Widow's earliest appearances; from his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #52, the first appearance of her sleek black catsuit, her stories from the short-lived anthology Amazing Adventures and her first appearance in a Daredevil book. That is the theme that unifies an otherwise hodgepodge collection.

The stories here aren't bad, it's just that I prefer the Widow's modern stories that brought her back to espionage roots. She gives costume adventu
Bob Garrett
Aug 30, 2016 Bob Garrett rated it liked it
In 1970, Marvel’s Black Widow received a make-over. She went from a brunette to a redhead and changed her costume to a black bodysuit. The new outfit invited comparisons to Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, a character on the 1960s British tv series THE AVENGERS. As I understand it, artist John Romita, who designed the look, claimed that his true inspiration was Tarpe Mills’ comic strip character Miss Fury. Miss Fury’s bodysuit, unlike Emma Peel’s included cat ears. Miss Fury was (and is) also a ...more
Mar 04, 2015 Julia rated it liked it
Shelves: gn-marvel
Black Widow: Sting of the Widow is a mixed bag of stories. The hardcover includes Natasha Romanoff's introduction in Tales of Suspense 52 as a glamorous agent out to investigate Tony Stark and Iron Man. For their best agent, she doesn't do all that much, except charm and distract Stark. Then the book shifts more to her costumed adventures when she gets her black jumpsuit and armbands. Her solo adventures feel very street level, rather than worldly spy. The Daredevil story feels really out of ...more
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Sep 27, 2014 Gonzalo Oyanedel rated it liked it
Volumen que repasa las primeras apariciones del personajes, desde sus días como espía soviética hasta sus tempranos intentos como vigilante. Sin ser espectacular, consigue momentos de gran interés gracias a guiones que enfatizan una mirada más urbana y realista (al menos en sus episodios finales) y el buen hacer de varios dibujantes, entintadores y coloristas. Recomendable.
Lou(ise) Odenkirk
Feb 09, 2012 Lou(ise) Odenkirk is currently reading it
I'm enjoying dabbling in Black Widow's past, but I wish there was more thought put into the collected issues. Maybe a focus on one series or another. I wish there was more of a development later in the book with her and Daredevil vs. on issue.

Oh well. I still love all the issues and I'm re-reading a few while reading others for the first time.
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