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Black Widow (Black Widow)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  482 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Yelena Belova, a young yet dangerous assassin, seeks to claim the mantle of Black Widow from Natasha Romanov, a former Soviet spy who defected to the West.

- Black Widow Vol. 1 #1-3
- Black Widow Vol. 2 #1-3
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 4th 2001 by Marvel Comics Group
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RoChe Montoya
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You take all those spy movies and book, and you make them into female leads. Then you add picture, but not just any pictures, cool comic book art, then on top of all that, your female super spy is Black Widow, that's right the kick ass hero from the avengers. Although this story came out before Scarlett Johannsen made her a big screen hit. She was a super spy at war with another, calling herself Black Widow. I really like Devin Greyson, she knows how to write a good comic book spy superhero.
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was cool, Blonde Widow vs. Red Widow, hair that is, both ladies are Black widow, this was the ultimate in Spy Comics
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was actually pretty enjoyable. I didn't like Vol.2 as much as 1 but yeah, it's a series which came out in the 90's and I hated comcis in the 90's, (unrealistic off-the-page art, characters with explosive muscles, etc) but its nothing like that. It' was a good subtle story with good art.
Feather Mista
Mar 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: espiístas
Recommended to Feather by: Que estaba a mano
Grayson, agradecele a Jones su espectacular dibujo, porque si no iba a terminar promediando para abajo y te quedabas con un decepcionante dos estrellitas. El dibujo está bastante por debajo del nivel que alcanzaría este mismo tipo años después, pero aun así es la mejor herramienta de esta historieta para no resultar tediosa. Es que la premisa del guion es interesante, o al menos válida para este tipo de historias (¡Agarremos ese agente tóxico antes de que lo hagan los malos!), pero los tres núme ...more
Dec 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
A tale of two stories. Volume 1 was very middling. Introduces a second Black Widow who's idealistic and wants to supplant the first and display her superiority. No real strength of story-telling and a cameo from a really stupid-looking and uncharacteristic Daredevil.

Volume 2 had more of a Face-Off vibe. Entertaining and compelling story of deception and duplicity. Volume 2 drags the score up, but not by much.
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La historia es entretenida, pero nada más. El guión se, regular. Como que no se le puede pedir demasiado. Es pura acción y nada más.

Lo genial del comic es el dibujo de J.G Jones. Y vale aclarar que lo compré al ver el nombre de él en la tapa del libro (ni siquiera por el personaje, ni siquiera por la guionista)

Asique todas mis estrellitas van para él, hace un trabajo increíble en estas poquitas páginas.
Oscar Salas
Nuevamente asistimos a una aventura de la Viuda que, dada la poca confianza editorial hacia el personaje, se queda en el esbozo. Sin embargo, Greyson alcanza a poner ideas interesantes en la mitologia de la Viuda y un tono crepuscular que invita a continuar. El dibujo de Jones, sin ser sobresaliente y a pesar de sus ripios, colabora en mejorar la experiencia. No se puede mucho mas tampoco.
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Holy reprint Batman!

Glad I did not spend money on this or I would be Pissed!

The first half written by Greg Rucka was absolute crap.

The second half was fantastic with absolutely gorgeous art by Scott Hampton, but guess what? I already had it
... got it years ago.

Marvel should have a big stamp that says "REPRINT",
or maybe "50% New Material!"

I love Devin Grayson's comics work; she seems to really know the characters she writes, and the Black a Widow is no exception. The art on theses stories is excellent as well. The Black Widow has few really good solo stories. These are some of the best.
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Méritos para Devin Grayson en una historia llena de acción, intriga y pasajes donde predomina la espectacularidad gráfica. Viuda Negra contra su reemplazante designada en una aventura tan bien escrita como ilustrada.
Nov 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2015, comics
The art by J.G. Jones and Scott Hampton wasn't my cup of tea, though Jones at least was serviceable. The story was terrible: preposterous, badly written, out of character... Black Widow deserves better.
Jul 23, 2011 rated it liked it
I liked the tension between 2 spies
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Two stories which both sport very different art styles. First one with crispy clean superheroish art, the second nice painted one. Both bound together with fast plot and action. Good stuff.
Sep 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
devin grayson can do no wrong
Sep 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Phoebe by: Martin
Shelves: german, comic-manga
Was entertaining, and nice to have a leading woman kick ass! :)
Sep 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Part 1 is The Itsy-Bitsy Spider and part 2 is Breakdown. I loved The Itsy-Bitsy Spider. but Breakdown just couldn't hold my attention and I wasn't a fan of the art.
May 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
3.5 stars
Jul 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I liked both stories, they weren't great but good enough.
The art in the second one tho, It was amazing.
Naty Flor
Dentro de todo es disfrutable :)

Dony Grayman
Tomo único de la Colección Best of Marvel Essentials en tapa dura.
Julie Holderman
Aug 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Couldn't find one that was exclusively BREAKDOWN, alas. Liked it better than ITSY BITSY SPIDER - art is a vast improvement. Still sorting out how I felt about the storyline.
Christian Smith
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is why we need a black widow movie.
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
The first and second stories are a 2 and a 3.5.
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Devin Kalile Grayson (birth name Jennifer Eisenman) is an American writer of comic books and novels. Titles that she has written include Gotham Knights, The Titans, the Vertigo series USER, and Nightwing. Her work on Gotham Knights made her the first, and as of 2010 the only, woman to serve as the regular writer for a Batman title.
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