Black Widow (2020) Review
If you’ve been reading my reviews long enough, one I thank you but, two you’ll know I love to be surprised by good books. I’m not saying cliffhangers or plot twists, I mean casually checking out books on the shelves and having one totally catch me off guard by just how good it is. Kelly Thompson’s Black Widow (2020) is one of these gems.
I love Natasha. I’ve always loved the widow. I love her look, I love her back story, I love her attitude, let’s just say I love her whole aesthetic. So I was a little disappointed when her last book from the Soska’s missed the mark for me. Especially since the two runs before that from Mark Waid with Chris Samnee, and Phil Noto with Nathan Henry Edmondson were absolute bangers. Thankfully Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande have brought it!
Black Widow (2020) is full of fun and games. That pun is intended as a villain we haven’t seen in a while makes an appearance. I wonder if I’ve seen him since Avengers Arena way back in 2012? Have you guessed who it is yet?
The book is gorgeous thanks to the interior art of Elena Casagrande and a myriad of amazing variants from artists like J Scott Campbell. Delving past the beautiful interiors lies an interesting story of being lost then found. Found by who and where is where this story really unfolds. The usual suspects are here too, you know who I’m talking about. The closest friends to Nat who love to hate each other, that’s right, Bucky and Clint. I cannot express enough how much everything flowed together in Black Widow (2020), I couldn’t wait to write up this review.
Start here and get even more hyped for Natasha’s upcoming solo movie. And the wonderful variant covers continue for issue two including the “timeless variant” from Alex Ross that is just as spectacular as you’d expect it to be.
As always, remember to #getyourfix from Cosmic Comics! Follow Burke on Twitter for more awesome content. Like and follow Cosmic Comics! on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with all the Cosmic happenings in the world of comics.