Black Widow is coming out in less than a week, and I’m sure you’ve all got a lot of questions about the film!
So, I’m dedicating this next week to Black Widow (with the exception of Wednesday, which remains Loki day) – I’ll be bringing you character guides, comic recommendations, and all things Black Widow!
Today, I’m going to be giving you a quick guide to comics you should read before watching the Black Widow movie!
Collecting the origins of the Black Widow for the very first time! From her debut as a Russian spy in TALES OF SUSPENSE, Natasha Romanoff was instantly one of Marvel’s most iconic characters. This amazing collection takes you through her early days with Hawkeye, into her first adventures with the Avengers – and on to her first solo series! Thrill to a captivating and complex saga as the Black Widow evolves from villain to hero — and defines herself as one of comics’ greatest characters. Boasting stories and art by a who’s who of Silver Age greats, this Epic Collection is ground zero for every Black Widow fan!
As the description says, this is Natasha’s origin story! So, if you’ve ever wondered just how Natasha became an Avenger, then this is the place to go!
Natasha Romanoff has always led a life of adventure. A former Soviet spy, she defected to the West and became a super hero and Avenger. Natasha has earned a reputation as a consummate professional, coldly efficient and deadly as her namesake. But now, her time as Black Widow may be running out! Yelena Belova is the first student in the history of the Red Room to exceed Natasha’s skills — and now she’s gunning for the mantle she feels was stolen from her. And she’s determined to put Natasha in the grave! Prepare for a war of the Widows that will rage from the Middle East’s deserts to New York’s Upper West Side. And explore the history of the “pale little spider” in a never-before-collected tale!
This complete collection features the introduction of Yelena, who is our other Black Widow of the film! Judging by the trailers, Marvel have changed the character’s relationship a lot, but this should definitely prove to be a useful look into Yelena’s life.
She’s the most efficient spy in the world and one of the world’s deadliest women, but before there was ever a Black Widow, there was the Red Room, a brutal KGB training ground for assassins, undercover agents, and the most ruthless of spies. Now, tasked with removing a rogue weapon’s dealer from an impregnable safe house, the Black Widow remembers her escape from the Red Room training facility, an escape only made possible with the aid of the most unlikely of allies, the Asgardian sorceress known as Amora…the Enchantress.
A great look into how Natasha escaped the Red Room, and giving her a much needed all-female team up!
He’s the skull-faced villain who can copy any action he sees — whether it’s Spider-Man’s agility, Daredevil’s fighting moves or Captain America’s skills with a shield! That makes Taskmaster more than a match for anyone — even the Avengers! And to make matters worse, Taskmaster runs a training school for villainous henchmen! With the sweetest moves around and an army of thugs eager for extra credit, watch as Taskmaster clashes with a who’s who of the Marvel Universe — including Spidey, Cap, Daredevil, Iron Man, Falcon, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, the Thing and Deadpool! Can any of them take him to task?
A collection of Taskmaster’s earliest appearances, so you can get to know this mysterious villain a little better!
And there you have it – the Black Widow comics to read before the Black Widow movie! I hope this helped, if not, I have a lot more coming for you this week!
Happy Black Widow week everyone!