Friday, September 2, 2016

Comic Book Review: Black Widow #6 (Marvel)

Black Widow 6 cover
Black Widow #6 - Written by Chris Samnee, Mark Waid; Art by Samnee; Published by Marvel Comics.

By Kenny Howell

I held off on this series for a bit because I loved the last Black Widow series so much.

That series had a dark, existential story line by Nathan Edmonson, punctuated by gorgeous art by Phil Noto. Noto was very minimalist and extremely expressive at the same time, and the series is one I still pick up to flip through every once in awhile just to see his beautiful work. It's not that I didn't think Mark Waid and Chris Samnee couldn't get that same reaction from me, I just had a special fondness for that series.

But, I finally grabbed it, and I have zoomed through the first six issues. They are action-filled, some with minimal dialogue that breezes you through each issue. The first issue is almost all action, and the series holds that style throughout.

The sixth might be the best. The Weeping Lion has finally released Natasha's secret onto the world, and Iron Man has caught wind. It is said that Natasha killed someone very important to Tony Stark's past, and Stark travels to Paris to confront Widow.

The sixth issue, much like the rest of the series, is great spy storytelling at its best. Things aren't exactly as they seem, and you can never tell if our hero has the upper hand. That makes Black Widow once again one of the best series Marvel has going right now. Give her a movie already.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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