Thanks to her appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow has risen in prominence to become one of the most popular Marvel heroines. That’s one of the reasons that Marvel is relaunching the Black Widow ongoing series with the A-list creative team of writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee. Waid and Samnee’s recent Daredevil run was fantastic, and they’re bringing their blend of comics action to Black Widow.
However, the arrival of Waid and Samnee means bad news for the Black Widow herself. For years, she’s balanced the scales of working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and serving among Earth’s mightiest heroes in the Avengers. But now Natasha Romanoff is S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most wanted fugitive as she’s forced to go on the run!
Here’s Marvel’s solicitation text for Black Widow # 1:
“She has spent years gathering secrets. Knowledge and intel on friends and enemies alike. But when some of those dark secrets mysteriously begin to go public, no one is safe! Now, Natasha has become the one thing she never thought she’d be – public enemy number one! Betrayed by her former accomplices, with friend and foe alike nipping at her heels, all bets are off. With a lifetime of training and ingenuity at her disposal, she’s out for answers, and she’s going to get them any way she can. As long as S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t get her first!”
Marvel has released the first four pages of Black Widow # 1, which features Natasha’s escape from the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier. You can read all four pages in our gallery below, which also includes several covers by Samnee, Phil Not, Tula Lotay, John Tyler Christopher, Kevin Wada, and Skottie Young.
Black Widow # 1 escapes into comic shops on March 2.
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