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Re: Civil War, I think you could write her in-character on either side— Natasha is fundamentally skeptical of government manipulation and patriot acts, butalso thinks that she can do good work as an agent of the military industrial complex. She knows in a deep down way that freedom can be stolen, that information is power, but I’m not sure in this case that nearness is something that provides perspective. x

From the so-called Russian Perspective (insert I-don’t-speak-for-all-Russians disclaimers here), Natasha’s choosing the side that she did felt right.  Ingrained deep into the Russian soul is this infuriating, inexplicable trust in the government - or maybe it’s not the Government necessarily, but this idea that there is this entity out there, removed and omnipotent that can step in no matter how fucked up things are, no matter how many lives it costs and just fix shit.  

I don’t know whether it’s leftover from the Orthodox church or the Tsar-Father mentality, and we’ve been burned on it so, so many times, but look at how the politics played out ever since some Slavic tribes came up with the word ‘Rus’ to describe themselves in the 9th Century or so, or, hell, maybe even before then.  The thing is, we love a good dictatorship, and then we love to undermine them, and there you have Natasha Romanoff.

Yes, I also don’t know that… well, whatever Steve was proposing (superheroes successfully punch laws, end registration act, I’m not sure exactly?) would seem like a significant change in status quo to her. Someone like Steve can believe in successful revolutions, in meaningful resistance, in ways I’m not sure stitch into Natasha’s outlook.

Natasha: Sooner or later, Frank, someone was going to get the drop on you. The Avengers aren’t a fan of yourse, but I have my own agenda. And I know who bought the boat. SHIELD tells me this guy is in a Costa Rican prison. I want you to go find out who’s behind all of this.

Black Widow #9 was the Punisher crossover, and we got a scene of Natasha pulling a gun on Frank that cut abruptly to the next day at SHIELD HQ. If you read the companion Punisher #9, you saw that Natasha put Frank in prison. (Damn Avengers.) In Punisher #11, though, we get the whole story: Natasha recruited Frank to find out more about the ghosts she is chasing.

Beyond the obvious crossover, Edmondson has been building little links between his books. The Howling Commandoes, a black ops team in LA hunting the Punisher, are appearing in an upcoming issue of Black Widow, for example, and he’s said that some elements from these books will appear in Deathlok as well.

From Black Widow #9, by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto, & Punisher #11, by Edmondson and Mitch Gerads.