Fuck Yeah, Black Widow

Oct 21

BLACK WIDOW #14
Nathan Edmondson (W) • Phil Noto (A/C)
“The Kill List”
• Natasha wants answers about Chaos and how she has a list of people who have them.
• One by one…
• How far can she go and still call herself a hero?

BLACK WIDOW #14
Nathan Edmondson (W) • Phil Noto (A/C)
“The Kill List”
• Natasha wants answers about Chaos and how she has a list of people who have them.
• One by one…
• How far can she go and still call herself a hero?

Oct 19

“If it were up to me, it would be today.” — Victoria Alonso, executive VP, on when Marvel Studios will announce a female-led superhero film

(Source: variety.com)

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Oct 18

mingdoyle:

Oops I spilled some water on my paints so here’s a quick Black Widow.

mingdoyle:

Oops I spilled some water on my paints so here’s a quick Black Widow.

Oct 16

uminoko:

fyeahblackwidow:

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.

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