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Natasha: No way of telling who it is the bullets were meant for. I save myself for obvious reasons— and spare the mad doctor as the only one knowing where and how far along his hellish missile is at. Firing a Widow’s Bite blast back along the trajectory. Too far to have an impact directly… but through the glass of a sniper’s scope, it’s as good as right on top of him, the burst blinding.
Frank: Clever.

From The Punisher & Black Widow: Spinning Doomsday’s Web, by D.G. Chichester and Larry Stroman.

Here's a rundown of all the high-profile film critics who still think Black Widow is "eye candy". »

According to the Guardian’s early review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s the first time Black Widow has got to be an “actual character” rather than a “voluptuous female mascot.” Unfortunately, chief Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw’s follow-up was a little less sure of this, with Black Widow then being described as a “leather-clad… ass-kicking ex-Soviet adventuress whose auburn hairstyle is matched by her distinctive fake tan-type maquillage and restrained ochre lipstick.”

I’m glad he told us about her makeup routine, because otherwise that description would teach us next to nothing about her character.

In the Independent, Black Widow is a “sultry femme fatale,” although the Telegraph gives her the inaccurate but far more positive rating of “the most (the first?) complex female role in the Avengers franchise to date.”

Just for kicks, I took a look at the top reviews for The Avengers, to see what America’s most acclaimed and respected cinema critics thought of Black Widow back in 2012. Bear in mind that most of these quotes are the only description of Scarlett Johansson’s performance in the entire review.

In the New Yorker, Anthony Lane wrote, “not to be left out, Black Widow repels invading aliens through the sheer force of her corsetry,” while the Wall Street Journal’s Pulitzer-winning Joe Morgenstern complained, “Black Widow spends lots of time looking puzzled or confused.” New York Times reviewer A.O. Scott referenced the 1960s British spy series The Avengers (no relation), writing, “those poor souls who cherish old daydreams of Diana Rigg in leather will have to console themselves with images of Scarlett Johansson in a black bodysuit.”


Winter Soldier & Black Widow Sale! - Marvel Comics »


image is hosting a $0.99 sale for Winter Soldier, Black Widow vol 1-3, Widowmaker, and Black Widow Strikes in honor of the US release of Captain America: the Winter Soldier this week. Offer is valid today only so if you were on the fence about reading these great stories, take advantage of this offer! (especially Marjorie Liu’s Black Widow!!!).


Outfit Inspired by Natasha Romanova / Black Widow

Welcome to us joyously counting down the days until Captain America: The Winter Soldier lands in theatres for real and for sure. We’ll be saluting the various leads this week, so kick back, relax, and get your stars&stripes ready because we’re leaving no man behind.

With a long winter, third time’s the charm. Another play from her vintage past, but we’re getting more modern by the minute — this is Black Widow keeping a superheroic black sleekness on her cityscape sleeve.

—- is ready for this marvel cinematic madness