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Здравствуйте from FYBW, your one-stop tumblr shop for Black Widow news, no-prizing, and oversaturated .gifs. Some MCU, mostly comics. Often overwritten. Always overthinking.

Black Widow created by Lee, Rico and Heck & is © Marvel Entertainment.

I remember attending Toronto Comicon shortly after the release of “Captain Marvel” and seeing a five-year-old girl who’d come in a handmade Captain Marvel outfit with her hair moussed up – and I totally got the need for this book, for this hero. Someone who looks like her, and acts like her. So, in a way, “Captain Marvel” helped pave the road to the expanded role of female leads. “Ms. Marvel,” “Black Widow,” “Elektra,” “She-Hulk,” the all-female “X-Men” book — female heroes anchoring their own series have never been as prevalent in the Marvel Universe, and there’s more to come. There’s a thirst out there for strong female characters, and it’s not just female readers who crave them. Marvel readers want a good story, that’s all.
— Axel Alonso, Axel-In-Charge 3/14/14


Anonymous asked: I apologize if someone has already asked you this question (I couldn't find it if they did) but do you know a reliable place to buy the new BW issues online?

Comixology is your best bet for digital comics. If you want to subscribe via mail Marvel usually a page for that, but it’s currently down. But the Midtown Comics website they apparently use is up, and you can set up a pull list there and subscribe that way. I use a similar service at Things From Another World, a chain of comic stores local to me.

Anonymous asked: Not question, but maybe an off-topic comment on post about Natasha's personal connection to Bucky: I hope there's a history between them anyway, romantic or not. It would be a dark and disgusting twist of fate where Bucky, Steve and Natasha are unexpectedly connected. There would be a stronger emotional stake for Steve because he'd have to face the reality that Bucky was not only brainwashed, he was part of, or even the reason for, Natasha's red ledger in the first place.

So, since you’re not asking a question, anon, I will.  In the original Winter Soldier arc, the first question was: is Bucky the Winter Soldier?  The second question: is there enough of Bucky in the Winter Soldier?  Is there enough of Steve’s friend left to save, or is he just holding onto something that died long ago, holding himself back from doing what needs to be done?

So by my reckoning there’s a lot of ways to shake Natasha in. She might know on some bone-deep level that killing him would be a mercy, since she knows, better than Steve, what it is to be unmade.  Or maybe she makes a different call, like someone else did, a long time ago.  Things can play out interesting if she doesn’t know Winter Soldier at all, if she has a clear head when Steve can’t, or if she knows the Winter Soldier by cruel reputation, or some past mission gone wrong, or awfully right. It sounds like they’re going to acknowledge a connection without exploring it, however that’ll work.

I think it’s a mistake to make Winter Soldier the crux of her past, though, romance or not, whatever agony it might cause Steve. Natasha should be responsible for her own debts, since she’s the one who has to pay them.