And in that moment, fear closes in on the beautiful Black Widow… fear is no strange to the Widow— she’s known it well since Ivan found her amid the rubble of her bombed-out home… it’s something a professional agent learns to live with… or she doesn’t live at all. Yes… our young Tsarina is afraid… and that makes her all the more dangerous!
Natasha: Not Daredevil, clown— but the Black Widow!
Stilt-man: Oho… Daredevil’s female partner…
Natasha: Easy, girl, easy. Relax! I’ve got you.
Some classic damsel-in-distress commentary from Chris Claremont. Not only does Natasha swoop in to grab the girl when the bad guys are expecting Daredevil, but the preceding narration recalls that she was once a powerless girl being rescued from the wreckage, and doesn’t shame her for it. Instead, that moment is celebrated as something that makes her stronger, more effective, a better hero.
From Daredevil and the Black Widow #102, by Chris Claremont and Syd Shores.