NEW AVENGERS: BREAKOUT PROSE NOVEL HC
Written by ALISA KWITNEY
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Fantasy/romantic fiction/comics author Alisa Kwitney (A Flight of Angels, Moonburn) reveals the secret backstory of Avengers couple Hawkeye and the Black Widow. Under secret orders to assassinate the Widow, the rough-edged marksman finds himself caught up in a violent prison break that releases some of the world’s most vicious and powerful criminals. Defying his superiors, Hawkeye joins forces with the sultry Russian spy — and with a mismatched group of personalities that include Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Luke Cage, Captain America and Iron Man. Unexpected betrayals and shocking revelations will lead the team from Manhattan’s top security Raft prison to the untamed jungle of Savage Land in dramatically different take on Brian Michael Bendis’ blockbuster Avengers comics debut.
Learn the sizzling backstory of your favorite big-screen heroes in this adaptation, inspired by the best of page and screen!
What the actual fuck?
No, seriously, this arc of New Avengers took place when Clint was dead and Natasha was still mostly attached to the Daredevil corner of the MU. Natasha was sent to destroy Clint, not the other way around— and if this is straight MCU what’s he doing in the Raft? I don’t really like the MCU relationship being boiled down to “sultry” and “sizzling” and other romance novel buzzwords, but I really don’t get what’s to be gained by plopping it down in the middle of a watershed 616 storyarc.
But then, if I ran Marvel, I’d not only publish an actual Black Widow comic, I’d put all my marketing $$$ into making Foggy Nelson: Vampire Hunter happen. So maybe that’s for the best.