Fury: Fury to Black Widow: how are those upgrades working out? They give you that boob job I requested?
Monica: Drop dead.
Fury: Strength, speed, hyper-agility: I guess now you know why the last Black Widow kept volunteering for Stark’s experiments.
Monica: Would you please stop trying to make conversation? The sound of your voice makes my stomach heave.
Fury: Monica, listen. Between you and me: don’t you think it’s a little off calling yourself the new Black Widow after everything that went down with Hawkeye’s family?
Monica: I couldn’t give a rat’s ass. It’s a cool code name and if Hawkeye doesn’t like it he should grow the hell up.
Fury: Still adorable after all these years, huh? Why did we ever split up.
And here’s the first appearance of Monica Chang. This intro scene focuses heavily on the ex-couple bickering between Monica and Nick. I’m glad they’ve expanded her character beyond that, since we’re in agreement that Ultimate Nick Fury should shut up.
The line about enhancements is some easy exposition-by-dialogue to set up the new character: we know she’s stronger and faster than she ought to be. The Ultimate universe, with its overarching theme of military-industrial complex, is much freer with the government-granted nebulous power upgrades. Note that, as with Yelena’s first appearance, the intro sequence doesn’t show Monica’s face.
From Ultimate Comics Avengers #3, by Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco.