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Anonymous asked: What was Natasha's relationship with Clint?

In the MCU, it’s Agent Barton was sent to kill me, he made a different call. In the comics they were star-crossed lovers and supervillain partners against Iron Man. Clint later lobbied for Natasha to join the Avengers, they fell apart when Natasha decided she wanted to try normal for a while. It was a major relationship that impacted both of them for better and for the worse, painted in comically uncasual language. (Darling, my dearest, &c &c.) But Natasha left Clint in 1970, to star in her own feature and they haven’t gotten back together since.

It’s somewhat unique in comics. Usually your first major love interest is the one your story orbits forever, and this goes double for women introduced in the Silver Age. But Clint and Natasha went their own way, and now I think it’s easy to forget how major they were originally.

Here’s a longer write-up you might be interested in.

Clint: Okay, DD, on your feet. The fight’s over— and the best man won again! Now, you just let Tasha go, an’—
Matt: You… poor dope. I’ve been trying to tell you—! I have no hold over Tasha— couldn’t tie her down if I wanted to!
Clint: Whaa-at!? But back at her house—! You—
Matt: I was jealous! That doesn’t mean the Widow cared!
But you were too into fighting to noctice that, so—
Clint: Aw, rats!
Matt: — the only way I can figure to stop you is this!

From Daredevil #99, by Steve Gerber and Sam Kweskin.



Isaiah: That looks bad.

Natasha: He’s had worse.

The part of this cameo that I like best is Natasha’s subsequent comment—“We all have things we need to do on our own.” Not only does that speak to Clint’s currently isolated attitude in Hawkeye and Natasha’s own feelings, but it also picks up on the core of solo titles and neatly sidesteps the issue of “why didn’t Iron Man just ask Thor to come get him out of that problem?”. Natasha’s solo has been excellent, by the way. 

From Black Widow Volume 6 #06 (Nathan Edmonson & Phil Noto)