Crossbones: Shoot her!
One of the things I love about Natasha having her own series is she can actually beat the bad guy every now and again. Natasha has an established aura of competence that sometimes, paradoxically, means writers bring her in to establish the competence of their characters. Natasha gets knocked out in three panels to set up a fight between Daredevil and Echo, gets captured by HAMMER to facilitate hero moments for Pepper Potts and Maria Hill, and though she bailed Bucky out constantly, fifty issues of Captain America appearances never saw her defeat anyone more notable than faceless AIM mooks.
Because Natasha is so omnipresent, I think there’s been this assumption that these showings get balanced out by the foes she defeats on the regular. Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor get dragged into a lot of cameos, too, and not all of them are flattering. But Natasha doesn’t have her own demons to fight, every month. Or, she didn’t. So seeing her beating Crossbones almost as an afterthought was pretty nifty.
From Black Widow #9, by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto.