Hey guys! Are you into mystery, action, and sexy spies? If the answer is yes, then run right out into the streets, and buy the first issue of the new Black Widow series.
The story, by Marjorie Liu, starts off with the Black Widow, a.k.a Natasha Romanov, meeting an old friend from her Russian spy days. They discuss a mysterious note she received, which she hoped her friend would know something about. Unfortunately, her friend has no answers. He warns her that she should proceed with caution, and they depart. His warnings were more than warranted, as Natasha is attacked in the street. She is knocked out by her attackers, who then perform surgery on her in the street! The intrigue and insanity escalate from this point on, resulting in one of the more brutal scenes I've seen in a comic. Once you get into it, you can't put it down.
Marjorie Liu handles the title character well, in the Widow's debut issue. The dialogue between characters, especially between Captain America (her BF) and herself, is handled well. If you have no idea who these characters are, or what their past is, you will know that they have known each other for a while and have deep relationships. The story moves along at a brisk pace, providing a great mix of action and entertaining dialogue.
The art in this book is great too. Daniel Acuna provides gripping visuals, that help immerse you into Natasha's gritty world. His line work is expressive and detailed. You could go through this book without any words and know exactly what's going on. The coloring in this book is vibrant and dark in all the right places. It really catches your eye, and leads you along the page well. It's good stuff guys!
This book is full of action, suspense, and drama. It's an all around good read that deserves your attention. If you're still not interested, even after all that I wrote, then you should know that Captain America, Wolverine, and Iron Man are in this issue too. Now we're up to action, suspense, drama, beautiful art, and awesome guest stars. This issue has it all!