Going into Black Widow #5, the concluding issue of this super dark mini-series, the stakes are at an all-time high. Natasha’s attempts to root out the men behind the truly heinous No Restraints Play and destroy them have gone awry, and now there are loose ends: the victims themselves, who are still very much at risk. As she races to save them and put an end to this practice on Madripoor for good, things are bound to get worse before they get better.
Marvel provided The Beat with an exclusive preview of the first five pages of the new issue, on sale May 15. Take a look at the preview below and be sure to pick up a copy of Black Widow #5 at your local comic shop on Wednesday.
Writers: Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska
Colorist: Veronica Gandini
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist: Clayton Crain
ENDGAME! No Restraints Play isn’t playing anymore. As the field of play shifts underneath Black Widow’s feet, the true enemy is revealed. Lines are crossed. There is no turning back.
Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bitch Media, The Mary Sue, Bustle, and elsewhere. She mostly writes intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. Samantha is the managing editor at The Beat, as well as the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat creators who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Montana with her partner and cats.