Black Widow is back in an all-new ongoing series this April, and two powerhouse creators are teaming up for the next stage in Natasha’s journey. In an interview with IGN published Monday, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson revealed that she and artist Elena Casagrande (Catwoman) are working on Black Widow together.
“I think Black Widow is an incredibly rich character in that she works well in a lot of different genres, but that can also make her a little tricky — if you try to do too much with her instead of committing to a clear vision I think you can run into trouble,” Thompson told IGN.
“I’m very interested in the duality of Natasha… so look for that to be a recurring theme in this first arc as she struggles against that and leans into it,” she continued. “We have some high profile guest stars (and of course some impressive villains) but this story has to stand on its own for a lot of reasons that will become clear immediately in issue #1… which starts off feeling like a classic Natasha story and then quickly becomes quite unlike any story we’ve ever seen for her before.”
According to a press release, readers can expect appearances from characters like Red Guardian and Yelena Belova, as well as a high-intensity plot that follows some of Black Widow’s most formidable foes working together to take her out permanently. No, that doesn’t mean they’re going to kill her; this threat goes above and beyond the permanency of death.
Check out the Adam Hughes cover art for Black Widow #1 below, along with solicit text and a launch trailer for the new Black Widow ongoing. The series launches in April at your local comic shop, as well as through digital retailers.
BLACK WIDOW #1
Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by ELENA CASAGRANDE
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
KELLY THOMPSON. BLACK WIDOW. ‘NUFF SAID!
Best-selling, Eisner–nominated writer Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN MARVEL, STAR) and rising star artist Elena Casagrande (Catwoman) launch a new BLACK WIDOW series that changes everything! Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she’s been alive. And she’s never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys…or the bad. But Natasha’s world is about to be upended. Beyond San Francisco’s Golden Gate lies a mystery that only the Marvel Universe’s greatest spy can solve. Don’t miss the heartbreaking thrill ride of 2020!