First appearing in Marvel Comics in the 1960s, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, was introduced to movie audiences in Iron Man 2 (2010). Her character has grown in popularity with subsequent Marvel films, and fans have been vocal about wanting to see Black Widow in a titular role. Romanoff has potent appeal: a strong female character who is not defined by her looks or her romantic relationships, with the skill set of a veteran spy first for the KGB, then for S.H.I.E.L.D. This collection of new essays is the first to examine Black Widow and her development, from Cold War era comics to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Who is the Black Widow? Master spy? Avenger? S.H.I.E.L.D. agent? One of Marvel Comics' foremost female Super Hero, Natasha Romanoff, is all this and much more. With a past cloaked in mystery and disinformation, it's hard to tell truth from deception. That's why The Black Widow: Secrets of a Super-spy is an invaluable guide to this most secretive of heroes, disclosing her long and labyrinthine history. Meticulously researched, expertly written, lavishly illustrated and boasting a bold, dynamic design The Black Widow: Secrets of a Super-spy peels back the secrets and lies to reveal the character in a stunning new light. Trace the Black Widow's extraordinary journey from deadly Soviet assassin to Super Hero. Follow her training and enhancement in Russia's infamous Red Room and her clashes with Iron Man and Hawkeye, to becoming a key member of the Avengers and an indispensable S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and ultimately striking out on her own path. Fearless, formidable, and unyielding-and steeped in the shadowy world of espionage-the Black Widow has become one of Marvel Comics' most unique and enduring Super Heroes. No Black Widow or Marvel fan will want to miss this.
Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon’s work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings—Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon’s projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.
From spy to Avenger, the enigmatic Black Widow has lived many secret lives. But how do these disparate episodes add up to the life of the heroic Avenger, and what is the thread connects her past to her future? Get ready for the solo film Marvel's Black Widow with this glimpse into the storied history of Natasha Romanoff in this story set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! COLLECTING: MARVEL'S BLACK WIDOW PRELUDE 1-2, TBD
Discover the origin story of Black Widow, the Avengers iconic master spy, as told by #1 New York Times best-belling author, Margaret Stohl. Natasha Romanoff is one of the worlds most lethal assassins, trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception. Learn more about Captain Americas ally before seeing the upcoming film, Black Widow, in cinemas April 2020 and starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz. This bind-up includes Black Widow: Forever Red and Black Widow: Red Vengeance and is perfect for fans of spy stories, Marvel Super Heroes and thrilling mysteries.
Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.
Once a Russian super spy, Natasha Romanova--code named Black Widow--is now a member of the most elite teams in the Marvel Universe--The Mighty Avengers! But how did Natasha go from being a spy to being one of earth's mightiest heroes? Be here to find out as Black Widow Joins the Mighty Avenegrs!
Every significant Marvel Comics character, location, weapon, gadget, and vehicle: one ultimate encyclopedia. Packed full of incredible facts and stunning images, this authoritative encyclopedia contains more than 650 entries and features a foreword by the legendary comic book writer Roy Thomas. All of Marvel's iconic superheroes and villains are here, from Captain Marvel to Corvus Glaive and Iron Man to Gwenpool. Amazing vehicles are examined, such as the Avengers' Quinjets and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarriers. Magical artifacts, including Thor's hammer Mjolnir, are analyzed and extraordinary locations, such as Wakanda and Asgard, are explored. Advanced technology is explained, including Iron Man's incredible armor, and key events in the Marvel Comics universe are richly unpacked. Ultimate Marvel is an ideal go-to resource for enthusiasts who wish to brush up on their Marvel knowledge, and for a new generation of fans eager to start delving into the world of Marvel comics. © 2017 MARVEL
Collecting Black Widow (1999) #1-3, Black Widow (2001) #1-3 And Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #1-3. Natasha Romanoff has always led a life of adventure. A former Soviet spy, she defected to the West and became a super hero and Avenger. Natasha has earned a reputation as a consummate professional, coldly efficient and deadly as her namesake. But now, her time as Black Widow may be running out! Yelena Belova is the first student in the history of the Red Room to exceed Natashas skills and now shes gunning for the mantle she feels was stolen from her. And shes determined to put Natasha in the grave! Prepare for a war of the Widows that will rage from the Middle Easts deserts to New Yorks Upper West Side. And explore the history of the pale little spider in a never-before-collected tale!
Collects Black Widow #1-5. Natasha Romanoff is the Black Widow, longtime Avengers and a spy for even longer. But now someone has tried to kill Natasha...and almost succeeded. Injured gravely, almost beyond her ability to recover, Black Widow sets out to find her attacker.