Black Widow

Black Widow

Volume 1, The Finely Woven Thread

Book - 2014
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"You've seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But on her own time she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin - in ways of which those teams just wouldn't approve. The Black Widow goes undercover in Russia, but from its cold streets, the Hand of God reaches out to crush her -- and it is as merciless as its name implies. Outmatched by the brute force of a powerful new villain, Natasha faces her deadliest test, and discovers a deadly plot unfolding that spans the entire globe. A new series as gorgeous and mysterious as Natasha Romanov herself! Nathan Edmondson is an American graphic novelist whose work includes Olympus, The Light and Who Is Jake Ellis? A native of Augusta, GA, he worked previously in Washington, DC before moving back to Georgia to write"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9780785188193
0785188193
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS BLA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Cowles, Clayton
Noto, Phil
Alternative Title: Finely woven thread

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sharonkadach
May 21, 2016

This was a very practical version of Black Widow, who is tough and cool, (and actually wears a decent costume!) She frequently tells the reader and other characters that she is a cold-hearted person. This proves to not be entirely true, though her job mostly consists of her killing bad guys. She has compassion on her abused neighbor, and eventually takes pity on a stray cat and adopts it, realizing that "Sometimes...you need someone else." Which was cool, because she learns to shut others out less. She also acknowledges her mistakes and learns from them.

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Apr 29, 2016

Pretty but boring. Lots of fighting, lots of bitter reflection. The bitterness felt... inelegant? Like repetition rather than deepening. There are mysteries, but they don't allow the reader to participate, nor do they allow the reader to admire Black Widow's intelligence.

Really gorgeous art, though, oh my goodness. If you like the genre, this may be worth it just for that.

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duane767
Aug 05, 2015

I REALLY love this series. This is what happens when both the writer and the artists are outstanding storytellers. They don't need lots of words or overly elaborate layouts. This series is the antidote to big event comics that mean little to nothing once they are done being read (and sometimes while they are being read).

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Keogh
Mar 12, 2015

An outstanding kick off to a solo series featuring the Black Widow, the spy and Avenger. Edmondson has an exceptional take on the character, who is working in her own way to make amends for her past. The art by Phil Noto has a dreamlike quality that serves the story well.

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andr3wr3na
Feb 05, 2015

read this in singles form and if they do make a movie, they should use this as a reference. Excellent!

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