Marvel has released a new trailer for Black Widow #1. Natasha Romanoff will be getting a brand new comic book series this fall. This comes ahead of the release of the Black Widow movie, which is scheduled to hit theaters in November. This trailer reveals that fans of the character have even more to look forward to in the coming months.
The trailer gives us a look at the art style which will be on display in the new series, which looks not unlike that seen in Matt Fraction’s iconic Hawkeye run. It sets up the central idea of the new story, which will see Natasha renouncing her “Widow” title for reasons that remain mysterious. There is a lot of action, bullets and blood.
The series comes from writer Kelly Thompson and artist Elena Casagrande.
“It’s a bold new vision for Black Widow and one I am really hoping people can get excited about,” Thompson said when the book was announced. “Our first arc has some of the stuff you would expect in a Black Widow book, but I think twisted in a new way that’s interesting – and where she ends up at the end of this highly personal and life-changing story is ALSO interesting!”
Here is the synopsis for Black Widow #1.
“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.”
It makes every bit of sense for the publisher to launch a new Black Widow title ahead of the upcoming film. Marvel regularly does this. For example, a Falcon and Winter Soldier title was released earlier this year in anticipation of the live-action series in the works for Disney+. Unfortunately, the show was recently delayed and was originally supposed to debut this month.
Black Widow first appeared in Tales of Suspense #52 in the pages of Marvel Comics back in 1964. The character was created by Stan Lee Don Rico and Don Heck. A mainstay of the comics for years, she gained mainstream popularity when Iron Man 2 was released, with Scarlett Johansson playing the role. Johansson has since reprised the part many times over the years, most recently in Avengers: Endgame.
Black Widow #1 is set to hit shelves in September.