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Published January 20, 2020

The Next Great 'Black Widow' Ongoing Series Begins in April

Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande chart a new path for Natasha Romanoff!

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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. 

Announced today in an exclusive interview with IGN, this April, 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!

BLACK WIDOW #1 cover by Adam Hughes
BLACK WIDOW #1 cover by Adam Hughes

Beyond San Francisco’s Golden Gate lies a mystery that only the Marvel Universe’s greatest spy can solve... Readers can expect all the intrigue and heart-pounding exploits that Natasha Ramonoff is known for, as well as appearances by characters like Red Guardian and Yelena Belova! Arriving in time for her all-new solo film from Marvel Studios, this new series will prove that 2020 will be Black Widow’s greatest adventure yet!

"I think Black Widow is an incredibly rich character in that she works well in a lot of different genres," Thompson told IGN, "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. 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."

Kelly continues with IGN with what fans might expect from the new book. "This story does play with memory and the very fabric of who Natasha is…but I think we’re doing it in a twisty new way that’s going to be a real emotional (and physical) journey for her, and at the end of our first arc expect to see her left in a very different state than where she began…and I believe a bit of a different role than we’ve ever seen for Natasha before. It’s risky but I’m excited and with the incredible team we have on board I’m feeling confident we can pull it off. This is a story I’ve had in mind for Nat for years—it’s the kind of story, as fan, that I’ve always wanted to see."

And regarding artist Elena Casagrande's mighty Marvel debut, the scribe shares some major plaudits with IGN that'll be sure to excite True Believers everywhere: "Elena is a super talent, but I think this is her strongest work to date. It’s incredibly bold and confident…which is exactly what a Nat book demands."

Visit your local comic shop this April to read Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande's BLACK WIDOW #1!

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