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Black Widow

Super-Spy. Trained Assassin. Legendary Avenger. No character has had a wilder history than Black Widow, from her beginnings as a trained spy for the Red Room up to her present day standing as one of the most respected Avengers. Read some of Black Widow's most historic moments.


Return to San Francisco

in Black Widow (2020) #1

Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson and artist Elena Casagrande take Black Widow back to the Golden Gate City to live out her "perfect" life. A trail of clues leads to a mystery that only Marvel’s greatest spy can solve. That is, if Natasha Romanoff can remember who she is...

Widow's Sting

in Black Widow: Widow's Sting (2020) #1

Something’s stirring in the criminal underworld. Maggia boss Silvermane is making his move. S.H.I.E.L.D. has sent an agent in to investigate, but they’ve disappeared. It’s time to call in the heavy hitters. It’s time to call in the Black Widow. And the plan Natasha Romanoff will uncover is far deadlier than any of them realized...

And Hell Followed With Her...

in Black Widow (2019) #1

For years, Natasha's tried to overcome her assassin programming, to side with the angels…to be a hero. And where’d that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she’s back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear.

S.H.I.E.L.D.’S Most Wanted

in Black Widow (2016) #1

The Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee take Black Widow on the lam! Natasha has spent years gathering secrets, and when some of the darkest ones begin mysteriously going public, no one is safe. With her betrayed former confederates at S.H.I.E.L.D. on her heels and a lifetime of training and ingenuity at her disposal, Natasha’s out for answers in a knock-down-drag-out tale of action and espionage!


in Black Widow (2014) #1

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.

First Appearance

in Tales of Suspense (1959) #52

Fall of Famers Stan Lee and Don Heck introduce the crimson-haired, femme-fatale Black Widow into the Marvel Universe in "The Crimson Dynamo...Strikes Again!"  Tony Stark wastes no time trying to catch the eye of the beautiful Natasha Romanoff, but little does he know that she is the super-secret Russian spy Black Widow.  Introductions are cut short by the destructive Crimson Dynamo and Iron Man must stop him!

Spider-Man In The Widow's Web

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #86

Black Widow stars in the classic Amazing Spider-Man story by legendary duo Stan Lee and John Romita.  Natasha Romanoff is out to create a new image for herself and is looking to unlock the secrets of the Wall-Crawler. See as Black Widow takes on New York's web-slinger and the sticky predicament that befalls them.

The Poison

in Daredevil (1964) #188

Black Widow is succumbing to a strain of poison that was injected into her in a prior mission and turns to Daredevil for help.  But when Daredevil is captured by Stick, the man who taught the Man Without Fear to hone his skills, Natasha may very well have to save herself.  

Widow, Cap and Logan

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #268

Legendary team Chris Claremont and Jim Lee team-up Black Widow, Captain America, and Wolverine to battle The Hand and Baron Strucker in a story that shifts from WWII to present day! 

Two Widows

in Black Widow (1999) #1

Devin Grayson and J.G. Jones present The Itsy Bitsy Spider.  Black Widow teams up with her pursuer Yelena Belova to stop a terrorist group, but it may be a mysterious secret that will change Black Widow's life as we know it.

Daredevil and Black Widow

in Daredevil (1998) #61

Black Widow comes to console the Man Without Fear Daredevil.  With all the turmoil and confusion Matt Murdock is going through, Black Widow comes to Matt's aid.  However, what are her true intentions? Can Matt trust the Russian vixen, when he has been stabbed in the back before?

A Past With The Winter Soldier

in Captain America (2004) #32

When Dr. Faustus brainwashes Bucky back to his old Winter Soldier personality, it's up to Black Widow and the Faclon to arrest the Winter Solider.

Unlikely Ally

in Black Widow & the Marvel Girls (2009) #1

Relive Black Widow's past in the Red Room.  Black Widow must infiltrate an old training ground from her youth, in order to stop a crazed weapons dealing group...and in doing so she gains the unlikely trust and friendship of the Asgardian enchantress Amora.

All By Herself

in Fear Itself: Black Widow (2011) #1

When a French terrorist group looks to cause a nuclear disaster, it comes down to Russia's deadliest assassin Black Widow to save Paris and take down the terrorists. And she has to do it all by herself...just the way she likes it.

What is the Secret of the Rose?

in Black Widow (2010) #1

The astonishing team of Majorie Liu and Daniel Acuna present Black Widow in her gravest situation yet as Natasha finds herself left for dead. Will the former-spy-turned-hero recover in time to uncover the secret of the Rose!?


in Widow Maker (2010) #1

Ronin is on the loose, killing all those who stand in his way.  Hawkeye and Mockingbird are on the case to stop the assassin, but to the world at large - Ronin is Hawkeye?!  Black Widow is sent into the fray to find answers. Who is this new Ronin and can the heroes stop this mystery person before more carnage ensues?

A Widow Through Time

in Secret Avengers (2010) #20

Awarding wining duo Warren Ellis and Alex Maleev time warp Black Widow five years into the past!  During a heated battle Captain America and War Machine are killed and in order for Natasha to save them she has to find her way back to the present and prevent their deaths! With the help of mutant Beast, will she get back in time to save her fellow Avengers!?


in Avengers Assemble (2012) #12

Trained to kill at a young age by the KGB, Black Widow wishes to atone for her corrupt past.  But in the present day, Hawkeye, Spider-Woman and Black Widow must team up to stop a lizardly threat known as Galina -- who seeks revenge for Black Widow's assassination of her father!

Secret Avengers

in Secret Avengers (2013) #1

Agent Coulson brings together covert operatives Black Widow and Hawkeye to help stop a new terrorist group as part of a new team of Secret Avengers. But by signing up, will Natasha and Clint get more than they bargained for when they learn of SHIELD's intentions?