New Black Widow comic series will debut in early 2016
Marvel Comics (via EW) has announced that Natasha Romanova will be returning to the pages of her own Black Widow comic series early next year as the All-New, All-Different Marvel continues to roll out. Following the Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto Black Widow comic series that just concluded will come a brand-new book from the award-winning Daredevil creative team of writer Mark Waid, artist Chris Samnee, colorist Matthew Wilson and letterer Joe Caramagna.
“I think what we can say, without giving anything really away, is that it’s one of the approaches that we’re taking — and one of the things you’re going to be seeing in the first arc — is a lot more old school spy,” Waid says of the series. “We have a reason why Natasha isn’t able in those first few issues to go super high tech. She can’t just call Tony Stark and say, ‘Give me the most recent stuff.’ She can’t just call Maria Hill at S.H.I.E.L.D. and say, ‘What’s new with the world of spy business?’ In fact, she has to turn to a lot of people, some of who we’ve never seen before but we’ll be introducing, who taught her spy craft at an early age. And in a weird way, that gives her a strange advantage over some of the people she’s facing because that’s the problem when you’re too reliant on technology: sometimes you miss the basics.”
Waid also reassured readers they don’t have to have read the most recent Black Widow comic, but it wouldn’t hurt either.
“It’s similar to way we approached Daredevil, in that we’re not picking up specifically from the end of the previous issue or specifically from any one moment. But we’re acknowledging that, and making use of the fact that what happened in the previous series happened, and using some of that stuff as a springboard. And it is, by Marvel time, at least eight months later. It’s not the next day, anyway. Especially in issue 2 in particular, we’re sort of spring boarding off of some of the previous events, but not so specifically that anyone should feel like they’re missing anything if they didn’t read the previous run.”
You can check out the preview art for the first issue below. Will you be picking up Black Widow #1 next year?