Word Balloons: Marvel reveals Black Widow’s ‘Deadly Origin’
BY MATTHEW PRICE Published: November 6, 2009
Marvel Comics’ Black Widow began as a Soviet spy, introduced as a foil for Iron Man in 1964’s "Tales of Suspense” No. 52. While her first few appearances saw her as an antagonist to Marvel heroes, she’s since joined with them, even leading the Avengers for a time.
Several of Black Widow’s solo appearances will be collected in the premiere hardcover "Black Widow: Web of Intrigue,” slated for a March 2010 release. This collection will include the George Perez-drawn Marvel Fanfare Nos. 10-13 from 1983, as well as Bizarre Adventures No. 25, and the graphic novel "Black Widow: The Coldest War.”