First Look At Phil Noto’s Stunning Artwork For BLACK WIDOW #1

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The first preview pages for the new Black Widow series from Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto have been released. The new series will see Natasha branching off on her own as she tries to search for atonement. Some fans have been a little hesitant about the whole ‘atonement‘ angle and what that means for the Black Widow, but Edmondson took to his personal blog after the preview pages hit to share a little insight about his intentions for the series. You can read the writer’s comments below and then check out Phil Noto‘s amazing art for the debut issue. Black Widow #1 hits comic shops January 8th. Will you be checking this one out?

Spoilers guys: I really like this. I’ve written before about how I can’t get all-in on the assassin angle with Natasha. It doesn’t make sense that she’d quit the KGB just to go on murderous rampages for the other side. I know people have been hesitant about the “atonement” angle teased in this series, for understandable reasons, but one thing I like about it is that it forces Natasha’s morality under a microscope: it doesn’t allow for easy violence and easy death. And neither of those should be easy for Natasha, because she knows their weight too well.
I’m also interested in how Noto will be using color in this series, since it seems like such a key element in the covers and this preview. Is red the motif, or is there something larger at work? January 8th, mark your calendars!

“The Finely Woven Thread”
You’ve seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an Agent of Shield. 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. From the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis?) and Phil Noto (Thunderbolts, X-23) bring you a new ongoing series as gorgeous and mysterious as Nastasha Romanov herself!

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