Black Widow #3 Review

by Ryan.L on November 08, 2020

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Arcade and the others continue to meddle with the Black Widow. Hawkeye and Winter Soldier try to figure out if they should pull her out or leave her.

This issue wow, I'm just floored. Not only by this issue but the series as a whole. It's been non-stop intrigue and drama. But this issue brings the action, and it raised the stakes not one but many levels. It doesn't matter if we are getting action or more slower moments in this series. Every moment is packed with so much complex emotion that you can't help but be drawn in. I have not read many books recently that has as much gripping storytelling as this issue has.

I think it was around page fourteen or so when my jaw dropped and remained on the floor until the end of the issue. Every page was crafted better than a blockbuster movie. I was so captivated by every panel. There is even a splash page that caught me by surprise and I stared at it for so long, just soaking up the brilliance and beauty. 

Black Widow narrates through parts of the action and the words flow like poetry just as she moves like poetry. It's like watching this deadly ballet with a very eloquent narration. There is such symbiosis with this creative team and it is oozing out of every page, and every panel.

Overall Black Widow is nothing short of jaw dropping. This issue especially raises the series to new levels. Thompson & Casagrande are delivering arguably the best series of the year!

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