Cover to Black Widow #1

Black Widow is published by Marvel Comics. Current price per issue is $3.99.

Publication Dates[edit | edit source]

Last Issue[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #3/43: 04 Nov 2020

Current Issue[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #4/44: 02 Dec 2020

Next Issue[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #5/45: 06 Jan 2021

Status[edit | edit source]

A new series starts September 2020.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Main Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Black Widow/Natalia Romanova/Natasha Romanoff

Allies[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

Other Characters/Places/Things[edit | edit source]

Recent Storylines[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #4/44[edit | edit source]

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Black Widow #3/43[edit | edit source]

Black Widow's Sting #1[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #2/42[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #1[edit | edit source]

The Web of Black Widow #5[edit | edit source]

The Web of Black Widow #4[edit | edit source]

The Web of Black Widow #3[edit | edit source]

The Web of Black Widow #2[edit | edit source]

The Web of Black Widow #1[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #5[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #4[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #3[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #2[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #1[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #12[edit | edit source]

Black Widow #11[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Trade Paperbacks[edit | edit source]

  • Black Widow Epic Collection: The Coldest War - Collects Black Widow: The Coldest War; Punisher/Black Widow: Spinning Doomsday's Web; Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir; Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty; Journey Into Mystery #517-519; and the Black Widow stories from Bizarre Adventures #25, Marvel Fanfare #10-13, Solo Avengers #7, Marvel Comics Presents vol. 1 #135, and Daredevil vol. 1 Annual #10. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302921309


  • Black Widow: Web of Intrigue - Collects Black Widow: The Coldest War, plus Black Widow stories from Marvel Fanfare #10-13 & Bizarre Adventures #25. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302900267
  • Black Widow: The Itsy-Bitsy Spider - Collects vol. 1 #1-3 & vol. 2 #1-3. "Natasha Romanov has always led a life of adventure. First, she was a Soviet spy, fighting on the Cold War front line. She then defected to the West, eventually becoming a super hero and an Avenger. Natasha has earned a reputation as a consummate professional, coldly efficient and as deadly as her namesake. But now, her time as Black Widow may be running out. Yelena Belova, the new Black Widow, seeks to claim the mantle she feels was stolen from her Motherland. Anxious to prove herself by eliminating her counterpart, Belova will stop at nothing to achieve her goal." - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785196020 - comiXology
  • Black Widow: Widowmaker - Collects vol. 5 #1-8, plus Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1-4, Widowmaker #1-4, Fear Itself: Black Widow & Black Widow Saga.
  • Black Widow, vol 1: The Finely Woven Thread - Collects vol. 6 #1-6. "The Black Widow goes undercover in Russia, but from its cold streets, the Hand of God reaches out to crush her...and it is as merciless as its name implies. Outmatched by the brute force of a powerful new villain, Natasha faces her deadliest test, and discovers a deadly plot unfolding that spans the entire globe." - WorldCat - ISBN 0785188193
  • Black Widow, vol 2: The Tightly Tangled Web - Collects vol. 6 #7-12, plus Punisher #9. "On a snowy night in Prague, Black Widow must fight her way out of disaster alongside the Winter Soldier! And as Isaiah’s London business turns complicated, Natasha finds herself fighting against — or alongside? — the Punisher for access to a deadly criminal network. But trapped on an exploding oil rig with Crossbones and his Skull Squad, will Frank and Natasha complete their missions — or take each other out?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785188209
  • Black Widow, vol 3: Last Days - Collects vol. 6 #13-20. "The world has turned against Black Widow. Her web is broken. It’s all been worth it, though, because the path to Chaos is finally at her feet. But can Natasha still turn to the Avengers or S.H.I.E.L.D.? And how far can she travel her brutal road to the answers she needs, while still calling herself a hero? As Chaos looms, an enemy resurfaces with a surprising agenda, and Natasha gets an offer she can’t refuse. This is it: Black Widow goes head-to-head with Chaos at long last! Then, at the end of all things, Black Widow finds herself unexpectedly connected to one of the darkest moments of her past. See how the first lines of red in her ledger were written. Will Natasha fall into darkness? Is it too late for redemption?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785192534
  • Black Widow, vol. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Most Wanted - Collects vol. 7 #1-6. "Natasha has a lifetime of secrets, and when some of the darkest ones are made public, nobody is safe. As S.H.I.E.L.D. turns on its once greatest asset, she seeks out her own answers in a knockdown drag-out tale of action and espionage! But will the Widow’s hunt for the Weeping Lion send her back to the one place she never wanted to go?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785199755
  • Black Widow, vol. 2: No More Secrets - Collects vol. 7 #7-12. "Now that Natasha knows the truth about the Weeping Lion, she's in control of his very particular set of skills. Natasha plans to use him to destroy the Red Room's reincarnation, the Dark Room - but first she must face the deadly Recluse!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785199762
  • Black Widow: No Restraints Play - Collects vol. 8 #1-5. "Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now, she’s tried to overcome that programming to side with the angels — to be a hero. And where did that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now the Black Widow is back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear. Natasha cuts a swath through the island underworld of Madripoor, and she has a party to crash — one filled with ruthless villains. But soon Natasha will be trapped in someone else’s dark web!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302916732
  • The Web of Black Widow - Collects Web of #1-5. "Natasha Romanoff is the deadliest spy in the Marvel Universe and the beating heart of the Avengers. But when a mysterious figure starts exploiting her murky past, the Widow must go underground and off the grid! Who can she trust in this web of deceit? And more important, can her friends trust her anymore?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302920074
  • Black Widow by Kelly Thompson, vol. 1: The Ties That Bind - Collects vol. 9 #1-5. "Something is very wrong with Natasha: She's…happy?! The Widow has been a spy almost as long as she's been alive. And she's never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys or the bad. But retirement definitely agrees with the world's deadliest woman as she revels in the perfect life she never dreamed she could have. But scratch the surface of that perfect life and you'll find something very wrong lurking beneath it — and a woman like Nat just can't help but scratch. Beyond San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge lies a mystery only the Marvel Universe's greatest spy can solve!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302924836 - (forthcoming, April 2021)


  • Marvel Knights Black Widow by Grayson & Rucka: The Complete Collection - Collects vol. 1 #1-3, vol. 2 #1-3, and Pale Little Spider #1-3. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302914004
  • Black Widow: Welcome to the Game - Collects vol. 3 #1-6 & vol. 4 #1-6. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302921255
  • Black Widow by Waid and Samnee: The Complete Collection - Collects vol. 7 #1-12. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302921293

Omnibus Hardcovers[edit | edit source]

  • The Black Widow Strikes Omnibus - Collects Avengers vol. 1 #29-30, 36-37 & 43-44; Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 #86; Daredevil vol. 1 #81 & Annual #10; Black Widow: The Coldest War; Punisher/Black Widow: Spinning Doomsday's Web; Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir; Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty; Journey Into Mystery #517-519; and the Black Widow stories from Amazing Adventures vol. 1 #1-8, Bizarre Adventures #25, Marvel Fanfare #10-13, Solo Avengers #7, Marvel Comics Presents vol. 1 #135, and Tales of Suspense vol. 1 #52-53, 57, 60 & 64. - 9781302921279 WorldCat - ISBN 9781302921279

History[edit | edit source]

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Creative Team[edit | edit source]

Volume 6[edit | edit source]

Writer: Nathan Edmondson. Artist/Covers: Phil Noto.

Volume 7[edit | edit source]

Writer: Mark Waid. Artist/Covers: Chris Samnee.

Volume 8[edit | edit source]

Writers: Jen & Sylvia Soska. Artist: Flaviano. Covers: Clayton Crain.

The Web of Black Widow[edit | edit source]

Writer: Jody Houser. Artist: Stephen Mooney. Covers: Junggeun Yoon.

Volume 9[edit | edit source]

Writer: Kelly Thompson. Artist: Elena Casagrande. Covers: Adam Hughes.

Publishing History[edit | edit source]

  • Volume 1: #1-3, 1999 (mini-series)
  • Volume 2: #1-3, 2001 (mini-series)
  • Volume 3: #1-6, 2004-2005 (mini-series)
  • Volume 4: #1-6, 2005-2006 (mini-series, aka Black Widow 2, aka Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her…)
  • Volume 5: #1-8, 2010-2011
  • Volume 6: #1-20, 2014-2015
  • Volume 7: #1-12, 2016-2017
  • Volume 8: #1-5, 2019 (mini-series)
  • The Web of Black Widow: #1-5, 2019-2020 (mini-series)
  • Volume 9: #1-, 2020-present (legacy #41- )

Future Publication Dates[edit | edit source]

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Black Widow #5/45: 06 Jan 2021

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