Thursday, March 3, 2016

Black Widow #1

   Now that's how you do a first issue.

   Black Widow arrives in a new series and lands - eventually - running full-tilt.

   It doesn't hurt that the comic has a top-tier creative team: writer Mark Waid, artist Chris Samnee, and color artist Matthew Wilson.

   The trio stepped over from their award-winning stint on Daredevil, and they're bringing the same fun sensibility to this series.

   It's important to make a good impression with the first issue (something far too many "firsts" fail to do), and here they hit it out of the park with an action extravaganza.

   The issue starts with Natasha on the run from a surprising army of opponents, and every time you think she's finished... she ain't finished.

   The art is phenomenal, feeling for all the world like some Jim Steranko might have cooked up (though it's not drawn in his style) - it's a perfectly crafted action fest!

   We kick the series off with a massive mystery, and I can't wait to see where it goes from here.

   Highly recommended!

Grade: A+



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Dwayne said...

I loved the last series. Picked this up... still in my "to read" pile.