Monday, October 24, 2016
She's been many things in her long career at Marvel - villain, spy, super-hero - but her past has remained largely wrapped in mystery.
So this series is shining a light on some of those dark corners, as we meet some of the people behind her training as a child - and see what that process of brainwashing and brutality did to her.
It's a dark, deadly story, and it shows just what Natasha has overcome to become a hero (at least we think she's a hero).
It's terrific work as always by co-writer / artist Chris Samnee and co-writer Mark Waid, two of the best in the business.
It's not a happy, upbeat story - but it is an important one, as the Widow faces a deadly race to the finish.
You really should be buying this series.