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November's BLACK WIDOW #12 Marks the Debut of Anderson Cooper

The CNN anchor set to appear in the pages of BLACK WIDOW

This November, CNN’s own Anderson Cooper makes his Marvel Universe debut for a special, Marvel Comics only, investigative report that begs the question – is the Black Widow truly the Avenger we want? It all happens in BLACK WIDOW #12, as the world renowned journalist and news anchor exposes the tangled web of the Widow’s past discretions, courtesy of critically acclaimed creators Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto.

Though she now walks a righteous path in her quest for atonement, her past is paved with bloody memories. Though allegedly reformed, is a former KGB operative and assassin the right Avenger to protect the American people? Where do her allegiances truly lie? Those questions and more will be answered in November’s issue!

“It’s Anderson doing what he does best: looking for the truth and reporting on events,” says series writer Nathan Edmondson in an interview with Marvel.com. “We imagine that in Black Widow’s world, as would be the case with many other Avengers, things she does can’t be ignored by the media and all it takes is somebody who knows how to ask the right questions to make her world very uncomfortable for her but in a way that is perhaps not unjust.”

Currently the anchor on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, the Emmy Award winning Cooper has spent many years broadcasting from around the world, reporting on up-to-the-minute news and current events.

“I found that he was a comic book fan and reader and shared some of my work with him over a year ago,” adds Edmondson on his inclusion of Cooper in BLACK WIDOW #12. “Then as we were strategizing upcoming issues of Black Widow I had this idea for an opportunity to involve him directly in the book. He was thrilled with the idea.”

Once a resident of the shadows, the Black Widow’s operations have been brought into the light like never before. With the investigation into her actions underway, what will the Avengers do when they learn how she’s been spending her days off? Find out when Anderson Cooper makes his Marvel Universe debut in BLACK WIDOW #12 this November!

BLACK WIDOW #12

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO

ON-SALE NOVEMBER 2014!

23 Comments
Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

I fell like the Keebler Elves are going to sue

(seriously I can't be the only person who thinks he looks like that)

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

In all seriousness though, the guy is probably one of the few good news men we have left.

Posted by longbowhunter

This is almost as strange as the time Tim Gunn appeared on a Marvel cover.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

I love the black widow book so much.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Interesting

Posted by TimeLordScience

Am I not allowed to call this stupid?

Posted by dagmar_merrill
Posted by akbogert

In all seriousness though, the guy is probably one of the few good news men we have left.

Word. At least in mainstream broadcasting.

Edited by Lateralus

Spoiler alert: AC is a member of Hydra, codename the Silver Fox

Posted by Transformers1024

I actually think this sounds like a really cool idea. I don't read this series but I will definitely be checking out this issue.

Posted by lifeofvibe

Spoiler alert: AC is a member of Hydra, codename the Silver Fox

you cant be serious...

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

This seems really out of place.

Edited by WheatStalker

@lifeofvibe said:

@lateralus said:

Spoiler alert: AC is a member of Hydra, codename the Silver Fox

you cant be serious...

Seriously amusing.

I am more interested to see what Spidey and Cap are doing in the issue ...

Posted by TimeLordScience
Posted by Solomonwreath

This is would be a great way to open him up to some great superpowers and a new series called KILL COOPER with the superhero/villain world chasing after him. I would read it.

Edited by jonnystorm777

I would kill to have Bill O'reilly in a comic!

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Black Widow/CaptaIn America/Spider-Man team-up? I'm very iterested.

Posted by ThanosIsMad

Am I not allowed to call this stupid?

I can understand your viewpoint--assuming one of the multitude of reasons I think are guiding your judgement are correct--and no, there's nothing wrong with calling this stupid.

I also assume that you're fine with the concept of the issue but would rather not have real-world people the focus of a comic book.

Posted by TimeLordScience

@thanosismad: I don't mind real-world people making appearances. I do mind them being on the cover of an issue and I'd rather them have an alias. To me, this looks like advertising.

Posted by nappystr8

This is hilarious! I always love these weird crossovers with real world celebrities. It reminds me of when the Avengers went on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Edited by MyNameIsWill

@captainmarvel4ever said:

In all seriousness though, the guy is probably one of the few good news men we have left.

^