Posted by inferiorego (28313 posts) - - Show Bio

This March, the runaway hit of All-New Marvel NOW! continues with another exciting chapter! Marvel is proud to present your first look at BLACK WIDOW #4 from the critically acclaimed creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto! From the cold streets of Russia emerges a powerful new villain. Enter – the Hand of God! And the Widow’s life will never be the same. Outmatched, outclassed, and outgunned by the Hand of God’s sheer brute force, Natasha fights for her life against her merciless new foe. The pieces are in play and the clock is ticking. The Hand of God’s globe-spanning terror plot has been activated. Is the Widow enough to stop it? She’ll have to survive first! Jump on to the sensational All-New Marvel NOW! series that has everyone talking! Don’t miss BLACK WIDOW #4 this March!

BLACK WIDOW #4 (JAN140768)

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO

FOC – 2/17/14, On-Sale 03/12/14

#1 Posted by Maddpanda531 (1122 posts) - - Show Bio

That's The Hand of God!? Jeez, that guy is huge!

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35151 posts) - - Show Bio

Maradona?

#3 Edited by Blizaga101 (942 posts) - - Show Bio

are the colours meant to be inverted or is that my computer?

#4 Posted by AllStarSuperman (23008 posts) - - Show Bio

geez its like one of these comes out every week

#5 Posted by Lykida (189 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by AllStarSuperman (23008 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykida: could be, I only read the first issue, but if its good, whatever

#7 Posted by Wardishy (934 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this still an unfinished process? Looks a little... unpolished.

#8 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do they make Russian villains look like that? He reminds me of the character in "The Boys", but bald...

#9 Posted by Rubear (791 posts) - - Show Bio

Hand as "Молот"? Ok. xD

#10 Posted by longbowhunter (7744 posts) - - Show Bio

geez its like one of these comes out every week

I thought the same thing till I looked at the date. This issue wont hit stands until second week of March. Looks like its on a regular monthly schedule now.

#11 Posted by j4zzm4n88 (34 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a massive DC/Vertigo and Indie guy( used to be Marvel too but many things put me off it years ago) . I recently picked up volume one of Hawkeye and loved it because it felt so self contained and I wanted to know is this book also self contained ? Furthermore, does anyone know when the Black Widow trade is coming out ? Lastly, is this book more of a thriller/ espionage book than an Avengers book ?

#12 Posted by inferiorego (28313 posts) - - Show Bio

@wardishy said:

Is this still an unfinished process? Looks a little... unpolished.

That was my bad. I uploaded the images incorrectly. Everything's fixed now. Sorry!

#13 Edited by LiveForever (312 posts) - - Show Bio

@j4zzm4n88 said:

I'm a massive DC/Vertigo and Indie guy( used to be Marvel too but many things put me off it years ago) . I recently picked up volume one of Hawkeye and loved it because it felt so self contained and I wanted to know is this book also self contained ? Furthermore, does anyone know when the Black Widow trade is coming out ? Lastly, is this book more of a thriller/ espionage book than an Avengers book ?

So far the book has been very self-contained. It's been one-and-done issues so far, but I expect that to probably change shortly. I don't see this book getting into crossovers.

I'd expect the trade to be out around April, collecting the first 5 or so issues. Marvel has been shortening the turnaround on trades to a month or two after the final issue of a trade comes out.

Definitely more thriller/espionage. Doesn't feel Avenger-y at all. Could be an image book if the character didn't look like Widow. It's dealing with assassinations, bodyguarding, a little bit of politics. No other Avengers have appeared yet, and unless I'm mistaken, the only character we've seen before is Widow. All new cast it appears.

Check out the first couple issues, it's been really good!

Also, if this appeals to you, I'd definitely recommend checking out Ed Brubaker (and later, Jason LaTour's) Winter Soldier comic from last year. That had some more Avengers featured but no crossovers. EXCELLENT book, and very much in the same vein as this. It didn't last long after Brubaker left, but I think that was because a popular writer left, not because of a dip in quality.

#14 Edited by j4zzm4n88 (34 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you kindly sir. I will wait for that first trade. I did start reading that Winter Soldier run but never got past issue 3 as my L.C.S at the time stopped stocking it so I was unable to carry on with that run . Plus with Marvel bombarding us with events all the freaking time I was less than enthused. Will look for trades of that as the series has a definitive ending which always helps with the old saving of the pennies. Prefer Marvel comics to be all about that spy stuff without tying into every other series they have, as I have become less stubborn as of late.

#15 Posted by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

where are the words? Jerks...

#16 Edited by Ando123 (252 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG¡

#18 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1193 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks great. Also sounds like we're getting into a longer range plotline.

#19 Posted by micah (2818 posts) - - Show Bio

Pass, not a fan of the art

#20 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (8084 posts) - - Show Bio

looks nice, but I wish the story would go somewhere.

#21 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (12660 posts) - - Show Bio

This book is so nice that they gotta release it twice!

#22 Posted by Tyrannotaur (288 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been loving this series so far. First time I've loved Noto's art since he was on X-23 (Didn't really care for his work in Thunderbolts). I hope this creative team stays together for a while for this book.

#24 Edited by That60sGuy (288 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by comicbookfan93 (426 posts) - - Show Bio

@micah: really? I absolutely love the art in this book but hey ho

#26 Posted by CoryNick (79 posts) - - Show Bio

The art in this book is so good! Love this book!

#27 Posted by micah (2818 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicbookfan93: its just not for me, I like her having her own book, I just wish it had different art

#28 Posted by amaltheias (36 posts) - - Show Bio

Love this book. These issues are coming out fast!

#29 Posted by Mercy_ (91887 posts) - - Show Bio

NICE

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#30 Posted by judasnixon (7233 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Widow Vs. Alan Moore......

#32 Edited by NICKXH (288 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks great.

#33 Posted by comicbookfan93 (426 posts) - - Show Bio

@micah: fair enough maybe if this series sticks round long enough the art will eventually change