Saturday, March 11, 2017

Comics Rant: Black Widow #10

Black Widow #10
Story by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Despite what you see is going down on the cover, Black Widow is not giving the Winter Solider, Bucky Barnes, a tattoo. I mean, that would be a little bit off kilter there, don't you think? But with Waid and Samnee at the helm, it would be just about better than any thing else out on the comic book market from the big two.

That said, lets jump right into this rant. Black Widow, Winter Solider, along with the real Weeping Lion head to the Moon.
Even I'm wondering just what the hell is going on. Since, again, I stay away from those damn event books, I did not know that the original bad ass Nick Fury now lived up on the Moon as the new semi Watcher. Well, he's really called The Unseen. Not a bad name, but geez, you'd think they'd come up with something better than a name for Nick Fury than a crappy punk band, but whatever.

Widow wants Fury's help to locate the new recruits of the Red Room. You know, so that she can save them from being brainwashed assassins like herself. But you just had to know that the Weeping Lion would butt in with his telepathic powers and try to overpower Nick Fury but because he's a little jerk, his head then fucking explodes when he learns all the secrets of the universe. Serves him right. Because, as I said before, he's a little jerk.

But wait, there's more. A friend of the Weeping Lion has stowed away on the ship that they all used to get to the blue area of the Moon. Just as Black Widow and Winter Solider start making a bee line to chase the ship, they find out that the Weeping Lion emptied their oxygen supply from their tanks. Clever, but not really, cuz he's dead.

Black Widow gives her supply of air to Barnes and he races off to retake the ship. Which he does and is able to give CPR to Natasha, just in the nick of time. Which, come to think of it, happens all the time in comics and movies. Go figure. But Nick Fury (as the Unseen) gives a hint to Black Widow to help her out. Hint, it's in Russian. Hmm, I'm pretty sure the President can translate this for me.

Black Widow dumps Winter Solider back on Earth and then resumes her hunt for the new Red Room recruits. Another solid issue of Black Widow. It even introduced more aspects to the Marvel U, instead of trying to do what most comics are guilty of these days and trying to hold on to their own pocket universe. Great story and artwork.

-Tash Moore

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