Hey all, another day, another bunch of reviews. Now, I'm supposed to do a Flashback Friday post tomorrow(followed by a Best of the Rest post on Saturday), but I can almost guarantee that I'll be skipping the Flashback post, and there's a very good chance I'll be skipping the Best post as well. My reasoning for this is twofold... Number one, I'd prefer to just concentrate on reviewing the new stuff I have(in some cases I'm 4 months behind some series!), and number two, doing the Flashback post has been detrimental to my back issue reading... I find myself not reading as many back issues because I know the more I read, the more time I'll have to put into the Flashback post, which can be pretty time consuming. So instead of a Flashback Friday post, I'll probably continue turning out reviews, unless I read an exceptionally good back issue, then I'll probably do a proper review for it or add it to the Best of the Rest post on Saturday. Okay, with that little bit of house keeping out of the way, let's get to the reviews.
Black Widow #2: Writer: Marjorie Liu. Artist: Daniel Acuña.
Last Issue: 8 out of 10.
Review: Black Widow wakes up in a hospital room with a start, and after looking down at the wound on her abdominal region, she figures out exactly what happened to her. Before Natasha can get out of bed, Wolverine strolls in and after a quick conversation, Wolvie takes his leave. Natasha then goes to leave the hospital, but she is accosted by a trio of gunmen, who order her to return to her room. Even in her weakened state, Natasha takes care of the gunmen, takes one of their outfits, and manages to sneak away. From there we head to a meeting between Tony Stark, Bucky, Hawkeye and a man from the government. The government guy tells the trio of heroes that his operatives had removed a data chip that was implanted in Natasha body which was tracking the movements of all of the heroes she had been working with, as well as recording all sorts of classified information. The three heroes refuse to believe that Natasha would sell them out, but during the meeting, Pepper Potts is shot by Lady Bullseye with a high powered focused sound rifle, to which the government agent tells Stark before he rushes away after receiving that news, that Pepper was one of the people who was in Natasha's files. So it looks like Natasha has switch sides, and is selling out her friends... After making it to one of her safehouses, she picks up a few weapons, grabs a change of clothes, and heads out to see who was behind all of her recent problems. This issue ends with Natasha heading towards some docks, where Elektra was waiting for her.
What I Thought: This comic was interesting enough I guess. For my tastes there's a bit too much mystery going on here with not enough answers, but hopefully the mystery of Natasha, the data chip, the government and the people who were trying to kill her will begin to unravel a bit next issue. I kept hoping things would clear up with each page I turned, but instead the waters just became muckier and murkier. With that said, next issue, if it gives us a Black Widow/Elektra showdown should be off the charts fantastic!
Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.Don't worry Logan, I doubt ANYBODY would ever mistake you for a gentleman!