Black Widow Returns!

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Everyone who’s anyone is excited about the upcoming Iron Man movie.  Marvel’s working that hype by making comics about some of the co-starring characters.

And Black Widow was due.


Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1 Sells Out & Returns With New Printing

Marvel is pleased to announce that Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at the retail level) and will return with Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1 Second Printing Variant! Red hot writer Paul Cornell, teaming with artists Tom Raney and John Paul Leon, reveal the secret origin of one the Avengers’ finest super-spy as Natalia Romanova’s past comes back to haunt her! But what do Wolverine and the current Captain America , Bucky Barnes, have to do with the powerful revelations about her history? Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1 Second Printing Variant features the interior art of Tom Raney on the Cover!

Black Widow: Deadly Origin starts strong and looks to be a really entertaining series.” – Kevin Fuller,

“Raney provides marvelously detailed action set in the present day.” – Doug Zawisza,

“ Leon ’s bold, thick lines and heavy inks capture the roughness and harshness of World War II-era Russia well, and his faces are subtly expressive–by which I mean that they capture the emotions of his characters realistically, without resorting to exaggeration or caricature.” –  David Wallace,

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Black Widow: Deadly Origin as the series continues to sell out and garner praise from all corners! Is the Black Widow cunning enough to stop the “Icepick Protocol”, a mysterious plan decades in the making that may have dire consequences for Natasha and her loved ones? Find out in Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1 Second Printing Variant!





Cover by TOM RANEY

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 12/03/09, On-Sale – 12/23/09

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