in issue #3, natasha starts off leaving her apartment, goes on a mission, and is distracted because she had seen that her neighbor, ana, had been beaten by her husband (it’s implied that it’s not the first time.) throughout the issue she talks about how having a home is distracting and she can’t afford to have a home, but she does go back to her apartment and accepts that she has a home- and she handles the predators at home just as easily as those in the jungle.
the reason she realized that she had made a mistake with a client is she saw how casually he ‘requested’ girls for himself when he was taking off in the helicopter. protecting her neighbor isn’t a one-time incident based on what goes on in her apartment building, either, but a pattern. black widow protects women. you can see this in the name of the rose, where she takes down another man who beats his wife. you can see this again and again with natasha.
one of my favorite aspects of natasha is that she will always protect women from abusive men. she will always be there to save women from others, and in the case of jessica drew, themselves.
Black Widow comics + tumblr posts
Comic Book Meme - [1/5] Favorite Female Characters
↳ Black Widow [Natalia Alianovna Romanova]
you’ll never know who i was before.
You and me both, anon. Christos Gage has said that Laura was training with Natasha between appearances in Avengers Academy, so we can imagine. Natasha did make a cameo in X-23 #20 to set up her planned arc, and it will hopefully make a nice prologue to October’s Black Widow issue:
If you’d like to read another story where Natasha influences a teenage heroine, I recommend Nomad: Girl Without a World #1-4 and the backup story in Captain America #611-614, Underneath the Skin. But I agree, it’s never enough!
comic book meme → [5/5] Favorite Female Characters → Natalia Romanova
"You’ll die one day. So will I. But unlike you…I’ll show some spine. And I won’t be alone."
Yesterday, sneakyhufflepuff made a post about what she wants in a Black Widow movie, and in her tags she said:
- I’d figured I’d share
- rather than reblog the prove Natasha has a fanbase post
- we shouldn’t have to prove anything
- because no other fanbase had to
And it got me thinking a lot about the way that Marvel’s marketing and social media work. I’m going to get pretty in-depth here, but the TL,DR is that while I think they’re doing a good thing by making the audience feel involved, and I think they are genuinely interested in making a product that works for their audience, Marvel has inadvertently created an atmosphere where the lack of certain movies feels like something we are partially responsible for, rather than just observing.
black widow #003; "prisons need my permission to hold me, amigo."
Another Black Widow practice; and I like how it came out! ♥
I know what right looks like, Matt. I know.
Occasionally… a client hires me to recover something they’ve lost. Or something that was stolen from them.