Web of Black Widow #4
Written by Jody Houser
Art by Stephen Mooney
Colors by Triona Farrell
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: An injured Black Widow will find her mission interrupted not by an enemy, but a friend.
Natasha is continuing her mission to right some of the wrongs of her past. Unfortunately, her mission keeps attracting the attention of friend and foe alike. Crashing on Matt Murdock’s couch, Widow finds a rare moment of rest before she suits up to begin her next mission.
Her latest assassination mission is going to be interrupted by Clint Barton who will make his presence felt with a series of well placed arrows that will barely miss her head. Confronted by her old friend and with the memories of their history running her head, the two begin to fight. When Clint decides to escalate the fight between the two of them, a wounded Natasha will find herself on the defensive and at the mercy of another familiar face.
The Story: An awesomely well plotted and tense thriller. This issue continues the entertaining and engaging story Jody Houser has been weaving for this character. Having the plot come down to Nat vs Clint was inspired and perfectly executed. The dialogue is fantastic and the action is well done. I love the way this plot moves and the ending was the perfect surprise to tease the next issue.
The Art: Stephen Mooney offers some beautiful art in this issue. From quiet moments like Natasha in Matt’s apartment to the face off between Nat and Clint, the art in this issue perfectly complements the story.