Wednesday, November 6, 2019

"Black Widow" Movie Prelude

Marvel Comics' "Black Widow" - Prelude #1, supporting the upcoming "Black Widow" solo feature film, is available January 2020, written by Peter David and illustrated by Carlos Villa, with a photo cover of Scarlett Johansson as 'Natasha Romanoff' aka former Russian covert agent 'Black Widow':

"...trace the 'Black Widow' history in the 'Marvel Cineamtic Universe'. From spy to 'Avenger', the enigmatic Black Widow has lived many secret lives. 

"But how do these disparate episodes add up to the life of the heroic Avenger, and what is the thread that connects her past to her future? Get ready for Marvel Studios' 'Black Widow' solo feature with this glimpse into the storied history of 'Natasha Romanoff'..."

Marvel Studios "Black Widow" feature is directed by Cate Shortland, starring Johansson facing off against 'Taskmaster', with David Harbour as Marvel Comics' Russian superhero 'Red Guardian', targeting a May 2020 wide release :

Created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator John Buscema...

...'Alexei Shostakov' aka 'Red Guardian' was born in Moscow. 

Both he and his wife became agents of the Soviets: his wife becoming 'Black Widow'...

...while he trained as a test pilot and 'KGB' agent... be the 'Soviet' counterpart to 'Captain America' as the 'Red Guardian'.

Cast also includes Florence Pugh as 'Yelena Belova', O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz.

"I get to play 'Natasha' as a fully realized woman and in all of her many facets," said Johansson. 

"I’m excited for fans to see the flawed side of her, what she perceives to be the flawed side of her...

"...and I’m looking to wipe out some of that 'red 'in my ledger, so you guys will be seeing more of that."

"In this film we get to understand her past and put the pieces of herself together and come out a whole person," said Shortland.

The first 'Black Widow' debuted in "Mystic Comics" #4 (1940), followed 20 years later with 'Natasha Romanoff' debuting in Marvel's "Tales of Suspense"' #52.

The character's black leather 'modern look' was introduced in "Amazing Spider-Man" #86 (1963).

Black Widow's first solo title was "Amazing Adventures" #1 (1970)...

...and in "Marvel Fanfare" #10 (1982)."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Black Widow"...