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Mark Waid and Chris Samnee Announced as New BLACK WIDOW Creative Team

The minds behind DAREDEVIL are taking on Black Widow.

Cover by Chris Samnee/Matthew Wilson
Cover by Chris Samnee/Matthew Wilson

A new creative team is coming to BLACK WIDOW in early 2016. Writer Mark Waid, artist Chris Samnee, colorist Matthew Wilson, and letterer Joe Caramagna will be the driving force behind this book, after coming off a stellar run of DAREDEVIL, as revealed by EW. Wait and Samnee discussed the upcoming book and revealed what fans can expect from the new series.

Waid says they'll be using Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's volume as a jumping-off point for the book. You don't have to read their run, but it wouldn't hurt. This volume will take place 8 months after the last volume. They will be utilizing previous events to help push their new stories. There will also be a new villain in Widow's life that will be her biggest threat yet.

Samnee has already been working on the new series and discussed the volume and first issue.

I started work on Widow a week after I finished Daredevil. It’s my love letter to Gerry Conway and Gene Colan in a way, but also we’re doing the absolute worst things possible to Widow. But I think that’s kind of what you have to do — kill your darlings. If I didn’t love her so much, I wouldn’t give her such a hard time. She gets beat down, but the great thing about Widow is that she always gets back up. And I think we’re going to see that for at least a year: getting beat down and getting back up on top. I’m looking forward to dragging Widow through the dirt.

BLACK WIDOW hits local comic shops in early 2016.

By Chris Samnee
By Chris Samnee