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Review: Black Widow #3

Elektra and Black Widow battle it out!

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The story continues as Black Widow and Elektra square off.
 

The Good

I had no clue Daniel Acuña was on this book! When I realized that, I was excited. As always, Acuña does an amazing job with action. His panel transition is smooth, seamless, and it feels like you're watching an action film. He's one of the few artists that gets me excited about a dialogue-less page. One the writing side of things, Marjorie Liu wrote this book, and there's a difference of night and day between this and the Dark Wolverine book she co-wrote this week. Black Widow is tough, cool, and a mixture of Dick Tracy, The Spirit, and every bad-a$$ noir detective I could think of, but cooler. Yes, I feel that strongly about her from this single issue. Most of all, it was a real fun read. Although the whole story is about Black Widow being hunted, I still felt the story, or rather character, was light-hearted underneath it all.
 

The Bad

A few times, Acuña's art on character's faces would look weird. It only happened once or twice, but it was enough to catch my attention. Occasionally, someone's eyes would be farther apart than normal, or the eyes would simply be a little too big.
 

The Verdict: 4.5/5

An incredibly solid issue, which surprised me since I am not really a fan of Black Widow. This book made me want more, just enough to go back and read the first two issues. I may be a little biased because I'm a huge fan of  Acuña's work, but aside from that the writing was a lot of fun and incredibly strong. I highly recommend this book.

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Mr. Kamikaze

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Is this series like a current thing in the continuity...or is it another one of those "Origins" things? 

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I just got the issue and it really wasn't Elektra vs Black Widow the entire issue in fact Elektra only appeared in like 4 or so pages

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Natashathe best
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I hate it when u think ur gonna  get a big battle to the end, and then it's 4 pgs. worth.

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@X-93 said:
" I hate it when u think ur gonna  get a big battle to the end, and then it's 4 pgs. worth. "
Covers are only meant to drag you in =D
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That's a beautiful cover.

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For the first few pages Natasha looks like Carmen Sandiego what ever happen to that globe trotting vixen, anyway this book continues to surprise me I would have never tough that I would be enjoying a Black Widow book, great review Ego

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@Mr. Kamikaze said:
" Is this series like a current thing in the continuity...or is it another one of those "Origins" things?  "
Current continuity.
 
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I picked up the first issue expecting to be disappointed, but so far its been excellent. I figured it would be cheaply put together just to cash in on Iron Man 2. I actually like Black Widow's character, so thankfully that isn't the case.