Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Travel Foreman
Cover: Yasmine Putri
Black Widow one of the world’s best assassins died. Her consciousness of Black Widow was imparted into a new body. She hatched a plan with help to take down the Red Room the organization responsible for her rebirth. Unfortunately Hawkeye and the Winter kept interfering in the plot she so set a trap for them and by the looks of it blew them up for good…
Well, it looks like I jumped the gun, as they weren’t blown up. Black Widow being trapped in a safe room while the explosion happened kept them safe. The story shows her being promoted to Commander and Co-Instructor of the Red Room program along with another agent, Gunin. He is to train the next wave of Black Widows in case anything happens to the main one, and she will be training alongside the trainees. Meanwhile, Hawkeye and Winter Soldier get out of the safe room and track down one of the Black Widow hideouts using a tracker Clint put in his bow that was confiscated after the initial skirmish with Natasha.
They infiltrate the hideout, and much to their surprise they find the ex Shield agent they dubbed “Skids”. She says Natasha comes to visit often, so that fills our heroes in on the fact that she’s still moving around and not committed fully to the Red Room cause. If she was, she would be dead. After that, the view point shifts back to Black Widow talking with the Leadership. They find out that Natasha lied, as she promised that Bucky and Clint were dead. Outed, she has no other choice but to kill everyone. Will Clint and Bucky be able to move forward from here? Will Clint ever be able to move past Natasha as she keeps hurting him? What secrets does Natasha know that Hawkeye can’t be involved with?
This ending was underwhelming to me. honestly. The beginning of the book did enough to pique my interest, but I’m just not a huge fan of this ending. I mean, maybe I shouldn’t be too mad as we got the answers we’ve been waiting for in relation to how Black Widow is back. However, I just feel so unsatisfied. Some of the banter and whatnot was funny. The ending just leaves something to be desired.