theopteryx:

natasha said ‘bye bye bikinis’ and i said ‘hello shameless reason to draw pin-up suits,’ and it was so

theopteryx:

natasha said ‘bye bye bikinis’ and i said ‘hello shameless reason to draw pin-up suits,’ and it was so

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Tags: Black Widow

ouyangdan:

roane72:

natasha romanoff + tumblr wanting a black widow movie.

Black Widow 3: Steve What the Fuck Is Your Friend Doing

okay i’d change a few deets but this is yes very yes.

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@mishastolethetardis - Imagine the Avengers going to the movies and Natasha tries to get Steve in as a senior

@mishastolethetardis - Imagine the Avengers going to the movies and Natasha tries to get Steve in as a senior

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fuckyeahblackwidow:


Maria: I can’t put SHIELD on this. Not officially.Natasha: This is a complicated web, Maria. We’re tangled in it.Maria: Then I suppose we’ll continue to need a spider who can navigate the threads. You’re the only person I can trust right now.

This scene sets up an interesting and kinda unremarked dichotomy. Chasing Chaos, Natasha has run into familiar faces from her life’s other sides— Frank Castle and especially Matt Murdock, who question whether they can trust Natasha or Natasha can trust herself. But she is chasing Chaos because Maria Hill asked her to. Because she’s the only person Maria can trust.
From Black Widow #6, by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto.

fuckyeahblackwidow:

Maria: I can’t put SHIELD on this. Not officially.
Natasha: This is a complicated web, Maria. We’re tangled in it.
Maria: Then I suppose we’ll continue to need a spider who can navigate the threads. You’re the only person I can trust right now.

This scene sets up an interesting and kinda unremarked dichotomy. Chasing Chaos, Natasha has run into familiar faces from her life’s other sides— Frank Castle and especially Matt Murdock, who question whether they can trust Natasha or Natasha can trust herself. But she is chasing Chaos because Maria Hill asked her to. Because she’s the only person Maria can trust.

From Black Widow #6, by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto.

fuckyeahblackwidow:

Natasha: I have spent over a month hunting you! I will follow you! I will find you! And if not me, then others! I found you here, do you not understand? If you do not surrender yourself, this can only end in death! Mine or yours, but one of us! Castle! I will not stop pursuing you— I will never stop—

In honor of this week’s Punisher/Black Widow crossover, I thought I’d post a scene from one of my favorite Natasha comics of the past few years, Punisher War Zone #2. Greg Rucka’s excellent run on Punisher was a meditation on the power of missions— the way a mission can transfigure, make someone more than human, and less. In this story Natasha spends a month tracking a nearly wordless Frank Castle to a remote jungle. But Frank loses her when he runs through a camp of child soldiers. She stops; she can’t abandon them until she knows they’re taken care of. Frank knows the score, knows the mission, is the mission in ways she cannot let herself be.

"Pick your battles."

From Punisher War Zone #2, by Greg Rucka and Carmine di Giandomencio.

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Anonymous said: Does Natasha have any female friends that she works or hangs out with?

fuckyeahblackwidow:

Natasha’s had several friendships stop and start— historically Marvel has had a problem keeping a female lead book going long enough to develop and sustain friendships beyond one issue or run.  And for whatever reason, comics tend to remember Natasha’s romantic entanglements with men more than her connections with other women. Her two-second, after the fact affair with Hercules is what Champions flashbacks always show, not the friendship she made with Darkstar, a fellow Soviet defector.

So, let’s see: the first Marvel Knights series had Natasha develop a deep friendship with Dagger that’s not been referenced since.  In the second volume she worked with Helen Kim, a non-costumed SHIELD agent who disappeared after that series was axed at issue #6.  Marjorie Liu planned on bringing Natasha in to be a mentor in X-23, but the book was cancelled before she could write that arc.  (Liu also pitched a series about Laura, Natasha, Elektra and Mystique that never got picked up.)

Natasha and Sharon Carter had a few team-ups that spun out of Brubaker’s Captain America run, including Captain America and the Secret Avengers by kellysue, but Sharon is dead now and no one outside of Steve’s book seems to have noticed.  Natasha was a complicated influence on Rikki Barnes in Nomad: Girl Without a World and the associated backups, but Rikki’s dead now too.

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Natasha: Why didn’t you call me yourself? I found out from cage.
Angela: I didn’t want to impose— you’ve already helped me—
Natasha: Hurting the Chaeyi? No imposition at all.
Angela: You’re right, Natasha— I didn’t think I’m sorry.
Natasha: Don’t let it happen again.

Natasha was a huge encouragement to Angela Del Toro when she was starting out her hero career in tamorapierce's White Tiger mini, but Angela’s fallen into comicbook limbo. A+X #2 showed Natasha making a connection with Rogue and implied the two now hang out regularly, but like everything else it’s never left that issue. (I guess Rogue’s been dead recently, too.) Natasha took Crystal of the Inhumans to a superhero theme night at a pizza buffet/all-male revue once during the nineties, but, okay, I can see why that’s never been revisited.

The central premise of the current Black Widow series is that Natasha doesn’t let herself take days off. She takes extracurricular missions, instead. And one of the major consequences in this story is the isolation that she creates for herself, and how that lonliness frays her. Natasha keeps parts of herself compartmentalized; she can be a difficult person to know. But she is also nosy and meddling and driven to help people who tug at her.

Natasha’s major SHIELD contact right now is Maria Hill, and they share a subtle, professional relationship that is one of the highlights of the current book for me.

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Natasha: And you think I can succeed where you failed?
Maria: I am not paid for uncertainty, agent. Do your thing.

In the wider MU, Natasha shares a developing friendship with Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew. This started in Avengers Assemble, has been nodded to once in the main Avengers title, and is now a key component of the ongoing Secret Avengers series.

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Jessica: Can we do this every month, until, like, the next major catastrophe happens and everyone has to go beat up some aliens somewhere again?
Natasha: We can do this even twice every month. Wars never last. It’s going to be back to business as usual. Then we get more massages.

I’m not totally thrilled with Jessica’s characterization in that book, but I am totally thrilled to see a friendship like this survive more than one author. Maybe we’ll see Natasha pop up in Jessica’s just-announced book, eventually.

Panels from White Tiger #6, Black Widow #5 and Secret Avengers #1.

Tags: Black Widow

offtide:

a bunch of practice nat doodles

offtide:

a bunch of practice nat doodles

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Tags: Black Widow

fuckyeahblackwidow:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, deleted scene.

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everyworldneedslove:

I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.

She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)

And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.

To address what I bolded, one of the reason I loved lettered’s Avengers fanfics is for that little exchange between Banner and Natasha when he asked if she was really afraid and she answers “I’m always afraid.”

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caroljessie:

black widow: the name of the rose; quotes

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Tags: black widow