This follows up on Richard Morgan's previous black widow miniseries, titled homecoming. I'd recommend reading that first, since most of the characters and plot threads here started there. Although I think this could stand on its own, as other than some character motivations, all you really need to know is Natasha killed a powerful drug mogal and the feds are after her.
So the plot here is right out of a spy thriller which is quite fitting really. Natasha is on the run from a mix of federal and corporate interests after the events of the previous volume. Her quest takes her to cuba, and the protection of another black widow who was mentioned in passing in the previous volume. After that it's your standard cat and mouse game between Nat, the guys after her, and the gangsters she is going after for info. Throw in daredevil and Nick fury for good measure, and you got yourself an entertaining book.
If the book has a weakness, it's the art. The style is almost painted, and for the most part it works. However, faces are not the artists strong suit, at times nat's lips are almost cartoonishly large. It's not a deal breaker by any means, but it's not really my favorite.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Panini Publishing Ltd (6 April 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846533848
- ISBN-13: 978-1846533846
- Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 1 x 17 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
- Customer Reviews: 3 customer ratings