Monday, November 20, 2017

Marvel-ous Monday: "The Widow and the Militants!" by Friedrich, Colan, and Everett

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! It's the next part of Gary Friedrich's militant mini-epic starring the Black Widow, and now he's joined by the most exquisite art team of Gene Colan and Bill Everett. Colan's storytelling is superbly cinematic and Everett's inks are so slick and moody that you can still enjoy the story even though you can see the "twist" of "The Mob's" involvement in the unrest that's got our Young Militants taking action from a few city blocks away. Still, it's an involving and exciting story--what more can we ask for? (Cameos of J. Jonah Jameson and Peter Parker, you say? See page 2, baby!) Here's "The Widow and the Militants!" from Amazing Adventures #3 (August 1970)!
Cover art by John Buscema and John Verpoorten


  1. Now we're talking. After 2 bland issues the Widow really takes off. Colan/Everett were superb, lifting the storyline with their art. Pretty soon we'll be treated to the infamous shower scene with Natasha which was quite shocking for it's time.

  2. Wasn't that shower scene re-drawn or altered pre-publication? I thought I remembered this but can't find any indication of it on the web -



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