Friday, May 11, 2012

Making a Splash: Amazing Adventures of the Black Widow

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Whaddya say we groove to and gaze upon the sensational splashes that lead off each of the bodacious Black Widow sagas in her short-lived series in Amazing Adventures (issues 1-8, May 1970-June 1971)? They did feature pulse-pounding pencils by titans John Buscema, Gene Colan, and Don Heck, y'know!

Yeah, Ol' Groove thought you might dig that idea!


  1. Funny how no one seems to be pitching a Joss Whedon/Scarlett Johansson Black Widow movie.

    1. Actually, Scarlett Johansson, herself, is actively pitching a BW flick. I think the one-two gut-punch of "Catwoman" and "Electra" might have something to do with the lack of support...

  2. Black Widow as drawn by Gene Colan was wonderful! Enjoyed it when the Widow co-starred in DareDevil and became Murdock's lover/partner...several issues also illustrated by Colan.Then, Natasha leads the Champions.The character has done so much over the years !

  3. No disrespect to John Buscema and Don Heck, but Natasha never looked better than when she was drawn by Gene Colan - he really emphasised those curves. And beautifully inked by Bill Everett, too. And to think that these were only the back-up stories.



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