When you spend your days using combat and espionage skills to save the world as a member of the Marvel Universe’s premier super hero team, the Avengers, there’s a good chance you’ll want to spend your off days relaxing and catching up on mundane chores. That’s not how the Black Widow (AKA Natasha Romanoff) chooses to spend her free time, though. Writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Phil Noto kept Natasha busy in the debut issue of the new Black Widow ongoing series, in which their protagonist moonlights as a highly paid mercenary.
The money she earns from these jobs goes toward atoning for the lives she ruined and destroyed during her days as a KGB spy and assassin. Why does Natasha feel she needs to atone? Who’s helping her in her quest? And what kinds of dangers will she run into in the immediate future? For those answers to those questions and more CBR News spoke with Edmondson and Noto about the All-New Marvel NOW! series, the second issue of which is on sale now.