It seems this is fast becoming a website that is an homage to Black Widow. I actually just had a lot of pictures I’ve collected over the years and some drafts for posts I never finished were collecting dust, so I might as well get them all out here. If you’ve gotten to this post directly rather than through the front page, either go there or pick your poison for the other Black Widow posts.
As I mentioned elsewhere, Black Widow is one of my favorite characters. She’s been around since her introduction into the Marvel Universe way back in 1964. That was less than three years after the Marvel Comics began publishing its modern-era comics. That was also the same year the Avengers were formed and Daredevil was introduced. Even Spider-man had only been around for about two years.
Black Widow, AKA Natalia Romanova AKA Natasha Romanoff, is probably one of the characters women most commonly cosplay. Makes sense. Her costume is pretty easy to make and she’s sexy as hell. But if you haven’t actually read any of the comics she’s in, you’re missing out. She’s an Avenger, a soloist, an assassin, a secret agent, a partner, a beautiful socialite, a mysteriously old woman (born in the 20’s) with a veiled background, a backup and a main character, and a lover. She’s very smart, very skilled, and very dangerous. Why there isn’t a solo movie about her is mind-boggling. There are so many stories that could be told.
Anyway, Black Widow isn’t just a favorite character to cosplay, she’s also a popular character for artists to sketch and paint. Here’s a random sampling of sketches, commissions, and general artwork.