Published on January 25th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


Long before she became an iconic Avenger, Natasha Romanoff debuted in Tales of Suspense #52 as the definitive comic book femme fatale! Now, 60 years later, Marvel is celebrating her incredible legacy—along with her frequent partner Hawkeye—in BLACK WIDOW & HAWKEYE. Written by Stephanie Phillips (Contest of Chaos) and drawn by Paolo Villanelli (Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest), the four-issue limited series will offer a fresh action-packed present-day adventure for the duo while also diving into their espionage and secretive pasts. To mark the occasion, best-selling cover artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau has depicted Natasha in her original costume in an all-new variant cover for BLACK WIDOW & HAWKEYE #1. Although Natasha is currently bonded to a symbiote of her own, fans can look forward to Natasha suiting up in this classic look within the pages of the series.

THE EYES OF A HAWK AND THE VENOM OF A WIDOW! Even when Black Widow and Hawkeye had no one to trust, they still had each other—even though their paths sometimes diverged. So when Clint Barton is accused of a rogue assassination attempt that puts the U.S. and Madripoor at odds, a symbiote-equipped Natasha Romanoff thinks nothing of coming to his aid. But as echoes of their past ripple into the present, it will take all their faith in each other—and the lessons learned along the way—to protect their futures.

“I love getting the chance to dig deep with Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton to tell a fast-paced spy story that celebrates their 60th anniversary,” Phillips shared. “Nothing is as it seems, and I’m having a ton of fun writing these characters. Not to mention they both look great for 60.”

Check out Artgerm’s cover below and preorder BLACK WIDOW & HAWKEYE #1 at your local comic shop today! For more information, visit

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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