“Now, you know what it does to me when you speak Russian.”
Description: The top panel sees a startled Natasha in the foreground as she notices Daredevil pop in through her bedroom window, saying “Good! You’re up!” We cut to Natasha, draped in a white sheet attempting a kick aimed at Daredevil’s chest. He jokingly shields his body with his hand and says, “Whoa! Sure you want to go another round?” Next, he grabs her hand when she goes for his throat, jokingly saying “I’ll take that as a yes.” Natasha speaks for the first time, in Russian, transcribed as: “Poshol k chortu!” Daredevil pulls her close and says “Now, you know what it does to me when you speak Russian.” In the bottom, slightly over-sized, panel he gives her a kiss. Her expression is one of wide-eyed surprise.
Now you may be wondering where this scene is from, and what Daredevil is doing trying to seduce a clearly uncooperative Natasha. It turns out that Daredevil is on a S.H.I.E.L.D. mission, that Natasha is in fact not herself, but a delusional Yelena Belova (the second Black Widow) who just believes she is Natasha Romanoff, and that the issue in question is the first of three in the mini-series Black Widow: Breakdown, written by Devin Grayson and Greg Rucka, with art by Scott Hampton. It’s not the most exciting mini I’ve ever read, but I do like this scene, and the ease with which Matt plays his part. If you’re wondering why he’s being instructed to feed, and even enhance, Yelena’s delusion, you’re going to have to read the rest of the story, available in full at Marvel Digital Unlimited (with a paid subscription, of course), or possibly in the back bins of your local comic book store.