March 8 is International Women’s Day which I thought I’d commemorate with a couple of panels from Daredevil #102 by Chris Claremont and Syd Shores. You see, when I think of bad-ass women in comics, the Black Widow is right at the top of the list and she also gets extra credit for rebelling against Matt more patriarchal tendencies back in the 70’s.
In Daredevil #102, Matt and Natasha fight one of the most preposterous villains in Daredevil’s rogues gallery in the form of Stilt-Man (whose silliest feature might be that he doesn’t have knee joints on those stilts…). In the first panel, we see Natasha react to Matt’s protective tendencies, and next she takes some gentle mocking from Stilt-Man before getting the better of him.
Rock on Natasha!