A Women’s Day tribute to the Black Widow

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.

Daredevil and the Black Widow, from Daredevil #102
Daredevil and Stilt-Man, from Daredevil #102

Rock on Natasha!

Christine Hanefalk

Christine Hanefalk

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Christine is a die-hard Daredevil fan who launched The Other Murdock Papers in 2007 to share her passion for Matt Murdock and his friends with other fans.

1 comment

  1. Oh yes, Black Widow is one of my favorite character. I love her attitude and her looks. The plain black costume is very appealing: Simple but dangerous. Sadly I don’t enjoy the latest Black Widow issues …

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