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Quote1.png How many more jobs... How long will it take... I don't know if I can do it... Even if I could forgive myself... This is what I am now. And you'll never know who I was before. Quote2.png
-- Natasha Romanova

Appearing in "Raison d'Etre"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Yuri (Only appearance)[1]
  • Mr. Lucas' bodyguards (Only appearance)[1]
    • Kristoff (Only appearance)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Lucas (Only appearance)[1]
  • Miss Sophie (Lucas' dog) (Only appearance)[1]
  • Liho (First appearance)




Synopsis for "Raison d'Etre"

In between her work for S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, Black Widow spends her time taking jobs to capture and eliminate criminals so that she can atone for her past actions and try to forgive herself. The Black Widow never reveals what those horrible past actions were. Widow's lawyer and ally Isaiah helps get jobs for her, negotiates prices, and channels all of the money that she makes into trusts and the widow's "web". The Black Widow refuses to keep any of the money to make herself rich.

Isaiah gets a job for Black Widow in Dubai. She travels to Dubai and saves a crime lord from being assassinated by another mob boss, who was using the meeting in Dubai as a trap to kill the fellow criminal. Natasha takes out the sniper assassin in the building across the block by blowing him up with a missle launcher.

Later that night, the Black Widow confides in a stray cat about the job she just finished and the people she had to hurt.

Solicit Synopsis

“The Finely Woven Thread”

You’ve seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an Agent of Shield. But on her own time she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin—in ways of which those teams just wouldn’t approve. From the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, Nathan Edmonson (Who is Jake Ellis?) and Phil Noto (Thunderbolts, X-23) bring you a new ongoing series as gorgeous and mysterious as Nastasha Romanov herself!

See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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