Black Widow: The Finely Woven Thread

This is the comic Natasha Romanoff deserves.

Marvel's single-character series of late have been terrific entries for newcomers to comics, and Nathan Edmondson's new run on Black Widow is no exception. Natasha Romanoff/Natalia Romanova/Black Widow is such a terrific character, and an easy one to like: she's the world's greatest spy and assassin, trying to atone for her monstrous past while continuing her work, alongside the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D, and on her own. She's a morally complex character with wicked skills and some very believably human relationships, and Edmondson thankfully steers clear of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's treatment of her as a boring sexpot. Phil Noto's luminous, perfectly-colored art is the icing on the cake. If you were outraged on the Black Widow's behalf in Age of Ultron, this is the book for you.