A new Black Widow comic book title will be launched in April in advance of the May movie. First reported by IGN, Marvel Comics' Black Widow #1 by writer Kelly Thompson and artist Elena Casagrande will send Natasha after a mystery in the Bay area.
"This story does play with memory and the very fabric of who Natasha is," Thompson said. "…but I think we’re doing it in a twisty new way that’s going to be a real emotional (and physical) journey for her, and at the end of our first arc expect to see her left in a very different state than where she began…and I believe a bit of a different role than we’ve ever seen for Natasha before."
"It’s risky but I’m excited and with the incredible team we have on board I’m feeling confident we can pull it off," the writer continued. "This is a story I’ve had in mind for Nat for years - it’s the kind of story, as fan, that I’ve always wanted to see."
Marvel promises that other characters from the Black Widow film such as Red Guardian and Yelena Belova will appear in the Black Widow comic book.
"I think Black Widow is an incredibly rich character in that she works well in a lot of different genres," Thompson said, "but that can also make her a little tricky - if you try to do too much with her instead of committing to a clear vision, I think you can run into trouble. I’m very interested in the duality of Natasha…so look for that to be a recurring theme in this first arc as she struggles against that and leans into it."
Black Widow #1 is due out April 1.
Look for Marvel's full April 2020 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.