Review: Black Widow: The Name of the Rose

Title: Black Widow: The Name of the Rose
Author: Marjorie Liu, Daniel Acuña (illustrator)
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Marvel
Source: Library
Format: Ebook
Release Date: December 22, 2010
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

The deadly super-spy from IRON MAN 2, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA in her own action-packed tale! Natasha Romanoff is not a super hero. She’s not psychic. She doesn’t fly. And yet as the Black Widow, she manages to hold her own against a world of incredibly powerful enemies and allies. But now someone has tried to kill Natasha and almost succeeded.


Natasha Romanoff is a spy, with the alias Black Widow. She has many enemies who have targeted her over the years, but she’s always able to fight them off. Now, someone has been sending her messages and trying to kill her. This person knows secrets that she has never told anyone. Natasha has to revisit her past to find her attacker.

I haven’t read any Black Widow stories before this one. I loved the movie so I wanted to read more of the history of the character. This story was a good introduction, but it made me want to know more about Natasha’s history. There were just teasers of what she had done earlier in her life, so I’ll need to go find some more stories to learn more.

Black Widow: The Name of the Rose is a good introduction to Black Widow!

What to read next:

Black Widow: Kiss or Kill by Duane Swierczynski, Manuel García (illustrator)

Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

Have you read Black Widow: The Name of the Rose? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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