Black Widow is a superhero who first appeared in “Amazing Adventures” #25 (April 1964), published by Marvel Comics. Her name is Russian-born Natasha Romanova, also known as Natasha Romanoff, public identity of Soviet spy turned S.H.I.E.L.D agent.
Natasha Romanova was born on November 22, 1952 in Russia and she started to become a spy for the Soviet Union when she was 19-years-old, infiltrating US military bases where her father served with the Red Army during World War II to gathere intel and steal classified information they found there while he was stationed in East Germany. In December 1960, he was reassigned to Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) until his death on June 2, 1962 from brain tumor when she learned that his death wasn’t from a car accident as she had believed all her life because of the cover up story given by Soviet government secret service organization so that she would be free.
Black Widow is Marvel’s longest-lived solo heroine and first communist comic book character.
Natalia Romanova was born in 1954 in Moscow, Russia. She adopted the Black Widow identity to avenge her parents’ death.
In the comics, she marries Thor and has a daughter with him named Danielle (Dani) Olsen. The marriage ends when Thor brings Loki’s children to the Earth. Dani grows up with Loki in Asgard while Black Widow is on Earth with their daughter Maya Hansen.
We have to go back to the 1950s to find the first appearance of a female superhero, who then made it on to comic books. This is Black Widow, who is not only Marvel’s longest-running solo female heroine but also the first communist superhero.
The character was created by Stan Lee and Don Rico in 1964 as an antagonist for Iron Man, but she quickly transformed into an ally of Iron Man and other superheroes in the Marvel universe. Black Widow has been depicted as having a series of relationships with male heroes such as Hawkeye, Captain America and Punisher. In 2016, she appeared in her own standalone film in which she was played by Scarlett Johansson.
In 1964, Stan Lee and Don Heck created the first of many Black Widow appearances. They made her a communist spy and originally planned for her to be an enemy of the Avengers. This was because at the time, Marvel wanted to take a stance against communism. However, with the release of Iron Man in 1963, this stance began to shift.
Black Widow has appeared in over 4 decades worth of Marvel comics spanning across different storylines and time periods. She has been portrayed as both an anti-heroine and a superheroine through these various eras.
Black Widow was introduced to the Marvel universe in 1964 as a Russian spy and became the first female superhero who appeared in comic books. She has since been a prominent character in Avengers and other Marvel franchises.
Black Widow is not only an important hero in the Marvel comics world, but is also a feminist symbol. She is one of few female superheroes to have her own comic book title without being part of a team and she was one of the first female superheroes to adopt an alias that does not include her real name.
Standing at only 5’4 and weighing 120 pounds, Black Widow is one of the most powerful female superheroes in Marvel Universe. She is also one of the most dangerous.
She debuted in the pages of Tales of Suspense issue 52 as a redheaded Soviet agent and spy code-named ‘Spider Woman’. Her costume was a tight, black bodysuit with her trademark high-heeled boots and sharp metal bracelets to complete the look.
Black Widow was born Natalia Alianovna Romanova and she has been an Avenger since 1964. She is also known by her superhero alias “The Black Widow” which she takes on to infiltrate her enemies’ ranks.