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Black Widow

Black Widow
Real Name: Natalia Alianovna Romanova
Occupation: N/A
Birth Place: Volgograd, Russia
Identity: Public
Aliases: Yelena Belova
Relatives: N/A
Group Affiliation: S.H.I.E.L.D., Lady Liberators, Avengers, Champions, Marvel Knights, Initiative, Thunderbolts, Secret Avengers, Heroes For Hire
Base of Operations: N/A
Origin: None
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #52a (v1)
Gender: Female
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Eyes: N/A
Hair: N/A
Education: N/A
Universe: Earth-616
 
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 #52 (v1) [A Story]
168: Tales of Suspense #52 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! "
Russia sends two agents to America, Boris and the Black Widow. Their mission is to eliminate Tony Stark, Iron Man and the Red traitor Professor Vanko. The Crimson Dynamo returns when Boris kidnaps Vanko and uses his mechanical suit to defeat Iron Man!
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Cover Date : April 1964
Release Date: February 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Tales of Suspense #53 (v1) [A Story]
175: Tales of Suspense #53 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Black Widow Strikes Again! "
The Black Widow has surfaced again after fleeing from her last encounter with Iron Man. Now the Russian Agent turns Anthony Stark's greatest weapon against him in the pursuit of fulfilling her original mission. The destruction of Iron Man!
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Cover Date : May 1964
Release Date: February 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover:
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales of Suspense #57 (v1) [A Story]
219: Tales of Suspense #57 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Hawkeye, the Marksman! "
A performer is jealous of the adoration Iron Man receives from the public. So he becomes a costumed fighter himself as the worlds best marksmen, Hawkeye! However he is soon seduced by the Black Widow into fighting Iron Man!
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Cover Date : September 1964
Release Date: June 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Don Heck
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales of Suspense #60 (v1) [A Story]
254: Tales of Suspense #60 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Suspected of Murder! "
Tony Stark cannot remove his Iron Man armor and officials become concerned about Tony's true whereabouts.
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Cover Date : December 1964
Release Date: September 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
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Tales of Suspense #64 (v1) [A Story]
275: Tales of Suspense #64 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again! "
The Black Widow recruits Hawkeye for another daring assault on Iron Man.
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Cover Date : April 1965
Release Date: January 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales of Suspense #29 (v1)
478: Avengers #29 (v1)
   
"This Power Unleashed! "
The Black Widow comes back to America to defeat the Avengers by recruiting the Swordsman and Power Man.
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Cover Date : June 1966
Release Date: April 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Don Heck
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Avengers #30 (v1)
525: Avengers #30 (v1)
   
"Frenzy in a Far-Off Land! "
Distraught at his inability to change size, Goliath leaves for South America seeking the aid of a former colleague, where he is caught in a power struggle. Back in New York, Hawkeye scuffles with a couple of returning villains and reconnects with an old flame.
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Cover Date : July 1966
Release Date: May 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #32 (v1)
531: Avengers #32 (v1)
   
"The Sign of the Serpent! "
A faction preaching xenophobia appears on the scene and is menacing the nation. Can the Avengers stop the hate or will they be convinced to join the cause?
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Cover Date : September 1966
Release Date: July 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover:
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #33 (v1)
532: Avengers #33 (v1)
   
"To Smash a Serpent "
Captain America has been captured by the Serpents and his life is threatened unless the Avengers endorse the powerful new group. Hank and the gang will need a brilliant plan to set things right.
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Cover Date : October 1966
Release Date: August 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Don Heck
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Avengers #35 (v1)
574: Avengers #35 (v1)
   
"The Light That Failed! "
The Living Laser intends to take over a country to show power, in hopes of impressing The Wasp enough to fall in love with him.
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Cover Date : December 1966
Release Date: October 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Don Heck
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #36 (v1)
575: Avengers #36 (v1)
   
"The Ultroids Attack! "
The Avengers are taken to a mysterious spaceship where the inhabitants hope to absorb superhuman powers in order to conquer the universe.
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Cover Date : January 1967
Release Date: November 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Don Heck
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #37 (v1)
576: Avengers #37 (v1)
   
"To Conquer a Colossus! "
Ixar absorbs the power of the Ultroids. Do the Avengers have the power to save them?
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Cover Date : February 1967
Release Date: December 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #38 (v1)
577: Avengers #38 (v1)
   
"In Our Midst...An Immortal! "
Hercules falls under the Enchantress's spell and attacks the Avengers when they are at their weakest.
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Cover Date : March 1967
Release Date: January 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #39 (v1)
616: Avengers #39 (v1)
   
"The Torment...and the Triumph! "
The Black Widow is portrayed by the media to be traitor of the US as a downtrodden Hawkeye heads out to find clues and stumbles into one of the Mad Thinker's traps. Together, will a trio of supervillains, the Mad Thinker predicts he can achieve victory over Earth's mightiest heroes.
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Cover Date : April 1967
Release Date: February 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #40 (v1)
617: Avengers #40 (v1)
   
"Suddenly...the Sub-Mariner! "
Captain America sneaks away from the Red Skull to warn the Avengers of the Cosmic Cube's power. As the group sets out to find the Cube, minus Wanda and Pietro, they run into Namor attacking a sub installation.
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Cover Date : May 1967
Release Date: March 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Don Heck
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #41 (v1)
652: Avengers #41 (v1)
   
"Let Sleeping Dragons Lie! "
After Goliath receives the statue of Dragon Man to study, Diablo makes his move to recover his once loyal creature.
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Cover Date : June 1967
Release Date: April 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #42 (v1)
653: Avengers #42 (v1)
   
"The Plan --- And the Power! "
With the Wasp as the helpless prisoner of Diablo and the Dragon Man, Goliath turns on his partners and attempts to stop them from attacking their enemy. Hercules, braves the caverns and a showdown with Dragonman to rescue Pym's beloved.
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Cover Date : July 1967
Release Date: May 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #43 (v1)
654: Avengers #43 (v1)
   
"Color Him...the Red Guardian! "
Hawkeye finds out The Black Widow's whereabouts, and brings a restless Hercules along with him. What will happen once the duo is behind the bamboo curtain.
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Cover Date : August 1967
Release Date: June 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #44 (v1)
655: Avengers #44 (v1)
   
"The Valiant Also Die! "
The Avengers head to a secret installation behind the Red Curtain to find their missing comrades. Once there, the Red symbols of two nations come face to face.
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Cover Date : September 1967
Release Date: July 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Vincent Colletta
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #45 (v1)
685: Avengers #45 (v1)
   
"Blitzkrieg in Central Park! "
The Super-Adaptoid learns of Captain America's survival from their first encounter and intends to battle the Star Spangled Avenger at the Avengers Day ceremony.
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Cover Date : October 1967
Release Date: August 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #46 (v1)
697: Avengers #46 (v1)
   
"The Agony and the Anthill! "
Whirlwind attacks Hank and Jan and uses one of Hank's own chemicals to shrink the pair down to ant size. When they are placed into an ant hill without any means of communicating with the insects, death looms large over their heads.
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Cover Date : November 1967
Release Date: September 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #47 (v1)
767: Avengers #47 (v1)
   
"Magneto Walks the Earth! "
Magneto finds a way back to Earth where he begins his plan to reform the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
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Cover Date : December 1967
Release Date: October 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #52 (v1)
803: Avengers #52 (v1)
   
"Death Calls for the Arch-Heroes! "
The Black Panther arrives at the Avengers HQ only to be framed for the murder of the Avengers. When he finds the man who did attempt to murder the trio, he finds out that things may not be as they appear.
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Cover Date : May 1968
Release Date: March 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover:
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #57 (v1)
890: Avengers #57 (v1)
   
"Behold...The Vision! "
The Avengers are summoned from their individual lives and exploits after a mysterious invader enters the mansion and apparently collapses. Who is this green glad figure, and what does his appearance portent?
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Cover Date : October 1968
Release Date: August 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #59 (v1)
909: Avengers #59 (v1)
   
"The Name is... Yellowjacket! "
A new super powered being appears on the scene of a crime as a hero, but then seems to take a turn into a villainous role.
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Cover Date : December 1968
Release Date: October 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #12 (v1)
968: Captain Marvel #12 (v1)
   
"The Moment Of The Man-Slayer "
Captain Mar-Vell returns to Earth and finds that Dr. Lawson, his alter ego has been needed by the missile base. As he returns to explain away his disappearance, a robot attacks.
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Cover Date : April 1969
Release Date: January 1969
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Arnold Drake
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover: John Romita Sr.
Issue Has Comments
 
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Captain Marvel #63 (v1)
969: Avengers #63 (v1)
   
"And In This Corner... Goliath! "
The Avengers are sent on a wild goose chase to rescue the Black Widow, leaving Hawkeye behind because of his emotional involvement. When an SOS comes in from New York, Hawkeye leaps into action in an unexpected fashion.
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Cover Date : April 1969
Release Date: February 1969
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Gene Colan
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #64 (v1)
978: Avengers #64 (v1)
   
"Like a Death Ray in the Sky! "
Egghead levels a US city and demands total acceptance of his terms. When the leader of half of New York's rackets shows up at the Avenger's mansion, the team questions his motives on why he would help against Egghead.
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Cover Date : May 1969
Release Date: March 1969
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Gene Colan
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #76 (v1)
1146: Avengers #76 (v1)
   
"The Blaze of Battle... The Flames of Love! "
Akron uses the scientists he kidnapped to learn the secrets of the atom in order to destroy Earth, providing a light source for his planet. The Avengers try to find a way to stop the madman, but their progress is not quick enough for Quicksilver.
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Cover Date : May 1970
Release Date: March 1970
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Avengers #86 (v1)
1187: Amazing Spider-Man #86 (v1)
   
"Beware...The Black Widow! "
The Black Widow decides to reinvent herself with a new costum, but that isn't enough for her. Driven to prove that she can be the best spider character in town, she targets Spider-Man to prove her superiority.
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Cover Date : July 1970
Release Date: April 1970
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Spider-Man #1 (v2) [B Story]
1231: Amazing Adventures #1 (v2) [B Story]
   
"Then Came... the Black Widow "
The Black Widow begins to make a name for herself in the super-heroine world.
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Cover Date : August 1970
Release Date: May 1970
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Adventures #2 (v2) [B Story]
1232: Amazing Adventures #2 (v2) [B Story]
   
"The Young Warriors "
Black Widow meets Maria's son and is asked to aid in a cause for Spanish Harlem.
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Cover Date : September 1970
Release Date: June 1970
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Adventures #3 (v2) [B Story]
1233: Amazing Adventures #3 (v2) [B Story]
   
"The Widow and the Militants "
The Black Widow seeks a way to bring about the goals of her new-found friends in Spanish Harlem, but is kidnapped in order to frame her for being a communist.
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Cover Date : November 1970
Release Date: August 1970
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Art: Gene Colan
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Adventures #4 (v2) [B Story]
1234: Amazing Adventures #4 (v2) [B Story]
   
"Deadlock "
The Black Widow attempts to help out a group of troubled youths.
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Cover Date : January 1971
Release Date: October 1970
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Mimi Gold
Art: Gene Colan
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Adventures #83 (v1)
1242: Avengers #83 (v1)
   
"Come On In... The Revolution's Fine! "
It's Halloween in Rutland again, the Avengers make an appearance for the annual festivities. The Wasp soon finds herself being drawn into a web of a newcomer named Valkeryie, which could give the term 'Battle of the Sexes' an all too literal meaning.
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Cover Date : December 1970
Release Date: October 1970
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #5 (v2) [B Story]
1301: Amazing Adventures #5 (v2) [B Story]
   
"...and to All a Good Night "
The Black Widow deals with the Astrologer.
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Cover Date : March 1971
Release Date: December 1970
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Gene Colan
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Adventures #6 (v2) [B Story]
1302: Amazing Adventures #6 (v2) [B Story]
   
"Blood Will Tell "
The Black Widow feels guilty over the death of two youths, but still aids in foiling the blood bank robbery plot.
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Cover Date : May 1971
Release Date: February 1971
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Neal Adams
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Adventures #7 (v2) [B Story]
1303: Amazing Adventures #7 (v2) [B Story]
   
"The Sting of the Widow "
Black Widow laments over those who have known her and died. Ivan hunts for clues as to the Astrologer's whereabouts.
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Cover Date : July 1971
Release Date: April 1971
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Gerry Conway
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Neal Adams
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Adventures #8 (v2) [B Story]
1304: Amazing Adventures #8 (v2) [B Story]
   
"How Shall I Kill Thee? Let Me Count the Ways "
Ivan is captures and the Black Widow goes to his rescue, where she also becomes the captive of a powerful man.
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Cover Date : September 1971
Release Date: June 1971
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Neal Adams
Issue Has Comments
 
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Amazing Adventures #81 (v1)
1365: Daredevil #81 (v1)
   
"And Death is a woman called Widow! "
After a fateful televised battle, Daredevil is presumed to be dead. Having been rescue by the Black Widow, he heads out again to stop the Owl.
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Cover Date : November 1971
Release Date: August 1971
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Gerry Conway
Art: Gene Colan
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments
 
           
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