Despite rumors that Natasha Romanoff could have been Tony Stark’s biological mother, Marvel opted to not go in that direction. But that doesn’t mean that she didn’t play a part in the creation of Iron Man!
Within the pages of the new Black Widow series, Natasha found herself being blackmailed by a man calling himself the Weeping Lion. With her greatest secret at stake, Natasha seemingly agreed to steal intel from S.H.I.E.L.D., burning herself in the process. But Natasha had a longer play in mind to triple cross the man who dared to blackmail her. Unfortunately for Natasha, the late Agent Elder wasn’t aware of those plans and Natasha’s bid to clear her name has gone up in smoke.
It gets worse. The Weeping Lion made good on his threat and revealed to the world that before Natasha defected to the West, the Black Widow helped kidnap Professor Ho Yinsen; the man who gave his life to help Tony Stark build his very first Iron Man suit! In CraveOnline’s exclusive preview for Black Widow # 6, Tony finally becomes aware of this fact and he begins the hunt for his former friend!
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Black Widow # 6 was co-written by Chris Samnee and Mark Waid, with artwork and cover by Samnee. Here’s Marvel’s solicitation text, which sets the stage for an epic Iron Man vs. Black Widow fight!
“DRAWING BACK THE IRON CURTAIN! The WEEPING LION has released the BLACK WIDOW’s most dangerous secret into the world. Now Natasha is on a collision course with the INVINCIBLE IRON MAN! Even if they survive CIVIL WAR II, the AVENGERS will never be the same!”
Marvel will release Black Widow # 6 on Wednesday, August 17.
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