Widow 2: The Things They Say About Her (Sept 2005 - Mar
Writer: Richard K Morgan
Artists: Sean Phillips & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz
Widow goes on the run and infiltrates Cuba where she takes refuge with
her former competitor for the Widow mantle, Yelena Belova. Belova agrees
to shelter her in exchange the Widow handles some business in Miami
where she follows a loose end that leads her to find that Sally Ann
is still alive. The Black Widow's trail of revenge lands Nick Fury
in jail as a terrorist in Guantanamo and Matt Murdock on the run in
by Daredevil and Yelena Belova
President has the authority to replace Nick Fury.
implied that Daredevil's activities receive some form of license
from SHIELD and
it would change drastically if Fury were replaced
is detained at Guantanamo Base in Cuba. Its unclear if this is connected
his post-Secret War activities.
up right after Black Widow: Homecoming, this second
volume in Richard K Morgan's dark revision of the title character takes
down one of the darkest and dirtiest stories to come out of Marvel
in some time. For his part, Fury makes more appearances then the last
story, as he once again tries to cover the Widow, coming to her rescue.
Its been a long
time since we've seen Fury is such a dangerous fix, however the story
offers no resolution to his situation. Much like the Black
Widow: Breakdowns miniseries, Daredevil, the two Widows and
Fury are seen work in the shadow world of espionage where motivations,
and outcomes are often ambiguous. What is plain to see here is that
the players do find themselves coming to each other's aid and Fury
certainly wouldn't take that kind of beating for just anyone. Having
said that, the story is just a tad too grim in terms of art to really
enjoy it and Fury really does little else but sit in a chair and take
abuse for the last half of the series.
appearances by Nick Fury in Black Widow titles starting in 2004.
The order is chronological to Fury's life
(well, I've tried at least). The year of publication of the comic
title appears beside the issue numbers.
Widow 1: Homecoming #3 (2004)
Black Widow is persona-non-grata
and Fury stonewalls those trying to find her. Strong cameo for
Widow 1: Homecoming #6 (2005)
Undoes any goodwill established in his
first appearance in this series. Manages to wreck a perfectly fine
relationship that has run some years now with the revelation that Fury
wears a cologne that actually affects Widow's judgment and makes her
unable to resist any request he makes of her. No, I'm not making this