—Spidey Super Stories #39 (1979) art by Win Mortimer & Mike Esposito
Well, the way I see it more people can fit into Spider-Man’s world than Black Widow’s… Peter’s identity is secret but his world is ours. The whole reason his identity is secret is that he wants to have a normal life as well as a superhero life. Natasha does not have a secret identity, not the way Peter does, in fact she banks on her reputation as a world class spy and sometime assassin. But Natasha’s world is secrets. She works in the shadows and because of that she doesn’t often allow herself to live outside them. Could she fit into Spider-Man’s world? Absolutely. I’d argue she already does every time she works with the Avengers to save the world out in the open. But she always slips back into her shadow world and tells herself it is where she belongs. Natasha believes the world needs Black Widow to do the things Spider-Man, or Captain America, can’t do.
I’m not certain what you mean by “make the transition [from] Madam to a costumed fighter” but it reminds me of a conversation I once had about Natasha and the difference between James Bond and a prostitute (to be clear, Natasha is Bond on that spectrum). I don’t think that Spidey inspired her take up heroing — if any man did (super debatable), I’d say it’s canonically Hawkeye. That said, an AU where she wanted to be Peter’s kind of spider would be adorable.
And I would love to see Natasha befriend Peter, too. I would absolutely love for them to have a conversation about their similarities and differences. It would be good for both!
ALL-NEW MS. MARVEL #1 starring Kamala Khan hits the stands today. If you haven’t pre-ordered it, now’s a great time to add it to your pull list!
Peter: You let him go… you had the Punisher, and you let him go.
Natasha: That is, of course, one way to look at it.
Peter: Here’s another way to look at it, Natasha: you let a mass-murderer go free.
Natasha: Yes. But I also saved 117 young boys and girls from lives of disease, depravation, starvation, exploitation, and war. So in the balance, I think I made the right choice. And we both know that you think so, too.
From Punisher: War Zone #3, by Greg Rucka and Carmine di Giandomenico.
☆ C o m i c s F e m s l a s h : February 1-4th
Celebrating all your canon and fanon favs, Comics Femslash is a 4 day appreciation fest of queer ladies in comics! Sign up for participation.
☆ K a m a l a K h a n L a u n c h P a r t y : February 5th
Ms. Marvel #1 comes out February 5th! Join us for the party as we read the new comic together and celebrate this huge step in diversity for Marvel in the #kamalakhanlaunch tag on tumblr.
☆ F C A W - Female Creators Appreciation Week : February 6-12th
For a whole week we’re celebrating the talented writers, artists, and editors who create our comics during the Female Creators Appreciation Week, right here on tumblr in the #fcaw tag! Sign up for participation.
☆ Galentines Gift Exchange : February 13-14th
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☆ S i f W e e k : February 15-19th
5 days of Sif appreciation- from favorite moments to ships, we’re celebrating Sif in the #sifweek tag on tumblr!
☆ J a n e b o r e e : February 21-22nd
Janeboree is back! And with it, we’re bringing two days of celebration for our favorite MCU scientist- from comics appreciation with the Mighty Thor, to movie streaming throughout the weekend. Sign up for participation.
☆ S c i e n c e P r o s : February 23-28th
What’s better than science bros? Science Pros! This event is going to be 6 days of celebration of the pro scientists and intellectuals of Marvel and DC. Sign up for participation.
All of this is happening in the #february femfest tag on tumblr. See you February 1st!
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This is where we’ll post all the info for the NYC Carol & Kamala Not Con, coming in Spring/Summer 2014!
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More posts to come as we decide on activities, dates and more!
And who dares say we can’t be marvels?
Timed to coincide with the release of (All-New Marvel NOW) Black Widow #1, Widow Week is a tumblr celebration of all things Black Widow! Share gifs, graphics, meta, fanmixes, fanart, crafts, thoughts and #feels. The above prompts are just a jumping off point— any participation is welcome. I’ll be tracking the #widow week tag and reblogging here on FYBW all week, January 5th-12th. Please spread the word!