Preview: Infinity Countdown: Black Widow on sale 6/20/2018.
SINA GRACE (W) • ROBERT GILL (A)
Cover by KEVIN WADA
CHAMPIONS REASSEMBLED Part 1
ICEMAN, one of the most powerful mutants within the Marvel Universe, discovers his powers and his outlook on life evolving. He needs to lead the charge with a team who stand proudly by his side in the war to “protect those who can’t protect themselves.” Hercules, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, Darkstar, and Angel re-unite with Marvel’s fearless frozen fighter setting ICEMAN on an all-new path. As more unexpected enemies emerge, can Bobby mature into the warrior he’s destined to become? Hope he survives the experience!
Winter Soldier: Idiots.
Natasha: Some of them are, agreed. But not all of us.
Winter Soldier: You think I can’t disarm you?
Natasha: If you take the gun, I drop the grenade. You take the grenade, well, you know what happens…
Winter Soldier: This isn’t supposed to be a live ammunition exercise.
Natasha: Rules were meant to be broken, “капитан”.
From Captain America & Bucky #624, by Ed Brubaker, Marc Andreyko, and Chris Samnee.
Natasha: I remain a better fighter than you. But a lesser assassin.
Anya: Exactly. And do you know why that is, you pathetic relic?
Natasha: Because I care. You’re here to exploit these girls. I’m here to save them.
From Black Widow #12 by Chris Samnee and Mark Waid.
Natasha: He has to die.
Get dead Nazi Steve, imo.
From Secret Empire #2 by Nick Spencer and Andrea Sorrentino.
Elektra: You have been spying, Natasha. I hear this, everywhere. I hear other things.
Elektra: You have been spying on me.
Natasha: If it makes you feel better, you’re not that interesting.
From Black Widow #3, by Marjorie Liu and Daniel Acuña.
Clint: They can’t keep being so damn reckless, Nat. If they do, everything we built—
Natasha: Everything you built.
Natasha: No, listen to me, Barton— you keep carrying all this on your shoulders, and it’s gonna screw up your posture. You did it, okay? After Chicago, I thought this was over, but you found this spot, you brought us here. You make it work, and run, every day. Whatever hope these people have, however safe they feel, any normalcy they’re able to carve out— you did that, so maybe stop worrying about your issues with millenials, or water filtration systems, and take a second to let yourself feel good about it, yeah?
Clint: So— you’re saying all that stuff about saving lives—
Natasha: It’s a vaguely attractive quality in a man, sure. Idiot. Now— close your eyes.
So, this happened.
From Secret Empire #1 by Nick Spencer and Steve McNiven.
Preview: Secret Empire: Uprising #1, by Derek Landy and J. Cassara.
SECRET EMPIRE #7 (of 9)
NICK SPENCER (W) • ANDREA SORRENTINO (A)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
It was foretold by Ulysses, it’s haunted Spider-Man’s nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It’s time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha…