Natasha: Look, I’m sure the other Avengers would lecture us until they were blue in the face if they knew we were here at Bimboyz— New York’s only male go-go pizza parlor… but being an Avenger is tough work! And you deserve a night off from mothering little Luna— and me from monitor duty!
Crystal: It’s funny, though, ‘Tasha— I don’t see anyone eating pizza…!

From Avengers Unplugged #3, by Mike Lackey and M.C. Wyman.

Crystal: You forget that I can manipulate all forms of elemental matter! So when you go out on the town with Crystal the Inhuman— you’re never under-dressed!
Natasha: I believe the American teens would say, “you go girl”!

I love the nineties.

From Avengers Unplugged #3 by Mike Lackey and M.C. Wyman.

And that wraps it up for my female-centric week. Natasha is one of those characters too often seen in light of her various male relationships, by both creators and fans, and that’s really too bad. So hopefully this has been, like, an interesting and informative look at her team-ups and rivalries with other women. If not, well, my next theme week will not involve so much commentary + spam. I promise.

Avengers Unplugged #3, by Mike Lackey and M.C. Wyman.