Natasha: No, m’sleepy.
Matt: Grab your stuff, Natasha. We can’t sleep here tonight.
Natasha: Matt, I have to sleep. You know how I get.
Matt: Yes, but you have a hired assassin after you who has not only gotten access to my SHIELD file… (…which is something I have never had.) But today, before all of this, he has seen my face.
Natasha: He’s probably left the city.

The mounting evidence that Natasha isn’t a morning person.

From Daredevil #64, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

Tony: According to his rap sheet, that squirrel of a man has been to prison six times. He doesn’t squeal. It’s against his religion. He’s not going to talk to you.
Clint: I’ll talk to him.
Natasha: No, Hawkeye. This is my area of expertise.
Clint: Great. I’ll come with you.
Natasha: No.
Clint: We’ll play good cop/bad cop.
Natasha: No. It’ll just be a minute.
Natasha: Okay, so here’s what’s what…
Clint: That was fast.

From Avengers Assemble #4, by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley.

Drax: Well done.
Clint: You just have to know where to hit them. You know, I first battled a starship back during the Kree/Skrull—
Natasha: Oh, dear God, he’s going to live off of this for a month!
Jessica: How about instead of gloating we get the wounded and civilians out of here! That thing’s about to crash on our—

From Guardians Team-Up #1, by Brian Michael Bendis and Art Adams.

Quinn: Okay, okay, I am seven city blocks away from Matt Murdock’s law office. I am here because Natasha “the %^@ who kicked my %$$ yesterday” Romanova hasn’tleft his side in 39 hours and counting. I have no idea if I’m going to be able to make the shot from this distance. I have— there they are! (Huggy little bears…) I cannot believe that someone of the Black Widow’s reputation is still making such a public spectacle of herself. We have been trained to blend in and disappear… and she’s standing out there like she wants me to— No way…

From Daredevil #64, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

With the news that Jessica Drew is taking up the mantle of Black Widow in the Ultimate universe, there’s been some speculation on what that means for Monica Chang post-Galactus. Judging from this preview page, she makes it through the Ultimate Universe’s latest implosion alive if not wholly intact.

Preview from Survive #1, by Brian Michael Bendis and Joe Quinones.

Tony: In this day in age, you have to have a ninja.
Carol: Matt Murdock?
Tony: He’s a lot more trouble these days than he’s worth.
Carol: Shang-Chi?
Tony: Natasha Romanoff.
Carol: Black Widow.
Tony: I love her.
Carol: Are you worried about her in the more intense combat situations?
Tony: Am I worried? Uh, no.

From Mighty Avengers #1, by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho.

Mapone: Jeez, kid, it’s like watching snails hump in slow motion, the way you fight. And you have some serious blind spots. And you’re welcome.

For the record, I think Mapone Romanova is pretty cool.

From Daredevil: End of Days #8, by Brian Michael Bendis & David Mack, and Klaus Janson & Bill Sienkiewicz.

ALL-NEW X-MEN #8
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ (A)
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
• Guest-starring the Avengers!
• How will the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes react to the time-swept X-Men?

DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #6 (of 8)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & DAVID MACK (W)
KLAUS JANSON & BILL SIENKIEWICZ (A)
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
• As Ben Urich looks for the secret behind Daredevil’s death, some of Daredevil’s greatest foes come looking for Ben! But before they can kill the intrepid investigator, they’ll have to do battle with…Daredevil?!
• Some of the Man Without Fear’s greatest creators come together to reveal the final Daredevil story!

Like a triple shot of “Bendis Writes Natasha” coming in March. I’ll be pleased if I get to see Janson and Sienkiewicz draw her again.