Friday, March 22, 2019

Black Widow and The Huntress in: "Last Rites!"



The Black Widow solo film finally seems to be getting underway, with Cate Shortland named as director and Florence Pugh tapped to co-star as a fellow agent.  No word on whether any other Marvel heroes will be showing up, but I wouldn't mind seeing Winter Soldier or Hawkeye as part of the mix.  My first choice would be Daredevil, but I know that wont be happening.

These two first crossed paths in STF #735

18 comments:

Cary Comic said...

Suitably dramatic rendering! I don't recognize the antagonist, though. Is that Anarky? Or one of those ex-CIA "Magicians" Batman once faced?

Bob Greenwade said...

Like Cary, I love the layout on this cover, but I don't recognize the bad guy. I would've guessed Brother Blood; my first thought was the Confessor, though he'd probably be working with these two rather than against them. Of course both guesses are wrong when I really think about what they look like versus this guy.

As to the Black Widow solo film: yes, Daredevil will still be within the two-year "cooling off" period, and thus off-limits. There still might be time to include some of the characters from the Fox takeover (those related to X-Men and Fantastic Four), though I can't think of any who'd be appropriate to Nat's background. I'd love to see Coulson be a part of things, though, even if it's just a small part (like in Captain Marvel.

Simreeve said...

A good team-up!

Has any version of DC's Huntress ever met Marvel's one (Bobbi Morse, better-known afterwards as 'Mockingbird') here?

Anonymous said...

@Simreeve: Evidently not.

Anonymous said...

@ Simreeve // I doubt it, since Marvel's Huntress one-shot was done in black @ white.

The Black Widow on the cover looks so Don Heck I had to look down at the links to found it was not. I hear the movie is going to be set in the past, a prequel before her first appearance in the MCU.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Not for 2 Flavourful years.

Anonymous said...

"FlavorfuL?"

Does that mean she'll be co-starring with (Ilya) Baskin and (Tony) Robbins?

Bob Greenwade said...

Ross: I just noticed the names above the UPC, which I assume are artifacts of the original cover detailing the names of the writer, penciller, and inker for the interior story. I think it'd be fun (if it's not too time-consuming) to make that a regular part of your covers, featuring whoever you think would work the characters and story best -- and/or the names of contributors who made the suggestion, if any.

Ross said...

I'd just put Bob Haney and Jim Aparo for every cover!

Ross said...

Simreeve, Huntress is the sister of Mockingbird's ex-husband, so maybe one of these days.

Mr. Acer said...

For those wondering (especially Cary Comic), the masked guy shooting at Huntress is Deathangel, a killer that she and Robin (Tim Drake) faced off with in the 'Benedictions' story from Showcase '93.

Simreeve said...

Ross said...
"Simreeve, Huntress is the sister of Mockingbird's ex-husband, so maybe one of these days."

Oh, good! Thank you.

Cary Comic said...

@Mr. Acer: Thanks! :-)

Bob Greenwade said...

I, too, thank you, Mr. Acer.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

@Anonymous Ah therein lies the Butter Rum.

Anonymous said...

"Stout" fellow! :-)

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

@Anonymous that nobody can deny that nobody can deny for he's a Jolly stout fellow.

Cary Comic said...

What was Albert Einstein's favorite soft drink?

Square-root beer!

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