Black Widow – A guide to Black Widows

(Disambiguation page)

Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

We have a a bunch of articles about the Black Widow, and some of them aren’t about the same person. Which I guess can be confusing to people who aren’t experts. So here’s an orientation (Wikipedia would say “disambiguation”) page for your convenience.

Natalia Romanova – the main Black Widow

Nat is the best-known Black Widow. She’s cool, so there’s a big series of profiles about her. They’re chronological, so it’s much better to read them in order, comrades.

The Black Widow (Natalya Romanova) (Marvel Comics) as a child, aiming a rifle Origin and childhood – 1927/1946.

The Black Widow (Natalya Romanova) (Marvel Comics) as a 1960s femme fatale 1950s and early 1960s. Primarily her early appearances as a femme fatale with Hawkeye and Iron Man.

Black Widow (Romanoff) during the 1960s (Marvel Comics) with a rifle As an Avengers characters of the 1960s, becomes a minor super-heroine.

Black Widow (1970s Marvel Comics) in mid-swing on her line The 1970s. Daredevil era, and the dark blue costume.

Black Widow (1980s Marvel Comics) in the light gray costume The 1980s. Transitional era with the pale grey costume.

Other versions of Black Widow (Natalia Romanova)

Other takes on Nat exist in others dimensions, in movies, in games, etc..

Black Widow (Marvel Heroes video game) ready for action An interesting version seen in the defunct Marvel heroes video game.

Other Black Widow in the Marvel Universe

There have been other Marvel Universe characters who went by Black Widow, but who *weren’t* Natalia Romanova.

Black Widow (Marvel Comics) (Claire Voyant) of the 1940s, by Chris Weston, based on Veronica Lake Claire Voyant, the original/Golden Age/1940s Black Widow at Marvel (well, Timely). Agent of Satan.

Black Widow (Yelena Belova) (Marvel Comics) shooting an assault rifle Yelena Belova, another Russian agent from a successor Black Widow program.

Somewhat similar characters

Some characters could conceivably be confused with the Black Widow, but share no ground with her.

Spider Widow (Quality Comics) mask and hat closeup with spider The Spider Widow, another black-widow-themed heroine from the 1940s. But she’s from Quality Comics.

Irena Dubaya (Sarge Steel enemy) (Charlton Comics) Irena Dubaya, a Charlton Comics character reminiscent of some versions of the Widow.