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"Is there anything you actually know, Ross? Not supposition. Not guesses. Genuine hard evidence. Dazzle me with your wisdom. I really want to know. The woman saved my life and now you want my resources to bring her in along with Rogers and the others."
Hawley to Thaddeus Ross[src]

Black Widow Prelude is a comic mini-series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is set before Black Widow.


Part 1


From spy to Avenger, the enigmatic BLACK WIDOW has lived many secret lives. But how do these disparate episodes add up to the life of the heroic Avenger, and what is the thread that connects her past to her future? Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOSBLACK WIDOW solo film with this glimpse into the storied history of NATASHA ROMANOFF in this tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Part 2

THE HUNT FOR THE BLACK WIDOW! Follow the trail of NATASHA ROMANOFF’s exploits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! As the facts are considered, the question remains: is the BLACK WIDOW really a threat? Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOSBLACK WIDOW solo film with the conclusion to this prelude story!


Inside the Triskelion, Alexander Pierce discusses Project Insight with the World Security Council. Suddenly, Councilwoman Hawley attacks the guards and holds Pierce at gunpoint. She deactivates her Photostatic Veil, revealing herself as Natasha Romanoff.

Years later, after the Clash of the Avengers, Thaddeus Ross and Councilwoman Hawley watch the security footage of Romanoff infiltrating the World Security Council. Hawley finds the story of the Avengers Civil War in a newspaper and shows it to Ross, claiming that Romanoff folowed his orders and saved many lives. She refused to offer Ross resources to help him find and bring in Romanoff. However, Ross did not give up, as he believed Romanoff helped Steve Rogers escape.

Moving to the conference room, Ross offers Hawley vital information about Natasha Romanoff. He tells her about the Red Room and the various reasons Romanoff may have joined S.H.I.E.L.D., although the real incident remained unknown. Ross recalls the Ambush in Odessa. He states that after the unfortunate incident, Romanoff was reassigned to an easier job: monitoring Tony Stark. Ross claims that that was the starting point for Romanoff in the superhero life.







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