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So, apparently Marvel's Black Widow is a Venom now

Marvel announced that Natasha Romanoff would be bonding with a symbiote in the upcoming Venom #27.

There are plenty of spider-themed heroes in the Marvel Universe, most of them somehow conjoined to the wall-crawler himself, Spider-Man. However, one arachnid-themed hero has never been part of the Spider-Family, despite her name. Marvel revealed that’s about to change, as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, gets closer to the Spider-Verse than ever before: as the wielder of an all-new symbiote.

Written by Torunn Grønbekk (The Mighty Valkyries) and drawn by Julius Ohta (Marvel's Alien), Issue #27 of the ongoing Venom series will see the popular superspy and Avengers staple bond with an as-of-yet unrevealed symbiote. In a press release, Marvel had this to say about the upcoming union:

Natasha Romanoff crosses paths with an all-new symbiote. Learn more this Friday in the Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and in next week’s VENOM #23!"

It’s a pretty interesting combo, considering Black Widow has proven time and again that she can go up against Marvel’s heroes and villains even without a powerup. But will this pairing be a blessing or, as with so many other symbiotic syntheses, a curse? We’ll just have to wait to find out. Venom #27 goes on sale November 1, 2023.

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