Marvel's Black Widow title confirmed for February hiatus, but will return in March

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Marvel Comics' Black Widow series has not been canceled, series writer Kelly Thompson has confirmed.

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Questions arose about the future of the Black Widow comic book series after it (and several other ongoing titles) were absent from Marvel Comics' February 2021 solicitations, with no explanation from Marvel or the creators at the time.
In anticipation of this week's Black Widow #4 (opens in new tab) however, Thompson has tweeted out positive news about the series.

"We have a skip month [in February]. So look for Black Widow #6 in March," Thompson tweeted.

The writer goes on to tweet that she's been guaranteed ten issues of Black WIdow, while "More will depend on whether we keep doing well!"

Presuming Black Widow resumes monthly shipping for March's #6, that would guarantee the series to last at least through July - which would cover their bases to coincide with the Black Widow movie release date as it stands now, May 7.

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"Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande come out swinging with an intriguing, atmospheric mystery that lays the foundation for what will hopefully be a unique ongoing series," reads Newsarama's Black WIdow #1 review by Oscar Maltby. "Every page of Kelly Thompson's script adds another piece to a central puzzle, offering up heaps of tiny little hooks to the big question mark that Black Widow #1 revolves around. It's a book that simmers throughout, moving at a steady pace as it slowly reveals its premise – evolving from a standard action spy tale into a mystery with tinges of romance."

Black Widow #5 (opens in new tab) goes on sale on January 27, with a collection of this arc scheduled for March 16 (opens in new tab)

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)