Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by The Heroic Age
Before they were superheroes, Natasha Romanoff and Bobbi Morse were two of the Marvel Universe’s top espionage agents. As the Black Widow Romanoff’s masters in Soviet Intelligence enhanced her physical abilities and sent her to America where she ran afoul of Iron Man on several occasions. In a couple of those instances, she manipulated Clint Barton in his costumed identity of Hawkeye into attacking Iron Man. Hawkeye was later given a chance to make up for his villainous acts by becoming an Avenger. When she broke free from her Soviet masters, The Widow was also offered a chance to repent by becoming both an Avenger and a freelance operative of S.H.I.E.L.D. Bobbi Morse was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who created her Mockingbird identity as a way of exposing corruption in the ranks of the organization.
This December and January, the ghosts of Hawkeye, Mockingbird and the Widow’s pasts will come back to haunt them when their two titles cross over for a storyline titled “Widow Maker.” The crossover which begins in “Hawkeye & Mockingbird” #7 and then continues in “Black Widow #9. - Via Comic Book Resources
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