Black Widow

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Black Widow series
DeveloperNatasha Romanoff
Stan Lee, Don Rico, Don Heck
Yelena Belova
Devin Grayson, J.G. Jones
PublisherMarvel Comics, various
SystemsAs noted below
Released1964-present (comics)
1966-present (television)
2004-present (video games)
2006-present (films)
Added to
museum
As noted below

Black Widow is the name of several characters that are part of an American multimedia series consisting of comics, television shows, films, music, and video games.

Black Widow was the alias of several characters in Marvel Comics. Natasha Romanoff was created in April 1964 by the Marvel Comics writer Stan Lee and the artists and writers Don Rico and Don Heck. Yelena Bolova was created in March 1999 by the Marvel comics writer Devin Grayson and the artist J.G. Jones.

One or more of the Black Widows also appear in the Marvel Super Heroes series, in the Capcom vs. series, and in some games in the Disney Infinity series.

Fictional character biographies

Natasha Romanoff is a Russian spy and assassin that is trained by the Russian assassin training program known as the Red Room. She became a spy for the United States in the S.H.I.E.L.D agency and the Avengers team.

Yelena Belova is a Russian spy and assassin that was trained in the same Red Room training program as Natasha Romanoff.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Title Studio Release Added to museum Notes
Iron Man 2 Marvel Studios 2010 November 22, 2019 Featured Natasha Romanoff.
The Avengers Marvel Studios 2012 November 22, 2019 Featured Natasha Romanoff.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Marvel Studios 2014 June 28, 2018 Featured Natasha Romanoff.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Studios 2015 June 28, 2018 Featured Natasha Romanoff.
Captain America: Civil War Marvel Studios 2016 June 28, 2018 Featured Natasha Romanoff.
Avengers: Infinity War Marvel Studios 2018 November 22, 2019 Featured Natasha Romanoff.
Captain Marvel Marvel Studios 2019 November 22, 2019 Natasha Romanoff appeared in the post-credits scene.
Avengers: Endgame Marvel Studios 2019 November 22, 2019 Featured Natasha Romanoff.
Black Widow Marvel Studios 2020 Not yet Featured Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova.

Anime

Title Studio Release Added to museum Notes
Avengers Confidential:
Black Widow & Punisher
Madhouse 2014 April 4, 2020 Anime follow-up to Iron Man: Animated Series, featuring Natasha Romanoff.

Television shows

Title Studio Release Added to museum Notes
Iron Man: Armored Adventures Marvel Animation 2009-2012 Not yet Featured Natasha Romanoff.

Video games

Title Studio Release Added to museum Notes
Disney Infinity 2.0 Avalanche Software, Heavy Iron Studios 2014 January 4, 2017 (figure)
January 19, 2018 (game)
Natasha Romonoff is a playable character (and a toys-to-life figure).
Disney Infinity 3.0 Avalanche Software, Heavy Iron Studios 2015 January 19, 2018 Natasha Romonoff is a playable character (the 2.0 figure is playable).
Avengers Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal, Nixxes 2020 Not yet Natasha Romonoff is a playable character.