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White Widow #2 (of 4)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Just as Yelena Belova begins to settle into life in suburbia as a consultant for honest, hardworking assassins, change comes in the form of Armament – a company whose endeavors seem to infiltrate every aspect of life in the tiny town of Idyllhaven. But what exactly is Armament’s interest in Idyllhaven – and what does it have to do with Yelena’s rogue mentees?

Publication Date
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Print Lenght
24 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Graphic Policy

    Overall, White Widow #2 is a better True Lies that we didn’t know we needed. The story by Sarah Gailey is fun. The art by the creative team is stunning. Altogether,a story that spills with suspense.

  • 95


    The plot thickens as familiar faces, both friendly and not, begin to crowd Yelena Belova’s suburban life in the assassin-fueled fun ‘White Widow’ #2. A wonderfully dense character-focused affair that remembers and showcases what makes comic books the best.

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Gailey delivers a fun and lively story in this issue. A great follow up to the first issue filled with humor, action and thrills. I loved the flashback moments with Wolverine and how that encounter informs her new life. There is a fun and engaging tone to this series so far and I look forward to the next issue.

    The Art: Miracolo delivers beautiful art throughout the issue. The visuals are as fun and thrilling as the story itself and made me smile a lot.

  • 80

    This is such an excellent exploration of Yelena Belova, especially when kept separate from the grander Black Widow lore and history. Her inner narrative and experimentation with what she might like and dislike plays so well as part of the overall story. It’s equal parts breezy character study and conspiracy thriller, complete with an intriguing supporting cast. Yelena has deserved this book for a long time.

  • 80


    White Widow #2 is another fun issue starting with a flashback of Yelena dealing with another assassin also sent to kill Wolverine who offers some off-the-cuff advice that has changed the assassin’s career path.

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    Though they’re once again behind the times, White Widow #2 gives would-be Yelena fans the recognizable character from TV and film, with a plot that serves to ground and center her, allowing for growth and character exploration. If you’re bothered by comics where the cover art doesn’t match the interiors, though, this one has a real doozy of a switch-up, so be prepared for that.

  • 40

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    White Widow #2 takes everything you dislike about the MCU Phase 4 and cranks it up to 11 with terrible “I don’t know how to speak human” humor, a conflict that doesn’t fit the world, and an antagonist that doesn’t make sense. If you’re pinching your pennies, this is the comic to skip.

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