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In Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow might have met her fate, but her super-spy-hat life is on.

An ongoing comic title called Black Widow came into stores earlier this month on Marvel Comics without it being ready to play her solo feature film on May 7th, 2021.

It also features Russian Super Slave Red Guardian and his sister Black Widow Yelena Belova, who will debut in a prequel spinoff setup before Nat’s Endgame endgame this fall.

Casagrande tells Inverse ” I feel sorry for movie-Nat but super excited for comic-Nat. “

Don’t tell me that in those films, actually “to die” is “to die”.

The deadly Natasha Romanoff has left her familiar name in the pages of this intriguing tale to dark journey to continue as a torrent of her most treacherous foes try to rescue her permanently in the shadow of the historical Golden Gate Bridge at City By The Bay.

On Oct 7 Marvel’s Black Widow #2 drops featuring impressive covers by Adam Hughes, Takashi Okazaki and J. Scott Campbell.

Inverse has a stimulating peek inside the sophomore issue, along with a conversation with Elena Casagrande, the artist who helped deliver Natasha into this life changing mission.

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What can readers expect in this new Black Widow Series and what fresh aspects of their duality would you and Kelly endeavor to explore?

I think they are more likely to expect a new and different point of view that leads to a fresh story about Nat, a story that I urge you to ignore from the first issue.

This will be literally a chance for her to move near the edge of two imaginary opposite lifestyles: how will she react?

Which one she chooses?

Why does Natasha Romanoff tap into your creative instincts?

Nat gives me the opportunity to work with a strong hero who is absolutely strong due to her abnormal training – she’s different from the recent characters on which I’ve worked (Catwoman and Batgirl), because Nat had a completely different attitude due to her past and education that I adore to explore and show.

She is super efficient, fast and able, silent and strong.

I like this because I think that I am a person who often goes right to the point in most cases.

How your style of artwork mirrors the current status of Black Widow and her bigger role in pop culture at large?

I like to put on the pages all my visual knowledge of films and television shows to find a kind of good solution or charming fusion between the potential of comic language and the modern visual motion pictures

I have a lot of small pages, so I’m having lots of fun discovering the best way to tell what’s going on and by the “best way” I mean how I can keep the reader happy on the pages even if he/she isn’t reading.

I would like to let the reader hear the sound of quiet evening or wind at the Golden Gate.

I am not gonna imitate or copy what people see on screens – I would like to create a different but still super fascinating experience with this now-to-be honoured character.

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When is it like drawing a character whose famous death appeared in Avengers: Endgame?

I feel sorry for Movie – Nat, but super excited for Comic – Nat.. don’t say that “to die” in those movies is actually “to die”.

What parts of her costumes, gestures and attitude had you intended to present in your design work and in their panel layout?

Grace, deadliness, coldness, efficiency… but also humanly and routinely: this is all I mix.

For the costume. (spoiler! )

Panel layouts are inspired by film scenes but always with tricks and codes of comics that bring me to the opportunity of giving great vibes with less effort.

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How approached redguard, Yelena Belova and taskmaster in your character development?

The RG’s will be “heavy” — a version closer to the movie version but not the same ; Yelena, who’s so similar to Nat, will be different, less focused but still deadly ; Task is not possible.

How do the striking colors of Jordie Bellaire support and illuminate your art and unfolding story best?

Jordie is doing an AMAZING job. She gives me really those glints that let them come in to “real life.”

She is able to hide and show the right things and use a palette that perfectly fits the mood of the situation. She is fantastic and I love to work with her, she blows your mind in the third issue!

On October 7 the Marvel Black Widow #2 goes on sale

‘ Black Widow’ #1, page 3, Marvel Comics

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