Well...two whole books!
Black Widow #6
Things have been going to hell in a handbasket of course. Elder destroyed the files that Natasha had to steal, but is killed, and she's in pretty bad shape. The Weeping Lion has filled his threat of blackmail, and a whole lot of...unsavory stuff is spilled into the public. Such as the fact that Yinsen was kidnapped by Natasha herself and turned over to Wong Chu...who of course just happened to be the guy who kidnapped Tony Stark and inadvertently created Iron Man.
Tony hears this. Of course he does. And he's not very happy. She's out in the cold, and hurt and things aren't too good, when Iron Man shows up and takes her back to his Iron Lair, for a bit of a tongue lashing. And not in the GOOD way! Of course this is exactly where Natasha actually wants to be. She's not quite as banged up as she looks, gives Tony the old Widow's Bite and steals some records, and she's off in the wind.
She just happens to find the Weeping Lion! And she beats him up! Except it isn't him, the big goon was actually his brother. The real Weeping Lion is a creepy skinny young telepath, with delusions of grandeur, who now thinks that he can control the Black Widow.
Oh, you silly sillly little boy.
This was great. The art is exquisite as always, and I love all the machinations and double-dealing and outright cleverness.
The Mighty Thor #10
Things are going sideways very quickly. Obliette and the new Silver Samurai are trying to kill Dario Agger, who in a fit of petulance has enacted his protocols, because if he can't have the earth, NOBODY can! So There! Roz is doing her best to stop things, as is Thor, but Agger created his own little bunch of mini-hulks, and she has her work cut out for her.
In the meantime the seeds of rebellion are being sown on Alfheim, while SHIELD in their infinite stupidity is trying to arrest Thor, for being Jane Foster. I didn't know that was illegal actually. In the middle of the fight for New York, they actually show up and try to arrest her!
Luckily for Thor, Jane Foster shows up to help.
Oh My. I Wonder Who That Could Be?
Also pretty fabulous.
So...not a lot this week, but two of my favorite books, so that is a good thing.