Review – Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 4 (Serial Box)

Black Widow: Bad Blood #4

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  • Writing - 9/10
  • Narration - 10/10
  • Overall - 9.5/10
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Narrator: Sarah Natochenny

Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 4 continues the harrowing tale, with Natasha actively hunting for her wayward ally.


The Search Continues in Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 4

Natasha’s harrowing adventure continues in Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 4. Her story has been every bit as dramatic as one might expect, blending the intrigue of her career with the action of Marvel comics.

Last we saw, Natasha was desperately trying to make contact with an old ally—one who very likely had been targeted by the same enemies she now hunted. But in this world of superheroes and villains, nothing ever quite goes as planned.

Black Widow - Bad Blood
Written by Lindsay Smith, Margaret Dunlap, Mikki Kendall, L.L. McKinney, and Taylor Stevens. Edited by Taylor Stevens. Art by Jamie McKelvie. Narrated by Sarah Natochenny.

Black Widow: Bad Blood is part of a series produced by Serial Box. Each week the platform will be dropping a new episode, which can either be read or listened to. This is the second Marvel series that Serial Box has launched, and it’s already proving to be an amazing experience.

The Search For Allies

Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 4 was written by Margaret Dunlap, and is an example of steadily building tension. Black Widow’s adventure so far has been a series of ups and downs, as she digs for answers.

“Sleep When I’m Dead” is arguably my favorite so far, finding that perfect balance between tension and providing insight. It’s also wonderfully refreshing to see Natasha in her natural setting. That is to say, see her hunting for information, while tracking a potential ally.

This episode obviously provided a lot of insight into how Black Widow thinks and acts. But it also brought with it many surprises, from revelations about her history to insight into another hero. It makes for a fascinating read through and through.

What I’ve come to love so much about this series, already, is how it has captured Natasha’s voice. It really feels like she is narrating the tale. The tale itself is leaning towards her abilities in all of the perfect ways, including finding a mess that she couldn’t turn away from.


Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 4, like the rest of the series thus far, was narrated by Sarah Natochenny. She’s done a delightful job of delving into Romanoff’s character, lending her voice to bring the character to life.

She’s really captured all of the details and nuances that go into a character like Natasha. There’s this sense of depth to her reading, which is further fleshed out by the careful writing. More than that, the sound effects help to set the scene—making the adventure feel so alive and real.

Normally with Serial Box series, I read the episode first, and then will listen to it later. But with this series, I’ve found that I enjoy the audio version so much that I’ve been diving right into that first. I hope that says something about the quality of the narration.


Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 4 was a thrilling addition to this intriguing tale. I am loving the chance to see the world through Natasha’s eyes and can tell you with complete honestly that I look forward to each new episode as they arrive.

This series may only be four episodes in, yet I can’t help but hope that there will be more than one season of it. Additionally, it’s making me even more excited for the future Marvel series coming out on Serial Box. Jessica Jones is due next, and that is only a month out at this point. Consider that one added to my TBR list.


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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