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Review – Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6 (Serial Box)

Black Widow: Bad Blood
Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6

Book Title: Black Widow: Bad Blood

Book Description: “Someone has stolen the Black Widow’s blood. Now she must find them before it’s too late. As Natasha Romanoff follows the trail across the globe, she discovers she wasn’t the only target. Whoever is responsible stole Bucky Barnes’ blood, too. And one thing is certain: anyone who wants the blood of the Widow and the Winter Soldier needs to be taken down, and fast. Despite a tangled web of shared history stretching back to their Red Room days, Barnes and Romanoff must join forces, confronting the demons of their past as they race to protect their future. A single drop of blood could be all it takes to save the world—or destroy it.”

Book Author: Mikki Kendall

Book Format: AudiobookFormat

Publisher - Orgnization: Serial Box

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Date published: 2020-05-26

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Summary

Narrator: Sarah Natochenny

Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6 continues the epic tale of Natasha Romanoff, and her hunt for revenge. Or answers. Ideally, both. For somebody has made a grave mistake in crossing her.

 

The Ailing Soldier in Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6

Natasha Romanoff is a hero who has seen it all and had the confidence to keep on going. Now, in Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6, Natasha is facing a whole new sort of enemy. Her past is catching up to her, and she’s not the only one on the hunt.

Last we saw, Natasha had finally tracked down a potential lead for what has been done, as well as an ally (or at least a fellow target). Only, things haven’t quite turned out how she planned, and the whole situation sent her down memory lane. A less than pleasant experience, when you have baggage like the Widow’s.

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 an ongoing series on Serial Box. It’s the second Marvel series to hit the platform, and it is currently updating on a weekly basis. Soon, it won’t be the only series actively updating, either.

Uncertainty Made Her Uncomfortable

Mikki Kendall continues her foray into Romanoff’s story in Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6. You would think that half the danger would end, once she managed to find somebody to team up with. But you’d be wrong.

In fact, the story is getting more complicated rather than less, with too many possibilities, and even more questions left to be answered. The condition of her ally is really only adding to the concern, when you think about it.

I love the rising tension of this series. Not only have they perfectly captured Black Widow’s voice, but they’ve turned her series into something that feels both like a Marvel series and a spy serial. It’s absolute perfection.

The details woven throughout the narrative have helped to establish the world that Natasha is working in, as well. References to S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury, and other potential allies (or complications, as the case may be). None of whom offer an easy solution to the problem at hand.

Narration

Sarah Natochenny is still at the helm of this harrowing adventure of Natasha’s, with “A Trap with a View” taking a darker turn for the season. Natochenny really has perfectly captured the tone and voice of Natasha, as well as those around her.

There were a lot of subtleties to enjoy in Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6. The minor details and sounds are woven into the narrative, the inflections Natochenny included in her speaking. All of it combined together to create a brilliant experience.

Honestly, the more I listen to this series, the more eager I become to get my hands on the next episode. This has easily been a thrilling experience all around and is proof that Marvel series will do well on this platform.

Conclusion

Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6 felt like such a short episode, but realistically, that was only because I found myself really enjoying it. Okay, the conclusion admittedly made me want to continue as well, but if you’re following along with the story, you know exactly why I feel that way.

I sincerely am enjoying this series so much, and not only because Natasha’s world fits nicely into the Serial Box platform. They’re doing justice to her character, as well. It’s making me even more excited for the Jessica Jones series, which is due to launch this Thursday (keep your eyes open for those reviews).

 


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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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