There’s a new Widow will soon be joining the fight in the Marvel universe! The Mary Sue got the scoop on Red Widow, a much-welcomed kickass female who will make her debut in a special bonus story that will be attached to the Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1 comic. After that, we’ll get to see the newbie in full force in Margaret Stohl’s Marvel YA novel Black Widow: Forever Red!
Here’s what Margaret Stohl had to say about the character:
The Red Widow is a powerful new female superhero for the Marvel universe. In many ways, she’s the opposite of the Black Widow—she actually chooses to become the Red Widow—but both Widows share a mysterious bond and a history, and will change the course of each other’s lives, moving forward. And of course, this is just the beginning for this enigmatic and deadly new character. Red Widow’s story first emerges within the pages of Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1, and will then be featured in my upcoming (prose) novel, Black Widow: Forever Red. I couldn’t be prouder of both Widows—and of Marvel Comics, for being so supportive of the two of them.
TMS included a first look of Red Widow in action and it. is. everything.
Also, here’s a photo alongside Black Widow for comparison. The two will definitely be crossing paths, so it’ll be interesting to see how they’re connected and the type of relationship they’ll form.
Black Widow: Forever Red is out October 13, 2015. Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1, featuring the Red Widow introduction, is out September 2, 2015.