Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our new video series. You think you know comics? Well here’s a few things you might not know!

Apparently --- and I haven't been able to confirm this --- Black Widow appeared in some kind of movie this week, so today we are taking a closer look at Marvel's most famous Soviet defector. Find out how a woman born before the attack on Pearl Harbor can still look like Scarlett Johansson, what the bizarre fates of other women to bear the Black Widow name were, and just what David Bowie's ex-wife has to do with anything, as well as several other equally interesting facts.

Show notes:

  • Black Widow's current solo series starts here.
  • You can read Black Widow's origin here.
  • The story of Natasha's confrontation with her would-be replacement Yelena is here.
  • Black Widow's tenure as the leader of Earth's Mightiest Heroes (not those ones, the other ones) is collected here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.

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