List of Black Widow characters

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This is a list of characters associated with the Marvel Comics superhero Black Widow.

Supporting characters[edit]


Character First appearance Description
Avengers The Avengers #1 (September 1963) Earth's mightiest heroes. Black Widow's teammates.
Bucky Barnes Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) Black Widow first became associated with Bucky Barnes as the Soviet assassin Winter Soldier and later became romantically involved with Bucky during his stint as Captain America.
Captain America Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) Super soldier and Black Widow's crime fighting partner.
Champions The Champions #1 (October 1975) Black Widow was a founding member and team-leader of the Champions.[1]
Crimson Dynamo Tales of Suspense #46 (October 1963) A soviet super hero identity held by various people who have assisted Widow with espionage work.[2]
Daredevil Daredevil #1 (April 1964) Black Widows crime fighting partner and love interest.[3]
Darkstar Champions #7 (August, 1976) A Soviet superhero recruited by Widow to join the Champions.[4]
Hawkeye Tales of Suspense #57 (September 1964) Widow's former pawn and later friend and ally.[5]
Night Raven Hulk Comic #1 (March 1979) Immortal gun toting vigilante.[6]
Lady Liberators The Avengers #83 (December 1970) The Lady Liberators were a group of female Avengers.[7]
S.H.I.E.L.D. Strange Tales #135 (August 1965) A global espionage and law-enforcement agency.
Silver Sable The Amazing Spider-Man #265 (June 1985) Symkarian mercenary and leader of the Wild Pack.
Winter Guard Iron Man vol. 3 #9 (October, 1998) Russian super hero team.

Love interests[edit]


Character First appearance Description
Black Lotus Marvel Fanfare #11 (November 1983) A martial arts master and assassin hired to hunt Black Widow.[9]
Yelena Belova Inhumans #5 (March 1999) Successor of the Black Widow code name and a highly ambitious Russian Patriot.
Rose Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir (July 1993) A psychotic telepathic killer.[10]
Snapdragon Marvel Fanfare #12 (December 1983) A skilled martial artist, Snapdragon was hired to defeat the Black Widow in Japan.
Vindiktor Shadows and Light #1 (February 1998) A disfigured assassin piloting an exo-skeleton who claimed to be Black Widow's brother.[11]
Watchlord Amazing Adventures #8 (September, 1971)
A.I.M. Strange Tales #146 (July 1966) Advanced Idea Mechanics. International terrorist organization.
Damon Dran Daredevil #92 (October 1972) A munitions magnate. Terrified of a nuclear war, he had himself transformed into a superhuman "Indestructible Man".[12]
Iron Maiden Marvel Fanfare #11 (November 1983) Hired as an assassin for the Russian government, Iron Maiden fought Black Widow until S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrived and put an end to the battle.[13]
Wrangler Marvel Fanfare #11 (November 1983) An assassin hired by Damon Dran to hunt Black Widow.[14]
Red Guardian The Avengers #43 (August 1967) Former KGB agent.
Silver Samurai Daredevil #111 (July 1974) Japanese mutant, who can charge his sword with tachyon energy. Longtime enemy of Wolverine [15][16][17]
Viper Captain America vol.1 #110 (February, 1969) A master of espionage. Former leader of HYDRA and the Secret Empire.[18][19]
Kono Sanada Marvel Fanfare #11 (November 1983) A sumo assassin sent after Black Widow by Damon Dran.[9]


  1. ^ Champions #1
  2. ^ Iron Man vol. 1 #52
  3. ^ Daredevil Vol.1 ##81–124
  4. ^ Champions #7
  5. ^ Iron Man vol. 1 #57
  6. ^ Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty
  7. ^ The Avengers vol. 1 #83
  8. ^ DeFalco, Tom (2006). Marvel Encyclopedia. London: Dorling Kindersly Limited. 191.
  9. ^ a b Marvel Fanfare #11-12
  10. ^ Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir
  11. ^ Marvel: Shadow and Light #1
  12. ^ Daredevil vol. 1 #92-94
  13. ^ Marvel Fanfare #11
  14. ^ Marvel Fanfare #12
  15. ^ Daredevil vol. 1 #111
  16. ^ Marvel Team-Up #57
  17. ^ Marvel Team-Up #83-85
  18. ^ Marvel Team-Up #82-85
  19. ^ Daredevil vol.2 #61

External links[edit]

  • Night Raven at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Black Lotus at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Kono Sanada at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Rose at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Vindiktor at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Watchlord at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Wrangler at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe