Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood Season 1
Authors: Lindsay Smith, Margaret Dunlap, Mike Kendall, L.L. McKinney, Taylor Stevens
Narrator: Sarah Natochenny
Publisher: Serial Box
Released: April 28th, 2020
Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood is the third (but thankfully, not final!) Marvel series to hit Serial Box. I’m not ashamed to admit that I squealed a little bit when this series was announced, as I just knew that this format would do justice to her character.
Natasha Romanoff is no stranger to undercover jobs. But this time, the job has gotten into her head. So has somebody else. Something previous has been stolen from her – her blood – and now Natasha is determined to get it back.
Okay, she’s also determined to make those that stole her blood pay. It’s only fair, after all, there’s no way they had good intentions in mind when they took her blood.
“For two months now, it had been home – or at least, home to Melanie Ardonia, the shy, quirky IT girl who was her cover – while Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, hunted.”
I cannot recommend Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood enough. I fell in love with this series from the very first episode, and found myself waiting eagerly each week for a new update. If you’re a fan of Black Widow, then you’re going to enjoy this story.
Having finished the season, all I can say is that I really hope that this was merely the first of many seasons. Because I am hooked. I love how human they made Natasha sound and feel over this adventure, all while presenting an adventure that felt larger than life.
There’s a lot to enjoy from this adventure. There’s action, tension, human elements, and even a fair amount of humor. It’s all balanced in such a way as to make for a thrilling read (or listen, depending on your preference).
It all perfectly captured the character known as Black Widow, while creating something that is accessible to any and all fans. I’ll confess that while I’ve adored each of the Marvel series that hit Serial Box (Thor, Jessica Jones), Black Widow will always hold a special place in my heart. Also, here’s hoping that we’ll get another season!