Realm Review: Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6

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 going forward. In Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 6, Natasha faces 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 is part of an ongoing series on Serial Box (now Realm). It’s the second Marvel series to hit the platform, and it is currently updating every week. 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.

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


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.


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 enjoy this series so much, 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 lunch this Thursday (keep your eyes open for those reviews).

This review was originally written for Word of the Nerd, but has been ported over to Quirky Cat’s Fat Stacks now that the site has shut down.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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