Realm Review: Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 13

Time For Drastic Measures In Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 13

The latest adventure for Natasha Romanoff is almost at an end in Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 13. The Black Widow has been on the hunt for a while now – seeking out those that stole her blood to make things right.

In the last episode, Black Widow and Winter Soldier finally got all of the answers they needed. Now it’s merely a case of winning the fight – and surviving everything else happening, of course.

Black Widow: Bad Blood is part of an ongoing series from Serial Box (now Realm). One that releases a new episode each Tuesday. Next week will reveal the last episode of the season, wrapping up this hunt of Natasha’s.

Fast And Dirty

Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 13 is action-packed, as Black Widow and the Winter Soldier work together to save the world. Literally. These two are merely incapable of taking on an easy task.

L.L. McKinney is the mind behind this entire episode, and they brought us something truly thrilling here. It’s easy to forget how human these two characters are when it seems like they can take on the world. Yet McKinney was able to throw believable threats their way and make it all entertaining in the process.

While the action scenes were entertaining (of course they were, it’s Black Widow), that’s not the only highlight of the episode. This is the second to last episode in the season, and thus there’s a lot of wrapping up to do.

Yet it all seemed to flow smoothly, with all the ends getting placed in line. There’s still plenty to be wrapped up, but now it feels possible. Granted, I am very much looking forward to seeing the rest of this particular action sequence play out.


Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 13 was narrated by Sarah Natochenny, as with the rest of the series. She does an excellent job of capturing Natasha’s voice and making her feel like the character we all know and love.

This episode had a lot more action than usual, which is saying something. That’s why the narration and audio elements really stood out this time around. Most of the sound effects were understated and carefully placed.

This episode also played with the audio, making it sound like Black Widow and Winter Soldier (both voiced by Natochenny) communicated through a radio headset. It’s touches like that which enhance the whole experience.


Black Widow: Bad Blood Episode 13 was another thrilling addition to this series. It’s so satisfying seeing all of the work from this season coming together so perfectly. Not just the work of Natasha, but the work of the writers and narrator as well.

I’ll be honest here; I’m going to be sad when this season concludes. Black Widow: Bad Blood has consistently been a highlight of my week – something to look forward to. I can’t recommend it enough, both to longstanding fans of Marvel, as well as new ones.

Thankfully, Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire is another Marvel series on Serial Box that’s still actively updating. So there is still that to look forward to. Additionally, Black Panther’s (Sins of the King) series is almost here, and I could not be more excited for it.

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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