Episode 4

June 13, 2022


S2.E4 - Black Widow

S2.E4 - Black Widow
Listen Up Casuals
S2.E4 - Black Widow

Jun 13 2022 | 01:12:45


Show Notes

Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual fan. We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out! On this episode we talk all about the Black Widow and her influence on the MCU and comic origins!

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Key Issues/Runs

Tales of Suspense #52 (APR 1964) - 1st appearance. Created by Stan Lee, Don Rico, and artist Don Heck

Avengers #43 (Aug 1967) 1st appearance of the Red Guardian, Alexi Shostakov- husband of Natasha Romanova, the Black Widow

Amazing Adventures #1 (Aug 1970) 1st cover appearance of the Black Widow wearing her classic black costume & 1st Black Widow solo story

Avengers #111 (May 1973) Black Widow joins the Avengers

Marvel Fanfare #11 (Nov 1983) 1st appearance of Iron Maiden, Melina Vostokoff, a female assassin and enemy of the Black Widow. Rachel Weisz cast as Melina Vostokoff in the Black Widow movie

Inhumans #5 - 1st Yelena (MAR 99) 

Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #1 (Aug 2002) First solo series featuring Yelena Belova, the Black Widow

Black Widow #1 (June 1999) 1st issue of three-issue miniseries where Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova face-off to own the codename Black Widow.First mention of the Red Room where orphaned girls were trained in the Black Widow Ops program. Yelena Belova identity revealed

Black Widow #4 (Dec 2004) Origin of Black Widow, specifically the brainwashing and training she and 27 other orphaned girls endured after being recruited to The Red Room Academy for the Black Widow Ops Program

Rocco's Modern Runs



1975 CXL Daredevil and Black Widow TV show

Iron Man 2


Cap 2&3

Black Widow

Avengers IW & Endgame



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