Paul Cornell discusses the Black Widow

Published On October 28, 2009 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, Interviews

Science Fiction, comics and screen writer and all-round good egg Paul Cornell talks briefly to top UK SF mag SFX about the upcoming Black Widow: Deadly Origin mini-series from Marvel (issue #1 is due next week), which to me looks like one of the more interesting takes on Nat since Marvel let Paul’s fellow Brit SF scribe Richard Morgan have a crack on a mini-series:

SFX: What appealed to you about the Black Widow?

Paul: I like her longevity (she was born in the 1920s!) and how she’s always been seen as thoroughly capable, right back to her first appearances. She’s kind of this icon of glam confidence and ability. And I think such a long lifespan has given her this pitch black cynical sense of humour. She talks a bit like Daniel Craig in my version. And thumps like him in fights in aircraft cockpits too.

Black Widow Deadly Origins 3 Paul Cornell Adi Granov

(fab cover to Black Widow Deadly Origins 3, art by Adi Granov, (c) Marvel)

What appealed to you about the Black Widow?

I like her longevity (she was born in the 1920s!) and how she’s always been seen as thoroughly capable, right back to her first appearances. She’s kind of this icon of glam confidence and ability. And I think such a long lifespan has given her this pitch black cynical sense of humour. She talks a bit like Daniel Craig in my version. And thumps like him in fights in aircraft cockpits too.

Like this Article? Share it!

About The Author

Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

Comments are closed.