Black Widow’s New White Suit And Comic History Explained


has donned an all-white costume. Her costumes are based usually on comics as well as her new ones, but the white costume has a purpose behind it. It’s related to the setting of her first solo outing. It’s a sharp contrast to her traditional suit, which is all black.

Black Widow has a reputation in the comics for espionage and specializes in stealth, which is why white seems to be the peculiar colour for her.

The trailer features footage of Black Widow in her white costume, which reveals a sequence where she drops onto a bridge already and then she is wearing it in a “family” scene as well. The footage showcases that she is surrounded by snow, and the costume allows her to blend in much better as compared to her traditional suit. It indicates that she is wearing a white colour for a tactical reason.

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Her white costume originates directly from Marvel Comics, but it’s not considered as a classic outfit. The suit first appeared in the limited series Black Widow: Deadly Origin, which happened to coincide with her MCU debut in Iron Man 2 in 2010.


In Deadly Origin, the story saw Black Widow haunted by skeletons from her closet. This sent Black Widow around the globe as she battled against a conspiracy that targeted everyone she cared about, including Daredevil, Hawkeye, Hercules, and more. In the series, she had to fight against a group called the Icepick Protocols with whom the battles took her and everyone from Russia to outer space.

Her adventures in Russia required her new white costume like in the movie adaption it was for blending in the snow while travelling through frigid badlands.

Although the suit has much importance in Deadly Origin, it has not received much attention in the comics, seeing that Black Widow’s adventures in the snow are quite sparse. But the important part, the film set is connected to extremely cold weather, which is Eastern Europe and some parts of Budapest.

It all explains why Black Widow is encountering so many characters in league with the USSR such as Red Guardian and Yelena Bulova, one of the newest Black Widows.


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