Marvel’s fan-favorite Russian spy and adoptive sister of Natasha Romanoff, Yelena Belova, returns as the White Widow with her very own series this November.

The Mary Sue announced White Widow's upcoming solo series earlier today. White Widow by writer Sarah Gailey and artist Alessandro Miracolo with cover art by David Marquez will see Yelena embark on a brand-new new journey. According to The Mary Sue this series “feels like a long time coming for Yelena Belova. Whether it is finally because a larger audience is seeing how amazing she is or because it’s just finally time for her story.”

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White Widow #1 cover by David Marquez.


  • Written by Sarah Gailey
  • Art by Alessandro Miracolo
  • Cover by David Marquez
  • On Sale 11/1

The Mary Sue also adds that Miracolo and Gailey are the perfect team to bring White Widow to life saying, “Given Gailey’s history and their body of work along with Miracolo’s art, this seems like a perfect team to bring Yelena to life in her very own series for the first time!” The site adds that "David Marquez gave us a perfectly Yelena cover and the entire reveal is a dream come true for fans. Sometimes, you wait a long time to see a character you love get their time in the spotlight and that’s exactly what is happening with White Widow. She’s not the little sister in Nat’s shadow anymore with this series!"

Yelena Belova Gets Her Own Marvel Series

Marvel also chimes in with its own statement, calling White Widow a “groundbreaking new chapter in the life of one of Marvel’s most enigmatic antiheroes.” The publisher adds that “Yelena Belova has been many things, but striking out as a hero in her own right is new to her. Now that she’s finally free to choose her own path, who will she become?”

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The creators are just as thrilled about the series as anyone else with Gailey telling The Mary Sue “I am beyond exhilarated to launch White Widow into her own series! Yelena Belova is an incredible character who deserves independence, community, and the opportunity to kill on her own terms. Getting the chance to work with this team at Marvel is a thrill. I can’t wait for the world to see what Alessandro and I have in store!”

White Widow #1 written by Sarah Gailey with art from Alessandro Miracolo and cover by David Marquez will be released by Marvel Comics on November 1, 2023.

Sources: The Mary Sue and Marvel Comics