In a universe full of powerful superheroes and gods, Black Widow stands out as one of the most formidable assassins even without possessing any superpowers. Her intense training in the infamous Red Room brings her at par with other superheroes. Despite being surrounded by Thor, Iron Man, and Wanda, Black Widow is one of the most valuable members of the Avengers team. In one of the recent Marvel issues, Natasha Romanoff has proved that she can easily beat The Flash from DC. If you are pro-Black Widow and stuck in a debate over these 2 superheroes, then support your point with this example next time.
Heroes Reborn: Siege Society #1 is set in an alternate reality where the Avengers were never formed. Instead, a new team of heroes took the center stage and called themselves Squadron Supreme. Interestingly, each member of the team is an imitation of DC Justice League. The Squadron Supreme is led by Nighthawk (Batman), Hyperion (Superman), Power Princess (Wonder Woman), Doctor Spectrum (Green Lantern), and Blur (The Flash). Not just abilities, these superheroes share similar origins and disposition with their DC counterparts, only with more powers.
In this issue, the Nighthawk shifts the base to London after a fall out with Hyperion in the Civil War. However, the arrival of the American heroes in Europe was perceived as an invasion by someone. Unhappy with their presence, Baron Zemo forms a powerful team to kick these heroes out of Europe. That’s when the familiar faces of Marvel show up- Black Widow, Wanda Maximoff, Hawkeye, Fire-Ant, and Sabretooth.
The enhanced powers of these DC imitations had enabled Blur to use magic powers along with speed and time-travelling. This made it nearly impossible for these Marvel characters to defeat him. Nighthawk and Blur divide themselves to take down the Siege Society. While Nighthawk deals with Zemo, the speedster is engaged in a heated fight with Fire-Ant and Hawkeye. After beating their a**es, Blur takes on Scarlet Witch and successfully dodges her mighty powers. It turns out that the speedster didn’t have to do much to overpower the witch who could fly buildings without even touching them. He knocked her out with just one punch. But little did he know what was coming for him next.
As Black Widow enters the scene to rescue Hawkeye and Fire-Ant, Blur attempts to chase after her. But despite his super-speed, Black Widow manages to catch him off-guard. When Blur was least expecting it, Natasha electrocutes him with an advanced gadget. It immediately leaves him unconscious, thus clearing the way for her to escape with Clint and Scott.
Though we never doubted Black Widow’s competence, it’s amazing how she stopped a speedster and knocked him unconscious. Where no one else could deter him with their superpowers, Romanoff used her brains and acted in split second. With this encounter, Marvel has proved that if there ever was a crossover with DC, Black Widow would easily kick The Flash’s b*tt.