Review: White Widow #3
Eva Longoria is one of those magnetic actors whose onscreen presence is undeniable. The first time I saw her was the same time most of the world found out about her, on Desperate Housewives. Then I saw her on Harsh Times in a minor role. Her real star turn was in Lowriders, a film most people haven’t seen but provides a necessary narrative in the diaspora.
Her real impact is felt behind the scenes in brining Latinx representation to the screen. She produced the underrated Devious Maids,which provided a different narrative on the Latina Maid archetype. Then there was one season wonder Grand Hotel where a young man goes undercover to find out what happened to his sister at the hotel she worked, which just so happens to be owned by a Latina family. In the 3rd issue of White Widow , our protagonist, goes deep to find out what happened to her parents much like Danny did in Grand Hotel.
We find Gabrielle, still getting used to her abilities and the events that transpired right after Andromeda appeared. As she is trying to trace down the clues which are tied to the key card to a parking garage which may give her more insight to what happened to her parents, and soon discovers another masked superhero, but before she could confront her, a guard discovers her, causing her to scurry off. We also find Agent Pulse in a coma, as the events of the last issue left her in stasis, something the corporation looks to keep under wraps. Gabrielle, looking to confront Andromeda, hatches a plan with Regina, to attend a masquerade ball, where when she finds an opportunity to meet the supposed hero, is not exactly what she seems. By the issue’s end, we find out Andromeda works for the same people as Pulse wants to neutralize her for their own nefarious purposes.
Overall, an engaging continuation of an already action-packed series, one that is more than a fine addition to the superhero canon. The story by Benny Powell is layered and exciting. The art by the creative team is simply breathtaking. Altogether, the story blends elements of the superhero genre and spy genre into a scintillating tale.
Story: Benny Powell Art: Jamie Tyndall, Iwan Nazif, and Jonboy Meyers
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy