Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Petula Neale as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

Let me let you in on a little secret….Back Issue Bloodbath is recorded well in advance of when you get to hear it. Sometimes we record months in advance. Such is the case with the episode you’re about to hear. It was supposed to coincide with the release of a big Marvel movie which has been postponed. This week on Back Issue Bloodbath, Andrew and Petula take a look back on the 1999 Marvel Knights series, Black Widow: The Itsy Bitsy Spider!

Written by Devin Grayson with artwork by JG Jones, The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a 3 issue miniseries that stars the Black Widow and the Black Widow. Huh? I know it sounds like I’m repeating myself but I am not. This story stars the classic Widow, Natasha Romonov. It also marks the debut of Yelena Belova, Natasha’s replacement from the Red Room in Russia. The story is a game of cat and mouse between two spies on the hunt to capture a chemical agent that could prove fatal if it falls into the wrong hands.

Join Andrew and Petula as they talk about a great comic from 20 years prior in preparation of a film that will come out later rather than sooner. Find out more about the Isty Bitsy Spider on an ALL NEW (yet recorded months ago) Back Issue Bloodbath!

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