Anderson Cooper Makes Marvel Comics Debut

Quiogue’s Anderson Cooper will be appearing in an issue of Marvel Comics’ Black Widow, written by Nathan Edmondson and drawn by Phil Noto.

In Black Widow #12, Cooper runs a story on CNN about the titular heroine, exposing her past as a Soviet assassin. When Cooper’s story airs, the Black Widow’s world is turned upside-down, likely putting her and her loved ones in danger.

While Cooper’s actions cause trouble for Natasha Romanoff, Edmondson notes that Cooper’s by no means a villain. “It’s Anderson doing what he does best: looking for the truth and reporting on events,” Edmondson says on Marvel.com. “We imagine that in Black Widow’s world, as would be the case with many other Avengers, things she does can’t be ignored by the media and all it takes is somebody who knows how to ask the right questions to make her world very uncomfortable for her but in a way that is perhaps not unjust.”

Amagansett’s Scarlett Johansson plays the role of Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanoff) in several Marvel Studios films, including Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Look for Black Widow #12 to hit stores in November.

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