Black Widow or Bat Widow?

Did you know that the ultra-mod black leather sheath with matching bullet-bracelets was not the first costume worn by Natasha Romanoff, aka "Black Widow" of The Avengers? That honor belongs to this sporty number, ripped directly from the pages of Bruce Wayne's fantasy sketch journal:

That's a lot of fishnet and bat mask for someone named after a spider. And a lot of blue for someone named Black. I particularly love the big bold "B" neck clasp for the half-cape, which I believe is the grade she's hoping to receive for her fashion design project. Sadly, that's not even close.

On the plus side, nothing went to waste even though they ditched this outfit in favor of the much more functional and fashionable sheath, as a young Dinah Lance found it in a dumpster and promptly donned it to become the next Black Canary. So all's well that ends well!

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