Kapow! The top 15 bands named after comic book superheroes (and supervillains)
Black Widow formed in Leicester, in September 1969. They were notorious for their early use of satanic and occult imagery in their music and stage act, and were often (wrongly) compared to Black Sabbath.
Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff, is a Marvel Comics character who first appeared in Tales Of Suspense No.52 (April 1964). Scarlett Johansson played Black Widow in the films Iron Man 2 (2010) and Avengers Assemble (2012).
We’ve got a secret obsession with K-Pop (ie. Korean pop music) here at the Classic Rock website, so please excuse this momentary lapse. Normal rock’n'roll service will be resumed with the next entry. In the meantime, allow us to introduce you to… Wonder Girls!
Once the sidekick of Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl now stands on her own in the DC Comics pantheon. There have been various versions of the Wonder Girl character, but the most popular is Donna Troy. (Oh, and you might remember Debra Winger playing Wonder Girl in the Wonder Woman TV series of the 1970s.)
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