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Though Black Widow has yet to get the stand-alone Marvel Cinematic Universe movie she so rightly deserves, the character has become quite the fan favorite over the past couple of years. And while it doesn’t sound like Scarlett Johansson will be starring in a Marvel movie of her own any time soon, there are plenty of other ways fans can enjoy the adventures of the ass-kicking super spy. Hitting shelves next week is a brand new YA novel, Black Widow: Forever Red, starring the beloved Avenger and written by Margaret Stohl (one of the co-authors of the Beautiful Creatures series). In support of the book’s October 13 release, The A.V. Club and Marvel Press are giving away a Black Widow prize package, featuring a copy of Forever Red, a branded tank top, and a Black Widow POP! figurine.


For your chance to win all of the above, simply send an email to avcontests@theonion.com with the subject line “Black Widow.” Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. U.S. entrants only. We’ll select one random winner from our eligible entries on Thursday, October 8, and notify them via email shortly thereafter. Details on how to preorder a signed copy of the book can be found here. An official plot synopsis is below.

Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average. The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments—until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn’t really the big sister type. Until now. When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rumors of smuggled Red Room tech light up the dark net, Natasha suspects her old teacher has returned—and that Ava Orlova might be the only one who can stop him. To defeat the madman who threatens their future, Natasha and Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava’s dreams.

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