|First appearance||Ultimate Marvel:|
Ultimate Comics: Avengers #3 (December 2009)
Avengers A.I. #1 (July 2013)
|Created by||Mark Millar|
|Team affiliations||S.H.I.E.L.D., Ultimates, Avengers|
|Notable aliases||Black Widow|
Enhanced immune system
Abnormally superior athletic condition
Enhanced psychological defenses
Fictional character biographyEdit
Monica Chang-Fury was created by Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco, and debuted in Ultimate Comics: Avengers #3 (December 2009) as the second character to use the Black Widow codename in the Ultimate Marvel continuity. She also is the former wife of Nick Fury.
An active member of the Avengers' missions and while being contemptuous with Fury and Hawkeye, she assisted in fighting alongside War Machine and the Red Wasp against the Red Skull, being the Punisher's wrangler, and repelling a Vampire infestation. Monica later transferred to the New Ultimates alongside Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, and fights against her former teammates who were supposedly selling government secrets to which both teams fight against the conspiracy's manipulator Gregory Stark.
Monica rejoined the Ultimates with Fury as director of S.H.I.E.L.D. again and moved herself and Julius Chang (her and Fury's child) to the Triskelion, alongside Fury, Hawkeye and the Falcon battling the Maker's Children of Tomorrow while a coup d'état occurred in the midst of the chaos. Since a nuclear attack on Washington, D.C. almost killed the whole presidential cabinet, a new "Civil War" erupted. Monica personally helped against Marvin Flumm, resulting in Monica as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. director (one of only four women to served in the position in any continuity of Marvel), helping alongside political gimmicks to eliminate several terrorist cells of Hydra, and stopping a corrupt politician's conspiracy.
Because of Galactus's destructive abilities, Monica gets cited in court. However, Monica acts as Jessica Drew's contact involving Crossbones's capture as Monica's last chance to bring down Roxxon, wishing her successor as Black Widow well. While working with the FBI, Monica apparently is killed by the Green Goblin.
Monica Chang makes her first appearance in Marvel's mainstream Earth-616 continuity in the Avengers A.I. series. This version is the chief of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s A.I. Division, and is revealed to be a devout Muslim. Monica enlists Hank Pym to help her stop Dimitrios (which evolved from the fail-safe virus used to defeat Ultron) and they form the Avengers A.I. consisting of a Doombot, Victor Mancha and the Vision. During their first mission, the Avengers A.I. faced hijacked S.H.I.E.L.D. Drones which attacked a hospital in Atlanta. She later prevents the end of the universe by preventing the execution of an LMD infected with a virus.
In other mediaEdit
- A character inspired by Monica Chang and resembling her 2099 Black Widow counterpart named Layla makes a minor appearance in the Avengers: Ultron Revolution animated television series episode "Into the Future", voiced by Jennifer Hale. This version hails from a possible future where she opposes Kang the Conqueror alongside Hawkeye, Thunderstrike, Toni Ho, and Joaquin Torres.
- Monica Chang is alluded in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as an acquaintance listed in Miles Morales's phone.
- Burlingame, Russ (November 2, 2014). "Could the Avengers: Age of Ultron Mystery Woman Be Avengers AI's Monica Chang?". Comicbook.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
- Ultimate Avengers Vol 1 #3-6
- Ultimate Avengers Vol 1 #7-11
- Ultimate Avengers Vol 1 #13-18
- Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates Vol 1 #1-6
- Ultimate Comics Ultimates Vol 1 #3-4
- Ultimate Comics Ultimates Vol 1 #6-11
- Ultimate Comics Ultimates Vol 1 #16
- Ultimate Comics: Ultimates Vol 1 #17-21
- Ultimate Comics: Ultimates Vol 1 #22-24
- Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand Vol 1 #1-5
- All-New Ultimates Vol 1 #12
- Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 #3
- Doran, Michael (March 20, 2013). "Marvel Announces ULTRON-Spin-off AVENGERS A.I. Ongoing". Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 6, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
- Sam Humphries (w), Andre Lima Araujo (a). Avengers A.I. #4 (October, 2013), Marvel Comics
- Sam Humphries (w), Andre Lima Araujo (a). Avengers A.I. #1 (July, 2013), Marvel Comics
- Sam Humphries (w), Andre Lima Araujo (a). Avengers A.I. #12 (April, 2014), Marvel Comics
- "Into the Future". Avengers Assemble. Season 3. Episode 13. August 22, 2016. Disney XD.