I was going to start a new thread on this topic but this seems an appropriate place as ever
can someone please explain to me...
what exactly is Black Widow's appeal?
She has no powers, no signature weapon, no particular cause/vendetta.
I don't understand why anyone would want to see her on the Avengers alongside Thor, Hulk and Iron man. At least Cap and Hawkeye has some cool weapons, and characterisations that make them appealing (though Hawkeye is a bit vague in the movie but a fire cracker in the comics).
Just read Winter Soldier tpb 1 (1-5), BW's just does somersaults and twists in the entire comic. That seems to be her thing.
Just another character that has to be made to look awesome clearing house to over compensate for the fact that they do very little