Monica Chang

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Monica Chang
Publication information
First appearance Ultimate Marvel:
Ultimate Comics: Avengers #3 (December 2009)
Avengers A.I. #1 (July 2013)
Created by Mark Millar
Carlos Pacheco
In-story information
Team affiliations S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers
Notable aliasesBlack Widow
AbilitiesSlowed aging
Enhanced immune system
Abnormally superior athletic condition
Enhanced psychological defenses

Monica Chang-Fury is a fictional character appearing in comics published by Marvel Comics. She is a character of the Ultimate Marvel universe and formerly married to Nick Fury. [1] She has served as the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Marvel Universe spy agency, being one of only four women who has served in the position. [2] [3]


Fictional character biography

Monica Chang-Fury is the second character to use the Black Widow codename in the Ultimate Marvel continuity, debuting in Ultimate Comics: Avengers #3. [4]

She recruited the Punisher. [5] Later she was transferred to the New Ultimates. [6] After Fury returned as director of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Ultimates are reassembled and Monica rejoined that team, moving with her and Fury's child to the Triskelion. [7] She then became director of S.H.I.E.L.D. [8]

In the All-New Ultimates final series, Monica tells Jessica Drew after they captured Crossbones. [9] Later, while working with the FBI, Monica apparently is killed by Green Goblin. [10]

Other versions

Monica Chang makes her first appearance in Marvel's mainstream Earth-616 continuity in the series Avengers A.I. [11] This version is the chief of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s A.I. Division. Monica enlists Hank Pym to help her stop Dimitrios (who evolved from the fail-safe virus used to defeat Ultron at the end of the Age of Ultron storyline) 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. [12] It is revealed she is a devout Muslim. [13] [14] She later prevents the end of the universe by preventing the execution of an LMD infected with a virus. [15]

In other media

A character named Layla, who sports Monica Chang's attire but resembles the 2099 depiction, makes a minor appearance in the Avengers: Ultron Revolution animated television series episode "Into the Future", voiced by Jennifer Hale. [16] This version hails from a possible future where she opposes Kang the Conqueror alongside Hawkeye, Thunderstrike, Toni Ho, and Joaquin Torres.

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