Title: Black Cat (2019-) #1
Words: Jed MacKay
Art: Travel Foreman
Published: June 5, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: The Black Cat is back and starring in her first ever ongoing series! Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault or museum to…procure said finer things. But due to her actions in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Felicia’s not only on the run from the police but also by the New York Theives Guild and their boss ODESSA DRAKE! High-octane heists, climactic chases and twist after twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat like a cat on a perch. IN THIS ISSUE: Find out a secret from Cat’s past in a bonus story that sets a foundation for the future! All this and an all-new MARVEL MEOW short story by Nao Fuji!
Felicia Hardy has seen some serious change over the last several years, and now, in her first ongoing series, Black Cat, after having crossed her former allies in the New York Thieve’s Guild, is on the run.
Black Cat (2019-) #1 is an exciting, well-paced read that immediately captures readers’ attention by immersing them in a heist. And now that Hardy has to worry about the thieves guild, as well as the police, the stakes are incredibly high. While I’m not a fan of her two lackeys, the decision to include them is understandable; regardless, I’m glad that this series looks to not only further develop an interesting character, but do so by focusing on her work, both past and present, as a master thief. Felicia Hardy is more than capable of running a large operation, sure, but it’s far more interesting to watch her get her hands dirty.
Writer Jed MacKay skillfully (re)introduces readers to Black Cat with dialogue that is authentic and telling, and Travel Foreman’s artwork complements MacKay’s script, grounding the story with life-like detail.
Black Cat fans who have been waiting for Felicia Hardy to get her own on-going series, this is a must-read; Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman have crafted an exciting debut issue that shows great promise.