Despite some fairly thin story logic which pushes the suspension of disbelief to the limit in places Nightcrawlers awareness (via Emma Frost and Cerebra) of an enquiry that the Black Cat made via an internet search engine the night before she gets kidnapped is one example; Garrisons convenient invulnerability to Francis powers is another Smith has somehow pulled things together a little since last issue to make this a reasonably satisfying story on its own terms. Even if it never really rises above the average, at least it isnt the train wreck that a brief synopsis of the issues themes connected with Kevin Smiths name might suggest. Heres hoping the last issue doesnt throw it away with yet another ill-advised retconned rape, because without a very good reason for his final plot development this issue, Smith could find himself doing more harm than good to one of the strongest female characters in Spider-Mans supporting cast. And weve only just got over what JMS did to G Read Full Review
Spider-Man/Black Cat is like an idiot who believes himself to be an idiot savant. The one hope we have is that crazy Wanda by saying "no more mutants" wiped this miserable excuse for one writer's ego out of Marvel continuity. Imagine the irony. One bad mistake by Bendis canceling out the evil that one man did to the readers of Spider-Man. Read Full Review
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