Black Cat #1

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Travel Foreman, Michael Dowling, Nao Fuji Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 20
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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 more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 7, 2019

    In a lot ways, this is the book that I feel DC wishes their Catwoman book was; a character based on the thrill of the chase, out for fun instead of a character mourning the loss of a fiance that she herself left. Reading this book, I am reminded how well Marvel can create strong female led books, when they put their minds to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 6, 2019

    Mackay establishes the new ongoing series firmly on the right foot. Theres nothing terribly fresh about the story, but it IS a story well-told with art that delivers style and action to the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 9, 2019

    I haven't been this fired up by a hero book from Marvel Comics in a long time. The stories are fun and thrilling, the characters honor their past iterations while charting new paths, the visuals are phenomenal, the colors vivid, and the letters just flat out cool. This is a book you can give to anyone to get them hooked into comics, let alone, this series. This is comic book perfection! Thank you, Marvel! Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Jun 10, 2019

    Black Cat #1 is a fun read for fans of the character. It does an excellent job of building upon recent events while also being accessible. The introduction of new characters and the continuation of other stories allow for the ability to go in several different directions. Meanwhile, the back-up stories give a foundation for new characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 13, 2019

    The issue is light and fun, especially early on as Felicia turns the security guards own hyper-vigilance against them allowing her henchmen to commit the theft while they provide her with the perfect alibi. The best moment of the comic, however, comes from neither from the main story nor the Black Fox back-up tale but from the other short back-up story involving the Black Cat and her pets robbing a jewelry store. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jun 6, 2019

    I really liked this number one and Black Cat is now on my pull list. The combination of action, intrigue, and humor was really well paced and the art was a highlight as well. Your mileage may vary based on your background with the character and what you want from her, but I really enjoyed it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 4, 2019

    I'm a huge fan of The Saint and couldn't shake the feeling this was inspired by it. It's fun and has an attitude about it that's enticing. Give this a look-see for the thrill of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jun 6, 2019

    Fun, beautiful and amazingly fresh, "Black Cat" spells positive news to Marvel's burglar enchantress. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jun 9, 2019

    For what it is, Black Cat #1 is a fun and entertaining heist story that promises to only get better. And I hope it does, because the series can't rely on Felicia Hardy's unique charm and charisma for too long! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 5, 2019

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 5, 2019

    Black Cat #1 is an excellent debut. It'll have you wondering why it's taken so long for this character to get her own series. It's a fun read that'll put a smile on your face and leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jun 5, 2019

    Black Cat #1 is a simple, grounded, but exciting series that gives an underutilized character the chance to shine on her own. It's not perfect, but it gets better as it goes along and certainly well-worth your time if you're looking for a new series to try out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Jun 9, 2019

    If you are a fan of Felicia Hardy and her exploits, you will not be disappointed by this book. And if you've never heard of the Black Cat, this isn't a bad way to be introduced. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jun 5, 2019

    I definitely think this first issue is worth a look, and the series and character have a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 8, 2019

    Black Cat #1 was a good example as to why Felicia Hardy is more than ready to lead her own solo series. Jed Mackay showed what makes Black Cat a standout character and was able to build a world around her that you'll want to come back to see how it moves forward. As long as Mackay can work on the rough edges than Black Cat can easily be one of Marvel's gems in their monthly ongoing comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 6, 2019

    Even with two backup stories for added value, I'm not sure Black Cat steals enough of the show to justify another pass. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 8, 2019

    Black Cat #1 is a competent comic made by people with a general idea of how to make a comic. Rote and lacking any real hook or selling point. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jun 5, 2019

    I wanted to like Black Cat #1, because I think Felicia Hardy can be more than just a Catwoman knock off. This ain’t it. The story is bland and does nothing to persuade any reader to keep going, and the coloring is distractingly shallow. Rather than reading this, fans of Hardy will undoubtedly have a better time if they just wait for her to show up in the pages of Spider-Man again. Spend your time and money elsewhere. Read Full Review

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