Black Cat #4

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Nina Vakueva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 20
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  There's another Cat on the scene and she doesn't play nice.
•  Lily Hollister's life has taken some turns. From socialite daughter of the district attorney to fiancée of Harry Osborn to goblinized Menace... The last turn to imitation hero called Queen Cat seems to have stuck.
•  But now that Queen Cat has set her sights on the Black Cat, does Felicia stand a chance? Or will this misguided attempt screw up all of Felicia and Black Fox's plans?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 1, 2021

    Black Cat continues to do what it does best, creating big and bold and fun stories filled with compelling and fully detailed characters while turning the point of view over to a newer character. The often noirish style of the series continues with colorful and smooth art that fires on all cylinders whether the moment is quiet or action-packed. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 31, 2021

    Black Cat #4 cools down after the craziness of King In Black with a more intimate story about a young person needing to redefine their identity in their quest to be a better person through the lens of the fictional world of superheroes that taps into a solid emotional core with a theme that is highly relatable but still remains true to the concept of the main character. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 31, 2021

    The pulse and pacing of this issue seem to be setting-up Black Cats next arc in a very thoughtful way. Black Cats willingness to work with a new hero is a powerful way to construct the latest adventures of a villain. MacKay and Vakueva are building something interesting around the edges of a prominent character. Itll be interesting to see where theyre going with this latest toy for Felicia Hardy to bat around the pages of her own book.  Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Mar 31, 2021

    Art:The art by Nina Vakueva and Brian Reber is on point for the most part. There were a few things that caught my attention though. Two of the four cats on the cover don't appear to have coloring on their eyes. Of course, this could be explained by saying the black cats have black eyes. Even if that were the case it looks a bit off to me. More importantly, there's a panel towards the end with Felicia standing with the moon behind her and she's only got one nostril. Not a huge deal by any means but it stuck out big time to me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Mar 31, 2021

    Black Cat continues to be great, as it revives one of my favorite weird Marvel miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Mar 31, 2021

    This issue is exactly what it needs to be at this point in the arc and then some. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Mar 31, 2021

    Black Cat trades the madness of King in Black for a more personal style of crazy, taking a full issue to explore the Queen Cat: her motivation, the actions she takes against Felicia, and the results. Solid guest art and the usual whip-smart writing deftly guide this new-old character into a stable orbit -- and should leave fans of the series thoroughly satisfied by a refreshing outside take on the story so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 5, 2021

    Black Cat #4 effectively spotlights Lily Hollister's character as we learn why she is Queen Cat and the reasoning behind targeting Felicia Hardy. Even though this meant that the overarching story involving the Black Cat vs Thieves Guild story was sidelined it still worked. Building up Lily as Queen Cat provides this series with another character that Jed MacKay can write to strengthen the quality of this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 7, 2021

    While offering several flashbacks to Queen Cat's hunt reminding us of Felicia's recent big scores, Black Cat #4 builds to an eventual throwdown between the two women as Felicia tracks down Queen Cat sooner than she anticipated and cleans her clock (although the Black Cat is amused as the idea of finally having a nemesis suggesting this competition between the pair will continue). Read Full Review

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