Mary Jane & Black Cat #5

Event\Storyline: Dark Web Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Vincenzo Carratu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 26, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 14
7.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Your new favorite comic book reaches the climactic conclusion of its first arc! WHAT SECRETS WILL BE REVEALED?! And will Felicia and Mary Jane's relationship EVER recover once they are?!
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  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 1, 2023

    ‘Mary Jane And Black Cat' #5 brings the title characters' hellish journey to an end in an action-packed, double-crossing, heisty feisty, character-rich fashion. Another fantastic chapter for these characters and in the growing volumes of Black Cat adventures that we've gotten the past few years, keeping these characters in the spotlight they deserve. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 26, 2023

    Mary Jane & Black Cat has followed a familiar heist mode that writer Jed MacKay has employed many times before, but the formula remains successful because of how the Black Cat miniseries and one-shots consistently build upon familiar Marvel Comics lore to develop characters and deliver twists; this comic is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 2, 2023

    If you accept the premise that gives MJ powers, this one is a nice buddy cop story that ends on a lovely note of black humor and creates a relationship separate of Peter Parker for Ms. Watson and Ms. Hardy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Hailey Aug 18, 2023

    Incredible that this worked even with the current ASM status

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  • 9.0
    Afre Apr 26, 2023

    It's a very enjoyable ride. No matter what you think of current state of ASM, this book still shines. And that is all thanks to Jed and the amazing artists he worked with on this.

  • 8.5
    Hex Oct 9, 2023

    Great conclusion. Third best title spinning out of Dark Web that shouldn't have had to be tied to it and could have done something a little more interesting on its own. Jed MacKay really gets this relationship and how to pair up their individual identities to problem solve in fun ways. The story throughout is goofy but I'd rather have it than not. I have two hopes after this. One, that somehow this leads to something more tangible in the wider scope of MJ, Felicia and Peter's worlds and two, we get to see more from MacKay in Spider-Man.

  • 8.5
    KittyNone Apr 26, 2023

    MacKay's Black Cat is always a joy, although this series has struggled with the fact that "Felicia can't work up the courage to tell MJ she's dating her ex" never really carried weight as the central drama of the mini. It was hard to get invested in that because I couldn't bring myself to expect that MJ (who has herself long since moved on) would actually be mad about it. Still, Felicia & MJ fight Hell and win is a fun enough idea to carry us past the places where the drama deflates

  • 8.0
    Jawsh Jun 2, 2023

    Great little series.
    A ton of fun.
    LMAO at what happens with MJ after this takes place.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui May 3, 2023

    It's an enjoyable ride from MacKay and I don't like what's happening on ASM so that's MacKay doing alright here. Disconnect and enjoy is all you can do here but the whole MJ powers premise is weak. Still enough here to like. Carratu's art is good but still raw.

  • 7.5
    fzanca Apr 30, 2023

    I like the twists. Not sure how her powers allowed her to split the sword and still have two full hilts, but I guess we're not supposed to ask those questions. I'm not following Spider-man, so the ending with her kids was surprising to me. Overall I liked the issue. I'd like MJ's powers to be more tech-based and less supernatural, so they can have more street-level adventure next. This arc seemed out of place because of the setting. It was more something you would see Constantine or Doctor Strange in.

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    Jaylogo Jul 12, 2023

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    K-23 Jul 31, 2023

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