Felicia Hardy is back. As reported by Comicbook.com, Marvel Comics is gearing up for a new Black Cat series. The book is set to hit shelves in December. The first issue ties into the upcoming King In Black event. Cover art for the book has been released by the publisher, which we’ve included below.
Black Cat #1 is written by Jed MacKay with art by C.F. Villa and a cover by Pepe Larraz. The first issue will be packed full of high-profile cameos. Stephen Strange, Steve Rogers and events members of the X-Men will be on board.
Here is the synopsis for Black Cat #1.
“Feeling lucky? Knull’s attack on Earth interrupts the Black Cat’s latest heist, and if you know Felicia, you know that’s a problem. So the Cat and her crew aim to steal something of greatest value to both Knull and Earth’s hope of survival. You’ll have to pick up this issue to find out what! This issue guest-stars the X-Men! Captain America! And Doctor Strange! DO NOT MISS IT!!!”
“I told you we weren’t cancelled! Check your Christmas lists, because this December BLACK CAT is back with a brand-new #1- but remember, if we’re going with legacy numbering, that puts us smack on Unlucky Number 13, and when you’re talking about Felicia Hardy, you know bad luck is her constant companion,” Mackay said. “Usually it’s something for other folks to worry about, of course, but this time… well, the last thing you need when you’re in the final phases of planning the job of a lifetime is an alien invasion. KING IN BLACK comes crashing into Felicia’s world to mess everything up, and it’s not like Felicia didn’t hate all that symbiote business already.”
“BLACK CAT #1 brings us back in a big way, and even after KING IN BLACK, we’re firing on all cylinders,” Mackay said. “You want to see Felicia pull a heist on an evil alien space god? Done. New costume coming soon? Check. Queen Cat? She’s on her way. The long-awaited Thieves Guild heist that we’ve been building up to for over a year? Of course. And beyond! All of Team Black Cat has been hammering away to bring Felicia and friends (and enemies) back to you with the same energy, charm and pizazz you’ve come to expect, and we can’t wait for you all to see what we’ve been working on!”
Black Cat first appeared in the world of Marvel Comics in The Amazing Spider-Man #194 in 1979. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and Dave Cockrum. She has since become a mainstay of the Spider-Man universe. Felicity Jones played Felicia Hardy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 but never got to suit up as the enemy/love interest of Peter Parker.
Black Cat #1 hits shelves in December.