Marvel's Spider-Man is Getting a New Comic Series Focused on Black Cat
The story of Marvel's Spider-Man will continue in The Black Cat Strikes, a five-issue comic series that will follow Felicia Hardy.
While it has now released over a year ago, Marvel’s Spider-Man has still left a lasting impression thanks to its compelling story and rich gameplay as the wall-crawler himself. Of course, given its comic roots, its only natural that we would see some tie-ins to the game from the Marvel-verse, with a newly-announced comic series on the way that follows one of Spider-Man’s infamous allies.
During New York Comic Con 2019, Marvel officially announced that a new comic series based on Insomniac Games’ acclaimed title will be arriving soon, called The Black Cat Strikes. As the name implies, the five-issue comic series will follow Felicia Hardy (aka Black Cat) as she embarks on the pursuit of a new treasure and, of course, everyone’s favorite webhead ends up getting involved. According to Marvel, the series will be written by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum, with art drawn by Luca Maresca.
You can find a brief description of the storyline for The Black Cat Strikes below:
ENTER: THE FORMIDABLE FELICIA HARDY AND A SHOCKING REVELATION!
As if the events of MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: VELOCITY and CITY AT WAR weren’t harrowing enough, Spider-Man finds himself in the middle of a gang war in New York City. But as he butts heads with the likes of HAMMERHEAD and the MAGGIA, the unexpected reappearance of old flame FELICIA HARDY, also known as the BLACK CAT, sets Spider-Man’s world on fire!
Black Cat’s heroic days are behind her, but what is the secret behind the treasures she’s thieving? And why would Spider-Man let her go?! Delve into previously untold tales of Spider-Man and Black Cat’s relationship, and a shock ending that will make your webs spin! Don’t miss the excitement as your favorite wall-crawler returns in the next GAMERVERSE series!
This new title marks the third comic series based on Insomniac’s game following this year’s City At War and Velocity. The storyline of The Black Cat Strikes will tie directly between those two previous titles, alongside the story of the game itself.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes will be heading to comic stores in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out the full cover art below for the series’ first issue by artist Sana Takeda: