Sunday, March 03, 2019

Columbia Pictures' "Black Cat"

Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #16, available March 6, 2019, in support of Columbia Pictures' developing 'Black Cat' "Spider-Man" spin-off feature, is written by Nick Spencer and illustrated by Iban Coello, with a cover by Greg Land:

" this 'Hunted' tie-in, the luck of 'Black Cat' is on the rise. She came out of the run-in with the 'Thieves Guild' still intact, her bridges with 'Spider-Man' are mostly mended and the world is her oyster. But the job she just took is going to change everything..."

"'Spider-Man' connects to a lot of characters," said Sanford Panitch, President of Columbia Pictures. "There are villains, heroes, and antiheroes, and a lot are female characters, many of whom are bona fide, fully dimensionalized and unique..."

'Black Cat', according to Panitch " enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from, to justify her own film..."

The character 'Felicia' (Felicity Jones), assistant to villain 'Harry Osborn', made her live-action debut in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".

'Black Cat' created by writer Marv Wolfman, was inspired by the Tex Avery-directed cartoon short "Bad Luck Blackie".

'Black Cat' debuted in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #194 (July 1979).

"...'Felicia Hardy', the daughter of a world-renowned cat burglar had developed a 'thing' for 'Spider-Man'.

"After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, she trained herself in various fighting styles and acrobatics and, after deciding to follow in her father's footsteps, adopted her costumed identity as the 'Black Cat'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Black Cat"...