Monday, November 16, 2020

Columbia Pictures' "Black Cat"

Marvel Comics' "Black Cat" #1, in support of Columbia Pictures developing live-action take on the character, is written by Jed MacKay and illustrated by Carlos Villa, Nina Vakueya, with covers by Pepe Larraz, Taurin Clarke, Todd Nauck, C.F. Villa and Skottie Young, available December 16, 2020:

"...the 'Knull' attack on Earth interrupts the 'Black Cat' and her latest crime-fighting exploits, but if you know 'Felicia', you know she doesn't like to be interrupted. 

"So the 'Cat' and her crew aim to acquire something of great value to both Knull and Earth's hope of survival. Guest-starring the 'X-Men', 'Captain America' and 'Doctor Strange..."

"'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"...