The Return of Dr Boris Korpse and Bruno Grainger in Black Cat #1 (Spoilers)

Marvel are publishing a new Black Cat series tomorrow, spinning out of the recent Hunted storyline in Amazing Spider-Man and the recent stories regarding the Thieves Guil of the Marvel Universe. With Felicia Hardy trying to find her new place within it all and establishing herself as a serious player. With everyone trusting her to be… well. Felicia Hardy. And they are not wrong in that.

The new series by Jed McKay and Travel Foreman sees the Black Cat engaging in a heist upon the Thieves Guild. But she’s not doing it alone. These are her claws, acting on her behalf, are¬† Dr Boris Korpse and Bruno Grainger.

Meet Felicia Hardy's New Crew in Black Cat #1 (Spoilers)

These characters were, as well as The Black Cat, co-created by Marv Wolfman back in those late seventies Amazing Spider-Man comic books. They appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #194, #195 and #196 – and then never again. Two goons for hire, the Black Cat hired them to spring her father from jail, which they succeeded in doing, wven with Spider-Man’s intervention – and so were then hired by the Kingpin to capture Spider-Man, which they also succeeded in doing, courtesy of Spider-Man being destracted by the apparant death of Aunt May (again), a brace of special rifle grenades and Bruno attacking Spier-Man’s injured shoulder. After delivering Spider-Man to the Kingpin, they left, never to be seen again until today. Well, tomorrow. Here’s how they looked back then…

Meet Felicia Hardy's New Crew in Black Cat #1 (Spoilers)

And now…

Meet Felicia Hardy's New Crew in Black Cat #1 (Spoilers)

She has a plan. As a result of this continuity injection, they don’t get killed off right away either, which is nice. But who is the one really pulling the strings, that’s to be revealed in issue¬† , tying up two established Marvel characters who chould have been tied together long before, and potentially rewriting lots of Spider-Man continuity in the process…

Black Cat #1 is published by Marvel Comics tomorrow. There’s a proper preview here…

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman, Michael Dowling, Nao Fuji (CA) J. Scott Campbell
The Black Cat is back and starring in her first ever ongoing series! Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault or museum to…procure said finer things. But due to her actions in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Felicia’s not only on the run from the police but also by the New York Theives Guild and their boss ODESSA DRAKE! High-octane heists, climactic chases and twist after twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat like a cat on a perch. IN THIS ISSUE: Find out a secret from Cat’s past in a bonus story that sets a foundation for the future! All this and an all-new MARVEL MEOW short story by Nao Fuji!
Rated T In Shops: Jun 05, 2019
SRP: $4.99



About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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