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Spider-Man’s Luck Runs Out against Doctor Octopus

Last week, the Beyond era of Amazing Spider-Man officially kicked off and fans witnessed the beginning of a new age that will see Ben Reilly taking over as the new and improved Spider-Man! Told over the course of 19 thrilling issues, this saga will be brought to you by a group of all-star comics talent known as the Beyond Board—Patrick Gleason, Saladin Ahmed, Zeb Wells, Kelly Thompson, and Cody Ziglar. These incredible creators are ready to take Ben Reilly and the Spider-Man mythos beyond your wildest expectations!

Peter Parker may be out of commission but luckily, Ben Reilly is more than capable of taking his place. Equipped with gadgets and tech from the Beyond Corporation, Reilly has everything it takes to be the superior Spider-Man but he’ll finally meet his match in a devastating battle against one of the Spider-Man’s most feared enemies—Doctor Octopus!

It begins in Amazing Spider-Man #85 by writer Cody Ziglar and artist Paco Medina. It’s going to take everything Ben Reilly and the company that backs him has to stop Otto Octavius. But, in the Merry Marvel fashion and as with all respectable Spider-Stories, even if Spider-Man wins, he is going to lose. And he is going to lose BIG. Amazing Spider-Man #86 by writer Zeb Wells and artist Michael Dowling will deal with the aftermath of the fight and will be a comic that fans will remember for years to come. Ben Reilly has been shaken to the core, and you will be too. And find out if Peter Parker can step up and be Spider-Man again in Amazing Spider-Man #87 by writer Jed MacKay and artist Carlos Gómez. With NYC reeling from Doc Ock’s attack and Ben Reilly possibly down, it’s up to Captain America and Black Cat to see if Peter Parker is ready for action again. You may think you know where this story is going, but you do not.

Also coming in January will be Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond #1, a new one-shot written by Jed MacKay with art by C.F. Villa. This unlikely team up will see Mary Jane coming to the rescue of Black Cat after she’s been kidnapped. Mary Jane has never liked Felicia Hardy, and now she has to save her lif! But remember, this is the Black Cat we’re talking about. Things are never quite what they seem.

Preview: Black Cat #9

Black Cat #9

(W) Jed MacKay (A) C.F. Villa (CA) Pepe Larraz
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• The hottest new character of the last five years, STAR, brings her reality-warping powers to bear in THE BLACK CAT!
• Who hired Felicia to do this job? Why do they want this infinite power?

Black Cat #9

Giant-Sized Black Cat: Infinity Score will Reveal the New Wielder of the Infinity Stones

This summer, fans discovered the whereabouts of Marvel’s most legendary artifacts in Infinite Destinies! Unfolding over a series of epic annuals, this unpredictable story saw heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe on a chase to prevent the powerful Infinity Stones from falling into the wrong hands. Central to the action was Marvel’s iconic thief Black Cat who walked away as the new wielder of this great cosmic power. The events of this story spun out into Infinity Score, the current arc in her hit ongoing series. Now, fans will witness the stunning conclusion to this grand saga in Giant-Size Black Cat: Infinity Score. Written by Black Cat writer Jed MacKay with art by C.F. Villa, this oversized special will be a character-redefining one-shot with huge repercussions for the future of the Marvel Universe…

Black Cat has brought half of the Infinity Stones together, collecting a level of power that hasn’t been seen in years! But to what end? This hasn’t taken her out of the crosshairs of Nick Fury OR Nighthawk, and with the Infinity Stones involved, can Thanos be far behind?!

Did Black Cat get lucky or did her luck just run out? Find out in the startling climax to Infinite Destinies when Giant-Size Black Cat: Infinity Score #1 hits stands in November! Check out this cover by Pepe Larraz!

Giant-Size Black Cat: Infinity Score

Preview: Black Cat #8

Black Cat #8

(W) Jed MacKay (A) C.F. Villa (CA) Pepe Larraz
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. the Black Cat, is hired to steal the Infinity Stones.
• Has anyone told her that these stones are now PEOPLE?
• Regardless, Nick Fury will do anything to stop the stone-bearers from being gathered, even if that means taking all nine of Felicia’s lives.
• Black Cat has been picking away at the corners of the Marvel Universe, but this heist will put her square in the middle… just where she DOES NOT WANT TO BE!

Black Cat #8

Review: Black Cat Annual #1

Black Cat Annual #1

Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, gets stuck in South Korea and is forced into a team-up with White Fox and Tiger Division in Black Cat Annual #1. Their target? The super-powerful Taegukgi, who is working for a local crime lord. However, it goes from bad to worse when they find said crime lord and all of his henchmen dead, meaning someone else is now in control of a very deadly superhero.

One thing I’ve really enjoyed with the annuals this year from Marvel is that the stories have felt a bit different, from Iron Man being a mentor to Miles Morales in the Iron Man annual to the team-up with Tiger Division in this issue. I do wish these were just a bit bigger. I’m a fan of the old 64-page annuals. Back to Black Cat Annual #1, it’s nice to see some newer characters get a bit more use and if remembering correctly, collectors made a big deal out of Taegukgi’s first appearance. The fact that Black Cat ends up with a bomb planted in her neck and spends large amounts of time complaining about it to White Fox did seem a bit played out. Is there just no other way to get help from someone than by booby-trapping them?

Nick Fury’s story in the second part dealing with the infinity gems has been a better use of pages than some of the stories in the older annuals but to me, this chapter just seemed a bit too brief. Go figure. And if I guessed who the shadowy figure is, then I am a bit more excited to follow where this story goes. However, there’s a part of me that thinks It’s just more of Marvel Comics trying to make all their books feel just like their cinematic endeavors. It’s a little thing but they used to be called the infinity GEMS. If they had any stones, they’d go back to calling them that.

I thought the creative team did a fine job on this book. Jed MacKay wrote both parts of this book and one thing that stood out to me was his characters do “sound” different from one another. I liked Juan Ferreyra’s art better in the second half story. I really thought the style added to the story. And in saying that, Joey Vazquez’s art was good, too. I just preferred one to the other.

You could certainly do worse than buying or reading Black Cat Annual #1. It just didn’t feel like that much of a throwaway story and I’m also glad to see a character like Black Cat getting the much-needed push. I think those that read this issue have probably never heard of the added characters in this issue but that’s okay, you have to start somewhere. This issue was definitely worth a read.

Story: Jed MacKay Art: Joey Vazquez and Juan Ferreyra
Color: Brian Reber Letterer: Ferran Delgado
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Black Cat Annual #1

Black Cat Annual #1

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Joey Vazquez (CA) C.F. Villa
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
SRP: $4.99

• Felicia Hardy’s vacation is interrupted when a layover in South Korea turns into an insane caper.
• This caper is a deadly journey across Seoul, where she comes face to face with Taegukgi, White Fox and Tiger Division (from TASKMASTER #3)!
• And what does this have to do with the Infinity Stones? Find out this June!
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Part 3 (of 8) of “Infinite Fury”!

Black Cat Annual #1

The Infinity Stones Return in Infinite Destinies

From The Infinity Gauntlet to The Infinity War, the emergence of the Infinity Stones has resulted in some of Marvel’s most memorable epics. Now, these legendary artifacts have returned, and the next chapter in their storied history is on the horizon! Who will wield its unbelievable cosmic power this time? Find out this June in Infinite Destinies, the highly-anticipated Marvel event that will be told over the course of eight thrilling annuals and conclude in Infinity Score, a game-changing upcoming arc in Black Cat!

Infinite Destinies will trace the current whereabouts of the Infinity Stones, some of which some of which have fallen into the hands of Marvel’s newest breakout characters. Marvel’s biggest heroes know all too well the destruction that the Infinity Stones can herald, and each part of this saga will see an iconic character clash with a rising star.

It all kicks off in Iron Man Annual #1 by writer Jed MacKay and artist Ibraim Roberson. When Iron Man learns about the strange people who kidnapped and tortured Miles Morales, he HAS to look into it. What he finds out about the Assessor and especially Quantum will shock you. Secrets are revealed in this in-depth look at some of the coolest new villains that will lay the groundwork for major future Marvel stories! It features a cover by Nick Bradshaw.

The event continues in Captain America Annual #1 by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Marco Castiello. The fugitive known as Overtime broke out of death row when the Time Stone chose to bond with his soul, giving him powers he barely understood. Now, thanks to Captain America… his time is up. It features a cover by Alex Garner.

Part three will take place in Black Cat Annual #1 by Jed MacKay and artist Joey Vazquez. Felicia Hardy’s latest caper finds herself on a deadly journey across Seoul, where she comes face to face with White Fox, Tiger Division, and the new hero who recently made his startling debut in the sold-out Taskmaster #3: Taegukgi! It features a cover by C.F. Villa.

Each issue will also include a chapter of “Infinite Fury” starring the original Nick Fury. Fury’s own quest to find the current bearers of the Infinity Stones will take him all over the Marvel Universe and pit him against some very powerful people who will terrify both Fury and YOU!

Stay tuned for announcements about other Infinite Destinies annuals coming in July and August from Marvel’s top talent. In the meantime, check out the connecting variant cover by Ron Lim as well as the covers of the first three chapters and be there when the chase for the Infinity Stones begins this June!

Infinite Destinies

Black Cat Gets Her Claws on the Infinity Gauntlet. Wait. What!?

The truth about the Infinity Stones will come to light this summer in “Infinite Destinies“! Shown at the ComicsPro retailer event, Pepe Larraz’s cover for Black Cat #8 reveals that someone new is trying to get their hands on the most important artifacts in the Marvel Universe. Felicia Hardy’s next heist will be for none other than the Infinity Stones, and she won’t be the only character seeking to wield their power. The “Infinite Destinies” event will run through a series of eight Annuals this June but the titanic clash for the stones is heating up now in the pages of Jed MacKay’s hit run on Black Cat. And the aftermath will have major repercussions on the series moving forward!

Check out the cover, interior artwork from artist C.F. Villa, and stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information on “Infinite Destinies” as the chase for the Infinity Stones begins!

Black Cat #8

Preview: Black Cat #3

Black Cat #3

(W) Jed MacKay (A) C.F. Villa (CA) Pepe Larraz
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• Stealing from a space god has made Felicia Hardy pull out a whole new bag of tricks…
• And some of these tricks? Their effects may last far beyond the invasion of the King in Black.

Black Cat #3
Almost American
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