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Review: Black Cat: Grand Theft Marvel

Felica Hardy, aka the Black Cat, is back and on the run from the New York Thieves Guild but that’s not stopping her from doing what she does best. That’s stealing things!

Story: Jed MacKay, Nao Fuji
Art: Travel Foreman, Michael Dowling, Nao Fuji
Color: Brian Reber
Letterer: Ferran Delgado

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Cla$$war Comes to Image in July 2020

The critically acclaimed indie superhero title — Cla$$war by Rob WilliamsTrevor Hairsine, and Travel Foreman — will be available in trade paperback for the first time from Image Comics this July 2020. 

Love your country then rip it down! In Cla$$war, beloved supersoldier, American, uncovers the dark truth behind the White House and burns the word “Liar” into the forehead of the president on live TV. Now on the run with a rogue CIA agent, he intends to reveal everything he now knows to the world. Can his former teammates, the superteam Enola Gay, stop him?  

Cla$$war (ISBN: 978-1607438168) will be available on Wednesday, July 15 and in bookstores on Tuesday, July 21.

Cla$$war

Preview: Black Cat #7

Black Cat #7

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 04, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• The Black Cat finally takes on Odessa Drake and the Thieves Guild of New York!
• If Felicia has any chance of getting back her kidnapped mentor, The Black Fox, she’s going to have to take on an army of ninjas and a cabal of wizards. No sweat, right?

Black Cat #7

Preview: Black Cat #5

Black Cat #5

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Johnny Storm knew a date with Felicia Hardy would be interesting, but he didn’t know it would be OPENING UP GATES TO OTHER DIMESIONS POSSIBLY ENDING THE UNIVERSE interesting.
• But, remember, with the Black Cat, this is either planned or planned around and there’s no way Johnny knows what Felicia is going to steal under his and the FF’s noses.

Black Cat #5

Preview: Black Cat #4

Black Cat #4

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Someone is sending Black Cat throughout the Marvel Universe to steal from the most insanely secure locales, like Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum!
• Next up? 4 Yancy Street, current home of the FANTASTIC FOUR!!!
• How the heck is Black Cat getting in and out of the FF’s new place?!

Black Cat #4

Preview: Black Cat #3

Black Cat #3

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Surprising no one, Black Cat’s heist of Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum has gone horribly wrong.
• Felicia and her crew are under attack in a place where any wrong turn or opened door means certain death.
• It would take an insane amount of luck to get out alive. How much luck would it take to get out alive with the loot?

Black Cat #3

Preview: Black Cat #2

Black Cat #2

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Felicia Hardy prides herself on the fact that she can get into ANYWHERE… but does that REALLY include Doctor Strange’s SANCTUM SANCTORUM?! Can the Black Cat get into the most protected house in the Marvel Universe? YES. But the question really is… can she handle what’s inside?

Black Cat #2

Review: Black Cat #1

Felicia Hardy is getting her own ongoing series… and it’s about damn time based on this first issue! Black Cat #1 is by:

Story: Jed Mackay, Nao Fuji
Art: Travel Foreman, Mike Dowling
Color: Brian Reber
Letterer: Ferran Delgado

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TFAW

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Review: Black Cat #1

Black Cat #1

I wasn’t sure what to expect in Black Cat #1. The character is a classic one but Felicia Hardy has never starred in an ongoing series. This debut makes up for some lost time and delivers an entertaining read. Black Cat #1 feels like a heist film. It takes beats and visual nods to that genre immersing the reader into the experience. It’s hard to not read this comic and experience the pause in motion as a scrawl flashes on the screen as to where a character is from.

Writer Jed Mackay and artist Travel Foreman are synced up in the flow and beats of the comic. There’s a finesse about it all that is fitting for the character of Felicia Hardy. Much like herself, the comic has a taste for the finer things. Black Cat #1 focuses on the details that makes the adventure fun.

The series continues Hardy’s new status-quo set up in The Amazing Spider-Man. She’s on the run after having angered the New York Thieves Guild. But, you need a good heist in there too. With an entertaining gang joining her, the comic has everything you’d want from action, to humor, and some playful banter.

The art is solid. Foreman is joined by colorist Brian Reber and letterer Ferran Delgado. There are some issues where panels, and a page or two, looks a little different than the rest of the comic. But, overall, it’s visually entertaining. The art balances the sexiness of the character. It never crosses the line and instead uses it to distract just as a thief would.

But, there’s more! The comic features two back-up stories that make it feel like all the more bang for your buck.

Nao Fuji delivers a fun and entertaining wordless story about Felicia and her cats that is beyond cute. While it doesn’t quite fit the other two, it’s a solid addition and something I want to see more of.

Mackay teams up with artist Mike Dowling, colorist Reber, and Delgado on lettering for a story concerning Felicia’s past. It’s clearly tied in to the main story and an excellent way to flesh that out without distractions. It too is fun and entertaining with a classical sense of adventure.

Black Cat #1 is an excellent debut. It’ll have you wondering why it’s taken so long for this character to get her own series. It’s a fun read that’ll put a smile on your face and leave you wanting more.

Thieves Like Us
Story: Jed Mackay Art: Travel Foreman
Color: Brian Reber Letterer: Ferran Delgado

The Ongoing Adventures of Black Cat
Story: Nao Fuji Art: Nao Fuji

The Black Fox in Leaving Miami
Story: Jed Mackay Art: Mike Dowling
Color: Brian Reber Letterer: Ferran Delgado

Story: 8.45 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.45 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Electric Warriors #6 (of 6)

Electric Warriors #6 (of 6)

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Travel Foreman
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The revolution is off to a rocky start, and War Cry is to blame! Can our hero convince his fellow warriors that their captors have no interest in peace? If he fails, Earth isn’t the only planet on the brink of destruction-the whole universe will fall under Firestorm’s wrath! The nail-biting conclusion of this cult-hit miniseries will alter the future of the DC Universe forever.

Electric Warriors #6 (of 6)
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