There have been three significant romantic interests in Spider-Man’s life – the late Gwen Stacy (at least Earth 616’s Gwen), Felica Hardy AKA the Black Cat, and of course Mary Jane Watson (formerly Watson-Parker).
Now two of them are teaming up in a new limited series titled, appropriately enough, Mary Jane & Black Cat, which ties directly into the Spider-Man/X-Men/now-Venom crossover event Dark Web.
Teaming up again, that is, following the Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond (opens in new tab) one-shot earlier this year.
Mary Jane & Black Cat is written by Jed MacKay, who’s written various Black Cat stories over the last few years including the current Iron Cat (opens in new tab) limited series, and Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond.
The series will be drawn by artist Vincenzo Carratù making his Marvel Comics debut.
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According to Marvel, MacKay’s “transformative work on Marvel’s premier super thief” continues with a team-up with MJ set against the “twisted backdrop” of Dark Web, where the duo is thrown together in the demonic dimension of Limbo. But something has changed with Mary Jane (perhaps it has something to do with Moira X recently possessing her to infiltrate the Hellfire Gala and MJ’s seeming death) and Black Cat has a guilty conscience over something that’s negatively impacting their escape plan.
“I’ve kind of lost track of how many lives Felicia has left at this point, but she keeps coming back – and this time she’s brought a friend,” MacKay says in Marvel’s announcement. “Getting back to Mary Jane and Black Cat after their one-shot last year has been a delight – and seeing how they’ve been catching up on all the drama that’s happened since then has been, well, catnip.”
Mary Jane & Black Cat #1 (of 5) goes on sale December 21 with a cover by J. Scott Campbell.
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