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Black Cat #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 15 critic ratings.

The Black Cat manages to infiltrate a party attended by Odessa Drake and successfully steals a valuable painting. She is aided in her escape by her accomplices Boris and Bruno, despite the Thieves’ Guild members attempting to apprehend them. Soon after, the Black Fox secretly enters Felicia’s hideout and presents her with a job offer.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
34 pages
Amazon ASIN

15 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Crusaders

    In a lot ways, this is the book that I feel DC wishes their Catwoman book was; a character based on the thrill of the chase, out for fun instead of a character mourning the loss of a fiance that she herself left. Reading this book, I am reminded how well Marvel can create strong female led books, when they put their minds to it.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Mackay establishes the new ongoing series firmly on the right foot. There’s nothing terribly fresh about the story, but it IS a story well-told with art that delivers style and action to the page. Black Cat is an unflappably confident super-thief who might be seen casually taking time out of a harrowing getaway to flirt with a security guard who is in pursuit. She’s really, really cool. And she’s got cool friends in a thick bruiser of a getaway driver and a psychotically twisted chem genius. It’s a simply set-up, but it’s a fun one. Splitting-up the issue between Felicia in the present and her father in the past makes for an intriguing format that could serve the series well with potential for the past echoing into the present as the series progresses.

  • 96


    I haven’t been this fired up by a hero book from Marvel Comics in a long time. The stories are fun and thrilling, the characters honor their past iterations while charting new paths, the visuals are phenomenal, the colors vivid, and the letters just flat out cool. This is a book you can give to anyone to get them hooked into comics, let alone, this series. This is comic book perfection! Thank you, Marvel! Highest possible recommendation!

  • 92

    Geek'd Out

    Black Cat #1 is a fun read for fans of the character. It does an excellent job of building upon recent events while also being accessible. The introduction of new characters and the continuation of other stories allow for the ability to go in several different directions. Meanwhile, the back-up stories give a foundation for new characters.

  • 90


    The issue is light and fun, especially early on as Felicia turns the security guards own hyper-vigilance against them allowing her henchmen to commit the theft while they provide her with the perfect alibi. The best moment of the comic, however, comes from neither from the main story nor the Black Fox back-up tale but from the other short back-up story involving the Black Cat and her pets robbing a jewelry store. Worth a look.

  • 90

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    I really liked this number one and Black Cat is now on my pull list. The combination of action, intrigue, and humor was really well paced and the art was a highlight as well. Your mileage may vary based on your background with the character and what you want from her, but I really enjoyed it.

  • 90


    I’m a huge fan of The Saint and couldn’t shake the feeling this was inspired by it. It’s fun and has an attitude about it that’s enticing. Give this a look-see for the thrill of it.

  • 85

    Multiversity Comics

  • 85

    Comic Watch

  • 84

    Graphic Policy

  • 80

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  • 65

    Comic Book Revolution

  • 50


  • 40

    Comics: The Gathering

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