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Mary Jane & Black Cat #1 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

From Jed MacKay (Moon Knight, Iron Cat) and Vincenzo Carratu comes one of the most explosive and kick-ass adventures in Marvel Memory! Set against the explosive backdrop of DARK WEB, Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy find themselves thrown into one another’s paths and then into LIMBO! But something has changed with MJ! And she’s not the only one keeping secrets – Felicia’s got a guilty conscience and it’s playing havoc with their escape plan!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
33 pages
Amazon ASIN

9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Interesting first Chapter full of action, terror and they manage to show the chemistry that MJ and Black Cat have that makes them a great and fun team.

  • 90


    ‘Mary Jane & Black Cat’ pairs the two women that are friends and share a certain web-swinging hero in common, pitting them against the demonic forces of a hell dimension in a spectacular character-focused beginning to this ‘Dark Web’ tie-in series. Anything that features Black Cat in the last few years has been instant gold and this series is no exception. It showcases just how top-tier both of these characters truly are and why they need to have even more time in series that takes them away from the large shadow of Spider-Man.

  • 80


    Call me crazy, but I didn’t see how fun inanimate objects becoming demons would be and it continues to be super fun in Mary Jane & Black Cat. The dynamic between these characters is rife for further exploration and while there may be too many mysteries going on right now, you’ll likely be here for the ride thanks to Jed MacKay’s mastery in writing both characters.

  • 80

    Mary Jane & Black Cat #1 delivers readers a story that functions well on three distinct levels: a short standalone adventure, a thrilling tie-in to “Dark Web,” and, most significantly, the continuation of Felicia Hardy’s rising star at Marvel Comics. A combination of stylish depictions of magic and mayhem, humorous repartee, and well-developed characterizations ensures that the story functions on every level and gives readers plenty of reasons to return for the second half. The only disappointment is that there won’t be a Mary Jane & Black Cat ongoing.

  • 63

    Major Spoilers

    Mary Jane and Black Cat #1 has some great ideas but lacks proper execution. The art style is standard affair, but the story lacks depth in its current vision. I enjoy these characters and hope this story will improve as the story progresses. 3 out of 5 stars for Mary Jane and Black Cat #1.

  • 60


    The issue gives us a team-up between MJ and Black Cat (who is also surprised by MJ’s powers) to survive the demonic attacks on the city, and a trip to Limbo? Um, sure. Far more fun, was the issue’s back-up story in which Felicia tells a tall tale to friends over a poker game about how she once stole Doctor Doom‘s mask. It’s worth a read.

  • 60

    Impulse Gamer

    A bit more of an out-there story with these two characters. Still worth a look if you are into either of these two and especially if you liked them together in a story.

  • 60

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    Jed MacKay is a fantastic writer and gets Black Cat like no one else. He was dealt a crummy hand and still managed to pull out some interesting moments. Despite his best efforts, the story matter beyond his control are still a bit overwhelming.

    Still the best Dark Web story we’ve had so far, though, and I think once the story gets going, I could see this easily moving into the B range.

  • 60

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    An implausible story and friendship, an outlandish plot and action, solid art.

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