By Ben Chabala
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The Black Cat makes her triumphant return to the solo stage in this week's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: THE BLACK CAT #1, and here in Unlimited Highlights we've collected some of her earliest, most awesome, and certainly most bizarre adventures to date. By the time you're through reading you'll know why it's never a good idea to cross The Black Cat!
Felicia Hardy, the feline femme fatale known as The Black Cat, makes her criminal debut in by stealing files from a New York City police precinct. Unfortunately for the beautiful cat burglar, Spider-Man catches on to her scheme and the two trade punches and quips for the very first time, setting the stage for a whirlwind romance that will change the two costumed crusaders forever.
It seems like everyone in New York's gunning for Peter Parker’s arachnid alter ego. Detective Tork and NYC’s finest want him behind bars for the murder of costumed criminal Blaze, J. Jonah Jameson has hired the sultry Silver Sable to hunt down the webslinger and the master assassin known only as The Foreigner desires nothing more than to see Spider-Man broken before him. Just another day in the life of everyone’s favorite web-shooting wonder?Well, The Black Cat did just move in with Peter after her apartment erupted in a massive fireball, nearly killing her in the explosion. Could Spidey be suffering from a case of contagious bad luck?
Donald Phillips, an honor roll student at the high school where Peter Parker teches, just turned up dead following an apparent heroin overdose. Tricia Lane, an up and coming super model and friend of Felicia Hardy, hasn’t been heard from in days Something smells rotten in the Big Apple and these two seemingly unrelated incidents set the Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat on a crazy collision course with movie stars, Scorpion wanna-be’s, devils in tights, the rich and famous, and each other!
Civil War has engulfed the Marvel Universe. The Black Cat has just signed on with the Heroes for Hire and Iron Man wants them to find Captain America for him. But Cap’s holed up in an impregnable S.H.I.E.L.D. safehouse that renders Humbug’s insect informants and the most advanced spy technology totally useless. So our Heroes resort to the mystic arts, Shang-Chi calls in a favor, and suddenly the team stands face-to-face with a constipated gold-loving magical Chinese demon that points out the Star-Spangled Avenger’s location. Crazy, right? But do the Heroes for Hire have what it takes to bring down Cap and his freedom fighters? And how will The Black Cat’s bad luck powers affect the team’s chances?
The Black Cat thought she was helping steal an occult demonic transportation crystal out of the wrong hands. Wolverine thought he was catching a plane home from Tokyo. Unfortunately, the feline burglar and the feral mutant get a little more than they bargained for when they end up gassed and transported to a deserted island in the South Pacific. Soon, the sultry costumed cat burglar and adamantium-clawed man must fight for their lives against a cavalcade of angry hunters sporting the latest in high-tech weaponry!
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