Black Cat is easily one of the best romantic frenemies in the Marvel Universe, at times a romantic partner, superhero teammate, and out and out villain. Sure, you could make the case that her introduction in Amazing Spider-Man #194 doesn’t separate enough from a certain Gothamite’s Catwoman, but what would Big 2 comics be without a little sharing?
Below you’ll find a complete guide to the major comic book appearances of Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat. While these most frequently occur within the pages of various Spider-Man titles, there are plenty of other appearances, especially recently, including the likes of Venom, Hellcat, and the Defenders.
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The Debut of the Black Cat
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man #194 To #197
Black Cat, aka Felicia Hardy, makes her first appearance within the first 200 issues of Amazing Spider-Man and quickly becomes one of the most regular members of Peter Parker’s supporting cast.
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man #194, 195, 204, 205, 226, And 227
Collects: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #74 To #76, #78 To #79, #81 To #100
The most sustained relationship period between Felicia and Peter Parker. These are definitely the most recommended reads for major fans of the Black Cat, as the character’s possible stories are fleshed out in more detail here than just about anywhere in Marvel history.
Collects: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #112 To #123
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man #256 To #257
Black Cat In The 90’s
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man #316
This issue is notable because it features a fight between Black Cat and Venom, and although that fight does not end well for fans of the Black Cat, it’s a major moment in the rise of Venom.
Collects: What If #21
What if Spider-Man and the Black Cat got married!
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man #340 To #347
Collects: Felicia Hardy: Black Cat #1 to #4
In her very own, short-lived solo series!
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man #368 To #373
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #378-380, Spectacular Spider-Man #201-203, Spider-Man #35-37, Spider-Man Unlimited #1 And #2, And Web Of Spider-Man #101-103
2000’s Era Black Cat Comics
Collects: Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #1 To #12
Mark Millar written major Spidey story from the Marvel Knights era, with a prominent supporting role for Black Cat.
Collects: Claws #1-3
Collects: Wolverine & Black Cat : Claws 2 1-3, Killraven (2001) 1
Collects: Spider-Man/Black Cat #1-6
Collects: Sensational Spider-Man #23 To #39
Collects: Heroes For Hire #1 To #15
Black Cat During Spider-Man Big Time
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man #606-611
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Black Cat #1-4, Black Cat One-Shot
Collects: Girl Comics #1 To #3
Collects: Defenders (2011) #7-12
Felicia finds her way into Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson’s particularly strange Defenders series.
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man #677
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Black Cat Scorned
Collects: Superior Spider-Man #20
Doc Ock doesn’t have nearly the same relationship with Felicia Hardy as the “inferior” Spider-Man did. Superior Spidey’s interactions with Black Cat here set the stage for the next several years of Black Cat comics.
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1 To #6, #18.1
Hell hath no fury like a Black Cat scorned.
Collects: Gwenpool #0 (Howard The Duck Short Story Back-Ups, Re-Collected As Gwenpool #0)
Black Cat shows Gwenpool the ropes.
Collects: Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! 7 To 12
Black Cat operates as Hellcat’s primary feline-focused foil!
Collects: Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! 13-17
Collects: Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool 0-4
While this may not outwardly sound like much of a Black Cat comic, guess what, she totally has a big role!
Collects: Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc. Alpha 1, Amazing Spider-Man 792-793, Venom 159-160, Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc. Omega 1
As far as I know, the first recorded instance of Venomized Black Cat.