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Spider-man/black Cat: Spider-Man/Black Cat #1-6: Nos. 1-6 Paperback – 6 Mar 2006
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When one of Peter Parker's brightest students dies of a mysterious drug overdose, events are set in motion that lead the wall-crawler to cross paths with his ex-girlfriend Felicia Hardy, better known as the femme fatale the Black Cat. Written by acclaimed movie director Kevin Smith (Mall Rats, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back).
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Neither are particularly what you would expect from a Spiderman book but I feel those are strengths of the book - it's not about a large scale alien invasion but about the everyday concerns of life that affects superheroes as well. Don't get me wrong, there's the usual superheroes fighting other superheroes in the book but it's rare to see hard drugs and sexual violence taking centre stage in a mainstream comic, particularly one as popular as Spiderman.
But the change in tone is what makes reading this an uneven read. It feels like an ordinary story of Spidey/Black Cat taking down a crime lord before the break and then suddenly Black Cat is in prison and the story shifts into mostly flashbacks as Black Cat and another character talk about being raped. The book then becomes about a message - if you are a rape victim, talk about it with someone and seek help, etc. It's a fine message but a strangely contrived one - was this really what Smith set out to write initially: an after-school special featuring your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman and his voluptuous ex Black Cat?
It's a strange read with some odd plot devices that don't quite make sense - why was Black Cat busted out of Ryker's? How does Daredevil know the one person who accessed a web page on a random computer in the prison was Black Cat? Why does everyone just stand around in the same place for 3 issues talking? The endless exposition is really what annoyed me by the end. This isn't Clerks, Kev, this is Spiderman! That said, it's not a terrible book just a fairly average one that takes some odd turns in the telling. Kudos to Smith for giving Black Cat depth to her character but fans looking for a fun Spidey book won't find it here.
My opinion is i love this book but like kevin smith himself says check it out yourself and make up your own mind dont listen to reviews be your own critic. If you like it you like, it if you dont you dont, but in the long run dont let someone elses opinion tarnish how you feel about what you enjoyed at the time
Bit of a cliffhanger at the end so there is a lead into a sequel.
Enjoyed it, definitely worth the money.
The book also features Daredevil so if you're fan of him you'll want it, he plays an important role in the second half.