Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)

The Religious Affiliation of
Black Cat
Felicia Hardy

Religion: Catholic CBR Scale: U

Name: Black Cat

Alter Ego: Felicia Hardy

Other Names: Felicia Harmon

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #194 (July 1979): "Never Let the Black Cat Cross Your Path!"

Creators: Marv Wolfman, Keith Pollard, Frank Giacoia

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 374

   Comic Book Appearances: 338

   TV, Film Appearances: 32

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 4

Teams/Affiliations: Heroes for Hire

Romantic Interest: Spider-Man

Occupation: cat burglar

Birth Place: Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: female


BELOW: Black Cat touts the benefits of her "good Catholic School education": The Black Cat has a long history of working as a cat burglar and a mercenary for questionable employers. Despite her efforts to reform and work more as a hero, is clear that as an adult she has not been a practicing Catholic. Yet her reference to a Catholic School education may hint at having been raised Catholic. Oddly enough, Spider-Man here calls Black Cat "Miss Kyle" instead of by her actual name (Miss Hardy), in an apparent reference to DC Comics' Catwoman (Selina Kyle), who has been explicitly identified as a non-practicing Catholic.

Black Cat touts the benefits of her good Catholic School education

Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #10 (Mar. 2005): "Last Stand: Part 2", pg. 11, panel 3. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson. See also: Catholic school; Catholic; Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)

This character is in the following 60 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook #1 (Oct. 2007)
The Amazing Spider-Man
Astonishing X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Sketchbook (Sep. 2009)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Dark Avengers #5 (Aug. 2009) (photo/picture/video)
GLA #2 (July 2005): "Dismembership Drive" (only on cover)
Heroes for Hire
House of M #4 (Sep. 2005)
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #57 (Late Aug. 1990): "The Crown Jewel Caper" (lead character)
Marvel Fanfare (vol. 1) #37 (Apr. 1988)
Marvel Knights 4 #23 (Dec. 2005): "Impossible Things Happen Every Day, Part 1" (photo/picture/video)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions #1 (Feb. 2002): "Defenders of the Galaxy"
Marvel Universe: The End #6 (Aug. 2003): "The Cure"
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #4 (Nov. 1984): "Cat and Mouse" (lead character)
Spider-Man / Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do #1 (Aug. 2002): "What's New, Pussycat?" (lead character)
Spider-Man Unlimited
Web of Spider-Man
Young Allies (vol. 2) #6 (Jan. 2011): "A Change of Mind" (1-panel cameo)

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