Two of Spider-Man’s ex’s will team up in a new miniseries this December, as a part of the bigger Dark Web crossover event Marvel announced at the San Diego Comic Con earlier this year.
The series will be written by Jed McKay, who wrote the most recent Black Cat series as well as the Black Cat/Mary Jane one-shot that tied into the “Beyond” storyline in Amazing Spider-Man. He will work with artist Vincenzo Carratù on the series, who has drawn several series for Dynamite in recent years.
“I’ve kind of lost track of how many lives Felicia has left at this point, but she keeps coming back- and this time she’s brought a friend,” MacKay told Marvel.com. “Getting back to Mary Jane and Black Cat after their one-shot last year has been a delight—and seeing how they’ve been catching up on all the drama that’s happened since then has been, well, catnip.”
The Dark Web crossover will bring together Spider-Man, Venom and the X-Men, which helps to explain how MJ and Black Cat end up in Limbo, the realm Magik rules:
Earlier this year, MJ and Felicia joined forces to save Peter in MacKay’s MARY JANE & BLACK CAT: BEYOND #1, an acclaimed one-shot that went on to receive a second printing. With the way Peter’s relationship stands with them in the current run of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, the developments in this series are sure to be even crazier! Set against the twisted backdrop of DARK WEB, Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy find themselves thrown into one another’s paths and then into the demonic dimension of 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!
Mary Jane & Black Cat #1 arrives in stores Dec. 21. Dark Web will kick off with Dark Web Alpha in December, although the November issues of Amazing Spider-Man and Venom will help set things up.