Enter Black Cat
This book may be ignored this week considering that two other Spider-man books came out this week as well, let alone, one of them started the Grim Hunt arc. However, this is Black Cat we're talking about. She's been appearing a lot lately in Amazing Spider-Man, its only natural she should have a limit series right about now right?
I have to start with the art. I wasn't able to get the variant cover (I kind of wanted that cover as well) but the regular cover works. The regular cover is done by the very talented Amanda Conner (known for the artwork for Power Girl). Its got a old school style feel to it combined with modern age. The issue itself is very old school. You might recognize the artwork from the Sandman arc in the Gauntlet because Javier Pulido is the artist for this issue as well. Despite its look, Pulido manages to make Black Cat sexy. For a limited series, I think it works well.
The story has some potential. We see Spidey and Cat have some "fun" with their unique relationship, and there's an crook who's going around trying to frame Black Cat, along with making her life hell.
We also see Black Cat's personality both as her civilian life and costume life. She still has that devious nature. Its been a while for me seeing Felicia Hardy.
I didn't mind the artwork, but some might because of the old school style.
The story is slow and doesn't really pick up. It has too many events going on to get around the main story. It does has a tie in to the Kravinoffs, but there's not too much detail in this issue to go any further.
Speaking of Grim Hunt, there is a prologue to it. Its not bad, its just since Grim Hunt already started, you don't necessarily have to to read it unless you want to. This is a minor issue though.
Overall, I don't exactly see how this is a Grim Hunt tie-in yet, but that doesn't mean this is a bad issue. The ending sets up what may be an interesting Black Cat series. Only time will tell. If you're a fan of Black Cat, check it out.