Monday, May 17, 2010

Shamless plug for Back Issue #40

Just a heads up that Back Issue #40 featuring my Black Cat article hit the shelves of your local comic book store last week...

Now shipping 8 times per year, with 16 color pages each issue! “Cat People” claw their way into BACK ISSUE #40 (84 pages with color, $7.95), as Catwoman’s Bronze Age good kitty/bad kitty conversion is explored, as are the histories of Spider-Man’s love-hate interest Black Cat, Patsy Walker—Hellcat, Vixen, Atlas Comics’ cat-heroes Tiger-Man and Cougar, Marvel’s kung fu-fightin’ White Tiger and the Sons of the Tiger, and comics’ punchiest pussycat, Wildcat! Plus: Thundercats, Josie and the Pussycats, the little-known movie superhero Pumaman, and a bonus beast, the Badger!

With art by and/or commentary from BRIAN BOLLAND, ALAN BRENNERT, ERNIE COLON, GERRY CONWAY, STEVE DITKO, STAN GOLDBERG, PAUL LEVITZ, AL MILGROM, Mystery Science Theater 3000’s MIKE NELSON, KEITH POLLARD, and more. All under a Catwoman cover purrrrfectly produced by JOE STATON and FREDDY LOPEZ, JR.! Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

And here's a sneak peak at my article...
There are villains that you love to hate, villains that are plot-device punching bags, and villains you truly sympathize with. Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, is one of the latter. Classifying her as a villain is a bit of a misnomer though. While she’s broken the law as a cat burglar, Felicia is more of a self-absorbed rogue than your typical Spider-Man villain. 
Throughout the Spider-Man titles of the 1980s, the Black Cat’s life became intertwined with Spider-Man’s. As with all good characters, she was defined by her weaknesses and flaws and how she dealt with them. Her all-too human side was no better portrayed through her efforts to cope with a variety of psychological issues. To properly understand who the Black Cat is, let’s start at the beginning and explore the forces that shaped her."

So look for it at your local comic book store or you can order it online at:

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