A CBR exclusive preview of Marvel’s Mary Jane & Black Cat #2 sees the two titular characters forced to steal a powerful weapon while stuck in limbo.
Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy find themselves trapped in limbo and forced to try and steal Belasco’s Soulsword in a CBR exclusive preview of Mary Jane and black cat #2.
In Mary Jane and black cat #1, the two titular heroes found themselves battling Limbo demons on the streets of New York City after Madelyne Pryor/the Goblin Queen and Ben Reilly/Chasm were attacked in dark web #1. With Spider-Man’s ex-girlfriend miraculously now equipped with superpowers, the two unexpectedly fell through a portal that transported them to limbo. The issue ended with their encounter with Belasco, the former ruler of the Other Place before Illyana Rasputina/Magik’s tenure.
Belasco invites Mary Jane and Felicia to his hellish mansion in the premiere of Mary Jane and black cat #2 before presenting them with an ultimatum. If they want to go home, he says, he needs them to steal the soulsword he forged. “I was instructed in creating my own Soulsword by… outside interests a long time ago,” he explains. “It served their purposes for me to be the master of Limbo. But to make sure I…knew my place, they took it from me, hid it.” Now that Madelyne is in charge of Limbo and things are in relative chaos because of her. dark web attack, Belasco thinks the time has come for him to grab his gun and take matters into his own hands. The only issues are that his Soulsword is now located in a dangerous place called the Screaming Tower and there are probably others trying to steal the weapon as well.
MARIE JANE & BLACK CAT #2 (OF 5)
- JED MACKAY (F)
- VINCENZO CARRATU (A)
- Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
- VARIANT DEMONIZED COVER BY ADAM HUGHES
- VARIANT COVER BY AKA
- CAT VARIANT COVER BY CHRISSIE ZULLO
- Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy are trapped in limbo and at the mercy of BELASCO THE SWORDSMAN! As if that wasn’t BAD ENOUGH, they also hide SECRETS! Somehow MJ has powers and there’s a new (old) man in Felicia’s life – and if they don’t tell each other honestly, they could be stuck in limbo FOREVER!
- 32 PGS./Rated T…$3.99
Mary Jane and Felicia aren’t alone in limbo
Throughout Marvel’s dark web event, several characters found themselves trapped or voluntarily heading to limbo for various reasons. Havok/Alex Summers, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Gray and Magik all ventured into Limbo in Dark Web: X-Men #1 (by VC’s Gerry Duggan, Rod Reis and Cory Petit) in an attempt to sneak up on Madelyne and stifle her attack. Madelyne, however, saw the advance coming and has since kidnapped the mutants inside her celestial dungeon while forcing Havok into his old Goblin Prince uniform.
In amazing spider man #15 (by Zeb Wells, Ed McGuinness, Cliff Rathburn, Marcio Menyz, and VC’s Joe Caramagna), Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan encountered Chasm, who was practicing his magical skills, then cast a spell to send him into limbo. Several Spider-Man characters, including J. Jonah Jameson and Robbie Robertson, join her in the following issue before Peter Parker, too, finds himself sucked into Hell at the end of amazing spider man #16.
Mary Jane and black cat #2 releases January 11, 2023 from Marvel.