Iron Cat Confirms She Was Black Cat's Girlfriend (Spoilers)

As Bleeding Cool first teased , and was picked up by Pink News, last year's Black Cat #7 confirmed plenty of previous teasing from Jed MacKay in the Black Cat comic books he has been writing of late. The previous year, in the previous volume's Black Cat #10, there was an under-the-table moment with Tamara Blake.

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In the new Black Cat series that began at the end of 2020 we had her mentor, the Black Fox talk to the Black Cat about Blake and Odessa Drake, head of the Thieves Guild of New York.

A History Of Black Cat

And a mental sequence saw a medley of Black Cat's broken hearts, including some like Spider-Man (and Batroc The Leaper from a couple of years ago) we knew, some we didn't, and a couple of women, one of whom was Tamara Blake, the other may have been Odessa,

A History Of Black Cat

Then, for Black Cat #7, Marvel Comics including a Pride Variant cover featuring Felicia Hardy on a montage of previous milestones in gay representation in Marvel Comics, including Northstar in Alpha Flight #106, America Chavez and more.

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And then, the comic in question, published last year, taking the subtext and making it text with Odessa Drake, after a successful ruse had been played out.

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You know that seduction technique of adding the word "bed" into any sentence? No, me neither.

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I understand that was been brisk online selling of this comic book in the wake of all this.

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One year on, we have a new series, Iron Cat, reviving the Iron Man suit that Felicia Hardy designed for herself in previous Jed MacKay comic books.

Iron Cat Confirms Black Cat's Relationship With Tamara Blake

The new wearer is meant to be a mystery, but the preview pages alone gave a pretty big tease.

Iron Cat Confirms Blck Cat's Relationship With Tamara Blake

 

It's Tamara Blake, fellow student of The Black Fox, who has some issues with the Black Cat. And is the new Iron Cat of the Marvel Universe, well times for the end of Pride Month.

Iron Cat Confirms Black Cat's Relationship With Tamara Blake

And, when seeking help from Tony Stark, Felicia Hardy lets it all hang out.

Iron Cat Confirms Blck Cat's Relationship With Tamara Blake

It's nice to have something in common with someone you are helping out, right?

Iron Cat Confirms Blck Cat's Relationship With Tamara Blake

IRON CAT #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Jed MacKay (A/CA) Pere Perez
The Iron Cat armor made its first appearance in BLACK CAT #11 but both Black Cat and Iron Man thought that was the last they would see of it. If Felicia is surprised to see the armor again, you can imagine how furious Tony is. There's someone new in the Iron Cat armor and they have a plan that will put them in the crosshairs of all the heroes of the Marvel Universe. Both Iron Man and Black Cat's secrets and mistakes are going to come back to haunt them and it's going to get ROUGH! Don't miss this fantastic new miniseries!
RATED T+In Shops: Jun 29, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Iron Cat Confirms Blck Cat's Relationship With Tamara Blake

IRON CAT #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Jed MacKay (A/CA) Pere Perez
THE CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG!
•  Iron Cat has it out for Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, and will stop at nothing to tear Felicia down.
•  Meanwhile, all hell has broken loose at Stark Unlimited after Iron Cat broke in to steal the armor.
•  Iron Man and Black Cat join forces to stop their mutual enemy! This is one team-up you do NOT want to miss!
RATED T+In Shops: Jul 27, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Iron Cat Confirms Blck Cat's Relationship With Tamara Blake

IRON CAT #3 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
IRON CAT #3 (OF 5)
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(W) Jed MacKay (A/CA) Pere Perez
• IRON CAT vs. IRON CAT?!
• Tony Stark and Felicia Hardy aren't going to let the mysterious wearer of the Iron Cat armor have all the fun.
• Nope, Tony has done his own spin on the Iron Cat armor, and Felicia may like some of his innovations.
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Iron Cat Confirms Blck Cat's Relationship With Tamara Blake

IRON CAT #4 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
IRON CAT #4 (OF 5)
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(W) Jed MacKay (A/CA) Pere Perez
MADAME MENACE STRIKES!
Iron Cat's vendetta against Felicia Hardy has produced some deadly consequences. Tony Stark's old nemesis, the sinister A.I. known as Madame Menace, has been unleashed!
In Shops: Sep 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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