Characters Appearing: Black Cat, Kingpin
Marvel Comics Presents #57 (Black Cat)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #57 (Black Cat story only)
She flees through a secret passage, and finds a treasure map that she and "Gilles" were looking for (or is Gilles a historical figure that i don't know about?). But finding the map is all part of someone's plan.
She goes to a partner, not named Gilles, but named Herve Marat, who works at the Office of Antiquarian.
It turns out that he's also working for the Kingpin.
The Black Cat winds up walking into a trap set by the French gendarmes.
She manages to escape.
I suspect my ignorance in French history? folklore? is hurting me on this one, but i do recognize the name Poirot. The Black Cat at least manages to get revenge on Herve Marat by planting a stolen necklace on him, which is discovered by airline security as Marat is leaving for Istanbul per the Kingpin's request.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this between before the Black Cat returns to the Spider-books in Spectacular Spider-Man #155.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I assume the reference is to Agatha Christie's creation, the great Belgian detective Hercule Poriot.
Posted by: Gary Himes | August 3, 2015 6:33 PM
This story kinda shows how the Black Cat could be a character for telling different types of stories than standard super-hero fare.
Posted by: kveto | October 8, 2016 3:45 AM
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