In Marvel's new solicitations, it's been revealed Black Cat will be attempting to steal the Infinity Stones, kickstarting "Infinity Score" which will lead into Marvel's Infinite Destinies event. This is one of the biggest heists Felicia Hardy will ever attempt, and as such, it looks as though she'll be facing all kinds of new threats and opposition in her quest to gain the most powerful objects in the Marvel Universe. However, it's going to be interesting to see how this new job plays out, especially considering that all the Infinity Stones are now living people.
Black Cat's "Infinity Score" will begin with the upcoming Black Cat #8 from writer Jed MacKay and artist C.F Villa, seeing Felicia's attempts to gain the Infinity Gauntlet and collect the immensely powerful Infinity Stones. This was actually something that was teased in Black Cat #3 during Marvel's King in Black event, where Felicia had a vision where she was wielding the Gauntlet, and it looks as though that vision may just come true with this upcoming issue. This will also directly tie into Marvel's Infinite Destinies. Meant to release last year, the event was rescheduled for this summer due to the pandemic. Infinite Destines will be featured across eight different annual issues from Marvel with one of them being Black Cat Annual #1, indicating that Black Cat #8 will only be part of Felicia Hardy's greater involvement with the Stones.
It seems as though Black Cat's efforts to gain the Infinity Stones are going to turn some heads as well, as the preview pages released by Marvel reveal that Felicia will be going head to head with none other than Nick Fury in the upcoming issue. Here are the preview pages, synopsis, and cover art for Black Cat #8 from Pepe Larraz:
BLACK CAT #8
JED MACKAY (W)
C.F. VILLA (A)
Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
“INFINITY SCORE” STARTS HERE!
Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. the Black Cat, is hired to steal the Infinity Stones.
Has anyone told her that these stones are now PEOPLE?
Regardless, Nick Fury will do anything to stop the stone-bearers from being gathered, even if that means taking all nine of Felicia’s lives.
Black Cat has been picking away at the corners of the Marvel Universe, but this heist will put her square in the middle... just where she DOES NOT WANT TO BE!
According to the synopsis, Felicia might not know that the Infinity Stones are living people with powers before taking the job to steal them all. New characters such as Overtime, Star, Prince of Power, and more have become hosts to individual Infinity Stones in the Marvel Universe ever since Adam Warlock gave them all sentience at the end of Marvel's Infinity Wars event. Keeping that in mind, it seems as though the Black Cat is certainly going to have her work cut out for her, especially with Nick Fury on her tail.
It's also going to be interesting to learn who might have hired Black Cat to gather all the Stones in the first place. Generally, anyone looking to gather all the Stones doesn't really have the best intentions in mind for the Marvel Universe (see Thanos). Regardless, it looks as though Felicia Hardy will be determined to take on her most insane heist ever when Black Cat #8 releases from Marvel Comics this July.