Publication history[ edit ] In , creator Marv Wolfman was looking for a female foil for Spider-Woman. He decided to base a character on a Tex Avery cartoon, " Bad Luck Blackie ", in which a black cat brought misfortune to anyone in close proximity. He and Cockrum made considerable changes to the character and her appearance over this time; the Black Cat intended to debut in Spider-Woman had only her name and powers in common with the one who finally appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man. Wolfman said in an interview, "I didn't plan Black Cat to be in Spidey. I created her for Spider-Woman look at the letter column of the first B. I then decided to leave Spider-Woman and moved her over.