WATCH: 7 Essential Marvel Black Cat stories

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Oct 27, 2017, 10:00 AM EDT

The alluring rogue who tries to seduce the hero away from their virtuous ways is a tried and true cliché in all genres, not just in superhero comic books. But when done right it can create some of the most interesting foils that a hero has, and near the top of that list has to be Marvel’s Black Cat.

The thief who can change your luck has been plaguing the wall-crawler and stealing the hearts of the Marvel Universe since she was created by Marv Wolfman and Dave Cockrum in 1979. They intended to use her for their Spider-Woman series, but Wolfman was moved over to a little series called Amazing Spider-Man and brought Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat, with him, and debuted her in issue #194.

Since then, in the pages of Marvel Comics, Black Cat has evolved from reluctant villain to spurned lover to struggling hero, and has even recently risen to become a feared crime lord in the New York underworld. With all that history behind her, and the character supposedly being brought to big screens alongside Silver Sable in Sony's Silver & Black, there's no better time to dive into the longboxes and enjoy some great Black Cat comics.

That's why we’re back with our latest 7 Essential video to give you the seven Felicia Hardy hits that you simply can't miss. It includes everything from her most daring capers to her most painful romances to her wildest adventures and most victorious acts of heroism. So check out the video and then be sure to sneak your favorite Black Cat stories into the comments section — just don't trip the alarm.