From Comic Book Resources, there is a new interview with Spider-Man Editor Nick Lowe about the upcoming Spider-Verse event and what is going for all of the Spider-Man books before they talk at SDCC. This part stuck out the most about why Black Cat is acting the way she is and her costume redesign.
Nick Lowe: Well, Dan [Slott] talked about it a little in the script, and Humberto [Ramos] sent in one design and it was awesome. It was a very easy process! But the big thing that Humberto did with the design that I loved was that Humberto made it so that the only white was her hair, and really dug into the black in the fur around her collar and elbows — and that cool belt/tail accessory. His redesign is, I think, so freaking cool.
Well, it was all story-based. She went through a big change, getting her secret identity outed and her life torn apart. We wanted something to reflect that, of course — but nothing’s sacred. I was on the X-Men books for a long time, and within that time we had three or four major whole group costume change. But for me, that’s half the fun of comics. It’s something Steve Wacker did great with Dan Slott before my time on the Spidey books. The amount of costumes they’ve had in the past couple years I’ve found astonishing, cool and just fun — especially for a character like Spidey. I love it in comics when someone’s costume changes, even if it’s just for a little while — trying something out and seeing how it goes. Plus, you get to see the rage and fire-up, then people missing it after it’s gone. It cracks me up.
Special thanks for CBR for the interview please check them out for some great sneak peeks at Superior Foes and Spider-Man 2099. But what are everyone’s thoughts on why Black Cat is acting the way she is?