Feeling betrayed, Black Cat began amassing power, making deals with villains like Mr. Negative, Hammerhead, Scorpion, and Electro. Throughout most of the rest of Slott's run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, she continued building her base. She also became a fixture in the second volume of SILK wherein that young hero posed as a criminal to funnel information on Hardy's operation back to S.H.I.E.L.D.
Felicia began to move back towards her semi-heroic past with the VENOM, INC. crossover storyline which smashed into her operation in the form of the still Venomized Lee Price and his gang. They managed to overtake Hardy and company, getting them covered in symbiotes in the process. However, some part of her figured that getting in close to Flash Thompson, then running around as Anti-Venom, would be the cure!
Back under her own power, Black Cat decided to run for it and landed right on the original Venom, Eddie Brock. The black-and-white clad vigilantes began working together to free Spider-Man from the symbiotes' control. She also figured out where Price and his VENOMIZED army were heading, so she led the others into a huge battle there. Black Cat also figured out an important piece of information that helped them beat the big bad!
With her operation in a shambles in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: VENOM INC. - OMEGA, Venom offered some advice about moving on with a fresh start saying, "Now you can follow your own code, punish the people who truly deserve it. Protect the innocent. After all Cat...the city always needs heroes." Along the way, Black Cat finally took Spider-Man at his word about Doc Ock being in control when he punched her, and they made peace.