Comic Recommendation: Patsy Walker aka Hellcat

hellcatGenre: Action / Comedy

First Released: 2016

Number of vols: 2—3rd and final volume not released yet.

Brief Synopsis:

“Patsy Walker has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally)–but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging bullets, she barely has time to deal with the popular republication of her mother’s exploitative romance comics about Patsy’s teenage years, much less their interference with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to living a triple one, what the Hell is Patsy supposed to do? There’ll be burgers, monsters and rent checks; old friends like She-Hulk and Valkyrie; and a ghost from the past with questionable motives! Patsy Walker returns to the spotlight in her first solo ongoing series since the ’60s!”


I had the first volume of Hellcat checked out for a while after a friend recommended it to me. After renewing it twice and it’s due date fast approaching, I finally made time to sit down and read the first volume. Oh man, am I so glad I did!

As a fan of the Netflix series Jessica Jones, reading Hellcat put Jessica’s best friend in a new light for me. Note, this is a completely different canon separate from the TV show as far as I can tell! So it’s perfect for new fans of comics to pick up and read.

The art style is great and a pleasure to look at as you follow Hellcat’s day to day life. My only disappointment with the series is that I found out that there were only be three volumes. At least according to tweets from the writer Kate Leth, it does have an actual ending. But WHY DOES EVERYTHING I LOVE GET CANCELED. FIRST POWERLESS (tv show) NOW THIS.  Excuse me now while I go and sob forever. 

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