Patsy Walker: A.K.A. Hellcat! has been one of Marvel’s cutest titles, offering an adorable take on the feline-themed superhero while still unpacking the significant emotional baggage Patsy has gathered over the years. Writer Kate Leth, artist Brittney L. Williams, and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg delivered a book with a strong point of view and energetic art style, and while it was a fun journey, it comes to an end with next week’s Patsy Walker: A.K.A. Hellcat! #17. With all the main plot threads tied up, this series finale is an opportunity for the creators to play, and they take the cast to the mall to spend some of the sweet, sweet money Patsy gets from her first residuals check for the books based on her life story.
This exclusive preview highlights the personality that made Patsy Walker such a delightful read. The opening shot of Patsy waking up in bed gives a strong impression of what this team’s vision for Patsy has been: she’s young and messy and surrounded by friends that deeply care for her. The pictures on Patsy’s wall highlight the compelling supporting cast of this series, and building the book around these friendships gave it a sturdy emotional foundation. Williams and Rosenberg match the liveliness of Leth’s scripts with their bright, bubbly artwork, and this preview is full of exaggerated expressions and rich pastels that heighten the feel good atmosphere. Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! is a superhero comic that isn’t afraid of being sweet and sincere, and readers have one more chance to feel the love before the book is gone for good.
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