The Press Release:
Christopher Cantwell’s recently acclaimed run of Iron Man set the character of Hellcat on an exciting new path and now, the Eisner-nominated writer will continue his transformative take on Patsy Walker in an all-new solo series! Kicking off in March, HELLCAT will be a five-issue saga written by Cantwell and drawn by Alex Lins, a rising star known for his work on New Mutants and Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood. The events of Iron Man saw Patsy confront the darkest moments of her past and now she’s ready to step up as one of Marvel’s A-List super heroes! Hellcat’s upcoming saga will embrace the character’s rich and unique comic book history including her fascinating ties to the supernatural and her infamous relationship with Daimon Hellstrom. Framed for murder, Hellcat finds herself investigating an action-packed mystery where she’ll cross paths with the fan-favorite character Sleepwalker!
Patsy is back on the West Coast, living in a house haunted by the ghost of her mother! When someone close to Patsy’s inner circle is murdered, Hellcat becomes the prime suspect! Now Patsy must prove her innocence and evade both the police and the supernatural threat of the Sleepwalkers. To add to the perils she faces, her demonic ex Daimon Hellstrom shows up and that’s never a good thing.
“It’s been so rewarding to go even deeper with Hellcat in this new miniseries, and work so closely with Alex Lins on this book,” Cantwell said. “I feel like Patsy was a great voice of conscience and groundedness in Iron Man, but we also hinted at some internal struggles and lingering darkness within her, which we explored even more in our Iron Man/Hellcat Annual issue this summer. But now, I think we’re really harnessing the full power of her character in her own story, and finally unifying all these disparate pieces of her Marvel history—from her since-retconned cheery teenage years, to her time in the romance genre, to her ground-level heroing and vigilante days, to her more supernatural exploits—into one cohesive and definitive HELLCAT tale. This book is first and foremost a noir murder mystery—it’s got grit and doesn’t pull punches—and this is Patsy looking into the darkness she’s struggled with throughout her entire life in order to see how much of it still remains in her soul.”
“The first project I did with Chris was Moon Knight: Black, White and Blood and I quickly realized that he was that amazing kid in the playground that not only has the best ideas, but also the ones that invite everyone in to play with his toys,” Lins added. “He writes in such a visual way that opens things up for artists to contribute and feel part of the process. His stories are well paced, clever, and BIG on imagery so as an artist, you can’t ask for much more! From deeply broken character scenes to Hellcat fighting up some unsung super villains, this series has it all. I sense I might get to draw that CREEPY little bunny from Iron Man/Hellcat Annual so that would be a highlight in my career.”
See Patsy Walker suit up and go on the prowl for the biggest adventure in her super hero career when HELLCAT #1 arrives in March! For more information, visit Marvel.com (linked below).
HELLCAT #1 (OF 5): Written by CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL; Art by ALEX LINS; Cover by PERE PÉREZ
On Sale 3/15
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve always enjoyed the appearances of Hellcat when she starred in any of the titles I was reading at the time and think she would make an interesting addition to the Marvel Studios films eventually. I know she appeared in the Netflix “Jessica Jones” series but so few knew who she actually was that they can start over with this one and no one will bat an eye. As far as this series goes, I’ve been holding back on a lot of the single issue buys and usually wait until a collected edition is on hand to grab. Either way I am curious how they do this one as it will have some compelling guest-stars. What do you think my comic collecting friends? Will you be purchasing “Hellcat” when it hits the racks in March of 2023? Chime in down below and I will see you next time. Please stay safe out there.