Review: Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!, Volume 1: Hooked On a Feline

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Title: Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!, Volume 1: Hooked On a Feline
Author: Kate Leth, Brittney Williams
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Marvel
Source: Purchased
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

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Goodreads 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, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about Patsy’s past resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? There’ll be friendship and burgers, monsters and rent checks and a ghost from the past with questionable motives! Comics’ most flexible heroine has been a provisional Avenger, a Defender, Satan’s daughter-in-law and a dead woman–but she’s never been anything like this!

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Review:

I loved this graphic novel!

Patsy Walker is an old comic book character who is brought into modern times in this series. Her old comics are even brought up in the story, when she discovers that a childhood friend has been reprinting them and profiting off Patsy’s name and face. I love this kind of meta narrative.

The art in this graphic novel is very cartoony. After the first issue, the writer says that even though these comics are rated Teen, she intends for them to be for all ages. The cartoon drawings make them look appropriate for young kids, but the story is also entertaining for adults.

One of my favourite things about this graphic novel is that it featured some of my favourite marvel characters: She-Hulk and Jessica Jones. They really made this a girl power comic!

I loved this graphic novel, and I can’t wait to read the next one!

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