Patsy Walker, A.K.A. HELLCAT #8 Review

Writer: Kate Leth / Artist: Brittney Williams / Marvel Comics

Patsy Walker crosses over into Civil War II and it’s a straight gut punch. We see Patsy wake in the middle of the night with an unease about something not being right. Patsy feels as if She-Hulk (her bestie) is in some sort of trouble. Oh, how right Patsy is. After contacting America Chavez she gets taken to see She-Hulk and if you’ve been following Civil War II you already know Jen Walters done seen better days.

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Yeah man, the strength of this issue doesn’t come from Patsy picking a side between Captain Marvel and Iron man, deciding who is right; it stems from dealing with trying to keep Jen’s business afloat while she is out of commission. Kate Leth is on some real shit right here, we see Patsy, Sharon, Howard The Duck and the whole 68 Jay Street gang coming together to keep things going. This was such a smart decision as we are not breaking away from Patsy’s life or putting it on pause to deal with the cross over of Civil War II. Instead it feels like watching a family come together to take care of their own.

We get a lot of flashbacks this issue that serve as a prequel of Jen and Patsy hanging out before the start of the series. Leth really let’s the type of person She-Hulk is shine through Patsy’s perspective of her as well the other characters talking fondly about her. We are going to be seeing some changes as well as new faces appear around the 68 Jay Street residence. Williams does an excellent job detailing everything we love about She-Hulk in these flashbacks as well. We don’t see J. Walt (Y’all call She_hulk Jenifer Walters. I know her as J. Walt) drawn in that anime cartoonish demeanor like Patsy but She-Hulk is always coming across cool, collected, and damn well awesome. I really just dig this rendition of her, not too much muscle, no impossible thin waist. She-Hulk just looks like this brolic beauty with a law degree.

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Leth and Williams may have just brought on the best part of Civil War II (it’s been so slow) with this tie in. This team does a great job at making Pasty Walker interesting outside of her superhero identity as well as giving her cast important developments too.

9.4 unexpected cameos out of 10

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