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Move Over Jessica Jones, 'Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat!' is Marvel's Newest Female-Led Series


Jessica Jones has been getting all the headlines right now with the Marvel series, 'Jessica Jones,' premiering in November on Netflix. One of her closest allies hasn't been forgotten as Patsy Walker (Rachael Taylor) will make her live-action debut on the show too. The character has been around since the 1940s and a hero since the 1970s.Marvel is releasing a new comic series, 'Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!' beginning in December. 



Written by Kate Leth (Adventure Time, Power Up) and Brittney Williams, 'Hellcat' will continue Marvel's creative diversification of titles featuring female protagonists.
 “I think it’s important for people to be able to see themselves in comics, movies, music, etc. Women are a huge portion of the audience and growing all the time; we see that in sales numbers, cosplay, merch, con attendance and more,” [Leth told Yahoo.]
 “Plus, most of my favorite Marvel comics have women at the forefront — Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Captain Marvel, Silk, Spider-Gwen — and I’m just thrilled to join the party.”
In order to get a sense for what to expect from the new title Leth has conveniently provided a three-point summation of how she's presenting Patsy Walker: 
1. “She’s a superhero martial-arts wiz that can sense mystical energy! She learned how to fight on the moon, so you know she’s good.”
2. “Out of the costume, she’s a twenty-something girl looking for work and purpose in New York City.”
3. “Her mom wrote weird romance comics — Patsy Walker! You can totally read them! — about her teen years and her childhood frenemy has reprinted them, as if being a superhero wasn’t enough to contend with!” [This is Leth’s nod to Walker’s comic-book beginnings in the ‘40s.]
The approach is a light-hearted comedic slice-of-life adventure set in a superhuman world. It can be enjoyed on its own since it won't necessarily follow the much darker Netflix storyline. 




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