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READING THE TBR, DAY 85: Patsy Walker: Hellcat (2009) by Kathryn Immonen

I’ve never really known too much about Hellcat, which is why I bought this book. Turns out she is a model who is also a superhero, and is sent to Alaska by Tony Stark to cover that huge territory on behalf of the Initiative, which organization she has only just joined.

Arrived in the tundra, Patsy becomes embroiled in some kind of shamanic, magic-infused ritual criminality, but I didn’t really get it and I certainly did not care for her vapid nonsense. The dialogue here is painfully unfunny, but it’s supposed to be funny, which just makes it worse. And the Young Person Speak is just total gibberish, and not in an I’m Too Old kind of way, just in a Poorly Written This is Not How Human People Talk kind of way.

Such a disappointment, especially as finding female comic creators writing female-led superhero comics is a relatively rare phenomenon, and I very much wanted this to be good. But it just isn’t. It’s mostly just dull, and felt like it took way too long to read, and given that this is a 5-issue comic book collection, that should just never be the case.

Sigh.

SCORECARD

TBR DAY 84: Patsy Walker: Hellcat by Kathryn Immonen, art by David Lafuente   
GENRE: Marvel, Comics, Superheroes
PUBLISHED: 2009
TIME ON THE TBR: 4 years. 
PURCHASED FROM: Kings Comics, Sydney.
KEEP: Nope. I’ll trade this one in.

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