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Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!, Volume 1: Hooked On A Feline by Kate Leth

hellcatOne of my besties scooped this up on a holiday trip and I snuck it in between other reads. I’m not really a comics person and I never would’ve picked this up myself, but I did like this and laughed a few times while reading it. It’s a very self-aware, cheeky, and sweet story, composed of the first 6 issues of this version of Hellcat. You don’t need to know much about the Marvel universe to be able to dive into this, which I appreciated. The story follows a superhero whose teen years were made famous after her mother published stories about them. In between those teen years and now, some ~very bad things~ happened to the protagonist, which are alluded to frequently, as she tries to put her past behind her and just live as a super human who is also trying to lead a normal life. The artist switched from Brittney Williams (#1-5) to Natasha Allegri (#6) and unfortunately that negatively altered the tone for me. The new artist’s style depicted Hellcat and all of her accomplices as more childish which made me feel like they were much younger than they had been established to be in the first set of issues. I probably wouldn’t seek out more issues on my own, but I did enjoy this as a light vacation read.

Publication Date: 5 July 2016 by Marvel. Format: Paperback.

Writer: Kate Leth web/@twitter/tumblr/@instagram

Artist (#1-5): Brittney Williams @twitter/web

Artist (#6): Natasha Allegri @twitter/tumblr

Mini Review: Afterlife with Archie, Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale

afterlifewitharchieI snapped this little number up from The Strand after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day as a quick, colorful read that would distract me from my nightmare day. It achieved its goal!! Huzzah! I’m relatively new to the world of comics so take my review for this with a grain of salt, but I thought it was a well constructed — particularly the scene that involves Archie and his father (woof! that blew me away!). I never would’ve picked this up if I wasn’t Riverdale trash and looking for hints about where the plot line might go, seeing as how Riverdale’s showrunner is also the writer of this series. That said, I found Sabrina’s story in the very first few pages to tug at my mind strings a bit more than the Archie characters so I guess I’ll have to scoop up The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in the soon-ish future. I’ll probably keep reading this as the volumes continue to be released, but don’t really recommend it to people outside of the communal Riverdale trash heap.