Christopher Cantwell's recently acclaimed run of Iron Man set the character of Hellcat on an exciting new path and now, the Eisner-nominated writer will continue his transformative take on Patsy Walker in an all-new solo series.
Kicking off next March, Hellcat will be a five-issue saga written by Cantwell and drawn by Alex Lins, a rising star known for his work on New Mutants and Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood. The events of Iron Man saw Patsy confront the darkest moments of her past and now she's ready to step up as one of Marvel's A-List superheroes.
Hellcat's upcoming saga will embrace the character's rich and unique comic book history including her fascinating ties to the supernatural and her infamous relationship with Daimon Hellstrom. Framed for murder, Hellcat finds herself investigating an action-packed mystery where she'll cross paths with the fan-favourite character. Sleepwalker.
"It’s been so rewarding to go even deeper with Hellcat in this new miniseries, and work so closely with Alex Lins on this book," Cantwell says. "I feel like Patsy was a great voice of conscience and groundedness in Iron Man, but we also hinted at some internal struggles and lingering darkness within her, which we explored even more in our Iron Man/Hellcat Annual issue."
"But now, I think we’re really harnessing the full power of her character in her own story, and finally unifying all these disparate pieces of her Marvel history—from her since-retconned cheery teenage years, to her time in the romance genre, to her ground-level heroing and vigilante days, to her more supernatural exploits—into one cohesive and definitive Hellcat tale."
"This book is first and foremost a noir murder mystery - it’s got grit and doesn’t pull punches - and this is Patsy looking into the darkness she’s struggled with throughout her entire life in order to see how much of it still remains in her soul."
Patsy is back on the West Coast, living in a house haunted by the ghost of her mother. When someone close to Patsy's inner circle is murdered, Hellcat becomes the prime suspect. Now, Patsy must prove her innocence and evade both the police and the supernatural threat of the Sleepwalkers.
To add to the perils she faces, her demonic ex Daimon Hellstrom shows up...and that’s never a good thing.
Check out Pere Perez's Hellcat #1 cover below and keep checking back here for more details on the series.