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Hellcat: Patsy Walker

No one’s had a super hero career quite like Patsy Walker. Making her splashy debut in 1944’s Miss. America Magazine, Patsy would go on to become a Defender and crime fighter as the mystical Hellcat. From teen-romance ‘glamazon’ to hardened hero, here are her hell-raising milestones!

A.K.A. Hellcat

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Hellcat Retrospective

in Avengers Annual (1967) #1

The storied life of Patsy Walker in one giant-sized Annual! Patsy takes the late-night stage to discuss her memoir and early days as the better half of ‘Patsy and Hedy.’ Not yet 25 she’s already a divorcée, a Defender…and back from the dead! Who makes a surprise appearance? Former teen sensation, Hedy Wolfe!

Patsy Walker Returns...

in Avengers (1963) #141

In her first Avengers appearance! Patsy’s tracked down her Avenger friend Beast with bad news about her marriage to Buzz Baxter. What went wrong between former high school sweethearts? But Patsy and Beast have no time to catch up- Squadron Supreme attacks Avengers Mansion! No holds barred, Patsy unleashes the Hellcat within.

The Hellcat Cometh

in Avengers (1963) #144

Hellcat earns her stripes, and suit, as a super hero. Donning Tigra’s former Cat Suit, Patsy’s heroic transformation is complete. And the timing couldn’t be better- Roxxon Oil’s launched an attack on the Avengers! With the Cat Suit enhancing her agility, and her strength increased tenfold, Hellcat is born! Patsy’s nuts and bolts origin.

Hellcat, Defender

in Defenders (1972) #77

It’s ladies night on the Vegas strip, but this trip’s no vacation. Hellcat, Valkryie, Moondragon and Wasp are on the trail of James-Michael Starling, an alien with dangerous cosmic power. Will the Defenders find Starling before Ruby Thursday? And when friend and trainer Moondragon reclaims her psychic powers, Hellcat must rely on martial arts alone!

Ultimate Hellcat

in Ultimates 2 (2004) #6

Meet Patsy Walker of the Ultimate Universe- still spirited, still heroic! A disgraced Hank Pym joins the Defenders, a super hero team lacking any super powers. Check out the Defenders’ disastrous debut.

Hellcat, Avenger

in Patsy Walker: Hellcat (2008) #1

Hellcat’s titular mini-series! Patsy joins the post-Civil War Initiative when Iron Man asks her to be the sole defender of Alaska (resources are tight). Is Patsy up for the challenge? And in the icy wilds of Wainwright, what psychic enemies will Hellcat encounter?

Supermodel Daze

in Models, Inc. (2009) #1

Marvel’s Most Modelesque rule the runway in this glamorous mini-series! Patsy Walker, Millie the Model, Mary Jane Watson, Jill Jerold, Chili Storm. What do these women have in common besides stunning looks and great hair? All are involved in a murder mystery, and Millie’s the prime suspect! Patsy’s raven-haired frenemy Hedy Wolfe makes a calculated appearance.

Marvel Diva

in Marvel Divas (2009) #1

Described as ‘Sex in the City meets super hero comic’, Marvel Divas enters entirely new territory! Hellcat. Black Cat. Firestar. Photon. These four suped-up women must face challenges more daunting than any supervillain: post-super hero careers, dating, and Firestar’s frightening diagnosis. This issue? The return of Daimon Hellstrom, Son of Satan…and Patsy’s ex-husband!

Gamcat/Hellbit

in X-Men: To Serve and Protect (2010) #4

An anthology of X-stories! Emma Frost’s sick sense of humor has led to this- a blind date between Hellcat and Gambit! In the Big Easy, X-Man Gambit finds it’s anything but. Patsy’s unhinged nature is driving him crazy, and her enchanted talisman isn’t helping!

Hellcat the Herald

in Heralds (2010) #1

Frankie Raye was once Nova, a herald of Galactus. But a sacrifice she made many years ago is now converging in Earth’s atmosphere, threatening an apocalypse. Join Hellcat, She-Hulk, Emma Frost, Valkyrie and Sue Storm (to name a few), as Marvel’s mightiest women save the planet from imploding!

Patsy the Paralegal

in She-Hulk (2014) #2

Hellcat leaps onto the pages of She-Hulk! Patsy decides it’s time for a new career- at Jennifer Walter’s law firm. Longstanding friends, She-Hulk and Hellcat are a unique combo in the office and in the field. But will clerical work be too stifling for fiery Hellcat?

Hellcat's Nine Lives

in Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! (2015) #1

Patsy has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself, but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging (literal) bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about her childhood resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life!