Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Patsy Walker: Hellcat #2 Review

Written by Kathryn Immonen
Art by David Lafuente

Patsy Walker: Hellcat is a fun series and I'm confident I'll be enjoying every issue of this mini, from start to finish.

However, why did they have to go with a magic-based story? They never turn out well and magic is like the biggest detriment to any super-hero universe. It's just plain broken and this issue's use of it for the always ridiculous alternate spirit world nonsense further illustrates my distaste for magic based super-heroics and proves my point at the same time.

Thankfully, we've got the upbeat, charming and 'put a smile on anyone's face' Hellcat here to keep the story entertaining. I swear, if anyone else was the star of this story, it just plain wouldn't have worked and I would be hating on just about every single page of the book.

From her hilarious Iron Man hallucinations to the off-beat reactions to the magical situations she finds herself in with these weird Inuit witchdoctor people, Patsy Walker keeps the story grounded and uplifting and prevents it from vearing off into the typical magical tripe.

Verdict - Check It. It's by no means a must read for people and I doubt this will have any lasting impact on any characters, even Hellcat, herself, but it's light hearted fun and I'm more than happy to spend money on a book that puts a smile on my face.

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