My love for Catsy Walker, as she’s known in my house, is well-documented. I was surprised and a little disappointed to hear that Volume 3 (“Careless Whiskers,” and now I’m singing George Michael, thanks, you guys) was the final entry in this comic. Are you kidding me? Where am I going to get my fun and darling comics kick now??? Sigh. I was hoping that this would be a solid send-off for Patsy and her band, and this volume did not disappoint overall.
Patsy has to deal with the nefarious Black Cat and the takeover of several friends who are now recruited to stop her and her band. There’s a time-shifting flu that Patsy catches and affects moments in the past, in surprising ways. And there’s a final showdown with Belial and her longtime nemesis that ends unexpectedly—in several ways. To say much more than that would be to spoil too much, and you should really enjoy it for yourself. It’s a fun, fast read full of adorable, queer young people who share a deep love of community and openness. The storylines do tie up with a fair amount of neatness, and there is the potential for more Patsy, should Kate Leth and Brittney Williams decide to bring her back.
As always the art is good and the story is enjoyable. I think this volume veered a bit more into “cute” than I was expecting, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. I was definitely disappointed in the lack of Jen/She-Hulk in this volume, but there is a great moment that gives her a good nod in the final comic. But seriously, can we do more with Patsy Walker? I don’t want this to be the end of her story!
Cross-posted to my blog.