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Cover by Elsa Charretier.

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! is one of those books that you think is going to be too cutesy, but ends up actually being just the right about of cute and funny and awesome. It’s written by Kate Leth, with art by Brittney Williams (who also draws the amazing Goldie Vance comic).

The last issue dealt with the fact that Patsy has a cold. But since she has a magical sixth sense (or perhaps this is a magical cold), every time she sneezes weird things happen.

Yes, her sneeze did change their clothes to classic Luke Cage and Valkyrie — probably because she misses being in the Defenders, y’all.

In any case, this gets her into big trouble when one of her sneezes brings forth A GIANT TIGER who is actually Mister Sniffles, Patsy’s childhood stuffed animal given life and also he grows every time Patsy is afraid. (Yes, it’s weird, but good.)

In any case, Patsy decides that enough is enough and goes to confront Mister Sniffles head on.

It’s okay, Patsy, I’m afraid of The Babadook, too. And also everything else you said.

So they bond.

Ms America is wearing a maple leaf because Patsy sneezed on her.

And that’s why Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! is a goddamn delight.

Also a delight is this poem written by my mother, who is an English teacher. She wrote it after a long day grading papers and I felt you guys would definitely appreciate it:

A Plea for Proofreading, Please

Gold, silver, copper, bronze, iron, or steel —
Is this metal confusion that I currently feel?

Is the sacred stranger scared or the scared stranger stronger?
This mental confusion must go on no longer!

Metal and mental and stronger and stranger
Your proofreading boycott is causing great danger!

Scared is not holy, sacred not fearful
Such misunderstanding is making me tearful!

A farmer’s a producer of food on a farm
Who follows the procedure laid out on a form
Producer, procedure, the form or the farm
Proofreading’s important to avoid mental harm!

My mental condition may demand medication
Or maybe a moment of mellow meditation
But I’m sure that you know, and I know you can see
That proofreading may be the only true key

Please proofread for me
And proofread for you
Because words really matter
They actually do!

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