Thursday, August 25, 2011
I always found Hellcat to be an interesting character due to her transition from a Katy Keene type comic book model to a full fledged superheroine. I enjoyed her bubbly personality and the way she would play off of rougher characters like Valkyrie and The Hulk in the pages of The Defenders. Because of that, I wasn't a huge fan of attempts to darken the character through her relationship to Daimon Hellstrom, the Son of Satan. That eventually led to her death, but fortunately this is comics and she got better. I really liked the costume redesign that I used for this cover which she was given by the very talented Norm Breyfogle. Unfortunately, she did not use it for long - I wonder if that was because the powers that be thought it was too close to Batgirl?