Does Hellcat deserve her own ongoing series?

Introducing Marvel's Hellcat

Introducing Marvel's Hellcat

Bleeding Cool recently reported on the not-yet-confirmed speculation, that Marvel's Hellcat will soon receive her own series. This brings up the question of if anyone is even asking for a Hellcat series? Well I have, for one in an earlier incarnation of this website.

Hellcat leaps into action

Hellcat leaps into action

Patsy Walker, better known as Hellcat, has been around longer than the majority of other Marvel characters, but no one, lately, has really given her a chance at going solo. Sure, she did have a brief miniseries after Marvel's Civil War, and she appeared in She-Hulk, and will appear in the upcoming Marvel's Jessica Jones series on Netflix, but beyond that she's been mostly absent. 

Hellcat and classic Patsy Walker

Hellcat and classic Patsy Walker

Patsy Walker as a character has been around since 1944. That's longer than Iron Man, The Hulk, or the Fantastic Four. Now sure, she wasn't a superhero yet, but she does have that history. When she was first introduced in 1944's Miss America #2, Patsy (Trish) Walker was a teen-romance comic character, not all that different from what Archie had going on in Archie Comics with Betty and Veronica during the same time period. 

Patsy Walker

Patsy Walker

Patsy made the jump from teen romance to superhero in the early 1970s, where after a few adventures with The Avengers, she took on her own superhero identity as Hellcat. Over time she has several dark adventures, including literally dying, and going to hell and back.

Teen romantic comedy star, Patsy Walker

Teen romantic comedy star, Patsy Walker

What I would like to see from a Hellcat comic is something that successfully blends the tone of her early comics, and her superhero tales. I hate to compare it to something, but I envision something similar to DC Comic's Batwoman stories, written by Greg Rucka. In fact, if they could get Rucka to write it, which is a long shot, that would be awesome . Either way, I'm curious to see how this turns out. Does Hellcat deserve her own series? Hell yeah! 

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Patsy on the cover of Girls' Life

Patsy on the cover of Girls' Life

Movie Review - Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015)

The Fantastic Four franchise has had a rough time with Fox. A lot of fans were upset that Johnny Storm, The Human Torch, was slated to be played by a black guy, Michael B(ae) Jordan. I rejected the idea that a white character couldn't be played by black actor, as long as race wasn't central to the character (as with Luke Cage or Black Panther for example). That being said, my initial concerns with the movie were regarding the look and tone of the movie. 

Brother and sister prepare to take on Victor Von Doom.

Brother and sister prepare to take on Victor Von Doom.

Christopher Nolan did an excellent job with the Batman franchise, but he set a trend that, unfortunately, too many other superhero franchises try to follow. Dark, grounded, and gritty wasn't right for Superman in Man of Steel, and it isn't right for The Fantastic Four. The Fantastic Four is the first family of Marvel. Fantastic Four comics are largely about the relationships the characters have with each other. In this movie, those relationships are largely absent. I envision a Johnny Quest or Venture Bros. type movie for the FF. Miles Teller played a decent Mr. Fantastic, though he's younger than I would imagine for a movie. Kate Mara (Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman) seemed more like a scientist than Jessica Alba did in the old Fantastic Four movies, but her character was mostly overlooked if you ask me. SPOILER ALERT...

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Sue did not even get to go with the guys into the other dimension. She got her powers just by being in the room when the guys got back. Jamie Bell plays The Thing, who to me never really seemed like he fit with the rest, and spent most of his time as The Thing yelling for help. 

Doctor Doom as he should be. 

Doctor Doom as he should be. 

Now we come to Doctor Doom, one of the best villains in comics. He is the ruler of Latveria, a genius, and a sorcerer. In this movie he comes across as just some kid in a hoodie. We're told that he's smart, but we don't see much of that on screen as Reed is the star scientist. When he becomes Doom, his power set isn't completely clear at first, and his thought process doesn't quite make sense. The movie just gets Doom completely wrong, more than anyone else, and definitely more so than Johnny Storm. Rumors are the the studio was concerned about the fact that he was initially name Victor Von Doomstadt in the movie, and they had to do reshoots to change it to Von Doom to appease the fans. Honestly, I think that was the least of the issues with Victor. 

Try to ignore that The Thing has no genitals. 

Try to ignore that The Thing has no genitals. 

Overall, the main problem with the movie is that it is boring. When Doom shows, up, it goes from boring to just bad. I will say, that the last couple of minutes showed promise of a better movie as we got to finally see the four together just having a conversation. The movie needed more of that. Sadly, I enjoyed the 2005 movie more. 

Final Score: D

Quick Listen - Alessia Cara - Here

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So, as I may have mentioned before, I'm not the most social person. Tonight I allowed myself to be brought out and downtown to a club...well several. This song comes to mind whenever I go out because I can't really get out of my head enough to dance or do anything.  The people watching is cool, but of course I'm expected to do more.  Alessia Cara proved she gets me with this song. Have a listen and let me know what you think on Twitter.  

UPDATE: It kinda worked out tonight. Not so bad.  

Quick Listen - FKA twigs - Two Weeks

I'm not sure I can ever forgive you people for not making FKA twigs a household name in the US. Her album, LP1, was easily one of my favorites of 2014. Once I got past all of the electronic sounds, she really reminded me of Aaliyah, but British. I know some Aaliyah fans are out there saying that no one can be Aaliyah, but to them I just say give her a chance. I'm a lyrics person. The subject matter to me, is similar to what Aaliyah used to sing about (Listen to "Numbers" on her album). Anyway, I was mesmerized by the visuals in the performance below. This is FKA twigs performing "Two Weeks" (as in give me two weeks, I'll make you forget about her) on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Let me know what you think on Twitter