Patricia "Patsy" Walker-Hellstrom
|Formerly deceased Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
Legion of the Unliving
|Base of Operations|
New York, New York
San Francisco, California
Mystically enhanced powers enabling a "demon-sight" able to perceive arcane energies and the ability to manifest the Hellcat costume at will.
Exceptional athlete and hand-to-hand combatant with feline-like abilities.
Note: Hellcat formerly possessed telekinesis, mental force-blasts and resistance to telepathic control.
Cable Claw: Grappling hook connected to a steel cable.
Hellcat Costume: Uniform armed with retractable steel-alloy claws in the gloves and boots.
Shadow-Cloak: Mystic cloak which stored equipment within an interdimensional space.
Patsy and Hedy
Patsy and Pals
Amazing Adventures Vol. 2
Avengers Vol. 1
Defenders Vol. 1 & 2
Miss America Magazine #2 (Nov. 1944)
Avengers Vol. 1 #144 (Feb. 1976)
Note: Miss America Magazine was originally a superhero comic titled Miss America, but was changed to a glossy magazine with the second issue, which focused on teen girl interest. The success of Miss America Magazine spawned other teen girl comics such as Patsy Walker, Millie the Model, and Nellie the Nurse.
Otto Binder & Pauline Loth
Steve Englehart & George Perez
Patsy Walker was the all-American teen. She became associated with super-heroes through her first husband who worked as the military liaison of the Brand Corporation and the subsequent friendship of Dr. Henry McCoy (Beast). It was Walker's relationship with Beast that lead to her accompanying the Avengers on her first mission as Hellcat.
Walker was offered membership, but she declined and instead became a reserve member while training with the Titan priestess Moondragon. Later joining the Defenders she met and married Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan).
Hellstrom's codename was more literal than she realized, and in time his demonic nature overwhelmed his humanity, driving Walker insane and resulting in her suicide.
Putting the pieces of her life back together, Walker returned to her home town, were she discovered she had gained new mystical powers derived from her time spent in Hell, once again becoming the hero Hellcat.