Back in December 2015, after the popularity of the Netflix series Jessica Jones, Marvel relaunched a series Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat. After the May solicitations were released on Wednesday, it seemed that issue #18 was missing from the list. Unfortunately, it seems that the series will conclude its story with April’s issue #17.
Series writer Kate Leth took to Twitter to let everyone know that it was true.
Hey friends! You may have noticed that Hellcat is absent from May’s Marvel solicitations. It’s true, we’re ending at issue 17! On our terms.
— Kate Leth 🏳️🌈 (@kateleth) February 21, 2017
In follow-up tweets, Leth went on to explain, “We’ve known it was coming, and Marvel has been spectacular enough to give us space to wrap up the story exactly how we wanted in 3 volumes. I know it might come as a shock, and our whole team will miss the book too, but 17 issues with one team is pretty wild! We’ve been lucky!” Leth also mapped out the remaining two issues, saying that “the story wraps up in a very real and satisfying way (I hope) with #16.” Leth added that the final issue, #17, “is like a fun BONUS EPISODE at THE MALL.”
“I am enormously proud of this book, of our team, and thrilled we got to tell SO MUCH story. We made Vampire Jubilee work. All I can hope for,” Leth continued. “It, like our audience, is queer, fun, weird, delightful and almost purely made of joy. So, thank you! Thank you with all my heart.”
You can see the cover of the final issue below:
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #17
KATE LETH (W) • BRITTNEY L. WILLIAMS (A/C)
MALL MADNESS! How can Patsy be spending this much time with Jubilee and NOT go to the mall? Will they swing by the food court? Catch a movie? Have a fashion montage? Certainly no villains will be there. What would a villain possibly be doing at the mall??
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99