Off Panel #40: Gateway Comics with Kate Leth

The Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat writer joins the show to talk her work and The Valkyries

Kate Leth, writer of Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat and Vampirella, joins the show this week to talk her work and the growing community of women who work in retail shops that she founded – The Valkyries. Leth talks how busy she’s gotten these days, why she wanted to make that Hellcat a book anyone could enjoy, how comics have been changing recently, the freedom Marvel’s given her on the book, how the character in Jessica Jones did (or didn’t) impact her book, Patsy’s history, gateway comics, finding your voice, Brittney Williams’ prodigious gifts, how the Valkyries first came together, their growing reputation, how the retail world is changing, and then everything closes with five questions about Harry Potter, Zootopia and comics.

You can find Kate on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Patreon and her work in Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat and Vampirella.

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Header image is from Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #3, with art by Brittney Williams and Megan Wilson. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).