138 | Beware The Claws Of The Cat, Tigra The Were-Woman And Hellcat

Since Don Liked talking about Man-Wolf last episode, Al was forced to talk about the confusing history of the Bronze Age C list characters Tigra The Were-Woman, Beware The Claws Of The Cat, And Hellcat.

MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT: Five Man Electrical Band

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Tigra The Were-Woman Was Introduced In Giant-Size Creatures 1.
Cover By Ron Wilson And Frank Giacoia.

Tigra Preliminary Design By Gil Kane.

Where Walks the Werewolf! By Len Wein And Reed Crandall.

Where Walks the Werewolf! By Len Wein And Reed Crandall.

Giant-Size Creatures 1, Backstory Of The Cat.
By Tony Isabella, Don Perlin And Vince Colletta.

Beware! The Claws Of The Cat 1
By Linda Fite, Marie Severin And Wally Wood.
Intended To Appeal To Girls, Along With
Night Nurse And Shanna The She-Devil.

Beware! The Claws Of The Cat 1
By Linda Fite, Marie Severin And Wally Wood.

Beware! The Claws Of The Cat 2
By Linda Fite, Marie Severin And Jim Mooney.

Beware! The Claws Of The Cat 3
By Linda Fite, Paty Greer And Bill Everett.

Beware! The Claws Of The Cat 4
By Linda Fite, Jim Starlin And Alan Weiss.

The Unreleased Beware1 The Claws Of The Cat 5
By Linda Fite, Ramona Fradon And Jim Mooney.

Amazing Adventures 11 Featuring The Beast
Cover By Gil Kane And Bill Everett.

They Have A Habit Redrawing Faces In Comics.
Captain Marvel 29 Cover By Jim Starlin And Al Milgrom.

Captain Marvel 29 Cover By Jim Starlin And Al Milgrom.
With A Redrawn Face By John Romita. Not As Narrow And Less Angst Ridden.

Giant-Size Conan 5 Cover Drawn By Jack Kirby.

Giant-Size Conan 5 Cover By Jack Kirby And Joe Sinnott.
With Another Redrawn Face By John Romita, Looking More Towards the Reader.

Giant-Size Creatures 1 Tigra The Were-Woman’s Origin Story.
By Tony Isabella, Don Perlin And Vince Colletta.

Giant-Size Creatures 1 Tigra The Were-Woman’s Origin Story.
By Tony Isabella, Don Perlin And Vince Colletta.

Giant-Size Creatures 1 Tigra The Were-Woman’s Origin Story.
By Tony Isabella, Don Perlin And Vince Colletta.

Giant-Size Creatures 1 Tigra The Were-Woman’s Origin Story.
By Tony Isabella, Don Perlin And Vince Colletta.

Marvel Team-Up 8 By Gerry Conway And Jim Mooney.
They Deal With The Man-Killer, Who Went Beyond The Pale.

Marvel Team-Up 8 By Gerry Conway And Jim Mooney.
They Deal With The Man-Killer, Who Went Beyond The Pale.

Marvel Team-Up 8 By Gerry Conway And Jim Mooney.
They Deal With The Man-Killer, Who Went Beyond The Pale.

Marvel Chillers 3 Featuring Tigra The Were-Woman
Cover By Howard Chaykin And Bernie Wrightson.
Red Wolf Shows Up At The End, But Doesn’t Show Up Again Until Issue 5.

Marvel Chillers 3 Featuring Tigra The Were-Woman
By Tony Isabella, Will Meugniot, Frank Chiaramonte And Sam Grainger.

Marvel Chillers 4 Featuring Tigra The Were-Woman
By Chris Claremont, Frank Robbins And Vince Colletta.

Marvel Chillers 5 Featuring Tigra The Were-Woman
By Tony Isabella, Will Meugniot And Vince Colletta.
Red Wolf Shows Up Again

Marvel Chillers 6 Featuring Tigra The Were-Woman
By Tony Isabella, John Byrne And Frank Springer.

Marvel Chillers 6 Featuring Tigra The Were-Woman
By Tony Isabella, John Byrne And Frank Springer.

Marvel Chillers 7 Featuring Tigra The Were-Woman
By Jim Shooter, George Tuska And Sal Trapani.
Cover By Jack Kirby.

Marvel Two-In-One 19 Cover By Jack Kirby.

Marvel Two-In-One 19 By Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema And Don Heck.

Marvel Two-In-One 19 By Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema And Don Heck.

Monsters Unleashed 10 By Tony Isabella And Tony DeZuniga.

Fantastic Four 177 By Roy Thomas, George Perez And Joe Sinnott.
Tigra Returns With Dolly Parton Hair And Flippant Speech Patterns.

Fantastic Four 177 By Roy Thomas, George Perez And Joe Sinnott.
She Didn’t Really Want To Join The Frightful Four After All.

Marvel Team-Up 67 By Chris Claremont, John Byrne And Dave Hunt.

The Avengers’ Hellcat By Steve Englehart, George Perez And Vince Colletta.

Patsy Walker In Her Own Title.

Millie The Model With Patsy Walker.
In The Early Days, Being A Super-Heroine Didn’t Seem Like Part Her Agenda.

But In 1965 She Did Show Up In Fantastic Four Annual 3.
By Jack Kirby, Stan Lee And Vince Colletta.

Patsy Walker’s Back Story, And Her Connection To The Beast. The Avengers 141.

Cat Suit Found In A Warehouse. The Avengers 142.

Turn Around During The Change. The Avengers 144.

And First Appearance Of The Hellcat. The Avengers 144.

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat! By Kate Leth And Brittney Williams.

She-Hulk 007 By Charles SouleJavier Pulido And Muntsa Vicente.

She-Hulk 007 By Charles SouleJavier Pulido And Muntsa Vicente.

6 thoughts on “138 | Beware The Claws Of The Cat, Tigra The Were-Woman And Hellcat

  1. Hi!
    The artist you can’t recall who worked with Bill Everett on The Cat #3 was Paty Greer, who you’re more familiar with as the wife of Dave Cockrum. She worked for Marvel from 1973 to 1991.
    The Cat #1 was very nearly the last work Wally Wood ever did for Marvel (the actual last was the cover for Daredevil #164). Another person you could have suggested for inking Giant-Size Creatures #1 would be Reed Crandall, who was working for Warren and Western at the time. He provided that reprint from Creatures on the Loose #13 you saw in GSC.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Hi Darci,

      Thanks for the info on Paty Greer. It was a lot of fun to read all those issues Of The Cat, Tigra And Hell-Cat. This was one of our favorite shows. We actually missed some appearances of The Cat/Hellcat/Tigra in Spidey Super Stories #12, #21 and #39 and The Defenders too I believe.

      Reed Crandall would have been an excellent choice for an inker on Giant-Size Creatures #1. I believe he was out of comics at the time (1974) due to health issues. Tom Palmer or Dick Giordano inks on GSC #1 might have been nice….

      Thanks for listening and writing!

      Don and Al

      P.S. By the way, how did you find us?

  2. Another missing appearance of Tigra was Marvel Premiere #42, which recapped her origin and showed the death of Dr. Tumolo. You might get a kick out of that one, as either the writer or the letterer misremembered Greer’s name and put it in the book as Greer Garson. Another appearance in Marvel Team-Up was in #125, which showed the surprise reappearance of Zabo. Tigra also had a self-titled 4-issue mini-series for Marvel Icons in 2002.

    Hellcat transitioned directly from the Avengers #150 to Defenders #44. She was in every issue of Defenders for a long, long time after that.

    I use a search engine named DuckDuckGo, which found your site when I was searching for Greer Nelson. I run that search every few months, to see if there’s anything new being said about my favorite character.
    Thanks!

  3. Yes, see West Coast Avengers #s 14 and 15 (Nov and Dec 1986). The WCA called in Daimon and Patsy for help in #14, and (since Greer temporarily couldn’t turn into Tigra) Patsy lent the Hellcat costume to Greer in #15. Essential reading, but definitely introduces continuity problems. Steve Englehart either didn’t remember The Cat series correctly, or he was determined to revise it to suit his own preferences. (See also WCA #6 for his version of Greer’s story.)
    Hope this helps!

    • Yes it does help. I started wondering if the two had ever met up since learning that The Cat and Hellcat were two different characters. More looking up to do.

      As far as each creator not remembering what the one before had done, that seems to be something that occurs quite a bit with Greer Nelson. Never-the-less I still love the character.

      Thank you very much for the comments and information Darci.

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