“I want to you to know that what my husband and I are, what we do, and what we stand for—is no different than you. Yes, we operate in a world of super heroes and our lives are full of flamboyance and conflict—
“—But it’s what we fight for that’s important. We fight to preserve fairness, freedom of choice, the rights of the individual, integrity, honor, and the defense of our families, our country and our world. Those are the same concerns we all have!
“That’s what I want you all to know: that my years away from you haven’t changed me. I’m still the same Patsy Walker from Centerville no matter what I do or who I’m with. When you see me on television, or in the papers, don’t think of the girl you used to know. Think of the woman from your town—
“—A woman who’s bringing the ideals and values we all share to that world out there. I’m bringing some of our Centerville to that world—and I’m proud to be able to do it!”
~Patsy Walker, Hellcat
(from Marvel Fanfare #59)
Sadly, this story (from 1991) comes just two years before Marvel relaunches Daimon Hellstrom and Patsy Walker in a new series (Hellstorm: Prince of Lies) to compete with darker Vertigo titles, and ends up turning Patsy insane and killing her off. So much for ideals and values in the 90s!