Comic Book Cats, number 70: Heroes for Hire #9

Comic Book Cats, number 70: Heroes for Hire #9, penciled by Pascual Ferry, inked by Jaime Mendoza, written by John Ostrander, lettered by Jon Babcock and colored by Joe Rosas, published by Marvel Comics in March 1998.

Heroes for Hire written by John Ostrander was a lot of fun, and probably one of the most underrated series Marvel released in the 1990s. Ostrander assembled a really eclectic, interesting cast of characters and told some great stories. Unfortunately, it only lasted for 19 issues, but I look back on it fondly.

Most of the series was penciled by Spanish artist Pascual Ferry, some of his earliest work in comic books. Ferry’s style really suited the energetic tone of Ostrander’s scripts.

Leading the group was Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch, who had temporarily lost his powers. During this time Hammond had a number of orange tabby cats, and here we see several of them lounging about his office at Oracle Inc.

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