Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Catwoman #1

After the wedding to a certain Dark Knight Detective which didn't happen, Selena Kyle slinks off attempting to run away from her pain in the gambling dens and casinos. However, when Catwoman is framed for murder by an impostor, an exhausted Selina reclaims her role and hits the streets once more.

I do like the art Joƫlle Jones, who does double duty here as both writer and artist, but I'm less sure of the choice of villain (who reminds me uncomfortably of Sharon Stone from Catwoman). While I'm in favor of most of the tweaks to Catwoman's costume, I'm perplexed by the open armpit design (what ever happened to never letting them see you sweat?).

The question of which side of the law Catwoman will end up on after being separated from Batman is put on hold as she has more immediate concerns to deal with. While it still feels like Catwoman's future in the DCU is very much up in the air, the comic gives her a threat and a group of copycats to take down in order to clear her name. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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