Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Catwoman #59

After the events of The Gotham War, Catwoman has left Gotham, made a costume upgrade, and set out on a new mission for herself which begins in Colombia with a run-in with Santa Espada involving a stolen cat that Selina has finally decided to return, or so it initially appears, even if doing so puts her life in danger.

Flashbacks fill in some of the missing time from Selina's apparent death and return which appears to be from the extra lives promised to her by Vandal Savage. Along with an odd tattoo, these lives provide Catwoman a chance to push the limits further than she ever has before with death not to be feared. While allowing the character to head in new directions, the concept is more than a little odd, especially with this The Cat Goddess lurking on the other side of the veil. In just the first of several planned suicide missions Selina dies, but I don't think the story adequately sells Selina's need to die in this story which I fear may be an issue going forward as well.

[DC, $3.99]

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