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‘Catwoman #8’ (review)

Written by Joelle Jones
Illustrated by Elena Casagrande
and Fernando Blanco
Published by DC Comics


I really am glad Joelle Jones is only writing this title at the moment. While I love her artwork, focusing on the writing is only benefiting this book. This is the strongest this title has been since the inception and I have to say I’m liking it very much. It feels like that book is finally on track. There were a few weird elements but I’ll get to those in a moment.

At the beginning of the book, we see a break-in. We see a confrontation between two characters. It was a little weird only because of where we left off in the last issue. But I went with it. It was one of those weird moments that I was just talking about. I was trying to figure out what purpose it served in the story.

From there, we pick up where we left off last month.

The Penguin has been wanting to get in touch with Catwoman and they finally meet up. Catwoman asks him to cut the crap and tell her what he wants.

And the answer is simple.

He wants her to steal something for him.

This leads into a cool sequence where we get to see Catwoman’s attempt to rob this precious artifact. It’s a wonderfully illustrated scene that is very well done. It leads us to the very woman from the first scene. She is in charge of protecting the object that Catwoman has been sent to steal.

This leads to a big fight between the two. They spar off and it’s another beautifully drawn scene. The action is fast and furious and doesn’t let up. Catwoman finally beats this guardian and then takes the object. We then see her bring the object back to the Penguin and he double crosses her. This issue leaves us on a huge cliffhanger for sure.

So this is where another weird moment pops it’s head in. This issue was billed as part two of a two part story. And yet, it’s not. It’s more of an editorial mess up but it still left me scratching my head.

Even so, this book is looking up with some solid writing and some great art. Let’s hope it keeps up! I’m liking it.



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