Written by Judd Winick, Art & Cover by Guillem March
Solicitation Info (from Previews): Meet Catwoman. She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good. Find out more about what makes Catwoman tick in this new series from writer Judd Winick (BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD) and artist Guillem March (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS)!
Bias: This one looks like it’s more appealing for the artwork than the story, and while the artwork is certainly very appealing, I’m into comics more for the story than the artwork. Besides, I’m biased against Bat-family books, ordinarily – they really have to blow me away to catch my interest…
What I liked: The artwork was definitely the best feature of this title, but that’s not to say the story wasn’t good – it was. It just gets a bit overshadowed by the artwork (and it was obvious that a lot of the story was written with the artwork in mind – we’re given every excuse to see Selina half-dressed.) Still, the story was well crafted, and did a good job of setting up future issues. And I liked that her friend’s figure wasn’t that of a super model.
What I disliked: Some of the details felt like they were skipped over, and her lack of follow-up to the events from the very beginning of the comic annoyed me. I’m sure she’ll get to it in the next issue, but she struck me as rather laissez faire about the whole thing. (Needless to say, more in extended.)
Verdict: It was definitely worth collecting, though the idea of collecting Catwoman is hard to wrap my mind around. As such, I’m giving it one more issue to convince me (though I’m pretty sure, if it’s anything like this one, that it’ll succeed.)
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.