Writer & Artist: Joëlle Jones
Main Cover: Joëlle Jones & Laura Allred
Variant Cover: Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Colorist: Laura Allred
Associate Editor: Brittany Holzherr
Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Publisher: DC Comics
Oh boy, how do I review this without giving away any spoilers? Catwoman herself says you should read Batman #50 before reading this!
Well, here we go:
In this very first issue of the Cat’s main series, Selina is starting a new life and she’s not completely happy with it. Sleepless, she ponders on what to do about herself when the police comes for her, with charges for burglary and murder that, at least this time, she did not commit.
A new villain is introduced in the meantime, A public figure who is secretly a disfigured monstrosity, and apparently the head of a whole sisterhood built to stain the “good” image of Catwoman, sends out a literal copycat after Selina.
However, Selina is first confronted with the past she can’t run away from, and when the false Catwoman crosses paths with her, she is destabilized and has her head out of the game, ending up in a room filled with as many other copycats as the eye can see.
As an introduction to a new phase in the character’s life the story works. Things are a tad confusing for now, but soon enough, Selina’s new motivations and the motivations of this new villain and her twisted plans should be made clear. The potential for greatness is there, just haven’t shone it’s brightest yet.
Patricia Loupee is a collector of skills: wannabe tattoo artist, seamstress, sculptress, cartoon artist, and most importantly comic book colorist, inker and writer. Her work in the world of comics can be seen at indie titles by Red King Press, Correct Handed Productions, Phoenix Dreams Publishing and the Boston Comics Roundtable anthology Being True.