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CATWOMAN #3

Issue Title: “No one can find any piece of me here.”

Written by Judd Winick

Pencils by Guillem March

Inked by Tomeu Morey

As expected, we have another solid issue of Catwoman this month. When we last left Selina, she was introduced to a middle-wrung Gotham baddie who goes by the name of Bone. Having beaten and shot Lola dead, right inside of her own home, Catwoman is now faced with the reality that her actions have the most grave of consequences.

As a huge fan of the character, I am really enjoying this exploration into the emotions of Catwoman. While being dazzled by her hi jinks and sexual escapades with The Batman, it’s very easy to forget that she’s still human and just as vulnerable as anyone else. Seeing her exact her revenge after inevitably escaping her captures was a moment that felt well deserved. Giving her character much more depth and heart is really pulled me into her sadness, no easy feat considering that a character I hardly knew was the victim, but I felt for her all the same.

By the end of the issue The Catwoman is faced with some pretty dire circumstances once again, a predicament that I’m not even sure Batman can rescue her from. I’m eagerly awaiting the next issue as I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Bone, and things are just starting to hear up for Selina and her dangerous lifestyle. I say bring it on.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Coming off the events of the last issue: Lola, Selina’s friend and fence, has died and Catwoman has been captured. Someone is going to have to pay for the injustices that have been done.

VERDICT

Buy it. One of the best series of The New 52 I just can’t get enough of this approach to Catwoman’s character. Building upon her strengths and highlighting her vulnerability was a smart move made by Judd Winick and his team of artists.

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