Copy Cat After A Bitter Ever After (Catwoman #1 Comic Review)

“Catwoman #1: Copy Cats pt 1”
Art by: Joëlle Jones
Cover by: Joëlle Jones
Variant cover by: Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Written by: Joëlle Jones
*****WARNING MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS!*****

Joëlle Jones cover.

Artgerm variant cover.

The Ever Nocturnal Catwoman:
The wedding night’s over, but Catwoman still can’t sleep even when the sun rises. This follows directly after Batman #50 before taking a new turn into Selina’s story.  Catwoman has a new dangerous enemy, and this one is determined to ruin all nine of her lives. Selina already has too much on her heaping plate, but let’s go ahead and add some unwanted attention from the GCPD!
What Just Happened:
After an eventful wedding night, Selina finds herself unable to sleep. At all. Nature may have made her nocturnal, but even a cat needs sleep. The proverbial cat is out of the bags when a police officer approaches her saying that she’s wanted for murder. Selina knows she didn’t commit the crimes, and she is determined to find out just who has it out for her. …This time. After all, who doesn’t have it out for Catwoman at this point? She’s turned her back on so many, so let’s add onto her stress one more time! There’s a new villain already rearing their head, and the trouble has only just begun for Catwoman at this point… WIll she make it out with any of her lives left intact?
Well, I’m pretty sure anyone reading this review has read Batman #50. If not, they may have read the review for it. I’ll skip over the events of that for now, and will return to discuss it next issue. That way there’s a full month for people to talk about it. Her wedding dress is just phenomenal. It exudes Catwoman to me. Okay, moving on before I spoil anything!
It’s been a while, Selina. I’ve been awaiting the return of your comic for ages, and I have to say, I’m not disappointed. Joëlle Jones keeps true to the Selina we know and love, and she builds upon her effortlessly. Seeing Catwoman so raw and honest about how she’s doing without giving it away to others is all too familiar for me. I enjoyed seeing the way Gotham was built up for her. We don’t get a moment to spare as she’s thrown straight into her next plot. Only this time, she’s the prey. I’m excited to see what this villain wants with Catwoman, and what this will mean for Gotham. Joëlle knows what she’s doing with Catwoman, and I look forward to seeing her continue to expand her horizons. The series has a promising start that can only lead to greater places. I’ve got my eyes on you, Joëlle. Show me what you got.

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Summary
Selina is back in print! She's given up the suit-- I know, I know-- and life seems to be standing at a halt for her. She can't sleep. Can hardly think, and now there's another sinister plot out to ensnare her. The artwork is great. All in all, I'm excited to see where Catwoman is led.
Good
  • Selina is back!
  • The new villain seems very promising.
Bad
  • Even knowing that it is just the first issue, not a lot happened. Even to build the city.
7.3
Good
Story - 7
Plot - 5
Art - 9
Writing - 8

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