Most people still think of comic books as kid's stuff or the kid's stuff from which better more mature entertainment comes: Batman and Batman Returns for instance. Animation--largely due to Batman the Animated Series--has shaken off the shackles of being solely for kids. Laypeople realize that animation isn't necessarily for kids and can be enjoyed by adults. Comic books still have that miasma of immaturity. If more people bought or just saw Catwoman that could change. The story deals with real emotion as well as crime. The brief nudity seen is presented as matter of fact like a good cable drama. None of the characters fit a stereotype, and Holly is an interesting, gay woman without an emphasis on titillation. Catwoman seems more like a carefully crafted movie or television series rather than a humble kid's stuff comic book, and the nods to Hichcock--the presence of a catalyst blonde and the scene without word balloons where there is only Maggie and Holly hugging--merely emphas Read Full Review
Here I was all ready to admonish Ed Brubaker for offering up another issue where there was next to no action, and then this issue kicks everything into high gear, and one simply has to hold on as this book literally explodes forward. Now for longtime fans I'm sure the opening two-thirds of this issue are a welcome sight, as Ed Brubaker brings Maggie back into the book, and we see that Selina is able to form a connection with her younger sister. This issue also does a wonderful job of creating a sense of hope before we hit the final third of this issue, and the Black Mask makes his opening attacks in his bid to destroy Catwoman. There's also a nifty little betrayal in this issue, as we see not every childhood friend that reenters Selina's life is going to cherish the friendship that they once shared. In fact this issue makes it clear that Selina's supporting players are in quite a bit of danger, as the Black Mask is given a pretty good clue about who she is under the mask. Read Full Review
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