This issue can be boiled down to two standards that were ancient when the Red Skull first confronted Captain America, the "slugfest" and the "villain's revelation." Yet, through intelligent story craft, Brubaker makes them seem fresh and poignant. It's as traditional as you can get, but it's intensely good. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review
This issue would've been a strong contender for my favorite single issue of the year if not for its final moments which completely turned me off the story, as instead of delivering the big moment where Catwoman establishes why you can never count her out, Ed Brubaker forever casts doubt on his ability to deliver a satisfying finish to his stories when he brings in a secondary plot element to save Catwoman rather than having her save herself. I mean if he was looking for a way to get his next arc off to a start that would sour me on it right from the word go than he couldn't have come up with a better means than having it step all over the final moments of this arc. However, I will give this issue full marks for delivering a very harrowing battle that managed to perfectly sell the idea that Catwoman was in a battle that didn't look like she stood any chance of winning, as Zeiss comes across as a terrifying presence, and his evil was so overwhelming that I was even prepared to looks pas Read Full Review
Catwoman is masturbatory material for misogynists and should be avoided at all costs. This will be the last issue for me. I was sold down a river of high expectation and fun only to have these feelings dashed upon the rocks of pessimism. Read Full Review
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