Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Catwoman 80th Anniversary #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker, Paul Dini, Tom King, Ann Nocenti, Mindy Newell, Will Pfeifer, others Artist: Cameron Stewart, Mikel Janin, Adam Hughes, Emanuela Lupacchino, Steve Rude, Jim Balent, Tula Lotay Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 3, 2020 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
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Our gal Catwoman is turning 80 next year (and looking very good, if we meow say), and DC is celebrating with nothing less than with a huge soiree, invite only, packed with creators who mean the most to her and to whom she means the most! Stories featured in this 100-page spectacular include a tail-sorry, tale-that takes place at the end of the Brubaker/Stewart Catwoman run, in honor of artist Darwyn Cooke. Plus, Catwoman is caught by an exotic cat collector, runs into a wannabe thief trying to prove himself as her apprentice, encounters a mystery involving memorabilia from alternate continuities, and of course some Bat/Cat fun.

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jun 8, 2020

    I will be recommending this one to people I know are already fans of the character and I would even recommend it if you are not a big fan of comics as you don't have to read all the stories previously to get what it is going on as it is a stand-alone volume. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 2, 2020

    As for this issue? Well" it's the cat's whiskers, in my humble opinion. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 2, 2020

    The Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular is a fine collection of Catwoman stories. This special revisits many eras' interpretations of the character, bringing them back to life, proving that ever story does indeed matter. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 4, 2020

    This is one of the best anniversary books DC has ever put together. I loved, loved, loved this. There are even pinups from classic artists like Jim Balent and Jae Lee and others throughout. This edition is just plain fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 12, 2020

    This is an accomplished celebration of an 80-year-old character who still has a great deal of potential slinking around the edges of every panel. Chen and Mearas arguably do a better job with this particular 100-page anniversary issue than a similar team attempted with Wonder Womans 750th issue. Catwoman is seen from a variety of different compelling angles that all cast the thief in a way that maximizes her mystery and appeal. Given how much ground is covered here, its actually kind of surprising that the volume is only 100 pages long. This collection feels big enough to be a year in the life of Selena Kyle. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 2, 2020

    I can easily recommend this Anniversary issue to every Catwoman fan out there, but seriously, any true fan has been waiting months to get their hands on this. Better yet, though, I can also recommend it to anyone who wants to see some great art and read some pretty damn good stories with a kick-ass female lead who toes the line better than any character in comics.   Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jun 5, 2020

    Not so much a cat with nine lives, as a Catwoman with nine decades of great storytelling to her name. Here's to many more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 3, 2020

    Overall, another strong anniversary spotlight for one of DC's longest-running characters, with a few stories that are destined to be classics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Jun 3, 2020

    The book brings back some seriously heavy hitters to each tell their own short, including Tom King, Paul Dini, Ed Brubaker and Chuck Dixon and it's fun seeing different artists all take their crack at the duplicitous anti-hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 19, 2020

    Join Comic Watch and DC Comics in saying a very happy, 8oth birthday to Catwoman with theCatwoman 80th Anniversary 100-page Super Spectacular! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 2, 2020

    So when all is said and done I think Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100 page Super Spectaculardoes a great job on shining the spotlight on a multifaceted character who all to often gets oversimplified. Selina has been on the side of the angels, as well as the monsters. She can put Batman in his place, and do it all with feline grace. Im glad she got this big book to shine in. For once she didnt have to try to steal the show. Though she probably wouldve preferred it if she had Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jun 2, 2020

    Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a must-read for fans of the character. There isn't an outright bad story in the bunch and the art teams alone make up for any of the lesser scripted stories. Even then, the main flaw of the weaker stories is that they sometimes bite off more than they can chew which at least gives readers something to ponder over. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jun 3, 2020

    This is a must-buy for Catwoman fans. There are so many different and interesting takes on the character, yet they all feel very true to the one and only Selina Kyle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jun 7, 2020

    At $9.99, it's not a terrible price, given the 100 pages of content and the prestige format binding. However, the price point discourages all but the most ardent collectors from acquiring all of the variant covers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 15, 2020

    We also get Catwoman going up against Clayface in "Born to Kiln," escaping a trap by the Taxidermist in "Save the Cat," and dealing with a crooked rent-a-cop in "Now You See Me," And, as with the other collections we've seen, the story included from the current timeline, "Addicted to Trouble," featuring Catwoman on the road proves to be one of the lesser entries. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 4, 2020

    Had each of these stories made more of a meal of the eras and specific characterization of Selina they were exploring, it might have read differently, but instead the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular simply looks pretty in parts but has nothing really to say about the woman it is supposed to be celebrating. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Psycamorean Jun 5, 2020

    These anthologies are always tiring to get through. For every good story, there are a bunch that aren't.

    Skin the Cat was fine. It didn't leave an impression.

    Now You See Me was also just fine.

    Helena had more of the awful dialogue between Batman and Catwoman that Tom King's run on Batman relished in. But the ending was nice. I don't understand where the dialogue pattern came from or why it developed the way that it did, but it's like a knife to the story's Achilles tendon. It takes something that could be great and ruins it.

    The Catwoman of Earth is just nonsensical and awful.

    A Cat of Nine Tales has an interesting concept but the execution was a bit off.

    Little Bird was j more

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    Khamul Jun 3, 2020


  • 9.0

    So much variety and different talents in this one. Tom King's story obviously stands out and it is good to hear more from that plot line. It was a really touching story. Paul Dini, Mindy Newell, and Ed Brubaker also had some solid stories.

    Man, Kelley Jones' Catwoman looks horrendous, but his Clayface more than makes up for it. One thing I realized while reading this is how awful some of Catwoman's art has looked in the past, even if it now stands as classic. Even Darwyn Cooke... that has to be my least favourite Darwyn Cooke piece ever.

  • 7.0
    Liem Duong Jun 26, 2020

    This anniversary was good. Wasn't as good as Robin or JOker, but still a pretty solid extra-size special. alot of these stories while light, were pretty fun and described different aspects of Catwoman's life. Her good, her bad, her greed, her compassion, each one of those get a story.

    Some stories were okay like the ones from Ram V, Liam Sharp, and Jeff Parker. among others. My favorites Paul Dini's and Chuck Dixon's. A big one from Tom King which might hint at future DC plans is also in here.

    Overall, it was fun, light and nice, purrfect for something like Catwoman. Again, its 10 bucks and if you are tight right now, don't bother buying. But it was a nice celebration on the elusive cat burglar.

  • 9.5
    KittyNone Jun 4, 2020

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  • 8.5
    Gorr Jun 4, 2020

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    Batmanman Jul 24, 2020

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jun 10, 2020

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