Batman: One Bad Day: Catwoman #1

Writer: Willow Wilson Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2023 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 40
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, is the greatest thief that Gotham City has ever seen. She's effortlessly stolen countless items of immense value over the years and successfully evaded the GCPD and Batman. But when Catwoman finds out an item from her past is being sold for way more than it used to be worth, it sends Catwoman into a spiral, and she'll do everything in her power to steal it back. Batman tries to stop her before she goes too far, and a mysterious figure known as the Forger will change Catwoman's life forever. The all-star creative team of G. WILLOW WILSON (Poison Ivy, Ms. Marvel) and JAMIE McKELVIE (The Wicked & The Divine, Young A more

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jan 25, 2023

    Batman: One Bad Day Catwoman easily proves the initiative's concept can work but not by telling another grimdark, Killing Joke-esque tale. Instead, this one-shot applies a heartfelt and sentimental take to Selina Kyle's adventures, crafting a tale that doesn't revolutionize her character, but improves upon what's already there. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 24, 2023

    Batman: One Bad Day - Catwoman #1 is a comic crafted by masterful creators. Both the writing and the art is flawless, capturing the intricacies within the life of Selina Kyle. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Jan 24, 2023

    By now the One Bad Day series is more or less a guaranteed 5 star production, the creative team are one of the collective best in the business and it shows. A series that just keeps getting better. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 25, 2023

    Wilson and McKelvies Catwoman is easily the single most satisfying entry in the One Bad Day series thus far. Clever and subtle characterization of Selina throughout the issue stands as one of the better treatments of Catwoman to have hit page and panel in recent years. Everything fits together so well from beginning to end. It might be interesting to see what Wilson and McKelvie might do together with a full series like this. Its such an emotionally engaging story. 60+ pages feel nice and cozy, but it would be SO nice to see this team work together again. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 5, 2023

    The book is a nice entry point for fans of Catwoman in other media (Especially Zoe Kravitz's performance in The Batman) or for seasoned comics readers who want a little characterization to go with the leather outfits, acrobatic fight scenes, and jewel nabbing shenanigans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jan 24, 2023

    Batman: One Bad Day: Catwoman #1 is a near-perfect dissertation on values, identity, and the mythologies we tell ourselves. It's easily the best One Bad Day comic yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Jan 25, 2023

    A heart-wrenching story in a slick and stylish package, Batman: Catwoman: One Bad Day is surely an instant Catwoman classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alex Schlesinger Jan 24, 2023

    Catwoman's 'One Bad Day' graphic novel is an impressive dive into Selina Kyle's past, giving readers an emotional glimpse into her early childhood and motivations as a burglar turned anti-hero. Wilson's writing is, as usual, phenomenal, and McKelvie's art is perfect for an action-packed Catwoman heist. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2023

    It's a good Catwoman comic, but much like the Two-Face one, it doesn't feel like a defining story in any way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Jan 1, 1970

    Wilson leaves the reader with a fun philosophical question, the reveal of which would spoil you. In my dreams, DC would reunite the Batman – One Bad Day: Catwoman #1 team next year for another run. Maybe for a #2 in 2024? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jan 28, 2023

    Catwoman: One Bad Day #1 does nearly everything right by allowing the reader to enjoy it on multiple levels. A couple missteps with tone aren't enough to diminish what is good here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Jan 25, 2023

    Batman: One Bad Day: Catwoman is easy on the eyes, is written perfectly, and is a most enjoyable read. If you're a fan of Catwoman or #BatCat this is definitely one for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jan 24, 2023

    Not a bad comic, but it's not a must-read, either. The first half is fun, but the second half doesn't have the same energy and is significantly less interesting to me. The story has a weak, unconvincing villain and the subplot is not fleshed out enough, but I'm glad that it doesn't delve too deep into flashback territory and it stays focused on Catwoman as the main protagonist. I don't recommend this comic to anyone but Catwoman completionists or those who are determined to collect every single One Bad Day special. Everyone else can safely skip this one in favor of more fulfilling books on stands this week. This is an expensive book, after all. Read Full Review

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