Batman/Catwoman #8

Writer: Tom King Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 38
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4.2User Rating

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Pulled apart and torn together! Setting new boundaries in their relationship leads to conflict at home and on the mean streets of Gotham for Batman and Catwoman. With opportunists like the Penguin waiting in the wings to strike, our hero becomes more vulnerable than ever. Meanwhile, Phantasm locates her target-The Joker!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 27, 2021

    Some of Tom King's series are universally acclaimed like Mister Miracle, while others are polarizing like Heroes In Crisis. Batman/Catwoman seems to in the latter camp. But I count myself among the readers who love this series. I find it an utterly fascinating exploration of the character of Catwoman and her motivations. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 19, 2021

    Liam Sharp delivers some impressive and beautifully detailed imagery throughout the issue. The moody, dark tone of the art is perfect for the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Oct 19, 2021

    DC Comics'BATMAN/CATWOMAN #8 is wild. It's a patchwork of different styles, both visually and tonally. But it captures the complex nature of this story beautifully. This creative team is taking their gloves off to take us to dark new places. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 19, 2021

    King works best when he's dealing with characters who he can put his unique stamp on, and while there is a lot of good in this series, it doesn't quite match up with his other recent work because it feels too apart from the character we know. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Oct 20, 2021

    Batman/Catwoman #8 finds its hold on the reader through Sharp's wonderful art that keeps you on your toes just as much as Tom King's plot twists. As we enter the third act of the series, the narrative could stand to be more cohesive as many plot points take place off panel, but for those still around I can't imagine this issue would turn you away. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Oct 20, 2021

    This is a three-tiered love story, slightly flawed, but beautifully decorated. The art is worth the cover price all by itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Oct 19, 2021

    Batman/Catwoman #8 explores Batman and Catwoman's relationship on a level deeper than we've seen in many Bat/Cat depictions. It's the heart of this storyline, finally, and we can only hope King and Sharp take this dynamic to new heights. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 19, 2021

    It seems like this story is finally trying to find its point but by the reveal that we get here, I'm still not sure what that could be. The timeline transitions are getting back to being ridiculous in trying to follow and the past and future stories just feel like a way to pad at the issue at this point because they spend so much time not doing anything. Man, this is a rough series. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2021

    Batman Catwoman is at the stage of diminishing returns now. King hasn't been able to make his three time period approach work and The Phantasm character has not been much of a factor now in eight issues. It's asking a lot that this title will improve at this point. Now it's just a matter it getting through for readers who remain remotely invested. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 20, 2021

    If I'm being honest, I have no idea what is even going on in this title anymore - and I don't want to. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    JBL Reviews Oct 19, 2021

    When a writer thinks himself so much smarter than the reader, you get something like this comic. Not interesting or coherent. Sadly, if he dialed it back and added more content, this could be really interesting.

  • 1.0
    Quinn Oct 19, 2021

    It's one thing to write a book that I don't like. Happens all the time. No one has to like everything. It's quite another to write a book that offends me on a moral level.

    In the three time periods we see Helena and Dick blather on without actually doing anything. In the past, we the Joker taking Phantasm (who has never been called that if I recall correctly. If I recall incorrectly, sorry King, that's on me.) Apparently some kid is Andrea's son's brother, or maybe Andrea's son. Andrea drops her guard, takes off her mask and is then strangled from behind by the Joker. Tune in next month, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel to see if she survives being dumber than a box of rocks.

    In what I think is the present, or perhaps t more

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  • 2.0
    Merlyn Oct 19, 2021

    Yet another issue where Catwoman bitchslaps Batman and treats him like he's an idiot, where King fills half the issue with Christmas songs and just with awkward nonsense.

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  • 1.0
    fenixalasnegras Oct 20, 2021

    I don't think even the writer's mother liked this. Horrible.

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  • 2.0
    Afre Oct 20, 2021

    Wow. I have never been so confused while reading King's story. I had no idea what's going on or when.

    Writing for Selina is just... so bad right now. I don't know why King is currently writing present day Selina so oddly?

    Again. Nothing has really happened. Remember Phantasm? She is a... character I guess? She really doesn't do anything here though. Nobody really does.

    So in short, I didn't think it was possible to be even more confused by this series, but King suprises me yet again.

  • 1.0
    Dc Fan of Sorts Oct 19, 2021

    Awful fan fiction-level writing that only makes the characters look weak and/or awful!

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  • 1.0
    KFuqua Oct 19, 2021

    King continues to put out garbage and DC continues to let him.

  • 1.0
    daspidaboy Oct 19, 2021

    This is literally a series that has almost no story. I dont even know what the hell is happening right now.

  • 8.5

    LMFAO the pedophile is butthurt at me again. I must be living in his head rent-free.

  • 7.0
    TSMack Nov 12, 2021

    The worst issue in the series to date. It's spinning its wheels, and there's still another four issues to go.

  • 6.0
    DaloneDuarte Oct 22, 2021

    I love Liam Sharp, but his art wasn't very inspired in this issue. All Joker/Catwoman part (in the past) was cool to read, but Batman was very silly and mushy. And all the christmas tree thing was too ridiculous.

  • 4.0
    DVE Nov 1, 2021

    This issue really lost me...Catwoman is just an insufferably smug brat, the art just doesn't mesh well with the rest of the series, it's just not clicking. Frustrating.

  • 2.0
    KittyNone Oct 21, 2021

    I've tried really hard to like this series, but this is it for me. I'm just never going to care about this mess or buy Selina and the Joker being pals, and when DC is putting out 800 bat books a month it's hard to justify continuing to purchase one I just don't like. King's Batman started so well five years ago that it's really a shame that it's ending like this.

  • 2.0
    King-Maker Psycamorean Oct 26, 2021

    I am really not liking this. The art, which I think I praised in the last issue, is terrible at points here. You can definitely feel the rush. As for the story, god it seems like still nothing has happened. And I don't mean that literally, of course, but pacing wise I feel like we've been waiting several issues for another shoe to drop that just hasn't. The three timelines thing was a mistake. And I really don't understand where this friendship with Catwoman and Joker comes from. It doesn't make sense, even within the logic of the issue itself. Catwoman admits that she finds the Joker horrific, so then... why is she getting drunk with him on Christmas and gossiping about Batman? These two shouldn't be besties. It's perplexing.

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  • 1.0
    Robin Oct 19, 2021

    The book is going down bad, the writer writes the characters like he is the best writer to write them but the reality is literally opposite. He doesn't understand characters plus there is no story whatsoever ever it is just straight up trash writing

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