Catwoman #9

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Brad Rader Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2002 Critic Reviews: 2
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The concluding chapter to "Disguises" pits Catwoman against crooked cops, a crooked system, and one good cop. While Detective Allen tries to take Catwoman down, Holly finds herself the object of a massive manhunt. And, at the end of the day, our hero can only stop the symptom, not the disease that's rotting out the ranks of the Gotham police. At last, the player behind it all is revealed.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 26, 2002

    The art team once again keeps Catwoman in motion throughout the panels. Her fight scene though brief is memorable. They also enhance the mood. The feeling of violation even when from a criminal has a stronger impact because of the team "pulling back the camera" in the panel to show a wider space. It shrinks down the antagonist, and gives an alien feel to his apartment. The exchange toward the end of the book between Karon and Holly is quite smile-worthy, and it's the artwork--Karon's reaction, the brighter colors--that makes it so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 30, 2002

    A pretty solid finish to this current arc though I was left with the sense that Ed Brubaker forgot to include a role for Catwoman to play in this big finish, as she does little more than play cleanup when the situation gets a little too heated. The final solution also felt a bit rushed as it requires these seemingly intelligent villains to fall for the oldest trick in the book, as Slam Bradley asks some incredibly leading questions and these villains almost fall over themselves in their bid to answer his questions & implicate themselves. Now we do get a nice unexpected plot development in the closing pages, as we see Catwoman isn't above twisting the situation to suit her own needs, even if her actions serve to set these criminals back on the street. The issue also has itself a couple of fairly intense pieces of action as we see Slam Bradley take a bullet, and the last page nicely sets up the next arc as we see Catwoman's actions have made her a fairly dangerous enemy. Read Full Review

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