Catwoman #0

Catwoman #0

Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: Adriana Melo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
4.2Critic Rating
1.2User Rating

The secret origin of Selina Kyle! Major shocks are in store for Catwoman this year and this is just the beginning!

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Tatiana Christian May 10, 2013

    Hopefully the issues get better with time and we'll get to see more of Selina's past, and who some of these characters are and what importance they'll have in her life.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Sep 24, 2012

    All in all, an interesting if not controversial start to a new and mysterious Catwoman run. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 19, 2012

    Overall, Catwoman #0 raises a lot of questions and makes us feel some things. It's not really a thrilling new direction for the series, though, but we're not exactly giving it the stink-eye, either. The jury is still out. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 19, 2012

    Nocenti's new take on Catwoman's origin is far too convoluted and confusingly presented for its own good. Let's hope this isn't an indication of how the rest of her run will play out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 19, 2012

    What exactly happened in this issue? I feel like a good zero issue is one that gives the reader a better understanding of who the character is and what their motivations are. After reading this book, I don't have a better understanding of Catwoman, who she is, why she does what she does and where she came from. I understand that Nocenti is taking over a book from a different writer and thus she will have a different vision for the character and the series, but there needs to be some kind of consistent vision for the character when you relaunch an entire comic book universe. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Sep 19, 2012

    This entire book is one giant mess which is no surprise when you consider the fact that Catwoman has consistently been one of the worst series that the New 52 has to offer. If you were hoping that Ann Nocenti would breathe some new life into this series then you had better think again. There are far better books out there to read than this and youd be better off spending your money on them. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Sep 21, 2012

    As a first outing, Ann Nocenti doesn't inspire confidence. This is an unnecessary origin tale, attempting to give Selina a deeper beginning has only served to needlessly complicate it. Melo's art may work, but it isn't enough to recommend this mess. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 24, 2012

    I've been excited about a new creative team on this book, and since Melo is not going to be the ongoing artist, I suppose I will give issue #13 a chance to see if Nocenti can do something with present day Selina, but this is a really bad start. I shudder to think of someone that enjoyed Christopher Nolan and Anne Hathaway's great take on Selina in "The Dark Knight Rises" picking up this issue in the hopes of finding a good jumping on point. I can't imagine that person ever picking up a Catwoman comic ever again if this was their first taste. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Sep 19, 2012

    Look, I realize that there were some complaints about Judd Winick's run on the book, and those who had issue with him got what they wanted. Lord knows it wasn't perfect, but it wasn't nearly as bad as this. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Sep 19, 2012

    So I got to thinking about the arbitrary rating that comes at the end of these articles and what I should even give such a thing. And then I figured, I'm a Batman fan and as a Batman fan, I'm offended by this issue so I'm giving it a 1/10. We all spent so much time focusing on how bad the original cover was that we forgot to worry about how potentially bad the content could be. I didn't like the Batman: Year One prostitute origin either, but this is far worse in my opinion. Is a good Catwoman origin even possible? Even Christopher Nolan didn't touch it. Read Full Review

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