Catwoman #1
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Catwoman #1

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 8
5.8Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Meet Catwoman. She's addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can't help herself, and the truth is she doesn't want to. She's good at being bad, and very bad at being good. Find out more about what makes Catwoman tick in this new series from writer Judd Winick (BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD) and artist Guillem March (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS)!

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Sep 27, 2011

    This is an appropriate representation Catwoman. She doesnt seem very different in how her character is represented, but more so in her motives, desires, and needs. Catwoman should be shown as a lively person who thrives under the thrill of dangeras well as getting very excited by it all. With all of this, however, Judd Winick adds in a bit of sympathy intermingled with it all. And I suspect that this sexually driven title will emerge into something bigger and better than it already is in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 21, 2011

    Catwoman is one of the titles that I was really keen on with the relaunch to see what she'd be like and Judd Winick and Guillem March essentially nailed it for me with just about every panel. While the story isn't deep here, it's the start of things and we get to see Selina coping with a new change in her life and simply rolling with it as she is likely to do. There's a certain happy go lucky attitude to her that should always be there, a carefree kind of person who gets a thrill from the risk, and that's captured through the writing and the artwork. It's a great looking book and one that's a fun read that keeps you paying attention to it. It has a great energy going on here and you can get caught up in Selina's life easily even with as little as there truly is here with twenty-one pages. But it's a good, fun read and gives me exactly what I wanted out of a Catwoman book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Sep 24, 2011

    Things certainly moved fast and furious with this first issue of the new Catwoman. I'm not sure if Judd Winick was playing fair with all the sex, innuendo and cheesecake art, but I can hardly complain about that. Still the flow of the book was excellent and the story piqued my interest. I guess we'll just have to until next month for the pillow talk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 4, 2011

    There's no controversy here. Just a good comic that I'm glad I bought. I can't wait to read next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 27, 2011

    I'm not sure if I'll return to this series next month. It's a wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Sep 22, 2011

    So it's a mixed bag for Catwoman's first issue but she is such an interesting character and Winick is going in the right direction with her to keep readers interested, but it needs a few tweaks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 23, 2011

    And the above average comic reading streak comes to an end at 8... This wasn't a horrible comic or anything, it just didn't hold my attention. It was just a bunch of loosely connected stuff. Oh look, CW's apartment blew up. Oh look, CW's in disguise beating some guy up for some reason. Oh look, CW's on top of Bats. Speaking of Bats, I could have done without a Batman appearance here. Having him show up this early in the series takes something away from Catwoman and her story. That's what I liked so much about the Nightwing series, it focused ONLY on Nightwing, not Bats or the other Bat-family members. I'll stick with this series for one more issue, but the clock has begun ticking... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 21, 2011

    I enjoyed this issue; it was sexy, clever and fun; and I look forward to the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outer Realm Comics - TTaylor Dec 26, 2011

    Boots, cowl, and cats-eye goggles off, Selina lounges on the roof of a building with her breasts half-exposed, sprinkling diamonds over herself. If she had pulled off one of her signature heists in this issue, the cover would pretty much sum it all up. It's a pretty cover, but certainly not one of March's best. In fact, the cover art is probably the weakest art of the entire issue. Fans of March who are accustomed to his elegant, indulgent covers might wonder if he was feeling extremely rushed when he created this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Sep 28, 2011

    The next issue promises well see The Morning After, but Im not sure if Ill be hanging around for it. I was on the fence as regards reading Catwoman past the first issue as it was, but the ending might have pushed me off. Its a shame. Perhaps its not rational or fair, but in spite of some good work done by Winick and March, this shows that all it takes is one poorly-executed scene to leave a bad taste in the mouths of readers and a negative overall impression of a comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Sep 27, 2011

    Catwoman feels bland at times, especially with Selina's lacking narrative and the sub-par story. There are some good moments and never "slutty" ones, but Catwoman still has failed to really entertain me. She feels like a mood swinging teenager at times and could use a better revamp. It definitely does not stand out in the pack. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Sep 24, 2011

    There is genuinely solid storytelling in this book, and it covers about half of the story. That's the reason why this book doesn't earn a “Buy” from me. I don't care that the intro and the conclusion were borderline smut. I care that those sections were poorly told and filled with thoughtless decision making from both writer and artist. That's why this book is earning what it does from me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 22, 2011

    Catwoman is a tough character to embrace. She has fans that seem to see her any number of ways. There seems to only be gray areas with regards to the character. This first issue might not have the punch to keep a brand new reader coming back but if you like a highly sexual-sometime-bad-ass version of the character then you have it here. For me, it misses as something I want to see more of. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 27, 2011

    Catwoman #1 passes the story telling test with flying colors, but fails miserably in execution. I'm sorry but showing Catwoman beating the living daylights out of a woman abuser and murderer doesn't excuse the exploitation of the feminine form. I really want to read more of this series, but I can't support what this book looks like it is aspiring to be: a costumed soft core porn romp. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Sep 21, 2011

    If Judd Winick and Guillem March can find a way to tone down the excessive bra and pantie shots in future installments, this series might be able to make a rebound. Winick has a decent voice for Selina Kyle, too bad it's overshadowed by some of her other, bustier assets. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 22, 2011

    This relaunch of Catwoman is about making a quick, dirty buck, not about diversifying the DC brand or expanding the audience. Read Full Review

  • 0.1
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Sep 23, 2011

    Catwoman #1 was the most thoroughly mediocre comic that I've read in a long time. It is so terrible, that I am instituting a new low water mark for the Crave Online Rating system. Read Full Review

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