Catwoman #13

Event\Storyline: Death of the Family Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarrogona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
5.6Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

New series writer Ann Nocenti takes Catwoman deep under cover! Catwoman is the best thief in the world, but stealing another person is a new challenge! The true origin of Selina Kyle revealed!

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Oct 19, 2012

    Jump on for the Joker story arc, stay for the awesome creative output by Nocenti and Sandoval. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 23, 2012

    Some snafus in the art make an otherwise intriguing issue less effective than it would be. I actually would like to see more of this felon's exploits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Oct 21, 2012

    I am more hopeful about Nocenti and Sandoval than I was with the zero issue.. However, I still am wondering how much this Russian stuff with her name will affect her background as people are already pretty comfortable with the Italian-Falconi connection. stay tuned! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 22, 2012

    "Catwoman" #13 feels like a good start to the pairing of Nocenti and Sandoval. Uninspired crossover plot thread aside, this feels like a nice direction for the book, with an inventive main story that avoids the same old stuff. I'll be back next month for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 17, 2012

    Rafa Sandoval makes his debut as new series artist. On one hand, it seems unwise to assign Sandoval such a female-centric book when he has so many problems rendering hair. And the lousy hair does prove distracting in some panels, as it has a spiraling effect on the facial work in general. But on the plus side, Sandoval is able to recapture some of the book's visual energy that was lost when Guillem March departed. Sandoval delivers some nicely framed shots and cool action sequences, so in the end the trade-off is worth it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Oct 24, 2012

    Personally, I don't care for Ann Nocenti's writing and actually dropped her Green Arrow run fairly early on. I was thus a little disappointed to see her working on Catwoman, a series that I have adored since the beginning of it's New 52 run. Her writing isn't terrible. It just doesn't really work for this series and feels more like a labored attempt at mimicking Grant Morrison's more prose-like style. The art is fairly solid for this book with little complaints, if any. Overall, this is a good starting point for the Death of the Family story arc, but on it's own it's just an okay book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 14, 2012

    There are two stories going on simultaneously in this issue. One about a creepy guy throwing broken toys from Selina's past at her (literally) and one about some sort of heist and murder game involving chess. Both seem underdeveloped and a bit rushed, but intriguing nonetheless. The flashback sequences are confusing, and I wasn't sure what was going on at times, but I'm still interested to see where it will go and how it will connect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 17, 2012

    I really like the art in this issue. I think that Rafa Sandoval does a fantastic job penciling this comic and doing so in a way that is really clean, not at all cheesecake and still feels a little bit sexy. It's also just really pretty. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Oct 17, 2012

    Catwoman#13 is definitely one to leave off you list this week; even those fantastic cityscapes can't save it. There's always a slight chance that future issues will suddenly make this one make sense, but I'm not optimistic. I just have to hope things will improve as Nocenti settles into the book. Fingers crossed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Fanboy Ramblings - Fanboy Ramblings Oct 24, 2012

    Overall, this book can be passed by on the shelf. I feel like DC did us dirty on this one by slapping the “Death of the Family” prologue label on this to get us to buy. This book in no way shape or form adds any depth to that story line, it's almost as if they were trying to get good sales for a new creative team. Tsk tsk DC, you're better than that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 17, 2012

    The Like I said, not as bad as #0, but that's a pretty easy feat. The art was great, but the story getting out of hand after the first half just left a bad taste in my mouth. Those last 11 pages just seemed so pointless, and a waste of time. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Oct 22, 2012

    So, Nocenti delivers another sub-par narrative due to the fractured nature of the scripts structure. It could do without the tie-in with the big Batman event and it would benefit with some focus. It isn't terrible like the last issue and the art is an improvement, but it doesn't grab your attention. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 17, 2012

    As good as the artwork is, I found the comic to be totally incoherent and a waste of both time and money. Read Full Review

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