Catwoman #14

Event\Storyline: Death of the Family Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarrogona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 21, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
5.7Critic Rating
4.8User Rating


  • 10
    Comics Crux - Tatiana Christian May 10, 2013

    Generally speaking, I think I'm getting a much better understanding of who Selina (as Catwoman is) and I definitely want to continue reading Catwoman if the same creative team who did this issue continues to work on her in the future. A must-read for any Catwoman fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Nov 23, 2012

    Overall, this is one of the best issues of Catwoman to date. It looks great and is action packed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 21, 2012

    Look, I'll be the first to admit it... Maybe I jumped the gun in my judgement of Nocenti. I thought the zero issue was pure shit (and hope it really gets buried, still) and the last issue fell apart for me. But this... this was pretty damn good. I would have liked perhaps a little bit more up front substance (potentially another issue, given that this is it for Catwoman and the crossover) but the psych stuff was really pretty good. I was very surprised, and pleased coming out of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - J. Skyler Nov 24, 2012

    Catwoman of course, doesn't want to be a pawn in the Joker's game. She denies that she cares anymore for Batman than she does for the Joker himself. At the same time, she isn't going to mold herself into an archnemesis solely on the Joker's recommendation. She even quips that it's obvious the Joker is madly in love with Batman, an accusation he doesn't refute and a clear reference to Frank Miller's interpretation of the character. Ultimately, Catwoman goes her own way, as she always does, and the Joker chooses not to pursue her... but that doesn't mean he won't cross her path again. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 22, 2012

    2. Catwoman #14 – Showed us something new, but felt very unnecessary. I don't think Joker would've bothered visiting Catwoman at all. Joker's argument is that the batfamily makes Batman weak, but Catwoman can't really be seen as a crutch to lean on like the other side-kicks. She's just a very minor distraction and one that's never really gotten in the way of the Joker/Batman rivalry… unless you look at it as a weird jealousy “He's my man!” sort of thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 28, 2012

    Takes the intriguing elements of Scott Snyder's Joker story and dumbs them down for a significantly pervier, weirder, more annoying Joker. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 22, 2012

    Ann Nocenti needs to go back into retirement, or at least leave this book before she kills it. Another issue of atrocious dialogue will destroy this book no matter how many crossovers, guest stars or interesting artists with cool fight sequences they add to it. This story is simply moronic. The dialogue is choppy. The story is nonsensical. And if it were not for a basic understanding of what makes these characters cool in past (and hopefully future) stories is the only reason this was even readable. A new reader picking this issue up would have no idea what was going on at any point in its pages. Im a veteran Batman reader and even I found myself rereading almost every page of this comic. My biggest problem with this issue is not even how bad it is; I can deal with a few issues here and there that simply dont work for me. Its the fact that this is one of the strongest characters in comics. Its one of the strongest female characters in p Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Dec 23, 2012

    This was a bad issue and unless you are wanting to read everything related to Death of the Family or don't want to miss a Catwoman adventure I would recommend not buying this comic. It is ridiculous and is just degrading the character, as well as this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Nov 23, 2012

    While this issue might hang together more impressively within "Death of the Family," it's incredibly unsatisfying as a standalone. While Sandoval is quickly finding his footing for Catwoman and has the potential to be a great artist for the book, it feels like we won't know what Nocenti can really do as writer until she's out from under the shadow of the crossover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Alex J. Nov 23, 2012

    While it is nice to be a proud owner of the entirety of this series, this issue only shows us that the Catwoman comics aren’t a necessity. From what we can see thus far, the end result may be that one will not have to read either Catwoman #13 nor #14 and still be able to understand the rest of the story arc. Hopefully this will change as Death of the Family continues, but so far there doesn’t seem to be much hope for it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 26, 2012

    Ultimately, there's more than one way to skin a cat, but beyond the sly humor in the concept, Ann Nocenti doesn't make the most out of a strong crossover, delivering a really disappointing comic. If we cared more about Selina (or the child she rescues, then promptly forgets about), this would be different. If the stakes were higher, if we believed Selina might actually perish, this would be different. If we actually learned anything about Selina or the Joker's relationship with one another or with Batman in general, this would be different. This book is surface-level, shallow. A little more curiosity and care wouldn't have killed this particular cat. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Nov 23, 2012

    So, as crossover issues go it at least focuses on the Joker. However neither the Joker nor Selina come across as interesting characters as Nocenti's script robs them of their charms. This is a filler issue that is designed to pull in the crossover crowd, but the worst aspect really is the fact that issue feels like a waste of time. The ending in which Joker essentially leaves because he's bored is the same feeling the reader is left with. Read Full Review

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