Catwoman #25

Catwoman #25

Event\Storyline: Batman: Zero Year Writer: John Layman Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

An untold tale of Catwoman in this tie-in to BATMAN: ZERO YEAR! Journey back to Selinas early days as a thief, and find out why shes always worked alone!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 27, 2013

    I don't know what I'm more angry at, the fact that this book has to go back to the bottom of the barrel next issue, or the fact that DC teased us with the best written issue of Catwoman in over a year, only to go back to the shit next month. This is the Selina Kyle I want, the tone, characteristics, style and art all came together to get her right. There's not much I can say outside of that, this is Catwoman done right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Dec 1, 2013

    I'm gonna say this: this issue reminded me of the silly, sometimes really goofy nature of comics. DC has created New 52 to be a very super-serious place all the time and there is not much in the way of humour for the rebooted DCU, with only Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis' Larfleeze providing any strong humour vibes at all, and that title is still in its infancy, just five issues thus far. So in all of that, getting this silly and goofy title from John Layman gave me an even deeper appreciation for it. There are some minor plot holes here and there, but the writing is such that you don't focus on them all that much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 27, 2013

    I thought the Zero Year tie-ins would all be unnecessary filler issues. John Layman shows he understands who Selena Kyle is and gives us some nice moments before she created the costumed persona of Catwoman. Seeing her compelled to do the right thing in her own style was a great reminder of some of the Catwoman stories we had before. Lopresti's art manages to make the story feel like a CATWOMAN story even though that identity doesn't exist yet. This was a delightful surprise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 27, 2013

    Yes, this is a positive review for a Catwoman comic. No, Ann Nocenti did not write this Catwoman comic. Look, it's admittedly filler and it sucks that it costs a buck more, BUT it's also the first time in a long time that you're going to get a good Catwoman story so in that way it's not filler and it is totally worth it. Just don't forget that this creative team will NOT be here again, this is a one-time only event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 1, 2013

    John Layman and Aaron Lopresti give us something we haven't had in a while...a good Catwoman book. Yes, it is an unnecessary tie-in, but Layman shows that someone at DC "gets" Catwoman and Lopresti's visuals impress as well.  Too bad we have to return to the norm next month, but for now be thankful for a fun little diversion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 27, 2013

    Catwoman #25 has its problems, some of which can be found being perpetrated by the usual team on the book. However, with a completely different tone and the fact the book is trying to evoke some simple fun, Catwoman #25 feels different and enjoyable in comparison to what has come before. If people are looking for some fun with Catwoman and don't mind if the book is rather silly give this issue a chance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Dec 2, 2013

    In the end, Selina comes off as much more than a cat burglar, and her innocuous beginnings definitely pave the way for the person she will become. And for a comic that's not related, canonically, to what's occurring in the series, Catwoman #25 stands pretty solidly on its own two feet. Read Full Review

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