Catwoman #3

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Cats hate baths. Cats hate dogs. And cats hate being caught. Catwoman stole from the wrong man, and now he's got her. He wants his stuff back, he wants answers and he wants blood. Cats had better have nine lives, because Selina Kyle is about to lose one!

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Dec 2, 2011

    I have read books with Catwoman in them, and I have skimmed through past Catwoman series graphic novels but I can fairly say Judd Winick (Batman and Robin) is developing a definitive run for Selina. He understands her completely, and is crafting a masterpiece here. He finally showed what everyone knows Batman does with Catwoman: they have fun in bed!! Beautifully illustrated by Guillem March (Gotham City Sirens) is the art. Having worked with her on Gotham City Sirens, March brings all he did from that series, and improves upon that by 110 percent. He brings every panel to life, and brings the emotion and excitement of Selinas life to motion through his art. With this creative team, I am excited every Wednesday when this book comes out. Catwoman is one of my favorite characters, and this book remains one of my favorite books because of the creative team on it now who gets Selina 100 percent!!! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Nov 21, 2011

    Don't hesitate, pick up this issue! Even if you haven't been following the series thus far, this issue stands on its own without any trouble. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Dec 3, 2011

    The art upgrades from "great" to "gorgeous" because of Tomeu Morey's colors, which were even more inventive and impressive than the already illustrious artwork. The scene with Catwoman's contorted face becomes fantastic when the normally dull bluish-grey atmosphere, which created a wonderfully unique setting that already added to the bleak mood, has dashes of red, and the white in between the panels has a huge splatter of blood. These unique tactics were astoundingly effective in making the reader feel the intensity of the scene.Before, Catwoman was only a decent series at best, but this issue was amazing and one of the best issues ever produced during the "New 52" era of DC Comics. Saying it was purrfact in the beginning may be giving it too much credit; there are sour moments, like some awkward touches, faces, a misplaced monologue, and a villain who needs more creativity, but the combination of the story, artwork, and colors make this issue well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 16, 2011

    As for Bone, he turns out to be all talk. Catwoman herself even acknowledges him as a C-list gangster and watching her go after this punk is a real thrill and 100% brutal. I don't think Catwoman could have a better creative team than the one it has in Judd Winick and Guillem March. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 17, 2011

    While this series gets some grief from some readers, it's a book that I'm continuing to enjoy and look forward to with each release, making it a same-day digital purchase. This issue lets things slow down a little bit and fills in the past a touch more when it comes to Lola before it lets Selina just take care of business. The book has a great look to it as the art really works perfectly, though I'm looking forward to some new locations for her to visit, and the storyline itself is simple, straightforward and lets us get a feel for Selina quickly and easily before it shifts to wherever it's going next. And as much as I like Batman appearing here again, I'm hoping we get a few issues without him so that she can establish herself more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 16, 2011

    This is a title improving in leaps and bounds with every issue. I'm enticed by Selina's chaotic personality, which can erupt into cold, calculated brutality or exhibit genuine lover's anguish as she matures. The book closes in something of an inelegant resolution; however, it creates an interesting situation for Selina to face in issue #4. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Nov 23, 2011

    On the whole the issue works as it puts some meat on Selina's character. The otherwise whimsical femme fatale has now suffered a great loss and must deal with that. It also has a fun cliffhanger and some vengeful action. But Winick manages to stumble on his words and it takes the bite out some of the more emotive moments. Perhaps the book might benefit from less Winick and more March. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outer Realm Comics - TTaylor Dec 26, 2011

    Selina looks ready to kill (which she is) on the cover, but the contrasting colours make the cover more awkward than stylish. It reminds me a great deal of the colouring issues on the final cover of GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #16 (also drawn by March and featuring Selina). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 16, 2011

    Overall, the story is moving along rather well. It feels like Winick is breaking Selina down in order to build her back up again. Here is a girl who already has a lot of baggage, that just lost the one person she was ever able to trust. It will be interesting to see how Lola will continue to influence Selina, even after death. I've thought about how to describe Guillem March's artistic style in this series and I finally concluded that it is raw. That's actually the perfect word for it. The scenes that are supposed to be violent are more-so because they are so raw. It's an interesting artistic style, but it still makes me feel a little bit uneasy. Winick deals with a lot heavier issues in this one, so there's considerably less "sexy, sexy, sex." Ends on a crazy cliff-hanger; I'll definitely be back for issue #4. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 20, 2011

    It seems that the only way for stories to 'mean' anything or for heroes to gain 'meaning' is for a death to happen. Well, here it is, and it's an empty, calculated death that carries no emotional weight whatsoever. You'd think we would be done with pointless, obvious deaths of secondary characters that exist only to die, but I guess we're not. Read Full Review

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