Catwoman #36

Writer: Genevieve Valentine Artist: Garry Brown, Lee Loughridge Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Family Business part 2! Selina struggles to maintain her role as the leader of Gotham Citys crime families whenCatwoman attacks?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 26, 2014

    A magnificent second chapter in what has overnight become THE book to add to your pull list, Catwoman #36 is a wonderfully tense affair that genuinely leaves you wanting to unfurl the new dons plans as fast as possible. Its grace and sophistication in storytelling is only matched by an exceptional intrigue and a deep level of characterization. If youve ever loved stories where the shadows get so grey that its hard to navigate the waters, this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Dec 1, 2014

    Garry Brown's art and Lee Loughridge's colours really elevate Genevieve's story. The moody, dark tones, not to mention the particular pencil-work, it all lends to a bold new Catwoman where the characters are the central objects of the visual story, rather than anything flashy that perhaps does the characters disservice. I like Garry's Selina. She is so different from how she used to be before, and now she stands tall and confident, alongside some really good supporting cast members. The suspense and tension of the story are built up really well and I couldn't be happier really. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Dec 1, 2014

    Garry Browns art is an excellent choice for this series. His lines and shadows shape the tone he and Valentine are making for the book. Occasionally some shots have less detail and some characters need to live without a face, but when he tightens up his work is riveting. Theres something about the way he draws a characters posture thats just as expressive as Valentines script. I mentioned it last month, but his Black Mask floors me every time I see it. He looks menacing in every scene, I love it. I want to give a special mention to Jae Lees covers, which are some of the best Ive ever seen. Inside and Out, Catwoman #36 is a great book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 27, 2014

    After two issue, I have fallen in love with this new Catwoman.  Genevieve Valentine is giving fans such a strong Catwoman that what came before just seems silly now.  While I'm still struggling to get used to Garry Brown's art, this book is shooting to the top of my pile.  Anyone who is looking for a smart and mature crime story need look no further.  Catwoman fans rejoice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 2, 2014

    A true gangster story set in the world of Batman. It's an idea too good not to work, even if there are one or two things wanting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 27, 2014

    The new creative team continues to develop this new direction for Selina, building more and more on a fresh foundation that is intelligently intriguing, dangerous, and intense. This really is Selina Kyle like you've never seen her before, and you'll be sorry if you miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 26, 2014

    This is a completely new direction for Catwoman, and a few hiccups are to be expected. These also dont fully detract from what is a highly entertaining read and a great example of how to shake up a title without abandoning its core principles or forcing the characters into roles they dont fit into. This still FEELS like a Catwoman book, its just one thats going in a new, incredibly exciting direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Dec 1, 2014

    With the major new status quo for Catwoman theres going to be a few issues to get everything on the right track and the fact that its already pretty good right now means that it can only get better going forward. Valentine is crafting a unique storyline for Selina and with some spectacular artwork, and if youre not reading this book already then you really should check out with #35 as soon as you can. Despite the very minor flaws, its still incredibly good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Dec 1, 2014

    This really is a Selina Kyle book more than a Catwoman, but how long can they keep the two entities apart? Someone has already taken up the mantle of the Cat, but will Selina ever don it again? Well, we know she will eventually, but it's the build up that's been presented thus far that should keep you coming back. Catwoman hasn't forgotten its roots, but isn't afraid to do some replanting so new fruits can grow along the older vines. DC has had some shake-ups with other Bat-related books, and this might not have "bat" in the title, but it should be mentioned in the same breath as some of the best rebranding recently done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Nov 27, 2014

    Overall I am really enjoying this new Catwoman direction and am looking forward to the stories that revolve around the families. Pick this up if you havent, as you will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Nov 28, 2014

    "Catwoman" continues to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Nov 28, 2014

    This issue finds its sweet spot in two of the last four pages, when Selina has a dramatic encounter with a very unexpected character. Before then, Genevieve Valentine is laying down the complexities of Selina's role as overseer of the crime families, and protector of a city she cares about. It's sometimes hard to keep track of the cast members — a key person in the Calabrase home is a man who was named last issue but not named here. Valentine is setting up an interesting dynamic between Selina and her surprise foil. Valentine's choice of foil is smart, clever, and promising. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 26, 2014

    "Catwoman" #36 is the sort of comic where I feel like with each new chapter, I'll appreciate what's being done here that much more. Even on its own, though, it's a solid, good comic; that's something that poor Catwoman's not had for quite some time. Valentine and Brown are off to a good start, two issues into their run, and I'm curious to see where it leads from here. Color me intrigued enough to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 1, 2014

    The art remains mostly consistent, if less rendered and more rushed than last issue. The architecture and the shadowplay are still well-utilized, but when given nothing to illustrate but meandering conversation, there's only so much the art team can do. Artist Garry Brown is finally given room to stretch his chops in a well-drawn fight scene between Selina and the other "Catwoman", with the backdrop of Gotham City's skyline glowing behind them. It's a gorgeous few pages, and Lee Loughridge's coloring really shines. Highpoints as good as that keep one hopeful that the next issue or two can get over this stumbling block and readjust back to the taut intensity of issue #35. Read Full Review

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