Catwoman #38

Writer: Genevieve Valentine Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

It had to happen! Batman confronts Selina over her ascension to the top of Gotham Citys criminal underworld and the gloves come off!

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 30, 2015

    I still believe this will go down as one of the best Catwoman stories of all time. If you're not reading it, then you need to! Seriously, get after it! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Feb 1, 2015

    Garry Brown is the artist here with Lee Loughridge on the colours, Carlos M. Mangual on the letters and Jae Lee and June Chung on the cover. There were some bits here and there where the minimal art really didn't work so well, but apart from these small handful of instances, the art was phenomenal as usual. The wordless panels here are really brilliant, showing a story without any kind of overriding dialogue and the more" popular and familiar characters of the city are also rendered really nicely so nothing to complain about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Feb 3, 2015

    Valentines smart writing is a blessing, and Garry Briwns art is a godsend. His art in Catwoman #38 is more finally detailed than before, which helps turn up the intensity. His action scenes, while brief, are hard and effective. Lee Loughridges colours make everything stand out, the thick black shading striking from the backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 3, 2015

    It's lonely at the top. That truism has always applied to Selina, ever since she took over the Calabreses, but after ordering Nick's death, she's more isolated than ever. The issue opens on three panels, one of her sitting in a car with Antonia, another of her surrounded by revelers at a party, the third alone in the shadows of an empty room. Three different settings, but they all depict the same thing: whatever burdens she carries, she carries alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Feb 3, 2015

    Catwoman #38 has so much going on, piling more and more onto Selina's plate in the wake of Nick's death. It's a great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jan 28, 2015

    While we may have seen the end of fun-loving Selina Kyle for the time being, this one brings a certain realistic edge that the character has needed to elevate herself from being a simple distraction for a long time. The best stories featuring her have also featured that edge, but this is the first time its been front-and-center. Valentine is taking her in some truly excellent and interesting, even uncharted, directions, and the artistic team seems capable of steering the ship, even if it gets a little rocky at times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 30, 2015

    If you have enjoyed watching Selina Kyle's rise through the criminal ranks, you will like this issue.  Her plan is in motion and she continues being a couple steps ahead of everyone.  Unfortunately, that is also what's causing her problems.  She already has a lot to answer to and if the events of this issue play out like they appear they will, she's about to get even more competition for Crime Lord of Gotham.  Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Jan 29, 2015

    Overall this story is working its way to being a truly unique and well done Selina storyrather than Catwoman. And I actually like that this book is focusing more on the woman outside of the costume, rather than all of the books which focus on the characters with their masks on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Jeremy Eloi Jan 30, 2015

    Overall, this book is one of the best books that DC Comics is putting out and that is thank to the changes that Valentine and Brown have brought to the book. They have crafted a Selina that is strong, powerful, and at times not afraid to get her hands dirty. This issue brings down the mood and contrasts some of the strong points that have been a staple of this new creative team. This is an arc that has been something special so far and while this issue is not as good as previous ones it is still a solid addition. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Feb 1, 2015

    Catwoman fights against those she knows and trusts to get the job down but the price for being undercover is costing her far more than she expected. Who will betray her next as she now moves on in her plan alone. Read Full Review

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