Catwoman #39

Writer: Genevieve Valentine Artist: Garry Brown, Lee Loughridge Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Will Selina save Gotham City? Or will she burn it to the ground?

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Mar 4, 2015

    Garry Brown is the artist here, with Lee Loughridge on the colours, Travis Lanham on the letters, and the duo of Jae Lee and June Chung on the cover. One of the really striking things here is how the Black Mask has been portrayed. He is usually quite" evil, but in this issue he seemed to be positively demonic, perhaps because of the turn the story took, but I think that the artists really did a number on him this time around, and I like it. And the scene with Selina and Eiko is also tastefully done and it puts you right in the zone to appreciate that you are privy to a very personal moment. Again, no titillation here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Mar 1, 2015

    Garry Browns art continues to wow me every issue. His brooding style is perfect for Gotham, especially bathed in Lee Loughridges colours. Im still waiting for him to really cut loose, and I have the feeling theres a big climax coming next month. Whatevers next, Im ready for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 12, 2015

    Catwoman #39 continues the excellent story of Selina's rise up the Gotham crime ladder.  It's a gritty story with gritty art and yet it's oh so beautiful.  While this isn't usually my cup of tea, I'm enjoying it so much.  I don't want it to end at the same time I want to see how it does.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 26, 2015

    Overall: This book continues to impress, and I will continue to recommend that people pick it up. Valentine could become an outstanding talent in comics, and her introduction is near perfection! What this book lacks in masks and action, it makes up for with sheer, class writing and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 28, 2015

    “Catwoman” is a fantastic series with so much going for it. It might not be for fans of the more fun and playful Catwoman but it's more than worth a try. This is new territory for the character and I'm excited to see what this team has up their sleeve next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Mar 2, 2015

    This is a story about tension, about violence and the threat of war, about intrigue, and about sexual desire. The last is the least important to the plot, but the most controversial character revelation. Well, it is controversial at least for the moment, even if it shouldn't be. The challenge will come in integrating this new aspect of Selina's character into the more pressing aspects of the story once the publicity, surely welcome for a relatively low-selling title, has faded. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Feb 25, 2015

    Catwoman #39 is yet another solid installment in a very solid book by this creative team. Selina is an amazing crime boss and, if Im perfectly honestI think I like her better this way than as costumed (anti-)hero. Shes more grounded and feels like she owns herself on this run, even given how things seem to constantly spinning out of her control. This issue and this new run has a lot to offer Catwoman fans, crime genre fans, and especially gangster story fiends like myself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Feb 26, 2015

    Overall this was a pretty decent issue, although it lacks some action due to a lot of verbal dialogue setting up the finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 25, 2015

    But ultimately, if you're paying attention, Catwoman fills a more serious niche than any of the rest of the DC Universe. While other books ramp up the violence and the sex in the hopes of drawing older crowds, Catwoman actually treats its readers with respect, expecting them to follow the plot without spoon-feeding them details. It's a refreshing change of pace to many comics on the stand, even if it's not necessarily an approach that will award this creative team with smash-hit numbers. But even that feels fitting, in terms of Catwoman's mob drama - don't all good crime bosses rule from the shadows? Read Full Review

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