Catwoman #4

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
6.3Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Catwoman says goodbye to an old friend, says hello to an older one, and resolves more firmly than ever to strike out on her own. Only one of those things almost gets her killed.

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - TTaylor Dec 26, 2011

    This is definitely the best cover yet. Selina perches, catlike, atop a column that warns against trespassing. Her face is grim and determined. One hand holds her whip, which forms a circle around her, while the other claws the column. The Bat-signal lights up the sky above her. With the exception of the blue of a sign and the yellow of the Bat-signal, it's a dark, monochromatic image that shows off Selina's signature colour. Selina looks like she means business. It appears to have nothing to do with the issue itself, but it's still the strongest cover we've had yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Jan 11, 2012

    So, Catwoman is on the up and Winick seems to be getting a handle on what he wants to achieve with the book. It still has a few kinks to work out and even though it's a fun narrative, it still has a way to go before it becomes memorable. But on the whole it's an improvement and a step in the right direction. Let's hope our favourite Gotham thief will continue to grow in Winick and March's capable hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Dec 26, 2011

    50% good, 50% not so good. What happened with ol' rock face? Is he going to get his just deserts? C'mon Catwoman, go back to fighting the bigger fight and leave the everything else behind. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jan 7, 2012

    This issue was average. Abit disappointing, considering the other wonderful issues this run of Catwoman has had. The villains are at their worst, the storyline is slinking around at a cat-crawl and previously appreciated elements have been noticeably removed. The biggest problem is the underutilization of constructive things for Catwoman to do: Winick needs to get her out of the corner sobbing and back into action. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 22, 2011

    What you get with Catwoman #4 is not the energetic, sexy, action packed adventure you've been seeing for the past 3 months. Instead, this is a throw-away tale complete with an ultra-lame villain of the month named Reach, a femme fatale wearing lots of denim who wields an energy leash. My guess is that Winnick had been playing the video game “Bulletstorm” at about the time he wrote this"an activity I recommend doing instead of reading this well-drawn, poorly thought out issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Dec 21, 2011

    There's enough recap and exposition in this book to make it a perfect jumping-on point for any reader, but the question becomes, "Why would you want to?" Any depth that the characters received last issue is lost here, and the action amounts to a throw-away encounter with a throw-away villain. The dialog in this issue is lacking as well, especially during the introduction of Detective Alvarez, Winick's boring new cop. If Winick doesn't get back to meaningful interactions where I have a reason to care about the characters – and quick – this title will be on its way to being dropped. Read Full Review

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