Catwoman #44

Writer: Genevieve Valentine Artist: Lee Loughridge, Gaetano Carlucci, David Messina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

As the mobs turf war for control of Gotham City continues to escalate, Eiko and Selina must make some hard decisions if they are to withstand the power plays of The Penguin and Black Mask. And how does Killer Croc fit into the action?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 9, 2015

    A piece of writing and art that is so much stronger than weve ever seen with this character, Catwoman #44 has elevated Selina Kyle to Gotham royalty believably not because she flaunts her power, but because she is so weighted down by it. Valentine has given us a heroine with complicated morality, a deep sense of desire, and an understanding that none of what is seemingly there for the taking can ever truly be hers. Its the heartbreak of the honorable thief, never achieving that sense of completion that comes with genuine possession. Thats the space this title is occupying, and once again, it leaves me in awe, melancholy, and longing for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 10, 2015

    This issue made me glad to be a fan of this book. It looks like Selina is going to go back int he costume full time and while that makes me a bit sad, I know Genevieve Valentine will nail it. Why? Because this issue is a bit of a sneak peek of what's to come and it was great. David Messina's art is just as good and if you aren't currently reading this book, you are crazy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Sep 13, 2015

    This is a great run for anyone who wants to learn more about the ins and outs of great coloring because while Loughridge does a lot of really great stuff, it's also pretty easy to perceive what he's doing and how he does it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 12, 2015

    Valentine's Catwoman embodies everything you want it to be: daring, bold, intelligent, dark, emotional, and hopeful. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This will go down as one of the best Catwoman stories ever told. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2015

    As if all the historical quotes and allusions to ancient Rome didn't make it clear, Genevieve Valentine's Catwoman run is a real Shakespearean tragedy in the works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - KennyCoburn Sep 10, 2015

    Overall, Catwoman #44 is a fantastic comic that sets up an exciting conclusion for the best crime drama DC Comics is currently producing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Sep 10, 2015

    The art by Messina, Carlucci and Loughridge is surreal and unexpectedly realistic in a Ralph Bashki kind of way. Not exactly my favorite style as it is a little scratchy for my taste. But many of the backgrounds and the shadowing give the story an eerie quality that serve the menacing storyline very well. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Comicsverse - Gabriella Tutino Sep 18, 2015

    Selina's “retirement” will be a refreshing change. The series has been rather boring with its portrayal of such a mild-mannered mafia boss. While the intention is to split the action and identity of Selina between mob boss and Catwoman, it dulls the story. The political intrigue, or lack thereof, is drawn out, and there have been few times where we see Catwoman bring out her claws. Maybe this new risk will change that, and up the excitement factor. Read Full Review

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