Catwoman #5

Catwoman #5

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Catwoman is flying solo and finding plenty of turbulence! She has her paws full when a simple smash and grab turns into a hit and pummeled, as she faces an adversary who is more than a match for Selina. She calls herself Reach, and she doesn't pull any punches. Can our favorite Feline Fatale land on her feet?

  • 9.4
    Outer Realm Comics - TTaylor Jan 22, 2012

    Great cover. We have a closeup on Selina's face as she lies on the ground, injured. One lens of her goggles is shattered, and the other lens reflects Reach. Her suit is torn. Two elements, her whip and a strand of barbwire, are left in black and white, a subtle contrast that gives the cover, for all its sophisticated shapes and colors, a roughness that seems to add depth to the image. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jan 23, 2012

    All though at the center of controversy at the beginning of The New 52, issue #5 is a great example of why this book is more than a few sensual pages from five months ago. The real controversy should be the fact that this book isn't getting the same attention for the spectacular art and fun storytelling that has been consistent month to month where other books in its class are failing fast. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 20, 2012

    It's easily a 7.5 or an 8"not that points matter if you read what I had to say. Truthfully, Catwoman is one of the better Bat-titles and easily one of the most exciting in the entire New 52. Definitely worth buying. I don't know why it takes so much flak, but thankfully there are enough varied opinions about this book online so you can make an informed decision before you head to the comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jan 31, 2012

    This issue of Catwoman is not bad, but it does not reach the fun stride previous issues had. The story is forgettable as well as the villains, and Selina is an idiot for plot convenience. The series could be much better, but the funny dialogue and great imagery save it from being a bad issue with everything else keeping it from being a good issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 18, 2012

    Like the last issue, and probably the one before it, I wish this book had a bit more sense of purpose. But perhaps, that doesn't actually fit this title. Not every book needs to have a big arc to it, I'm just somewhat used to that. What's important though, is that Winick has Selina's voice down. Her sense of taking risk is there, but the compulsive nature of it can cloud her judgement, and thats fun to see that she isn't perfect, and sometimes she does screw up. If she kept on getting away easy, that wouldn't be too much fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 18, 2012

    This book did a pretty impressive job of annoying me, but, in the end, I won't recommend avoidance of the issue to everyone. That might be confusing in light of the shortcomings that I've pointed out, however, I'm aware that I'm not the book's intended audience. Big and dumb sells a lot of movie tickets and fills a lot of prime time hours on television, so I'm sure there are scores of people out there who would find this story to be a decent use of their money. For the rest of us, though, it seems like this title will be one worth skipping for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

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