Catwoman #51

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The Faceless Mask is an ancient and essential part of the history of the False Face well as the history of both Gotham City and Selina Kyle! So when the artifact resurfaces in the present day after countless generations, will a piece of Catwomans past long believed to be gone return with it?

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 13, 2016

    A flashback that supplies meaning, purpose and emotional resonance to a decidedly creepy good time story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Kay Honda Apr 15, 2016

    With the story regarding Catwoman's past linked with people, the Faceless Mask, and Gotham City, we get the multi-dimensional experience that reflects Catwoman's characterization. On top of all that, as rare as it might seem nowadays among comics, Tieri appears to have mastered pacing. This issue has just enough information to avoid being confusing and enough stimulus to keep you flipping through the pages. Needless to say, I'm excited to see all of this issue's questions answered in next month's installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 13, 2016

    Catwoman #51 is the start of something more personal to Selina and this will be a tough steal for her when getting that Faceless Mask means confronting someone she thought was long since dead. The answer to that question is something to anticipate along with a war of factions that will only get worse before it gets any better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Apr 14, 2016

    I am enjoying Frank Tieris run with Catwoman and I will be sad to see it disappear once Rebirth begins. I dont know much about the False Face Society so I dont know how interesting they are. I do like stories that deal in the mysterious and hidden history of Gotham so that puts this tale right in my wheelhouse. The more color work I see by Eva De La Cruz the more I appreciate her aesthetic. She can control the tone of the story and keep things changing and moving forward in a way that I really enjoy. I hope that this arc gets a chance to be fully realized so we can give Catwoman the sendoff that she deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 14, 2016

    Catwoman#51 is atmospheric and riveting, making me lament the reality that there's no book Selina is headlining after Rebirth launches. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 18, 2016

    Building both mystery and in-universe mythology with skill, and being pretty scary doing so... Good stuff! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 16, 2016

    Black Mask makes his return to Gotham, but he's not the only Sionis that Selina is concerned with. Continuing to dive deeper into this rift between Catwoman and the Sionis family, Tieri delivers a lot of positives in this issue, but also, unfortunately, drops the ball on a few occasions. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 13, 2016

    Frank Tieri sets up a pretty good False Face Society story here, but unfortunately it nearly makes Catwoman unnecessary.  Sure, Selina's past actions and present situation help to frame the action, but this is more about the quest for the False Face leadership than anything else.  Hopefully, the spotlight shines more on Selina next month, but in the here and now,  I can't recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 14, 2016

    This is a solid Catwoman story that places her as the protagonist, but not asa hero. It provides the opportunity for the exploration of her character. For a fan of the character its a good story that promises some sort of payoff, presumably next issue. Read Full Review

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