Catwoman #9

Catwoman #9

Event\Storyline: Night of the Owls Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

"NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here! CATWOMAN and SPARK are forced to defend THE PENGUIN against the Court of Owls!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers May 16, 2012

    Also, Guillem March is back in full force. His work with the Talon here really reminded me of what he did on Azreal with The Crusader, who was just as crazy looking. March does two things really well, draws sexy women (albeit, not to some's liking) and draws crazy ass villains. As always, he's one of my favorites at DC now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy May 22, 2012

    I loved Catwoman #9, and so did my wife (though not QUITE as much as I did), so Judd Winick succeeded in creating a book showing the organic nature of Gotham City and the New 52 bat-books, this event giving them a sense of continuity that the first 6 issues of The New 52 really failed to do. The art on this issue is also enjoyable (though the cover is a particularly tasty example of the way comics contort women to show breasts and butts); I was a little disappointed to see Guillem March back on the art after loving how Adriana Melo handled filler-art duties, but March is back in top form and proved my disappointment misplaced. All in all I give this book 4 and a half stars; this is my favorite issue of Catwoman so far in The New 52. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole May 24, 2012

    Although this is part of a crossover it does feel more like another issue of the series. It isn't bogged down with the crushing weight of the event and this is due to some great scripting by Winick. He makes Selina's encounter with the Talon a personal one and continues to articulate her established complex emotional state. March returns with his usual flair, which allows the narrative to come alive on the page. So, Catwoman continues to be a satisfying read even if it has to deal with the bloated “Night of the Owls” crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Kate Fatale May 19, 2012

    Honestly, the best part of the cover is the way the Iceberg Lounge seems to mimic the Talon's mask. "Night of the Owls" isn't Selina's story, and the cover seems to make that clear. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry May 16, 2012

    Overall, “Catwoman” #9 is a weak entry to the Night of the Owls cross-over event, but an otherwise okay comic. It even has a heartfelt ending that seemed like it should have been better than it was but since the story had to be rushed it doesn't quite have the impact that it should have. Issue #9 is also a very fast read that you'll get through in no-time at all, but it's a very well drawn comic that you'll find yourself flipping back through again when you are done just so you can take in all the little details of late 17th century Gotham. It's definitely not a must-buy for Catwoman fans or Night of the Owls fans, but it was fairly entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 16, 2012

    While this issue offers a decently fun and action-packed adventure, it's not one of the more memorable Night of the Owls tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 18, 2012

    "Catwoman" #9 has some little glitches here and there -- a typo where Cobblepot is called Cobblebot, and a slightly unsatisfying stop to the Talon in general -- but this does feel light years away from "Catwoman" #1 back in the fall. I'm tentatively prepared to look at next month's issue, because it feels like some of the larger problems have been addressed. For that alone, I'll declare this a victory. Read Full Review

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