Catwoman #1

Writer: Joelle Jones Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 38 User Reviews: 51
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The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough problems, don't miss the debut of an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina's lives. Don't miss the start of an all-new monthly series written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jul 4, 2018

    The purrrfect start to what is sure to be another super strong solo title from DC Comics! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 4, 2018

    It is unfortunate that this book will probably be passed over by those who fear its tie-in to Batman #50 is a cheap marketing ploy. This book is the real deal and one that should be well worth reading for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jul 4, 2018

    Jones' graceful narrative and art could very easily stand the test of time, and definitely give this iconic DC character the ongoing series she's always deserved. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Jul 4, 2018

    This issue had an overall feeling which emerges in every element. That's only one of the many present signs of excellent storytelling at work. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jay Jul 6, 2018

    The artwork is solid and the story draws you in. Again, the new suit is a hard sell for me, personally. Besides that, a great start to the next chapter in Catwomans life. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Jul 8, 2018

    Striking the right balance of drama, action, and pathos, this is theCatwomanbook that fans have been waiting for if only fans can get past the events of Batman #50 to give this book a chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 4, 2018

    The writing is tight and taut. The artwork is super fluid and is kinetic. The colors by Laura Allred are especially good and a real treat. I loved the setup in this issue. It's a good time and we need a good Catwoman series. This one seems fit to fill the bill. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jul 4, 2018

    Catwoman #1 is a masterpiece first issue, stunning to look at and engaging to read. It's a great start to a promising new series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 4, 2018

    Catwoman gets off to a strong start in Jones hands. While this solo series seems long overdue its in the right creative hands making it truly worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Kristel Yeager Jul 4, 2018

    I know people have some heavy expectations as this is the telltale result of the wedding of us comic nerds' century, it definitely met mine! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jul 4, 2018

    CATWOMAN doesn't miss a beat in its first installment as Jones and Allred excel in each and every aspect of this issue that will surely be a crowd-pleaser. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Jul 4, 2018

    Catwoman #1will tug at your heartstrings in the worst way. Teasing you with the fact that the most exciting relationship in comics could be finished…for now. The Catwoman that stars in this comic has some work to do to get her life back together. But with artist and writer Joelle Jones at the helm, Selina Kyle's journey will be a pleasure to read. Read Full Review

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    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jul 5, 2018

    The next step in the story could lead us anywhere, and that's the kind of excitement a new team on a new title should leave us with. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jul 5, 2018

    No matter how you felt about Batman #50, Catwoman #1 is an exciting and compelling Catwoman tale that's worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 4, 2018

    One issue in and this is already the best Catwoman we've gotten in years.  Smart, agile, and tough, this just feels right.  The overall start of the mystery of who and what is happening in Selina's life is intriguing and it looks great!  Anyone with a passing interest in the character should give this a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 4, 2018

    I honestly don't know who the real star is here, Joelle Jones or Selina Kyle/ Catwoman. From start to finish, this book is pure purrfection! Not only does Jones drop the mic with an engaging, well-written, emotionally complex script, but she provides art that, if this were a film, would rival the greatest directors and actors in the industry. Quite frankly, this is the Catwoman book we've always wanted, and Joelle Jones is the storyteller we never knew we needed! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 4, 2018

    The book's main idea is quite simple, there are copycats of all shapes and sizes and a new big bad that seems to have a hate on for everyone's favourite feline of felony. This book is a bit of a break from the norm. Hopefully, the talent of Joelle Jones will finally give Catwoman the book of quality that she deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn A. Warner Jul 4, 2018

    Joelle Jones has created an entertaining and intriguing debut issue full of fantastic visuals and first-rate character work. The dialog rings true and the overall writings is extremely solid. Very often a new number one is laden with superfluous exposition and tons of set up making for a laborious read at best. That is not the case here, I am definitely sticking around for the next chapter in this exciting new series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 7, 2018

    In short, I'm excited for Selina's Kyle's adventures under these creators and I really want to see the character define herself as something other than Bruce Wayne's main squeeze once more. Catwoman #1 is a fresh start for our hero, featuring amazing art, incredibly coloring and an intriguing story hook that never forgets about the woman inside the leather suit (and for once focuses on more than her big breasts). Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Jenna Clark Jul 23, 2018

    I have always been a huge fan of Catwoman. Cats are one of my favorite animals and I don't think there is anything wrong when it comes to being a Cat Lady! Especially when you see how epic Selina Kyle has been in the DC franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jul 5, 2018

    A conventional story is more than made up for with dark tone and wonderful artwork. Also, so many cats. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Jul 4, 2018

    Catwoman #1is a page turner. There's a sweet slow start that immediately turns up the heat and comes to a full boil by the end. The artwork doesn't feel like Jones' best work or feels fresh but it serves the narrative well and complements the interesting story. The great thing about this issue is that even though you know going in what the story is about there are still little surprises and twists and turns that make what could have been a run of the mill arc an actual page turner. The action's nice, the art is classic but sassy, and the writing's clever. It's definitely worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jul 12, 2018

    Catwoman #1 is an interesting issue and one that helps make the adjustment to the her new surroundings. After anticipating a life with Batman, audiences will quickly take to the new arc Selina is about to take on. Solid issue and I'm definitely anticipating the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 4, 2018

    Catwoman #1 puts Selina in one of her most vulnerable states as of late. She's down, she's been kicked while she's down, and now she's pissed when now is not the time for her to lose control of her life. A cat is always dangerous when you put their back against the wall. I do hope this series touches upon a new side of Selina and Catwoman that we haven't seen before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick Jul 4, 2018

    Despite the overdone story, Catwoman may have just found the perfect title for her. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Patricia Loupee Jul 10, 2018

    As an introduction to a new phase in the characters life the story works. Things are a tad confusing for now, but soon enough, Selinas new motivations and the motivations of this new villain and her twisted plans should be made clear. The potential for greatness is there, just havent shone its brightest yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Jul 4, 2018

    Catwoman #1 is a must read for die-hard fans of the character, and a recommended read for anyone slightly interested in her. Jones hints at an unfolding mystery that juxtaposes the much more interesting personal struggle, but it'll certainly be interesting to see how the two connect. This issue sports top tier comic art and a much needed recognition of DC's feline felon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 4, 2018

    Theres no denying that Catwoman has had something of an uneven comic book history in terms of quality writing and artwork, but in the hands of Jolle Jones, it feels like Selina Kyle is finally going to get the solo focus she richly deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 4, 2018

    Strong, if imperfect start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 9, 2018

    Joelle Jones gives Selina Kyle's new ongoing series a solid start with Catwoman #1. From the beginning Jones sets up how Selina is now in a rebuilding mode as she is trying to figure out what she should be doing next. This state of unknown as to what exactly Selina's future in and out her Catwoman disguise creates a lot of potential for what this series can and will be. For Catwoman fans this is a must buy. And if you have ever been interested in Catwoman from her time in the Batman comics I recommend checking this issue out as a starting point for Selina Kyle's solo adventures. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Christina Williams Jul 4, 2018

    Selina is back in print! She's given up the suit-- I know, I know-- and life seems to be standing at a halt for her. She can't sleep. Can hardly think, and now there's another sinister plot out to ensnare her. The artwork is great. All in all, I'm excited to see where Catwoman is led. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Mark McKechnie Jul 5, 2018

    This book is a solid read. However, if you are worried about spoilers for Batman #50, make sure you read that issue first. It takes Catwoman from a vulnerable position and thrusts her straight into the action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 11, 2018

    The question of which side of the law Catwoman will end up on after being separated from Batman is put on hold as she has more immediate concerns to deal with. While it still feels like Catwoman's future in the DCU is very much up in the air, the comic gives her a threat and a group of copycats to take down in order to clear her name. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jul 5, 2018

    Catwomans new post-engagement life starts off perilously as she is thrust into a new mystery while she tries to deal with the emotional fall out of her decision to skip her wedding. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 7, 2018

    Art, story and character come together nicely in a strong debut that builds nicely off the events of the big Batman wedding. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 4, 2018

    Catwoman #1 looks fantastic, but there's not much beneath the surface of this new series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 8, 2018

    I am a bit disappointed that Joness Catwoman, being created by a unique cartoonist is not more profound but then again, she is jumping in just after Tom Kings Batman run. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 13, 2018

    I won't be back to this Catwoman. The story is okay, but the villain outshines the title character who isn't in costume enough. The visuals were the real black eye for me, with realism making things too difficult to see. If I can't see the art clearly, I might as well save my money and buy a novel. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bill Blaze Jul 4, 2018

    What an amazing issue! Jones is on point. What a great start to the series. Fresh from dumping Bruce and leaving town. She's not feeling the greatest, and already peeps up in her grill; IRL and in the story. It's funny you people and your salty 1 reviews, lol. The new outfit is nice, simple yet chic. It contrasts well with the copycat wearin' the old threads. I also love the colours almost vintage flat but with subtle highlights. It has such an oldschool feel. Like Selina's going back to the good ol' days or something. Whatever the case may be. Solid issue. The Artgerm variant is nice too. It just looks better. Pick it up if you can.

  • 8.5
    TheGeekWonder Jul 4, 2018

    Wait... Catwoman can say words other than "Bat"? Woah.

  • 8.0
    GL Mike Jul 4, 2018

    It's tough to read and try to enjoy this on the heels of Batman #50. Thanks Tom King!

  • 9.5
    Steve C Jul 9, 2018

    Really great #1 issue for Ms. Jones' first time (I think) writing for DC... and she illustrated it beautifully as well! Awesome start; I can't wait to read more.

  • 9.0
    PacoPavlov Jul 4, 2018

    I was so disappointed about Batman 50 but as redemption we get Catwoman 1.
    Great.

  • 9.0
    M1sf1r3 Jul 4, 2018

    SPOILER WARNING!!! (I mean Batman #50 didn't help did it?)

    Writer: Joelle Jones

    Artist: Joelle Jones

    After the fiasco that was Batman #50, Selina must go back to her old ways of being on the streets. But with increasing pressure from authorities how will Selina fare? Is Joelle Jones's first issue on Catwoman a good one?

    First things first, forget about the wedding. By disregarding it, you can appreciate the story that Jones's is crafting her with the cards dealt to her. But onto the book. From the beginning we can tell that this will be good run, with Selina being in her civilian identity whilst the wife of the local governor seeks for the press to be more optimistic and hopeful. This is intercha more

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain Jul 11, 2018

    I enjoyed "Catwoman" #1 quite a bit. Joelle Jones' art is absolutely gorgeous--her backgrounds, her facial expressions, the movement in her panels--she's one of the best in comics. The story worked for me as well--Jones only addresses the wedding in subtle ways through the story, not giving us explicit explanation of why she did what she did, so that the plot with the Catwoman imposters and the heaviness of what just happened (or didn't happen) with the wedding work together well. Of course this series is in my pull list--this is gonna be pretty cool.

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Oct 22, 2018

    Artwork is kind of gnarly, plot is nothing special and shrugs off the Batman wedding (no great loss)

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  • 1.0
    WasAKiF Jul 4, 2018

    After the events of Batman #50 the cover seems almost like a giant "FUCK YOU". Good luck trying to pass the 12 issues with this DOA series.

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  • 10
    Pallaki Jul 4, 2018

    The art can't be better

  • 9.0
    Shodan Jul 25, 2018

    First things first, getting the cover out of the way. Blech....really , Selina holding Batman #50, regardless of what you thought of the wedding is just downright awful.

    But don't judge a book by it's cover! Joelle Jones is amazing, no idea how she manages to craft an amazing story and do the art.

    Laura Allred's colors are great and the art is perfect (the Batman issues Joelle drew with Talia Al Ghul are some of my favorite of Tom King's run).

    Great start to a series - loved the villain and the cliffhanger. No doubt a lot of people will be dropping Batman....hopefully if so they're all picking up this.

  • 8.5
    bucswin611 Jul 4, 2018

    A very bold and new direction, with shades of Gotham Central and the New 52 Catwoman run. Jones is so impressive.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jul 6, 2018

    Great start. Joelle Jones is an incredible storyteller, and this issue just proves it. It's a nice continuation of the Batman #50, though it does not require you to read it to understand what's going on.

  • 8.5
    Dani Jul 10, 2018

    Catwoman # 1 follows Selena as she deals with the repercussions of her decision in Batman 50. The writer did a great job showing the emotional turmoil Selena is in as she tries to put her life back together. While dealing with the end of her engagement to Bruce, a new villainess is on the scene creating serious problems for Catwoman.

    The women in this issue are fierce and based off first impressions, Selena's foe will give her a run for her money. She's the type of villain that will elevate Catwoman as a hero. It'll be interesting to watch everything unfold.

    The artwork in this issue is amazing and I loved the vibrant colors throughout. The blues, greens, oranges and pinks popped on the page without being too muc more

  • 8.0
    Dorival Jul 5, 2018

    Joelle Jones knows Catwoman very well!

  • 8.0
    egon244 Jul 5, 2018

    I fell in love with Joelle Jones' art the moment I've read Supergirl Being Super. After that, they were a couple of issues of Batman and now solo Catwoman series. And the art is just as good as it was before.
    Selina looks elegant, magnificent and sexy with a little bit of mishcief and mystery behind those green eyes. The new suit also looks really good. It gives off a vibe of this burglar/thief you won't even know was there until you notice that something is missing.
    The appearance of the villain, I assume she is the villain, is very, very disturbing. Just what the heck happened to her?

    As for the story, it's good. The events of the famous/infamous (take your pick) Batman #50 clearly took their toll on Selina and her more

  • 7.0
    Superheroes for Hire Jul 13, 2018

    Generally nice artwork, but I personally find Joelle Jones is too heavy on the inks. She does do a marvelous job on making her art kinetic, and she frames some of the best scenes beautifully. It feels like I'm reading a movie story board. And a major plus on this issue is the new paper stock. I much prefer the more matte finish and tactile feel I get here, rather than the overly glossy and harder-to-read blade coated paper used in most modern comics. It helps the colors stand out to me in a way that just isn't possible on glossy magazine paper. I really hope this expands to other series as well. The story here is quickly paced and compelling. Jones carefully spaces reveals and fills out the setting as the book progresses. While I wish a few more

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Jul 5, 2018

    So thank to Lady Killer I decide to try this Catwoman story. A strong good story but he wasn't a story for me.
    In the "I have a hard time trust that" for the billion time, yes we are in a super-heroes book. And yeah maybe batman can skip night off because he push the limit of human morphology (That who he is). But I have trouble when they put this on Catwoman who seem fresh & even will succeed to do some running time. And I don't understand why she is that upset on her own decision. Don't seems logic.
    That said. I like that some bad people use the fact that all know Selina is Catwoman to do job put on her back. But even if we have to hate Raina they go too far with her "Real" look. In a way I was sad for her and wanted to throw up more

  • 1.0
    Maniax Jul 3, 2018

    After Batman #50 I can’t care for this character anymore.

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