Catwoman #16

Writer: Joelle Jones Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
7.8Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

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Selina Kyle joins the Year of the Villain! Finally, Lex Luthor's gift to Catwoman is revealed. While she wants to remain on the side of good, some habits are too hard to break, and some treasures too tempting. Plus, the gift puts Catwoman one step ahead of her top criminal rival in Villa Hermosa, the diabolical Raina Creel. In this big new story arc, Eisner-nominated writer/artist Jo lle Jones brings together the many plot threads she's been building since the series' launch, prepping Catwoman for her next grand adventure. But will she come out the other side as a hero...or villain?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 12, 2019

    Joelle Jones manages to heroically dive into the series once more after a two-month hiatus in writing the comic and absence as an artist that stretches much further back than that. The story feels fresh and interesting even if it consists of old tropes from crime dramas echoing out of every significant medium going back to Dashiell Hammett and beyond. Jones wields the heroic crime drama medium with great finesse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 11, 2019

    Joelle Jones is really hitting her stride in this issue and it is amazing. Her art and her writing are both tops and it shows on each and every page. This is great and it only can get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Oct 10, 2019

    Were back with Jolle Jones and Laura Allred on art and were back with a feast for the eyes. The entire issue feels like a particularly tasty candy given to you after a particularly painful dentist consultation: a lot of off-panel action leading to a lot of masterfully conducted action scenes. Jones is a wise dentist, though, and goes for all of her trustful equipment, using parallel action scenes, horror themes and the absurdity of the banal as tools that make this a great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 9, 2019

    Catwoman #16 has left me eager to find out just how Catwoman will get herself into this fight, because being thrust back into the chaos is a strange way to bring readers into the story. I'm not saying it's a bad one, if anything, this has made me want answers for the burning questions of what brought Catwoman here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Oct 9, 2019

    This title is blazing its own trail and with Catwoman's recent storyline with the on again off again romance of Batman I'm sure that there are a number of new readers that are checking this title out; many for the first time. What a treat to have waiting for them! A solid offering from a character defining artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Oct 9, 2019

    At times, Catwoman has been an enigma of a book, but this issue has so much worth celebrating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 12, 2019

    Handling the writing and artwork, Joelle Jones was able to elevate Catwoman #16's story to another level. Jones strong grasp on Selina Kyle's character shines throughout this issue as we see how strong she is in and out of her Catwoman costume. The fantastic artwork by Jones and Laura Allred added to that storytelling, with various points in this issue the art progressing the story forward without any dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 9, 2019

    Joelle Jones finally returns in Catwoman #16 as writer/artist, but Catwoman still has all the problems it had at the start " it's a decent take on Selina, but with a dense and confusing narrative that is often hard to follow in a linear fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Oct 9, 2019

    Catwoman #16 is an artistic tour de force that is hamstringed by a slow moving narrative that doesn't have a clear sense of purpose. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 9, 2019

    Joelle Jones is back, but besides some awesome art, there isn't much here to write home about.  Selina gets an offer, listens to some Neil Diamond and has both a wardrobe malfunction (or destruction) and a costume change.  Nothing you couldn't see at a standard Cher concert and sadly, all we got this week in Catwoman. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Oct 15, 2019

    Uhhhh what? I guess it’s lucky that lazarus pits don’t drive you violently insane anymore? Or is violent insanity for Catwoman just wearing a nice dress and lying around all sexy?

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2019

    What is going on anymore in this poorly written book? Stick to art, Joelle Jones, because writing isn't your strong suit.

  • 8.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Oct 11, 2019

    Joelle Jones' art was missed, I think it is even better here. That scowl that mother gave her kid... woof. I am curious where this story fits into Batman, especially with the ending.

  • 5.5
    M1sf1r3 Nov 27, 2019

    Prelude:
    Joelle Jones is back on the book so let's see how this issue pans out.

    The Good:
    The art from Jones is really good.

    I'm also intrigued with where Selina is heading.

    The Bad:
    But otherwise it all falls apart. It's a bore to read, I generally hate character reversions and none of this makes much sense.

    Conclusion:
    Some intrigue and good art from this issue but it fails in every other area.

  • 5.0
    LunaMoody Oct 9, 2019


    Joelle Jones is a good artist and her art work in this issue is some of the best she has done so far on the series. Selina looked gorgeous and catty. But the art is only half the book. While this months issue Selina was more like the Catwoman we all know and love, the story still fell flat. The issue felt like Jones was finally getting a clue as to who Catwoman is. Unfortunately it's taken a year and a half for her to do so. And while that is a relief to see Catwoman emerging in her own title the over all story still lacks depth, clarity, cohesiveness and some much needed story progression. The series is on issue 16 and it still hasn't been revealed why Creed targeted Catwoman in the first place. How is she turning her kids into zombi more

    + LikeComments (6)
  • 3.0
    KittyNone Oct 17, 2019

    Jones's art just gets better and better, but her writing? Not so much.

  • 1.0
    Comicstime Oct 9, 2019

    Jones is back on art +1
    Story is hot garbage -10

  • 1.0
    CHolt Oct 21, 2019

    Jones really should stop pretending she can write because this is awful. She tries to make things more complicated with the time jumps thinking it’s sophisticated writing, but this just collapses into a mess

    Stick to art sweetie

  • 8.5
    Radar Oct 12, 2019

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  • 7.0
    Dorival Oct 18, 2019

  • 4.0
    letskillrobots Oct 14, 2019

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