Catwoman #2

Writer: Joelle Jones Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 8, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 26
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Gotham's a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there's a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who's also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or will Selina end up just more roadkill?

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Aug 8, 2018

    A book that's fast, furious and not afraid to show its claws! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Aug 8, 2018

    Following the exploits of Catwomans journey after the big fiasco of the Bat and Cat wedding is just as interesting as seeing what brooding Batman is up to in Gotham. Jones and Allred are a purrr-fect match up for Selina Kyle and Catwoman #2 leaves readers highly anticipating Part Three of this new world for the Cat. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Aug 8, 2018

    The script, artwork, coloring, and lettering continue to work in purr-fect tandem to deliver an excellent read that makes it hard to wait another month for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Aug 13, 2018

    Its clear that Jones is someone who loves and respects Selina, and that shines through in her art and her writing, showing a great grasp on the character. With a threatening villain looming, and some incredible character work, this book earns a very high recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Aug 8, 2018

    CATWOMAN #2 may move at a slower pace than its predecessor. However, its exploration of Raina Creel's malice as well as Catwoman's newest entanglements make for a solid work. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Christina Williams Aug 14, 2018

    Cat's far from out of the bag as Selina is still trying to uncover this sinister plot against her. There are multiple women donning her suit, and none of them will give her a straight answer. Two police officers are dead, and there's an angry woman lurking behind the scenes. What will happen to our beloved Catwoman? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Aug 11, 2018

    Placing a well-established character in a new environment can be difficult, but Jones proves she is more than up to the task Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Aug 8, 2018

    Catwoman #2 is very, very good. Jolle Jones taking the helm of this ship has been a delight in terms of story as well as visuals, and Laura Allred and Josh Reed on the supporting cast are just as skilled. Even though this is a second issue, it's not too late to jump on. Buy the first issue (and check out our review for it), or just start on #2. Either way, buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 8, 2018

    Its another solid issue for sure, although its starting to feel like the artwork is doing the bulk of the heavy lifting to this point. Dont get me wrong, there are some interesting storyline elements at play here, and the new villain is definitely worthy of your attention, but it doesnt feel like the story has quite made it into full gear just year. Regardless, Jones track record should be considered pretty much impeccable by this point, so theres absolutely no reason not to pick this latest issue up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 8, 2018

    Jones and Allred continue to impress. The story is slowly building and Jones shines a bit more light on Selina’s perspective on the wedding. The art and colouring are excellent and, for me, are enough to check this book out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Aug 8, 2018

    Catwoman is a fascinating exploration of a heart broken anti-hero, who, as we have seen in the recent Batman arc, is by her very nature a solitary criminal. That doesn't mean she's all bad and she certainly is a strong enough character to carry her own series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Aug 8, 2018

    Joelle Jones' unique story for Selina takes some interesting " and mostly satisfying " advancements. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Aug 9, 2018

    The second issue of Catwoman highlights Jones ability both as an artist and a writer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Aug 8, 2018

    The creative team's visual storytelling is so precise and carefully calibrated to character's emotions that it's hard not to wonder what this series would like if it were silent and it was down to the art to tell the whole story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 9, 2018

    Joelle Jones continues to deliver strong characters and nice art with Catwoman #2, but this issue suffers some from a lack of plot progression. In the end, though, the pros outweigh the cons, and the opportunities presented within the issue are easy to overcome. There's a great story somewhere in here, and I hope Jones finds it because I'd really love to read it! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Aug 9, 2018

    Lots of competing powers are up in the air right now. We found out why whoever brought these copycats together did so and we hear about troubling changes in Catwoman's world. All the while we see Selina, sad and alone after her departure in Batman #50. I'm excited to read where the story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 15, 2018

    There's a bit of action here as Selena dispatches the various impostors in mostly a page, more of Selina failing to find a good night's sleep, a sequence involving her supplier stocking her with new gadgets (the humor here sadly is nearly as groan-worthy as the items), and Selena deciding to go straight to the source to find out just who wants Catwoman, and why. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 10, 2018

    Catwoman #2 is a decent read. The opening fight and the quieter moments with Selina gel with ease, but the plot and villain are too vague and nondescript to be interesting yet. Hopefully that will change with subsequent issues. That said, the art is so good that I can still recommend this one. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 13, 2018

    Joelle Jones continues to show through her writing and artwork that she understands who Selina Kyle is. Unfortunately Catwoman #2 suffers from having an antagonist that has yet to be put over as a credible threat with clear motives. If this major part of the story is not improved on than Catwoman's first story arc will turn out to be a letdown. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 11, 2018

    The focus on Catwoman herself is pretty strong, but the rest of the story has so far failed to really catch on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 8, 2018

    Unlike the first issue, I didn't like this issue much.  The art continues to impress, but there just isn't much of a story yet and where I was so impressed with the lack of Batman references in the last issue, here they come hot and heavy.  I still have faith in Joelle Jones, but I'm entering the "show me" stage with this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Aug 9, 2018

    Joelle Jones Catwoman has a few missteps but is otherwise an engaging look at an emotionally adrift Selina Kyle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Jay Aug 10, 2018

    And her leaving Bruce at the altar is there through minor visual reminders like the ring she refuses to part with, yet isn't the focus. Reviewer or not, I'm still going to buy the book for the good points that I've already outlined and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Alum918 Aug 8, 2018

    Joelle Jones is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists. And finally, a female hero who doesn't sound like she's being written with a man's voice

  • 9.5
    Bill Blaze Aug 8, 2018

    Joelle Jones is on point. Her artwork is truly amazing.

  • 9.5
    William McKelder Aug 12, 2018

    The art is phenomenal! I'm interested to see what this big plan is. We continue to see the emotional toll that Selina has taken from recent events. Doesn't explain why she did what she did, but that's not really for Jones to do. So far I'm enjoying this book.

  • 9.0
    Ollie44 Aug 10, 2018

    Decent story. The art is phenomenal.

  • 8.5
    Superheroes for Hire Aug 15, 2018

    Joelle Jones turns in another fantastic issue with Catwoman #2. Now that Jones has been able to separate from the structured Batman story arc, this issue breathes a little freer. Art-wise, Joelle Jones has an eye for the action in even quiet moments - moonlight highlighting the silhouette of a cat, a ring box snapping shut, a menacing snarl at a cornered opponent. Her dynamic style is equally suited for these quiet moments and the action sequences. Perhaps it's the fact that DC has printed this on a matte paper stock similar to the reprint trade paperback stock, but Jones' use of solid colors and a heavy linework make this series look like an old-school Golden Age comic book. Even though the scenes change frequently throughout the issue, more

  • 7.5
    egon244 Aug 11, 2018

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful art. Ms. Jones is just amazing at her craft.

    As for the story, nothing major happens that pushes the plot forward, but we get to see that the villain is a rather ruthless person who does not tolerate failures.

    One nitpick though. Inconsistency in the new costume. In the first issue, the costume has flat feet, something more burglar-esque, but in this issue, there are big high heels all of a sudden. Like I said, a nitpick, but it kinda bothered me through the entire fight scene.

  • 6.0
    ohhaimark Aug 8, 2018

    This was a pretty good second issue. I think Joelle Jones still has room to improve as a writer, as the dialogue is minimalistic and nothing really stands out about it. If I'm being honest, the script is quite bland. The overall plot is still pretty good, however, once again nothing really to make it stand out from the several Bat-Books out right now. I do like the combat scenes which may have taken up a bit too many pages, as they really just show variations of Selina beating the crap out of a different copycat, not progressing the story anywhere. However, they are still very satisfying action scenes. The story still has one major problem however, and that's too many secondary characters. They are all original characters who don't really h more

  • 5.0
    KFuqua Aug 14, 2018

    I'm out on this series after 2 issues. Nothing special about it at all and the art is really unremarkable.

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    Jeff Aug 8, 2018

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    Samuel Almeida Aug 8, 2018

  • 9.0
    Dorival Aug 8, 2018

  • 9.0
    Grifter Aug 12, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 8, 2018

  • 8.5
    Troy Aug 9, 2018

  • 8.5
    Æther Aug 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    Comicswatch Aug 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    Arachal18 Aug 8, 2018

  • 8.0
    Wolf Warner Aug 8, 2018

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Aug 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    Peaches Aug 12, 2018

  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
    Linkush Aug 8, 2018

  • 7.5
    Ckdoerrn Aug 9, 2018

  • 7.0
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  • 1.0
    Maniax Aug 7, 2018

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