Catwoman #23

Writer: Sean Murphy, Blake Northcott Artist: Cian Tormey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
6.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Even Catwoman needs a break from the city sometimes! Featuring a story by Eisner Award winner Sean Murphy (Batman: White Knight) and the DC debut of co-writer Blake Northcott (Vampirella), join Catwoman on this two-part story as she leaves for the jungle to blow off some steam in the best way she knows how…stealing the world’s largest diamond from an annual super-secret supervillain auction, of course! 

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 13, 2020

    Sean Murphy and Blake Northcott set up a caper story that may not be a caper story, and Cian Tormey's art fits the overall series with some old school flair to boot.  If you fell off this book or want to check out a Catwoman book, this first part of a two-parter gets my thumbs up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Jul 30, 2020

    Catwoman on a new adventure shows a lot of potential. There are a lot at play, a few stories going on at the same time. I am here for it, let's see what this team can bring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Aug 7, 2020

    Murphy's contribution saves the day! And I'm in on a two-parter with a Don Johnson white suit and electric blue t-shirt! Throw in the sound track and the big cat and you have a pretty eccentric tale! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 14, 2020

    It would be really nice to see Selena settle-down into something longer-term than a quick vacation like this. It's not unwelcome, though. Northcott, Murphy, and Tormey bring the reader on what promises to be a fun, little action vacation date for the end of this summer. Judging from the opening chapter, it's not going to be too terribly deep, but it looks like fun given the momentum that the creative team manages by issue's end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jul 15, 2020

    Catwoman #23 is taking the character back to her beginnings. We can now actually see her doing anything, and that's exciting. This is clearly the start of something new, and, when handled this well, gives us something we can all look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 21, 2020

    Batman-less Catwoman stories often don't reach my comic stack, but the comic's choice to use a modified version of my favorite Catwoman costume did pique my interest. The issue works as a tease. Ending on a cliffhanger, any answers to Catwoman's trip, wardrobe choice, or the outcome of her attempted good deed will have to wait for another month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jul 15, 2020

    If you’ve been in the mood to pick up some Catwoman, but not looking to invest in a whole series, now is the perfect time to jump in! The previous one-shot and this two-part arc make for a great sampling her character. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jul 14, 2020

    Catwoman #23 features exceptional art from Ciran Tormey and FCO Plascencia which greatly elevates an uneven plot and script by Sean Gordon Murphy and Blake Northcott. Tormey's work features such thoughtful detail and finesse throughout that it only exposes the uneven nature of Northcott's script. Murphy helped plot the story but he perhaps gave Northcott too much to deal with here. With only another issue left in this mini-arc, I fear there are too many moving parts and themes to cover with only twenty more pages. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Jul 16, 2020

    Issue #25 can't get here quick enough. Catwoman has been lost in its own world from the start, despite it being a spin-off from Tom King's Batman run. It needs some true cohesion that hopefully, its inclusion in the Joker War will bring. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jenna Anderson Jul 16, 2020

    There are moments where the dialogue is cheesy and campy, and others where it borders on absolutely cringeworthy (there has yet to be a sincere use of the term "boomer" in comics). But there are enough Easter eggs and ridiculous plot points to make this issue reasonably entertaining, and Cian Tormey's art is largely well-executed. Read Full Review

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