Catwoman #3

Writer: Joelle Jones Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 26
8.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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The secret shot-caller who's been borrowing Catwoman's M.O. for a series of crimes steps out of the shadows in this issue, and her "secret origin" is unlike anything Selina's run into before! Meanwhile, the police close in on Catwoman as well, as they believe she killed a cop during one of the crimes she's been framed for. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Catwoman's running out of her nine lives fast!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jay Sep 14, 2018

    The opening fight scene, the origin of Raina Creel, and the revelation of Selina's sister works in perfect harmony with crisp writing and fantastic art. When she is done her run on Catwoman, I would love to see Joelle Jones take on Batman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 12, 2018

    A fascinating look at one of the most disturbed villainesses to call the DC Universe home! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 10, 2018

    Its fun to see this sort of noir feel for Kyle and Catwoman. Shes a badass. Not afraid to turn down an offer she cant refuse or climb out of an icy tub and into her costume with a few broken ribs. Theres no fear. There doesnt seem to be any sense of self-preservation either. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the long run. An unflappably cool character is only cool for so long. Sooner or later shes going to have to have a more emotional reaction. For now, this is actually really cool, though. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 12, 2018

    Catwoman #3 is another strong offering that continues to show the versatility and entertaining nature of Catwoman in her own title beyond cameo duty in Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Sep 19, 2018

    Another solid issue that answers some questions while bringing up many more, this is a title that continues to keep you on your toes. This issue comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Sep 13, 2018

    CATWOMAN #3 brings pain and the past together well. We still see Selina, but we have more of a focus on the sort of backstory on Raina. It reveals that she'll do anything for fortune. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Sep 13, 2018

    CATWOMAN #3 brings pain and the past together well. We still see Selina, but we have more of a focus on the sort of backstory on Raina. It reveals that she'll do anything for fortune. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Sep 12, 2018

    Catwoman #3 is just as cryptic as Selina herself. We are getting to see more and more what shes up to and what she hopes to accomplish, but it is still hidden behind a shroud. With the inclusion of Rainas story, we get a new dynamic for what Selina is going to encounter. I like how this creative team comes together, especially as we move from Jones/Allred to Blanco/Kalisz, an effect which slowly transitions between differing truths. I feel like this series is doing Selina right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dan Lix Sep 14, 2018

    Catwoman #3 isn't an edge of the seat thrill ride, but rather a slow and gradual build. It sets the stage for more to come. It's an important character building moment for Selina's new adversary, and it's interesting to see where this will lead. For now though, we're left with more questions than answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 12, 2018

    Jolle Jones uses this issue to continue to show that Selina won't take any guff, but also set up the villain who is 100% pure evil.  It's an issue that grabs you the more you think about it after putting it down.  Jones is taking her time setting up her overall story, but I am fine with that and am in for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 12, 2018

    My only gripe with it is, where is it all going? I'm assuming Jones has a plan, I just have no inkling yet of what it is. That could be a great thing if it pays off. If it doesn't, well, the whole thing can fall flat. Let's see what happens. I'm along for the ride either way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Sep 14, 2018

    It took Jones a few issues to really make the book stand on it's own, but this issue finally gave us some much needed answers, with some nice twists and a promise of more interesting things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 24, 2019

    With a bit more understanding of who we're dealing with here now out on the table for the reader, it's easy to see how some of these events are going to connect and the dangers that are unfolding. I'm definitely curious to see where Raina goes from here in her pursuit of power and at the same time I'm really curious to see more of Selina's past come to light. I like her in this location and situation where she's charting her own course away from Gotham and dealing with the local issues instead of big world-ending things or caught up with a lot of other suits. Both Jones and Blanco's artwork fits perfectly for the tale and I'm looking forward to more of what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Sep 12, 2018

    If this issue's cliffhanger is any indication, the series has some interesting territory to go into. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    On Comics Ground - Christina Williams Sep 14, 2018

    After being escorted further into the casino, Selina is given an offer she has no choice but to refuse. The stakes are too high, and this cat works alone. We get a peek into the villain's backstory, and the truths we see are far harsher than expected. Selina has her work cut out for her. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 12, 2018

    DC continues to have trouble with their top-tier art teams, as Joelle Jones' third issue of Catwoman picks up a fill-in artist in Fernando Blanco. He's only on a few pages and does a good job of fitting his style in with the rest of Jones' pages, but it's still a shame that so many books as of late can't keep a consistent art team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 12, 2018

    Joelle Jones continues to deliver a solid run on Catwoman even if the narrative is moving a little slower than I'd like. We have the foundation of an incredible story, and are treated to complex, morally ambiguous characters that have endless potential. This issue adds a new, exciting plot thread with the introduction of an old character that has me eager for future issues. Factor in Jones' pencils and Allred's colors on top of all of this, and you're left with one hell of a book! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 17, 2018

    Catwoman #3 is the best issue that we've gotten from this young series so far. Joelle Jones did a fantastic job developing the world around Catwoman. The character work for Raina Creel in particular elevated the entire conflict in this first story arc as we now have a villain to hate. Combining that with a strong hook ending there is a lot to be intrigued about the direction for Jones' Catwoman series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Sep 13, 2018

    Joelle Jones' Catwoman is getting more intense. We see the lengths an adversary will go to to get what she wants and we get a hint of the purpose of Selina's visit to Villa Hermosa. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Trevor Richardson Sep 12, 2018

    It's no surprise the art is excellent, and I love all the character work in the issue. I just really wish there weren't three pages that feel almost wasted. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Sep 13, 2018

    Catwoman's reasons for being in town are a sudden but shocking surprise. As we continue, I'm starting to wonder if Mrs Creel has any measurable, sinister plan other than corrupting people and politics. What I'm interested most in seeing is how Selina herself will respond to the changing world she's in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 15, 2018

    The art remains gorgeous, but the story in Catwoman seems to be getting away from the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 12, 2018

    This book really needs to come together more for me to truly get on board. I see the pieces that Jones is setting up, but it's taking a lot longer than I would've liked. The art is incredible and, in all honestly, is worth the price of admission alone. Read Full Review

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