Catwoman #33

Writer: Ram V Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 18
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Selina has worked hard to establish herself as the queen of Alleytown. But in response to Catwoman saving Poison Ivy from extermination at the hands of Saint Industries, Simon Saint has sent in the early stages of a totalitarian force that has left her kingdom shuttered. Catwoman has seen a man take his own life to avoid the consequences of crossing Saint Industries, so she knows there is no telling what they have in store for her and her gang of strays. And to make matters worse, Alleytown’s eerily quiet and empty streets now set the stage for the long-awaited confrontation between Catwoman and Father Valley!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jul 24, 2021

    Father Valley is everything you would expect and more. He is shaping up to be iconic, and Selina is obviously going to be an irritant to him for years to come IF she can get out of this. And truly"with DC killing off Alfred, and making iconic moves left and right"Selina dying at the hands of Valley would truly set Bruce to madness. You listening, Ram V? Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jul 21, 2021

    Catwoman readers are not used to seeing her lose, and losing so easily will upset the usual fanbois, who enjoy flat three-act plots. This is an opera and it ain't over till the Cat Lady sings! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 20, 2021

    Taking it all in, Catwoman #33 delivers a marvelously executed story that feels like a "beginning of the end" for the current plot lines that have been building since the Joker Warwrapped. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 22, 2021

    Catwoman has steadily and slowly been building a number of plotlines that all collide in this powerful and well-crafted issue that continues this series' run as truly one of the best books on the stands. The reunited regular art team pulls out all the stops as their neo-norish style changes ever so slightly to really hit home how brutal and dangerous this story arc truly is for Selina Kyle and every one of her allies. This is the series that Catwoman and Catwoman fans truly deserve. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jul 20, 2021

    The artwork in this issue is magnificent. The action scenes are intense and engaging. And the overall tone of the story is perfectly captured. Blanco and Bellaire use traditional drawing and bold color work in a way that is both visually appealing and emotionally stimulating. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 20, 2021

    Catwoman has not so quietly been one of DC's strongest post-Future State and this issue retains the series' high level of quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jenna Anderson Jul 21, 2021

    Ram V balances an ensemble that's surprisingly dense in an interesting way, and if anything, the only problem is that I want to see a few of the issue's characters be further utilized by him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 20, 2021

    V and Blanco know how to create a great fight scene, and the battle for Alleytown is one of the best set-pieces of the run. Nanako does seem a little more one-note than he usually is, with none of his sympathetic characteristics, but this is one of the best issues of the run"with a cliffhanger that will make fans of a certain pairing very happy as we rocket towards Fear State. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jul 20, 2021

    Its this realism, and focus on developing character, along with filling every issue with so much plot that youre just overwhelmed by the world building going on. Partnered with Blancos art, and you cant help but get invested in this book. Catwoman is a title that I cant help but read first when I grab my pull list every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Jul 20, 2021

    Ram V annd Fernando Blanco's brilliant run on 'Catwoman' heats up as Father Valley and the Magistrate close in on Selina Kyle. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jul 20, 2021

    Catwoman #33 is a fast paced issue that will satisfy those who thought the last couple issues spent too much time looking backward. The quick pace is fine, but there is a sense that V's script is making up for lost time as some twists and reveals come rapid fire. The expanding roster of Selina's allies is exciting, but hopefully V spends some downtime with her growing army before diving head first into outright war with Future State's Magistrate and Father Valley himself. However, most small nitpicks are largely forgotten by the time readers see the final page. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 21, 2021

    I am interested now to see where this is headed. I hope the quality keeps up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 21, 2021

    Ram V is definitely exploring particularly dark political territory in the series that reflects some of the darker shadows of life in a nation that's tearing itself apart. Catwoman is an intriguing force in a heroic serial set in a world that is crumbling faster than our own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jul 20, 2021

    I'm truly eager for the next issue. Catwoman #33 ended with a need to lick literal wounds, and Selina will come face to face with characters she hasn't seen in years and issues. This is ambitious and exciting storytelling, and it draws me in every time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jul 21, 2021

    Ram V and Fernando Blanco serve up an exciting, explosive conflict in Catwoman #33, though the road leading here comes across as underbaked. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 20, 2021

    Catwoman #33 gets the book ready for Fear State, but everything feels a bit rushed.  I still like what is going on in this book, but it all felt too cluttered in this issue.  I'm sure Ram V will straighten things out, but I can't give it high marks for now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    vivek Jul 20, 2021

    Finally, after a couple of issues of Catwoman without Catwoman, we get to see her again.

    And I hope after Fear State is over we get to see the new team of Clayface, croc, Cheshire, knockout, firefly team lead by Catwoman.

    Also, I feel like art, where Selia and Valley fought, was drawn in a hurry.

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Jul 20, 2021

    It's time to take a leap of faith. Catwoman is dealing with big things coming to her side of town and she's feeling the pressure. But seeing some of Gotham's Rogues ready to take the fight for their city lead by Clayface felt pretty good, because they really do believe in redemption beyond their villainous roles. They're not going to let figures like Simon Saint or Father Valley tell them there's only Hell waiting for them. But even then, when things mount up, it's okay to ask and get help.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Jul 20, 2021

    Interesting to see the next issue set up fear state

  • 7.5

    Though this was the first fight I doubt Father Valley and Catwoman are anywhere near done. I figure by their big showdown Azrael will likely get involved. I haven't heard from him in a while so I'd like to see what he's been up to. This waas also the first I've seen of Clayface since his fall from grace. It looks like he still wants to prove he's a changed thing, so he's recruited some other familiar rogues to help fight back against the growing Magistrate problem.
    I don't regularly read Catwoman. I just check in now and then. But this was a pretty good story to do that.

  • 7.5
    Antenovial Jul 20, 2021

    The Magistrate is upon Alleytown and the plot of Catwoman must bow to Fear State.

    Ram V has built up the Magistrate in his run quite nicely, and while I am looking forward to a return of the Wight Witch and the Sirens, I am still far from excited for the event tie-ins.

    Selina and Valley clash in this week’s Issue, but it is not quite as focused on them as I hoped it would be. Valley continues to haunt Selina, and he will possibly continue to do so past Fear State.

    There are some surprising villains that Selina is working with and going to work with against her enemies. I hope they will be satisfyingly included going forward. Especially a certain villain connected to Shoes.

    Blanco’s art is stun more

  • 7.0

    Not the most engaging issue. I find Judas Priest very boring. He's not a new design or a new archetype, and there's nothing here the makes his unoriginality worth it. I mean, it's not bad. I just find it very bland, and I want the plot to really go somewhere. I want Judas Priest to move on, even if that means we get sucked into the monolithic Fear State.

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