Catwoman #38

Writer: Ram V Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 22, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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Fear State aftermath! A “new” Poison Ivy now walks the Earth, one who seems more familiar to Harley Quinn and Catwoman than she ever has been before. And as the dust of Fear State settles in Alleytown, Selina comes to the heartbreaking conclusion that it may be time to surrender her crown and leave her kingdom. She has brought too much damage, too much horror, to her adoptive city. But are the Strays ready to take on the responsibility of defending their homes without the help and guidance of the Catwoman? And what is to become of Catwoman’s protégé herself, Cheshire Cat?

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 28, 2021

    Catwoman's current run has come to an end in the most emotional, fun, beautiful, and hopeful way that it can which is befitting the character and perfectly describes this entire run. Truly this run is certain to go down in history as one of the best starring Selina Kyle and needs to be read by every person that calls themselves a Catwoman fan. Selina Kyle is a force of nature and this series helped firmly entrench her at the levels she deserves to be at within the echelon of DC Comics characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Dec 30, 2021

    Ram V provides closure for this chapter of Catwoman in this issue. Whatever the future holds, she is a changed person after a series of confronting new enemies, protecting her friends and bring some closure to her dealings with the Riddler and Penguin. I am unsure of Ram V's role in future Catwoman issues as he is writing so many storylines lately. However, if he is moving on, you would be well served to pick up all the past issues he has had his fingers on! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 22, 2021

    Next month, Selina tumbles from Villa Hermosa with Jolle Jones to Alleytown with Ram V and into the open arms of Tini Howard, who makes her DC Comics debut with her run on the series. She's out of Alleytown and into the business of stealing from the biggest criminals in the second-largest city in the DC Universe's U.S. It's a new writer. It's a new artist. Hell... it's even a new logo. Catwoman moves on from an intermittently satisfying current arc in January of 2022.  Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Dec 22, 2021

    Once again, Ram V uses beautiful language to narrate the past plotline through the eyes of both Selena and Detective Rigs, and I feel that the emotions and motivations of both characters were accurately portrayed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 21, 2021

    The main narrative is over, but Ram V has one last issue to tie up his Catwoman run"and it's probably the best of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson" Dec 22, 2021

    One long-awaited character moment makes this issue a bonafide favorite of mine, but there are so many other narrative morsels that excel as well, perfectly teeing up the new era of Catwoman that starts in January. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Dec 21, 2021

    This issue is a great introduction to new readers while also setting up future stories. If you've ever thought about reading the current Catwoman, start now! Beautiful art, thrilling stories, and a crafty cat burglar are what you should expect when opening up a Catwoman comic! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 21, 2021

    Ram V has a strong tenure on Catwoman and this was a fine way to conclude his run while setting up some villains and possible obstacles for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 1, 1970

    Catwoman #38manages to do what all final issues of a story arc need to do. It wraps up any loose ends that might remain from its previous issues, while also setting up the next chapter of its star's adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Dec 22, 2021

    Catwoman #38 gave us the calming visual version of a storyline conclusion. It was a welcome, relaxed, and satisfying ending that the title needed, whilst also feeling sincere and true to what we've read so far. Masterfully done by a writer I know and love, and a new artist I'm immediately blown away by. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 21, 2021

    Catwoman #38 is Ram V's finale on Catwoman, and while a lot of what comes up here reminds me of missed opportunities, he stays true to his run.  If you've been reading the book up until now, there is no reason to stop now.  Sure, there is an eye-rolling twist, but the art and Selina's smarts save the day. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 22, 2021

    Ram V provides a cheeky and whimsical noir ending to his run on Catwoman in a police station, one last con, with truly lovely art and colors both by Caspar Wijngaard. Not all loose ends are wrapped up, but a satisfying time is had by all. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Dec 21, 2021

    Catwoman #38 is a disappointing end for Ram V's run on the character. Fernando Blanco is missed and while Caspar Wijngaard is a talented artist, their work does not fit the series and is barely suitable for this final issue. V's script does a good job tying up loose ends and setting the stage for the next creative team to take over, but I wish this issue had more to offer. For those who have read every issue of V's run so far, this is still recommended as it does offer some closure, but everyone else is better off waiting till next month for a new story to begin. Read Full Review

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