Catwoman #4

Writer: Jo?lle Jones Artist: Jo?lle Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 21
7.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Things have gone from bad to worse for Selina in Villa Hermosa. Her new city has taken away what little she was able to carry with her from Gotham, and her rap sheet offers scant protection when local crooks frame her for murdering two police officers. The law has caught up with her and Catwoman is in the clink, giving her time to reflect on her life and all the things that led her to Vila Hermosa. Turns out she didn't choose the move randomly or just to get away from the Batman. This special interlude issue takes us back in time to explode some previously unknown truth bombs from Selina Kyle's past. BATWOMAN artist Fernando Blanco joins Joë more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jay Oct 11, 2018

    Jones is a brilliant storyteller both through word and imagery. I can't wait to see Selina unleash her wrath on this dude in the next issue. And I've got to say that the metallic line of comics, including this issue's cover, is very unique. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 10, 2018

    In fiction, I do not think the idea of humanity always emerges, but through these kinds of emotional moments we get a glimpse into who the characters could be were they to live in our world (or us in theirs). Even if this issue had many deep and painful themes, it is more than worth reading, though Id caution you to make sure you have the emotional space to do so. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Andrew Martinez Oct 11, 2018

    I appreciated the work from Blanco and colorist Kalisz but I'm hoping issue five gives the spotlight back to Jones and Allred. It is a testament to their brilliant work that biggest critique of this issue is just wanting more from them. Catwoman #4 leaves so many questions unanswered. I can't wait to see how Jones sets about answering them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Oct 10, 2018

    CATWOMAN #4 does well with telling a quick story, however the plot struggles to make certain situations clear to the reader. Selina and Magdalene's story together is interesting and shows their opposing personalities well. The art is consistent in vibrance and color with offering different perspectives on Selina and Magdalene. Overall, it's well constructed. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 10, 2018

    Joelle Jones continues pushing her story ahead, not with action, but with character moments that are really making this book feel new and fresh.  I thought this issue was going to be all about Selina's sister, Maggie, but it's just as much about Selina herself and it's not all sunshine and lollipops.  This book continues to look great and I am really enjoying it! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Oct 10, 2018

    An issue as gorgeously drawn as it is emotional and upsetting, the Catwoman team made me want to know even more about Selina and Maggie, making this a trip down memory lane worth taking. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 10, 2018

    Bad things are coming for Selina, but this is easily the strongest issue we've gotten yet as Jones finds her feet on this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Oct 11, 2018

    We get a compelling look into Selina and her sisters lives and learn more about how they ended up with the relationship they have. Selinas presence gets Maggie into more trouble. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 10, 2018

    A fascinating glimpse into the past of Selina Kyle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 11, 2018

    The series operates as a mood piece, not a casualty of decompression, even if will likely read better when collected. This isn't to say the story couldn't be meatier, only it begs the question of if that extra weight would work against the series' gracefulness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 11, 2018

    The whole thing leads again to a cliffhanger of sorts. I'm not sure again where this is all leading. It kind of feels like it's not leading anywhere. Maybe the next issue will answer some of the mysteries of the point of the four issues thus far and why Catwoman is being toyed with by the Creels. Or at least, I hope so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Oct 10, 2018

    If you consider yourself to be a fan of Catwoman, this is absolutely worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 14, 2018

    Joelle Jones does a fantastic job using Catwoman #4 to explore Selina Kyle's current state of mind. Bringing in Maggie Kyle instantly brought in an extra layer of depth to the current story with the Creel Family and created a long-term plotpoint that readers will be instantly connected to. The artwork for the present-day and flashback scenes made the entire issue stronger as it nailed how emotional Catwoman #4 was. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 14, 2018

    Its always nice to dive into a characters past. As cheesy as it feels in places, the Catgirl mood actually kind of works. Itd be fun to dive into a juvenile Catwoman a bit more through Jones panels, but it feels like a rather strange departure from what the series has been thus far, though itll be interesting to see where Jones takes the narrative with Doctor Finick in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 11, 2018

    Jones ropes us back into the invested storyline right at the end. Threatening the very thing that's keeping Catwoman invested in this place would make her capable of anything. This may be the moment that really triggers all the true action of the series, which I'm grateful to see, but was eager to see sooner. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 10, 2018

    Your enjoyment of this issue will depend heavily on whether or not you have read Ed Brubaker's iconic Catwoman run. In no way is this issue bad, but if you've read Brubaker's run – especially Catwoman: No Easy Way Down – then this will be nothing more than a twenty-page recap of that epic and iconic story. If you haven't read this run, then you'll be treated to a dark, morbid, and emotional that will serve its purpose well, but really should be experienced in full by reading the source material. In the end, this chapter does a solid job of establishing what is important: the relationship between Selina and Maggie. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 13, 2018

    Catwoman takes a break from it's already underdeveloped story to give us a bunch of backstory on a new character in the tale. It'll probably be important later, but for now, it's sucking what little excitement remains from the story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 10, 2018

    After a solid two first issues, this book has really lost me and I attribute my problems with simple story padding, unnecessary flashbacks, and a generally uncompelling story. I really want to like this book, but it's existing for existence's sake. Read Full Review

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