Catwoman #40

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
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If I told you that there is a whole retro-glam apartment building in Gotham called the Trixie that houses mob wives, side chicks, and mistresses, and Catwoman has secretly taken a whole floor to herself eavesdropping on mob wives and mistresses to blackmail them, would you believe me? Of course you wouldn’t, because the last thing you want is to be caught knowing those truths at the only place in Gotham you can actually get away with murder.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 23, 2022

    Howard had mentioned in an interview that she pitched the idea for her run on Catwoman with the opening scene of the previous issue more or less as it appeared on the page. From there, she just had to fill out the rest of it. And though it kind of feels like she might be filling out an equation, shes doing so in a way that feels fresh and interesting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 22, 2022

    I wasn't a believer at first, but Catwoman #40 has made me want more from Howard and Leon. This creative team really fires on all cylinders here as it mixes in action, mobster drama, and sexual tension. Catwoman is stylish, sleek, and offers an intelligent crime story under a layer of tight leather and claws. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 2, 2022

    Selina Kyle's new era continues to show that it's a Catwoman world and we're all just living in it. Everything about this book is just clicking as it has been through both the current & previous creative teams, giving a lot of other Gotham books and other comic books in general a run for their money. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Feb 23, 2022

    Tini Howard, Nico Leon, Jordie Bellaire and Tom Napolitano are absolutely killing it on this run ofCatwoman. It's only been two issues, but I can't see the series going anywhere but up with this level of storytelling. Catwoman is compassionate while remaining sassy, fun and badass. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Feb 24, 2022

    Catwoman #40 continues Selinas vendetta with some great action scenes, gorgeous art, and a great twist at the end. Though her quest to take down Don Tomasso is not as interesting as her dealings with Valmont, theres a lot of fun here and I look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 22, 2022

    Tini Howard's writing always had pulpy elements to it, but she's able to embrace them a lot more in this comic than she was in her Marvel work. Not everyone will enjoy it, but I do think it fits a Catwoman book pretty well"although it seems to be making a clean break from the previous run in a very decisive way, both in supporting cast and characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Feb 23, 2022

    Once the individual pieces of Tini Howard's script begin to fall into place, they're just delightful and buzzy enough, in part thanks to her earnest, but quick-witted dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Feb 23, 2022

    The enigmatic characters alongside Catwoman and the intensity of her rivalry against the criminal elements are on full show in Catwoman #40. We have many mysteries and elements of tension building up across the plot, with many figures that are both dangerous and intriguing. This title is a treat to those who appreciate a layered, rich storyline set to detailed and stylish artwork, which elevates it even higher. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 22, 2022

    Catwoman #40 is a good issue hampered by confusing moments and odd pacing.  I like what Tini Howard is doing with Selina and expect it to improve as she settles into the book and character more.        Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Feb 22, 2022

    Catwoman #40 is a massive improvement from last month's issue that shows that Tini Howard has a clear point of view that (mostly) fits with Selina's characterization. There are moments when thematic musings make the script feel like it's putting the cart before the horse, but the narrative becomes more concise and palatable this time around. Nico Leon's art also improves, featuring better compositions that let pages breathe more than before. For the time being, readers should give this opening arc a chance with only two more issues to go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 23, 2022

    Howard and Leon's partnership improves slightly, but a few false steps continue to cast Selina in an incompetent, passive light. Read Full Review

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