Catwoman #42

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 20, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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You know what they say-some of them are gonna love you, and some of them are gonna hate you-but it doesn't matter as long as they need you. Black Mask wants to be the dirty little secret of the Gotham underworld, but Catwoman's even better at being a secret when she needs to be. Thankfully she's not afraid to have a little help-from Valmont, Onyx, and the newly minted Tomcat...exactly the kind of guy to let her in the house.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Apr 22, 2022

    Gotham continues to be a place that is odd to predict. The Mob and Black MaskTo Valmont (not sure how I feel about this guy given that Selina has memorized his scent) What is Selina's end game? Is it back to the Bat or is wanting to increase her distance away from Bruce? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Apr 19, 2022

    Tini Howard and Nico Leon have done impressive work with the start of their run on Catwoman. These four issues are a perfect glimpse into Catwoman and what makes the anti-heroine tick. If you're interested in the character but find her comic history jarring, start here! You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 27, 2022

    ‘Catwoman' is such an intriguing series full of great character depth/development with stunningly gorgeous artwork and a storyline that has brought new life to a portion of Gotham City and those that reside there. With this issue, the series continues its year and a half long streak of being one of the best books being published by DC Comics and one of the best comic books on the shelves period. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 19, 2022

    Watching a well-choreographed revenge plot play out is a thing of beauty. It's easy to forget that in some ways, Selina is the closest thing the DCU has to a Black Widow-like superspy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 20, 2022

    And now that things are firmly established for Selina in Gotham City... she's going to leave town with Harley. A road trip. It's kind of a bold move for Howard to suddenly jar things in a different direction, but it DOES help keep things fresh in what will hopefully be a long relationship between Howard and Kyle. Howard has a very entertaining take on the character subtly different from anyone else who has worked on the series in the past three years. It'll be interesting to see where she takes Selina and Harley in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Apr 20, 2022

    This new Catwoman run knows exactly what its strengths are, and runs full speed ahead into all of fun and frothy things that can result from that. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Apr 19, 2022

    Catwoman #42 is a good ending to a promising opening arc for Tini Howard and Nico Leon's run. Veronica Gandini's colors are also exquisite, leaving behind a great looking book. The overall narrative has its problems with questionable character motivations, but the stakes thankfully remain high the whole way through. With a solid foundation set, I have high hopes that Howard and Leon's next arc will be even better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Apr 20, 2022

    With this story concluded, Catwoman could go anywhere from here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Apr 21, 2022

    Unmotivated character work and incoherent action layouts drag down what is at heart a fairly clever, if well worn, shell game plot. Read Full Review

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