Catwoman #44

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Bengal Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 22, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
7.3Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

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Harley Quinn and Catwoman get their gals' out-of-town trip at the roller derby crashed when some mysterious creep runs them off the road...and then follows them around at the derby! But this is Catwoman and Harley Quinn-you stalk them, and you'll pay for it...maybe with a limb or two. Meanwhile, there seems to be more than one lurker in the shadows, because Red Claw is on scene looking for the girls too...but you'll have to pick up the issue to find out why!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 29, 2022

    After all of the cramped clutter of the large ensemble that appeared in Catwoman prior to the appearance of Harley, Tini Howards latest arc with Selina feels a lot like a fast-paced summer vacation. Bengals wide sweeps of action hit the page with Bellaires bright, beautiful colors. The fact that there happens to be a hell of a lot of depth beneath it all is quite impressive given the fact that Howard and company have delivered a story with the pulse and humor of an action-adventure comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 30, 2022

    Catwoman's two-issue fun but dangerous road trip comes to a conclusion, with plenty of wild action and fun but also unexpected endings that will surely have consequences moving forward. This series continues its pretty steady run now as one of the most gorgeous, fun, and all-around best series on the stands as Selina Kyle gets the spotlight and development she deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jenna Anderson Jun 22, 2022

    This new arc of Catwoman is continuing to defy and exceed my expectations at essentially every turn, with a follow-up issue that's hilarious, surprisingly sweet, and filled with candy-colored, well-executed action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 21, 2022

    The ending hints that Batman will be re-entering the title next issue, and overall this run continues to be a solid return to status quo for Selinaeven if it never approaches the characters' best runs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jun 22, 2022

    Catwoman #44 has given us a fun sharp turn into something new, that I honestly didn't see coming. All of it has left me eager to see where this team of powerful women will go next. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 22, 2022

    THE SCOOPAt the end of the last issue, we saw the debut of Red Claw, a Batman the Animated series villain, to the mainstream DC universe. The character first appeared in Catwomans first episode of the show, so it was only fitting they introduce her in a Catwoman story. This version of the character is an assassin for hire, rather than a leader of a global terrorist organization. Catwoman #44 has a Thelma & Louise vibe to it, with an interesting twist. It is fun, but also makes an important point about human nature. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 22, 2022

    Catwoman #44 continues the Harley Quinn Catwoman team-up, and that's a shame. I can't remember when a book took this much of a 180 degree this quickly in its run, but I want what we were getting at the start of Tini Howard's run. Hopefully, we will. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Jun 21, 2022

    I was pretty disappointed with this issue, despite the introduction of Red Claw into the main DC Universe. The villain wasn't very intimidating or formidable, and Harley Quinn really dragged the whole story down. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 21, 2022

    Catwoman #44 continues the Harley Quinn - Catwoman team-up, and that's a shame.  I can't remember when a book took this much of a 180 this quickly in its run, but I want what we were getting at the start of Tini Howard's run.  Hopefully, we will. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jun 21, 2022

    Catwoman #44 features lovely art and a fantastic car chase courtesy of Bengal and Jordie Bellaire. However, the true heart of the issue lies with the sketchily drawn relationship between Selina and Harley Quinn. Unfortunately, nothing about their conflict with each other tracks in a satisfying way. Equally fatal is the ultimate resolution to Red Claw's assassination attempt, which suffers in its attempt to make a point about the mostly absent Black Mask, rather than Red Claw herself. I still have hope for Howard's Catwoman, but this two-part story is easily skippable. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jun 22, 2022

    We're right back to this run's former level of complete incompetence, preachiness, and inconsistent art, the end of this two part arc couldn't come soon enough. Read Full Review

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