Catwoman #45

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 20, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
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Roman Sionis has been brought to his knees, but enough is enough. Catwoman's vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. But Selina has never been Gotham's only protector, and she'll have to contend with a well-meaning family of bats... What's that old saying? The enemy of my enemy...should back off and let me handle it!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 20, 2022

    On an issue-by-issue basis, true multi-title integration is really, really difficult to manage. Either theres some big dozen-issue crossover that derails the momentum of the individual titles without actually doing much, or the elements that crossover are minor curiosities. With the 45th issue of Catwoman, Tini Howard manages a deep integration with nearly every title in the Batman family of comics that makes Gotham City feel remarkably vibrant while also providing a fascinating look into the psyche of the title character. The central plot of the story might not be all that interesting, but Howard makes the title character and her world seem totally captivating.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 26, 2022

    Things in Gotham are petty darn good these days across the variety of titles, one of the books at the top is ‘Catwoman' which continues its couple of years reign as one of the best books that DC Comics has been putting on shelves. It's gorgeous, sexy, fun, emotional, full of wild slick action, deep character moments and development, and just a whole lot of comic book goodness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jul 19, 2022

    Tini Howard continues to re-establish Selinas role in the Gotham underworld hierarchy, and her place in the Batfamily. We get some fun interactions with the rest of the Batfamily members, and Velmont continues to grow on me. Im really enjoying how closely Tinis going with the continuity of the other Batbooks, which has been a real treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 19, 2022

    A lot of these stories sort of intersect with other Bat-titles, and the dialogue is great, although Selina's story doesn't seem to be progressing all that much since the end of the first arc of this run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 19, 2022

    Catwomans new status quo has made for an engaging read. When Howard dials down the juts because dude-bashing its going to make for a book that is well worth reading every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jenna Anderson Jul 20, 2022

    While this Catwoman issue isn't as much of a slam-dunk as recent installments, there are still some components that make it worth reading. Read Full Review

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

    With this high summer sun, I think this issue sums up the “vacation's ended” feeling. Catwoman's gone back to work cleaning up her side of Gotham, and it's time for us to get back to our daily grinds too. Though that may be a little odd to read in a comic book, there's plenty to do when we return. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jul 21, 2022

    Though the problems plaguing this run from the beginning of Howard's writing continue in full force, a few strengths stand out to raise its rating a few notches, bolstered by excellent art from Sami Basri. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jul 19, 2022

    Catwoman #45 doesn't break new ground with its core narrative, but it does offer interaction between Selina and the Bat family. While these scenes are frustrating due to Selina's general anger at any misstep, whether it be by Tim or Dick, there is some genuine drama to be mined from the current status quo. As it stands, Catwoman #45 lacks a compelling vision for Selina's war against the criminal underworld and the romantic drama is tepid at best. Read Full Review

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