Catwoman #48

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
7.1Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

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Don't you just hate it when your current and former lovers meet accidentally? That's definitely the case here for Catwoman, as Valmont and Batman cross paths! Is Batman jealous or just concerned that Selina is dating an international criminal who is also a murderer? There are some lines you just don't cross, Cat, and not all attention is good attention.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 21, 2022

    Howard is moving things forward in an interesting way. Its an approach to the character that's both respectful of her past and respectful of her need to go beyond it. Shes been to so many places just in the past year. Howard lends Catwomans personality a kind of stature that seems totally cohesive with everyone shes been over the course of the past five or ten years. That being said, as bewildering as the plot might be to first-time readers, Howard tells a succinct story that feels respectively complete in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Oct 26, 2022

    ‘Catwoman' takes the international mission of the cat burglar and turns it into a rescue mission blocked by family drama and a masked criminal with a score to settle. Such a gorgeous, emotional, sexy, and fun series that keeps building upon what has come before as it takes the title character further and further while keeping her in the spotlight she deserves to be living within. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 20, 2022

    Comics handled with this level of care and attention should be treasured. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Oct 19, 2022

    After a well-executed, but exposition-heavy start, this issue of Catwoman finds some ways to genuinely thrive. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 18, 2022

    The shift in tone from dark and noir-inspired to comically over the top doesn't quite work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 19, 2022

    Howard's frustrating plotting and cement-block clunky characterization continues to drag this series out excruciatingly, while Nico Leon's art has improved, though doesn't make up for the writing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Oct 18, 2022

    Catwoman #48 features yet another change of scenery that injects some life into Tini Howard's increasingly muddled narrative. Right now, reader enjoyment hinges largely on whether or not Valmont is a compelling love interest for Selina. As it stands, there's a lack of true understanding of who Valmont is as a person, existing mostly as a cliche of a "dangerous lover type. Until the series gives me a reason to truly care about Valmont and his relationship to Selina it's hard to recommend readers stick around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Jul 5, 2023

    I thought this was a fun adventure for Selina and Valmont, but my main issue with this is the cover. Now, I'm not going to let this change my score or anything, but Batman is on the cover of this when he's not even in the issue at all. He's not even in a flashback or anything. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed this and I liked seeing Selina go against the Tommaso family. I still don't have a concrete opinion of Valmont, but I don't dislike him or anything.

  • 8.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Oct 18, 2022

    Let the woman fuck.

  • 6.5
    fzanca Oct 23, 2022

    This is a mixed bag. There is no action in this one for the most part. I'm not a big Valmont fan and I'm looking forward to him going away. The relationship between them feels forced. Perhaps for a female reader, he works when he spouts nonsense in an aristocratic way, but there's no appeal to him for me. Selina goes to Italy to save Dario, who is in Gotham. I didn't realize he was in Gotham at first, until he's revealed to be in a trunk. So, why would she go to Italy to save him when the clock is clicking down in Gotham? It's a mystery. She would have been better served tracking him down in Gotham and bringing him to Italy to be absolved by the family. This story is convoluted and doesn't make much sense. Valmont gets them on a plane with more

  • 2.0
    DomesticatedGiraffe Dec 23, 2022

    Too bad Valmont didn't die in this issue.

  • 1.0
    liolia Sep 18, 2023

    This is bad. Bad bad bad. Why is Selina just so dumb and incompetent in this run? She literally cannot do a single thing on her own. I can't believe she bangs this stalker killer dude on a beach right after he murdered someone in cold blood (by not giving then the parachute). The dialogue is shallow mock pretentious purple prose.

  • 1.0
    hesfkshgf Oct 19, 2022

    Tina Howard is a bad writer who doesnt understand Selina - that is a very bad combo!

  • 1.0
    GiantSlayer Oct 19, 2022

    The tagline says it all..."All Bad". Howard continues to write Selina out of character, as an incompetent, inexperienced moron. Burn this run to the ground and let a more competent writer resurrect the real Catwoman.

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Oct 18, 2022

  • 7.5
    Radar Nov 24, 2022

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 15, 2022

  • 5.0
    Klaushenna Oct 23, 2022

  • 4.5
    Watchtower022 Oct 21, 2022

  • 3.0
    Prodigalson16 May 16, 2023

  • 1.0
    ItsJess Dec 22, 2022

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