Catwoman #49

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 15
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5.2User Rating

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You can take Gotham out of the cat, but you can't take the cat out of Gotham. With some of Catwoman's power structures collapsed again, a clan of clowns has invaded Alleytown and Selina must use her power to handle things safely...without bringing more violence and crime into the area she loves and swears to protect. But when that fails, Selina realizes she's going to have to fight fire with fire once and for all.

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Nov 22, 2022

    Things get a lot more complicated and even more allies and enemies are brought onto the playing field as ‘Catwoman' continues to delve deep into the character and escalate her war on the mob elements plaguing Gotham City. A handful of solid action scenes accompany a really interesting character-heavy issue that addresses a lot of what Catwoman is going through as she tries to have her foot in numerous worlds at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 15, 2022

    Batman, Eiko Hasigawa, and Valmont all make appearances as Selina puts her team together for the big 50th-issue showdown, and this continues to be an entertaining series overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Nov 16, 2022

    When you combine that with Nico Leon's slinky artwork, Catwoman delivers another delightful issue as well as a promising story on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Nov 16, 2022

    Catwoman #49 manages to rectify some lingering problems in the series by digging into the character's roots rather than trying to upend them. Nico Leon's pencils are back to their high quality, with a truly great opening car chase. Meanwhile, Howard delivers some of the best dialogue of the run as she tracks Selina's thoughts about Bruce and love in general across several scenes. The overarching narrative is still the weak link, but Howard demonstrates a good understanding of what makes Selina an appealing character and gives Bat/Cat fans some hope for their future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Nov 16, 2022

    Catwoman #49 brings a welcome roller coaster that shows our hero handling a new, looming threat in Gotham by rallying the many new faces this title has treated us all with. We get stunning action and realistic development paying off from many issues past, all in a well-rounded story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 17, 2022

    Odd choices, strangely altered plot expectations, and frustrating relationship dynamics make up this hodge-podge of a comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Jul 5, 2023

    While I still enjoyed everything that came before it, things mainly picked up for me with the second half of this issue. My favorite part of this was the conversation between Selina and Bruce, and I thought it set the stage nicely for the third, and final, part of this current storyline. This does something I didn't like about the previous issue, however, in that the cover is a bit misleading. Yes, Punchline's actions within the DC Universe recently do have an impact on this story, she's not physically present in the issue whatsoever. It doesn't change my score of the book, but it is a little annoying.

  • 8.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Nov 15, 2022

    I like the cat ears moving.

  • 6.0
    fzanca Nov 18, 2022

    The things I like: Batman appearing, though their dialogue is pretty bad and he mentions nothing about Catwoman possibly killing people. I like that she sees him as her endgame, though she's literally sleeping with the other guy. I'm not a fan of the other protagonist in the least.

    A major problem with this issue: Dario was put in the trunk while Selena was still in Italy. Travel to the states from Italy with customs, ground transportation, luggage, etc. takes all day and that's if she left immediately. Even a private jet would take over 12 hours. The fact that she just teleported from one country to the other, found the exact car on the freeway, even with GPS, and got into it to fight was completely implausible and insults my in more

  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 16, 2022

    Unfortunately, I just don't care about what's happening in most of this issue.

  • 3.5
    thecimmerian Dec 15, 2022


  • 3.5
    Watchtower022 Nov 24, 2022

    Punchline isn’t even in this book. So disappointing.

  • 2.0
    DomesticatedGiraffe Dec 23, 2022

    Just really bad. Why are Valmont's eyes closed? Is he high? Why is Selina saying Batman is her future, but sleeping with Valmont? Who knows. I don't think the writer knows either. Please stop the destruction of Selina Kyle.

  • 1.0
    liolia Sep 18, 2023

    "The sharp pleasure of waiting until I see you again is enough." I'm struggling to think of a character as horribly disgusting as Valmont - he kind of reminds me of the Edward Cullen, but French and a murdered.

    Also, WTF is wrong with Batman here? Batman does not talk like that. Why is he bending over backwards to accomodate Selina?

    "You've shown yourself to be a leader." No she hasn't! She's shown herself to be a gullible incompetent love-sick drama queen whose only accomplishment has been fucking Valmont on a beach and then on a roof!

  • 1.0
    GiantSlayer Nov 16, 2022

    This book is a mess. First off, there's no battle with Punchline, so if you're picking it up to see that, don't waste your money. The dialogue has somehow gotten worse, and it was pretty bad to begin with. There are a bunch of art errors. Just a muddled mess. Needs a new writer/creative tean ASAP

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