Catwoman #50

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Nico Leon, Juan E. Ferreyra, Inaki Miranda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
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4.8User Rating

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Punchline and her Royal Flush gang are causing mayhem in Alleytown and things are blowing up--literally!--so Catwoman calls in backup! We all know the cat has nine lives, and the same can be said about her gang! But what's a nine-person heist without a little danger, maybe some...death? And, uh-oh, those handcuffs definitely don't look like the sexy kind, but what's worse is Selina has bigger things to worry about right now: like her ex-lover and current lover in the same room! At least she's criminally good at being bad!

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 27, 2022

    ‘Catwoman' #50 continues to rock the title characters world in massive ways as the series hits a milestone issue, and prepares itself to enter the second year of the current creative team's run. Every bit of this issue shows just why Selina Kyle is such a powerful, popular, and long-lasting character and why her title has run so long when others have been relaunched or rebooted well before this milestone. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 21, 2022

    And now Catwoman is...on a leash, so to speak. Its kind of a bold move for Howard. It would be really, really interesting to see Kyle gradually work her way up from rock bottom in one of the most totally awful places in all of Gotham City. If Howard is patient enough, the issues to come could be a potentially breathtaking look at the psyche of one of DCs longest-lived anti-heroes.  Read Full Review

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

    Catwoman #50 delights and shocks with the loss of familiar faces and the deadly clash between two new rivals. The art team throws deep emotions at us with perfect art, and leaves us all ready for fifty more issues, and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 20, 2022

    The big anniversary issue of Tini Howard's Catwoman sends the story into a new era, as every major subplot in the run collides in one epic showdown. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 21, 2022

    Surrounded by a plethora of variant covers, Catwoman hits fifty issues with a lengthy arc conclusion, taking some solid risks and steps forward but without completely shedding the ongoing weaknesses of this run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jenna Anderson Dec 21, 2022

    While a little too much of it can be interpreted as overworkedeither in an offhand line of dialogue, a shockingly-obvious plot twist, or otherwiseit undeniably sets up a new status quo for the book going forward, and it is filled with snappy art from Nico Leon, Juan Ferreyra, and Inaki Miranda. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Dec 20, 2022

    Catwoman #50 aims high, but its ambition stands in the way of nailing the most important beats. The assault on Ace Chemicals has far too many moving parts when more pages dedicated to Batman and Valmont's showdown could have made the emotional climax more convincing. As it stands, Howard's script gave itself too many plates to spin, losing sight at the strengths of her run, leaving an extended epilogue to pick up the pieces. While some developments in the story are welcome, Catwoman #50 often frustrates in its attempt to wring drama from a love triangle that never felt genuine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Jul 6, 2023

    While I never really formed a solid opinion on Valmont, I will say that I think his character was wasted a bit, as another user stated in their review. Despite that, I think this was a fairly well-written issue. It wasn't quite the epic climax I think it was intended to be, but I liked most of everything here. My favorite part of this was the conversation between Selina and Bruce, which is something I think this run has done consistently well. I wasn't a huge fan of the art changing from Leon to Miranda and then Ferreyra, but I think all three artists did their job well and fit their sections of the story.

  • 8.0

    This book is pretty good. Catwoman/Batman interactions were great, the final one especially touching. I like the supporting cast of this run but Valmont proved to be a wasted character. He was used as tool to progress the story without any deepth to him, but at least it led to something insteresting. Eiko being back as Catwoman was on my wishlist since new52, so this finale makes me very excited.

  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 26, 2023

    I'm sorry, I just don't care about Catwoman's love interest whose name escapes me right now.

  • 6.0
    fzanca Dec 29, 2022

    This issue could have been good. I have no idea what Howard was thinking when she pitched this storyline. We've seen Catwoman go to jail already, it's a tired plot. The only thing she seems to be good at writing is the dialogue between Bruce and Selena. I'm also confused about why the artist draws her ears up and then down like they are on some mechanical trigger based on her emotions. It's stupid and weird. Batman showing up, in the beginning, was great, and then it was downhill. Why did Valmont release Amygdala just to kill him? Don't know. It made no sense. Unless Selena opens someone's jugular, it is impossible for her to kill someone. Her claws will not go deep enough to kill someone. I just didn't like where this story went.

  • 3.0
    darkknight of steel Dec 23, 2022

    My rating is just for the art nothing more the art is being totally wasted on this disrespectful run i just dont get how some people can give this 9 or 10 i am really curious to see what good thing they saw in this issue catwoman hasnot been this out of character in ages she fell for valmont some body she just knows for weeks and what kind if a person he is liar,murderer,untrusratable god we dont even know his true name how could you posdibly think of falling for this guy and it just doesnot end here after she kilks,he dies or whatever she misses him more the love of her whole life i cannot tolerate this anymore its so bad and i think poor batman is just being used here no way in hell that i love you and i will always will is real noway if more

  • 2.5
    thecimmerian Dec 22, 2022

    Catwoman isn't written as herself, she's written how Tini Howard wants her to be to fit this idiotic storyline. Needs a new writer who respects the characters that they are given and the fans who love them.

  • 1.0
    liolia Sep 18, 2023

    What a gross and horrible issue, another turd in this run. Batman is OOC, Selina continues to be dumb, incompetent, and clingy, Valmont continues to be vomit inducing. The plan makes no sense, Punchline continues to be annoying. I really hate how this run is slowly but surely driving the Catwoman character six feet under - after Howard's done, not only will Catwoman be untenable as a love interest to Batman (or anyone who has a brain) but her stupidity and incompetence will make her, at best, a D-rate villain. I wouldn't be surprised if this ends with Selina becoming some Punchline flunky or something equally terrible.

  • 1.0
    ItsJess Dec 22, 2022

    I know comic book standards are low but this is pathetic. You've got a writer self-inserting and stealing plot ideas from a 1988 movie while forcing it upon a character that simply doesn't fit into it. Not going to waste more than a few minutes on reviewing this garbage so I'll just say that it is basically a character study on how to ruin and degrade a character to the point where even her fans are calling her a POS. Selina is utterly unlikeable and despicable in this and it's honestly infuriating to see such a beloved character disrespected by her own owners/writers/editorial staff to such a heinous degree. Why is she friendly with a murdering stalker? Why is she intimate with a murdering stalker? Why is she comparing this murdering stalk more

  • 1.0
    GiantSlayer Dec 21, 2022

    Dear god, just when I thought the writing couldn't get worse, it somehow manages to accomplish exactly that. Tini continues to thoroughly destroy Selina Kyle in a way I didn't think was possible. Apparently, Selina is so in love with Valmont after approximately one week of knowing him that she had a hard time trying to choose who to save, him or BATMAN?????? She kills Valmont to save Batman and then has an absolute breakdown over his death. JESUS CHRIST! I would rather be set on fire than have to suffer through more of this run.

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Dec 22, 2022

  • 9.5
    KittyNone Dec 21, 2022

  • 8.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jan 3, 2023

  • 5.0
    boxo Dec 21, 2022

  • 3.0
    Prodigalson16 May 16, 2023

  • 2.5
    Watchtower022 Dec 23, 2022

  • 2.0
    DomesticatedGiraffe Jan 12, 2023

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