Catwoman #52

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 22, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
7.8Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

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Looks like cat is the new black in Gotham jail as Selina quickly finds herself clawing her way up as the queen cat behind bars by making friends with all the wrong types (which are of course also exactly her types). Meanwhile, Eiko Hasigawa continues to prowl the Gotham streets as the Catwoman keeping the mob bosses in check, with a little help from…Tomcat.

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 28, 2023

    Behind bars and out on the streets provide their own complications as ‘Catwoman' #52 continues this runs deep character development and highly emotional focus in a jam-packed but smooth reading issue. There is just such a sustained feeling to this series as it has moved through the past few runs, doing a lot of great and interesting things with the title character and her supporting cast(s). Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Michelle Tongue Feb 27, 2023

    I am hoping Catwoman gets out of prison sooner rather than later. However, for her time in prison, this is as good a rendition as you could get for her in jail. I am looking forward to the next issue, and maybe someday, as I hope for every new Catwoman issue, The Cat and The Bat will tie the knot as close as they were at the start of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 22, 2023

    Selina is kind of a challenge to work with as a writer. The ultimate thief who is always in control of any situation is only as clever as the situations that she finds herself in. Eiko proves to be a little more of an interesting character in the 52nd entry of the current Catwoman series, as shes clearly in WAY over her head. Theres more of a sense of heroism to the larceny that makes for much more of an impact. Theoretically, Selina could have picked up more personality in prison if she was given more of a challenge to deal with from rock bottom.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2023

    I'm enjoying the new team-up of Eiko and Dario, although their plot is mostly just skulking around Gotham and arguing with gangsters. The best part of this story is Dario's confrontation with Noah, which is very satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Feb 22, 2023

    Catwoman #52 gives us a masterfully handled, multi-layered story that balances the tone of each character and what they're doing perfectly. The only issue I have is that it's a very hard title to start in the middle, but is very rewarding to those who have kept up with Selina's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Feb 22, 2023

    Overall, I'm excited about the trajectory that this new chapter of Catwoman seems to be headed on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 23, 2023

    The "Selina in prison arc continues, with Eiko taking more of the page time in badly handled "infiltrate the mob scenes as Selina forms her own gang on the inside. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Feb 21, 2023

    Catwoman #52 is an improvement over last month's issue as it manages to make Selina more proactive in her current predicament and give her a way to help those in need even behind bars. Eiko and Dario's journey together isn't quite as gripping, but the unlikely duo manages to get by due to the inherent charm in their teaming up. However, the biggest strength is Howard's decision to reach beyond just Valmont to take a look into Selina's current mental state. A change up in scenery would be better suited for now than later, but there's still some time for Selina to grow in prison before her eventual escape. Read Full Review

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