Catwoman #56

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Marcus To, Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 12
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4.8User Rating

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What's the saying--two cats are better than one? Unless you're in Gotham and the two Cats in question disagree on how the city should be run. With Selina freshly out of jail, Eiko Hasigawa has some unfinished business as Catwoman that Selina confronts her about. Meanwhile, Selina has some unfinished business of her own...and pays a visit her sister, Maggie.

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 27, 2023

    Months of struggle and pain come to a conclusion as ‘Catwoman' finishes out one major story beat in order to prepare for what comes next. A mostly solid issue wraps up various plotlines with some well-crafted action pieces. The series is still searching for an artistic identity but is doing well in the meantime. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson. Jun 21, 2023

    Tini Howard's script excels when it definitely needs it to, and Marcus To's art lends itself to some genuinely clever fight scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 20, 2023

    The hints at her larger plot are intriguing, but overall this run seems to feature a lot of bit characters, few of which have the page time to make an impact. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jun 22, 2023

    With an ending, there's invariably a new beginning, this issue leaves us very eager to imagine what can happen next. Catwoman #56 is a strong place for new readers to enter the title, as it shows Selina as she is now. She's bringing her regime to Gotham's underbelly but with peaceful intent. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jun 20, 2023

    Catwoman #56 is an exciting ending to an arc with some troubling implications. Selina's goal to shift the power balance in Gotham is intriguing, but playing nice with the likes of Black Mask is a big pill to swallow. The switch to two new artists is a shame for consistency's sake, but both Marcus To and Marco Santucci turn in solid art, aided greatly by Veronica Gandini's colors. Tini Howard's script leaves a good amount of dangling plot threads, but Selina's mission is clear and the sense of self-loathing over Valmont appears to finally be dissipating. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 21, 2023

    Howard and company submerge Catwoman in a complex underworld that would probably fit better on the page if every character had the time and space to develop a little more than they do. It would be nice to see Howard have the opportunity to do this, as she clearly has meticulously worked out a very complex interconnected drama that might have a great impact under the right circumstances. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jun 22, 2023

    Like Batman #136, this issue serves as a sort of transition between the previous arcs and the upcoming Gotham War crossover. However, unlike Zdarsky's piece, Tini Howard's piece is much, much messier in its attempt to wrap things up enough and set the stage for the conflict between Batman and Catwoman, not helped by the awkward blending of multiple art teams. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 21, 2023

    Catwoman #56 is a terrible issue in an increasingly awful series.  I can't recommend this to anyone since I don't know why I keep reading it myself. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Aug 18, 2023

    The final issue of this storyline shows a lot of promise when it comes to the issues post-Knight Terrors. This and the issue before it make me excited for the future of this title. I've really been enjoying Chip Zdarsky's run on Batman, so I'm very interested to see how the Gotham War crossover will turn out. I just wish we didn't have to wait two extra months to get there because of Knight Terrors. Either way, I believe that things are looking up for this run with this issue and, I know I've said this multiple times in other reviews, but I really hope it can return to the quality it was at with its first arc.

  • 2.5
    ItsJess Jun 20, 2023

    "Stupid" is the only word I have for this.

  • 2.0
    fzanca Jun 24, 2023

    What is even going on here? There's an all-out war in Gotham and Batman doesn't even show up? In one panel she says no killing and in the next, she sends Tomcat out to a knife fight. Also, on page 2, the colorist forgot to color her gloves. The line is there, but no glove. Then they stole the entire look of Marquis from Arcane. An RPG lands in an apartment and doesn't detonate until later> That's not how RPGs work. Overuse of the cat understanding English. I'm sure everyone is glad that Knight Terrors is breaking this up. Tini's run should end here.

  • 1.5
    DomesticatedGiraffe Jun 20, 2023

    DC needs to cancel this title before too much irreparable harm is done to this character. Her level of stupidity in this issue is mind-boggling. Why would anyone root for this character in this situation?

  • 1.0
    darkknight of steel Jun 21, 2023

    I am realy sorry i know the art deserves a score here but the writing sooo bad that i cant give it more selina treating black mask like she and specially her sister has no history which they do and its so harsh and wll selina making some new rules which shows how idiot she is and totall clueless on how gotham runs and ofcourse batman should be ok with this too or guess what we gonaa use this as the start of upcoming war ah its so lame destroying a character to set up an event this issue was one of the worst isdues of the run with issue 47 and 49

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Jun 21, 2023

  • 8.0
    KittyNone Jul 4, 2023

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Feb 29, 2024

  • 7.5
    don77 Jun 28, 2023

  • 7.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jun 26, 2023

  • 2.0
    Watchtower022 Jun 23, 2023

  • 1.0
    liolia Sep 18, 2023

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