Catwoman #8

Writer: Joelle Jones Artist: Elena Casagrande Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 16
8.0Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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What is it that they say about house-guests and bad fish? How they both start to stink after a couple of days? Well, Oswald Cobblepot has been hanging around Catwoman's new city, and Selina Kyle has been holding her nose for far too long. It's time to send the Penguin packing! I mean, the guy smelled like fish even before he arrived.
RATED T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Feb 20, 2019

    From beginning to end, this issue is an electric and genuinely compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Feb 20, 2019

    CATWOMAN #8 takes a new approach in storytelling at the hands of Jolle Jones. She tells a darker story while Elena Casagrande, Fernando Blanco and John Kalisz illustrate character in retro art with horror inspiration. This is a cool and interestign approach compared to previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 20, 2019

    The heroic thief is a difficult balance to meet strike in any adventure. Lending a seemingly indomitable hero with an authentic level of vulnerability can be equally difficult--especially when her name is written on the cover of the issue. Between Jones pacing and the art teams careful framing of Catwomans adventure in this issue, theyve come really close to casting her as an endearingly heroic AND vulnerable hero in this issue. Itll be interesting to see where Jones and company take her next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 22, 2019

    Even so, this book is looking up with some solid writing and some great art. Let's hope it keeps up! I'm liking it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Jay Feb 24, 2019

    Jones is a smart writer in using the artifact and its powder as a plot device to draw Selina back into the Creels' business. The art is tight and fight choreography was amazing. I just would like to know more about this woman Selina stole from. Every character is a throwaway until they are given substance and characterization. Even the great Harley Quinn was once a throwaway character. Anyway, the use of Adam's fate as a precursor to a further confrontation between Catwoman and Raina is a good decision and I look forward to seeing what becomes of him after being brought back. Further, I'm interested to see if Selina can claw any information Oswald has on Holly. See you next time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Mar 23, 2019

    A solid, entertaining, putting-the-players-in-place issue, this story continues to flesh out Selina's world in new and interesting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 25, 2019

    Catwoman #8 was another fantastic issue in what is quickly becoming one of DC Comics more consistent comic books. Joelle Jones showed a clear vision on where she wants to take Selina Kyle. That vision made the story around Catwoman, Penguin and Raina Creel carry a sense of importance as things continue to escalate. If you aren't reading Catwoman yet I highly recommend giving this series a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Feb 20, 2019

    This interlude was a key test for the creative team. Coming off their Copycat storyline, it would be an important test to see if the team can handle the between period between arcs. They managed it perfectly. The story contained within is isolated and self sustaining. It fits perfectly within the ongoing narrative of Catwoman but doesn't demand past knowledge. A very strong branch off the big narrative, and leaves us ready for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 20, 2019

    Raina Creel is certainly an evil villain, but she's largely one-note. And while Selina is definitely a character who deserves her own title " she was one of only eight characters to take her New 52 series to #52 " this series feels more like it's keeping time for Selina's return to the Batman title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Feb 21, 2019

    Overall, this issue and story as a whole seem to be moving very slowly when you first read through the book, but in fact, a lot does happen. The scenes are compact yet eventful. I am enjoying this story but am not, as of yet, sure where it is going. It is an enjoyable continuation of the Raina Creel story that raises more questions than it answers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 20, 2019

    The art continues to deliver, where the plot drags on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 20, 2019

    While this book continues to look great, it's one of the quickest reads on the shelf and sadly it's because not much is going on.  I can't keep giving it a pass because of my love of Selina and Joe;;e Jones so, unfortunately, I can't recommend this issue. Read Full Review

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