Catwoman #9

Writer: V. Ram Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 23
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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When crooks break into the pawn shop where Catwoman has set up her secret headquarters, they make off with a personal item that she has to get back. The trail of loot leads her to the Broker, the man who moves all illicit merchandise in Villa Hermosa. Now, Catwoman could just walk in and ask for her property back, but that's never been Catwoman's style. Instead, she's going to pull off a heist that will teach her foe a lesson, making sure the Broker never crosses the Cat ever again. This special one-off issue is written by acclaimed writer Ram V. (BATMAN: SECRET FILES) and artist John Timms (HARLEY QUINN).

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 11, 2019

    With this issue Selina has acquired a talented pair of accomplices in Ram V and John Timms. Itd be nice to see her working with the two of them in more of a long-term relationship. Naturally the dynamic would be likely to change throughout a multi-issue story, but its undeniable that Ram V and Timms have done something here that manages to rival anything that Jones had built-up in her initial run writing AND drawing the series. The cleverly concise 22 pages here feel every bit as masterful as Kyle herself in a thoroughly enjoyable issue. Next month Selina saunters back over to work with Jolle Jones with artist Fernando Blanco to resume the regular chronicles of the Catwoman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Mar 13, 2019

    A lot of brave things have happened. It's risky to jump between creative team, but it's even more bold to change teams after a change in story direction. I said in my review for the previous issue that they needed to stick the landing, and this creative team has done that in spades here. Sure, I can see the threads of an ongoing story in the characters and setup here, but I can also see elements from the past issue moving forward. I can imagine some combination of both with unforeseen consequences. The title is as free now as it's ever been, making it an exciting read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Mar 14, 2019

    A terrific synthesis of a tightly written and engrossing Mission Impossible-type one-shot story with gorgeous art makes Catwoman #9 a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 15, 2019

    My only complaint is where they put this issue. A storyline was already in progress from issue 8 and this interrupted the flow of that story. I understand the need for fill ins but I was invested in that previous story and now I have to wait another month. It's a minor complaint of course as this issue is very good, but it needed to be said. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Mar 18, 2019

    "Catwoman" #9 is a fun heist one-shot with good writing, fun layouts, stylish art and interesting lettering. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Mar 13, 2019

    Genuinely entertaining and loads of fun, this is Catwoman the way she was meant to be seen! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Mar 13, 2019

    Ram V and John Timms craft a standalone issue that definitely fits within Jones' interpretation of the character while still taking things to some rather fun places. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 18, 2019

    Catwoman #9 is a well written one-shot story. Ram V's story is works extremely well as an entry point for this series as everything about who Selina Kyle is on fully display throughout this issue. Keeping the story simple to a heist that Selina begins and ends successfully made everything that happened even more compelling. If you were looking for a place to start reading Selina Kyle's solo adventures Catwoman #9 is a great place to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 13, 2019

    It largely feels in line with the regular series " entertaining, but never quite great. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya May 12, 2019

    A fun, done in one story, it's an entertaining read, but weirdly placed in the middle of a bigger story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 13, 2019

    Ram V and John Timms give Catwoman fans a little Oceans 11 action this month and this one-shot looked great, but overall, the story is pretty forgettable.  Forgettable but fun enough for regular readers to get their Catwoman does this month and get back to things next issue with little fuss and hardly any muss. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 14, 2019

    Though fun and a fitting Catwoman story, you can feel it hitting the expected beats, right down to the requisite mid-heist twist, one-by-one, even if it gets to each one in time with the rhythm. Read Full Review

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