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Catwoman Annual #1

Writer: Joelle Jones Artist: Elena Casagrande Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
7.9Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

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Selina Kyle walks a fine line in the criminal underworld. A thief herself, she's regularly on the wrong side of the law, while her personal life gives her crooked colleagues plenty of reason to distrust her. When Catwoman finds herself at the center of a dark plot full of violence and intrigue, she'll have to decide which side she is on...and who she can trust. If a leopard can't change its spots, and a leopard is a cat...can Catwoman ever escape her own destiny?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 29, 2019

    Kyle acts as the leader of a group of apprentice thieves. It's a fun concept. Jones has been placing Kyle out of her comfort zone in exciting ways throughout the series thus far. With this issue, 'she's pushing the character in a direction that feels much more compelling than previous issues in the current series thus far. If Jones can develop more like this in the future, Catwoman could have quite a bit of vitality moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 31, 2019

    Jones really knows how to write for other artists. She does a great job making the art by the three artists here seamless into the story she is telling. This is a good annual and a good self contained story that has impact. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Andy Nickelsen May 30, 2019

    Overall despite a few minor issues, this is a fantastic standalone crime story, that utilizes characters in the vast DC Universe. I highly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 31, 2019

    The annuals are always a great read. Each DC reader needs to purchase them, but more importantly, Jones provides a great Catwoman story that is worthy of this character! You would be wise to buy this one! It's purrrfect! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 29, 2019

    Between the nuanced characters, interesting visuals, and excellent pacing, this stand-alone tale serves as an excellent piece of writing. Whether you are a long time Catwoman fan or just looking for an interesting crime story with one of DC Comics' favorite criminals, this issue shouldn't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson May 29, 2019

    It's a story that's an interesting testament to who Selina is as a character and all of the ways she's grown over her DC Comics tenure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jun 1, 2019

    There's something blissfully cinematic about this one off and stories like this give me hope. If a single issue can make a compelling film in its own right, then this issue proves that comics have the scope to do anything. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura May 29, 2019

    Though Jones doesnt draw any of this issue herself, shes joined here by competent artists (four in total) that all share her general artistic sensibility. Its easy to forget this issue has a variety of artists attached, because nothing ever feels out of place or spotty in relation to the whole. Sometimes, a cavalcade of artists telling a single story doesnt run this smoothly, so thats a testament to editor Jamie S. Richs judgement. It also helps that coloring superstar Jordie Bellaire provides a unifying visual tone that runs through all of the art it really shouldnt be underestimated how important a colorist can be in that specific way! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 29, 2019

    The good news about Catwoman Annual #1 is that it's one of the more compelling mysteries Joelle Jones has done in her time on the title. The bad news is that it's built on the bodies of several teenage girls, in a grotesque twist that took the series to a far darker place than it usually goes (even with the sadistic zombie matriarch villain). Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 29, 2019

    As far as Annuals go, the concept was par for the course, but the execution left a lot to be desired.  The larger than usual art team did a good job, but overall this issue was boring from cover to cover.  There is a double date nod that might work for some, but I can only recommend this to completionists. Read Full Review

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