Catwoman: Election Night #1

Catwoman: Election Night #1

Writer: Meredith Finch, Mark Russell Artist: Ben Caldwell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 11
6.8Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

It's mayoral election time in Gotham City, and while the city is up in arms, Catwoman couldn't care less! But when the candidates get personal, the Feline Fatale decides to get involved-much to the detriment of...well, everyone! This issue contains a special bonus story featuring the return of President Beth Ross from the critically acclaimed PREZ miniseries.

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Nov 5, 2016

    While the Catwoman comic was fine, it was merely a means to get to Trigger Warning. Both comics benefited by being associated with each other. You should buy this comic, even if you don't agree with the agenda, because having more satirical political comics is never a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Nov 2, 2016

    I loved this issue, I was reading it at work and my coworkers started giving me funny looks and wanting to know what I was laughing about. The art is fantastic and Catwoman looks great as always. The writing of Meredith Finch is awesome, as to be expected after her run on Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Nov 2, 2016

    Overall, this comic is great. I should have come into this knowing thered be a lot of parallels and political satire, but even without the mental prep, it is an interesting first issue that makes me wonder what exactly is going to happen next issue. If you want to avoid politics, dont get this, but if youre interested in looking at our own world through the lens of DC comics, I highly recommend Catwoman Election Night. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 12, 2016

    There's an appearance from everyone's favourite ‘World's Greatest Detective'; Batman. He helps out in Catwoman's investigation into Penguin and his schemes to “build a wall.” Yeah, we weren't kidding when we said it's got an obvious political message. Whilst Penguin isn't really given anything thoroughly interesting to do, he's a good choice for the villain of the issue. Especially given things that are happening on Gotham right now. It's that kind of synergy between comics and tv shows that proves that DC know what they're doing. Overall,Catwoman: Election Night #1 is a great read, and provides an interesting look through the eyes of Selina Kyle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 2, 2016

    So while I cannot recommend this book for what it claims to be, I would say its a must read for any of those crushed by the cancellation of Prez. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Nov 2, 2016

    Anyways, Catwoman: Election Night #1 isn't worth your time, but the strength of this Prez backup makes it a buy in my book. And hey, if we could save Omega Men, maybe we can save Prez too, right? #MakePrezABookAgain Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - John Patterson Nov 2, 2016

    As a fan of Catwoman I enjoyed all aspects of this book, including the bonus Prez story by Mark Russell. I cant help but wonder though if life is imitating art with this tale or vice versa, given what is happening in the US Presidential elections. And hey, you never know, if Obama reads this story he might be inspired to pull on the cape and cowl and – hopefully – save us all? Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comicsverse - Kate Meekins Nov 2, 2016

    So, what did you guys think of CATWOMAN: ELECTION NIGHT #1? How do you feel about the way it represents the election? Let us know in the comments, and importantly, don't forget tobe civil! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 2, 2016

    One-shots like this I usually roll my eyes about, but Catwoman: Election Night is an entertaining comic that actually has a lot to say about the current state of politics and the Presidential election. But, what it also does is provide an escape from it all as Finch and Russell put story before politics. Whether you're a politico who wants a little politics in your comics or a comic fan looking for an entertaining story, Catwoman: Election Night is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Nov 5, 2016

    It's sharp. It's biting. Prez stands right alongside Omega Men as the top titles DC has published in recent memory. Unfortunately, the price tag for this one-shot ($4.99) and the subpar quality of the featured story means that the conclusion to Prez will likely be missed by many. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Nov 3, 2016

    Overall, I enjoyed both stories in this comic, but I don't think that it was particularly exceptional. It is always good to see a solid Selina and I do miss seeing Beth Ross. For those reasons I will be lenient in my scoring, but thrifty buyers might do well to shy away from the $4.99 cover price. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Liu Nov 2, 2016

    All-in-all, Catwoman: Election Night isn’t exactly a bad comic, but what that means depends on what you’re looking for. Are you looking for an excellent Catwoman story? Finch’s Catwoman never really feels like the cunning, sultry Selina Kyle that fans love. Couple the poor character development with a plot heavy on exposition and light on action, and you have the formula for an unfortunately mediocre story. Are you looking for some hard-hitting, raucously funny liberal satire? Then the Penguin’s political depiction in this issue is so apropos that it’s sure to turn heads and get some laughs. And if you’re here for Mark Russell’s Prez sendoff, then you’re in for a big (yuuge!) treat. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 2, 2016

    While this issue wants to be topical, the two stories here do not add to anything worthwhile.  The Catwoman story felt forced and rushed and the Prez story was nowhere near the conclusion to the series that it should have been.  The art in both stories was solid, but this is a book that I can't recommend, especially with it's inflated price tag. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Nov 2, 2016

    As a whole, the book is a nice reintroduction to Selina Kyle and a topical one at that. It isn't the strongest single issue of Catwoman you'll ever read, but it's a solid addition if you don't mind some political commentary in your superhero stories. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 2, 2016

    This issue is nothing if not a study in contrasts and an example of both the right and wrong way to handle political satire in comics. The main Catwoman feature is a dull, lifeless, painfully unsubtle slog, while the Prez backup is a great throwback to a series that deserved much more love. Unfortunately, that backup alone can't justify the price of admission here. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 2, 2016

    Catwoman: Election Night is not very good. While it has a strong story involving Prez, the main event is not very good and takes up the majority of the pages in this comic. The writing is bad, characterization is questionable, the story is poorly told, and the political commentary is terrible here. As much as I enjoyed the Prez portion, I struggle to really recommend this comic, especially at a $5 price point. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 3, 2016

    The main issue with Catwoman: Election Night is that it doesn't say anything new. Meredith Finch adopts a duo of outplayed analogues and while it's message warning against one candidate in particular bears repeating, it gets lost in the stilted dialogue and abrupt ending, even though the closing sentiment is touching. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 2, 2016

    As I mentioned above, Catwoman: Election Night isn't a Catwoman story. It's a political commentary that is poorly written. There's an attempt to try and pull a story out of all of this, but Finch's focus is all over the place, none of the stories are fully developed, and they're all tied together in a half-assed attempt to make the plot interesting. If you want poor writing, poor characterization, and questionable plot progressions/ resolutions, then yes, you should get this book. If that's not what you want, then save your money. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Nov 2, 2016

    I need this election to be over. Either way, we go, we're fucked it seems. Camps sanctimoniously entrench themselves in their ideologies and hurl insults at each other over the Internet, firing sexism, racism, and progressive condescension at each other with such sincerity and venom you'd think they thought they could kill those that disagree with them with retweets. Talking heads talk of change but the meteorology report suggests things are either going to stay the same and crap or get much, much worse. In fact, where this comic failed, the comic industry itself provides the much clearer allegory for the election. Except the election ends. November 8th everybody gets to throw out their cheap yard signs for another three and a half years. Comics, on the other hand. These comics. Well, they'll just keep coming, won't they? Read Full Review

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