Catwoman: Lonely City #1

Writer: Cliff Chiang Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 42
9.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Ten years ago, the massacre known as Fools’ Night claimed the lives of Batman, The Joker, Nightwing, and Commissioner Gordon…and sent Selina Kyle, the Catwoman, to prison. A decade later, Gotham has grown up-it’s put away costumed heroism and villainy as childish things. The new Gotham is cleaner, safer…and a lot less free, under the watchful eye of Mayor Harvey Dent and his Batcops. It’s into this new city that Selina Kyle returns, a changed woman…with her mind on that one last big score: the secrets hidden inside the Batcave! She doesn’t need the money-she just needs to know…who is “Orpheus”? Visionary creator Cliff Chia more

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Nov 1, 2021

    The story of a returning hero has never looked better and seems to surpass even the Dark Knight in its deep rich plot. The question though is Selina the Cat or the Mouse and can the series keep the pace and energy over the next few books if this is anything to go by the answer is yes! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 19, 2021

    Catwoman: Lonely City #1 features an older Selina Kyle attempting to pull off one last heist, along with and the full range of Cliff Chiang's artistic talents. While the "hero in a dystopian setting" is a well-worn road at this point and often yields mixed results, I can safely recommend it to longtime Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 19, 2021

    Catwoman - Lonely City #1 is out this week from creator Cliff Chiang, who serves up a riff on The Dark Knight Returns, that centers on Catwoman and does everything with endearing charm. This might be 2021s best Gotham City comic, which is saying a lot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 20, 2021

    Click on the image above to view the full-size page in another tab.I've heard some say that DC Black Label might as well be called DC Bat Label for all the dark Batman stories it produces. While that's a fair complaint, Catwoman: Lonely City is a noir masterpiece that exemplifies everything DC's adult imprint should be capable of. Well done, Mr. Chiang! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 20, 2021

    Reading this book, I couldn't shake the feeling that this book is effectively Selina's Dark Knight Return. Look at the similarities; its a four book affair, Two-Face is in the first book and her action are driven by a loss. Oh and there is the ten year element. With all that said, Catwoman Lonely City is a great addition to the Black Label stable. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Oct 20, 2021

    'Lonely City' gets right at the heart of Selina Kyle and her relationship to Gotham, resulting in a socially relevant Catwoman story like no other. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Oct 20, 2021

    Catwoman: Lonely City #1 is like nothing else in DC's arsenal right now, and you owe it to yourself to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Oct 20, 2021

    I won’t give much away about the book, but it deserves so much praise. If you’re a fan of Selina this is a must-have in your collection. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Oct 20, 2021

    Catwoman has another champion. Black Label is the perfect venue for this book! Lonely City should be anything but that as you need this on your shelf. So many Batman books, but you really should start a Catwoman shelf. Great job Cliff Chiang! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2021

    There's been some quality Black Label books and some misses. If it stays at this quality, Catwoman Lonely City might go down as one of the best Selina Kyle stories and possibly inspire the next generation of creators. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 19, 2021

    Chiang said his inspiration here was the Brubaker/Cooke Catwoman run, and this might be the best spotlight for Selina since then. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Oct 20, 2021

    Chiang sets up a compelling narrative following the capers of a middle aged Catwoman. I appreciate that this story is set in an evolved Gotham and shows how several villains have recreated their images. It feels very fresh and realistic. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Oct 20, 2021

    With equal parts kitsch, sass, and a whole lot ofexquisite art, Cliff Chiang has decided to throw his hat in, and give us one of the most interesting looks at Gotham City. His style of Neo-classicism really lends to the strength of his storytelling abilities. High art mixed with the flair of the noir, Selinas world is magical here, and looks like it stepped right out of a 60s Pop Art Deco exhibit. Hopefully the rest of this mini is as enjoyable as this one was. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - TaraLovesNoir Oct 19, 2021

    Catwoman: Lonely City #1 is an engaging start to the new story created by Cliff Chiang. It presents many interesting dilemmas and problems to be solved, while giving the reader plenty of good reasons to be curious about this older, perhaps wounded Catwoman, and how far she will go to find out the meaning of the last word she heard before things fell apart 10 years ago on Fool's Night. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Oct 19, 2021

    Off to an intriguing start, Catwoman: Lonely City #1 proves that Cliff Chiang is more than just an incredible artist - but a capable storyteller in his own right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Apr 29, 2022

    Catwoman: Lonely City #1 is one of the best new comics I've read in a long while. It creates an atmosphere of nostalgia and manages to zero in on what people like about Batman comics by exploring a scenario with all of those signature elements taken away. The characterization feels natural and three-dimensional, evoking sympathy when you realize the circumstances the characters have been put into. It's a story of very human struggles set against a backdrop of an exploration of what Gotham is and what it means. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 19, 2021

    With a new story starting in this new, and ambitious space, anything can happen in this title, and I'm eager to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 23, 2021

    Less than thrilled by the changes to the city, and still haunted by the past, Selina struggles to fit in calling on old friends and finding it much harder to perform her rooftop antics after a decade in prison. She does have a mystery to solve, and a final word from a dying Batman all those years ago. Can Catwoman become the hero that the new Gotham City needs her to be? Read Full Review

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