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Catwoman: Secret Files #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker, Geoff Johns Artist: Michael Avon Oeming, Cameron Stewart, Eric Shanower Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 14, 2002

    The artwork in the text pieces is also superior. Cameron Stewart provides a growl worthy Catwoman who appears both sexy and dangerous. She's superimposed on a contrasting profile of Selina without costume--wearing clothes and shame on you for thinking otherwise. In the profile, Selina looks confident and happy, and that best describes her current characterization. For the Holly feature, Stewart surpasses himself by actually suggesting a story inside the artwork. Basically, Holly and Karon had a fun time somewhere near a photo-machine. Stewart spools out various portraits of Holly and Karon. This section includes a private photo with Holly wearing Catwoman's cowl and providing a cute send up of her friend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 18, 2002

    I still say that these Secret Files one-shots are sporting a price tag that's too high, but with that said if you do have some money burning a hole in your pocket, and you're enjoying the monthly title, then you should give this book a look. The opening story is a fun examination of Catwoman and while there's no stunning revelations made, it's still well crafted exercise. This issue also has itself a great Slam Bradley story, as we see him show why he's one of the more exciting supporting players currently running around in the DCU. There's also a cute poke at the continuity happy fans who are demanding an explanation for Holly's resurrection, and the closing story in this book does a great job of setting up the Black Mask as one creepy villain. This one-shot also gives us a pretty good sample of Cameron Stewart's art, and given he's set to be the book's new artist, this preview was rather welcome. The profile pages also made for a fun read, even if they don't tell much about the chara Read Full Review

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