Future State: Catwoman #1

Event\Storyline: Future State Writer: Ram V Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 37
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Masked vigilantes have been deemed illegal, and the Magistrate has commandeered a bullet train to take those they’ve captured to a reformation facility-and filled the rest of the train with innocent children! Catwoman is hellbent on ensuring it never reaches its destination. Armed with a new magnetic suit, assisted by her trusty band of Strays, and featuring Catwoman’s new protégé, she must pull off the impossible: a train heist where she steals…the train itself! But Selina isn’t the only person aboard who has plans for this train and its most unexpected passenger!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 28, 2021

    While I'm a fan of both Ram V's writing and Otto Schmidt's art (seriously, his time on Green Arrow was highly underrated), I think Future State: Catwoman is one of the strongest entries in the series to date. The story doesn't presume any familiarity with the characters and the flow of action from panel to panel is truly intense. I can't wait to see the second chapter! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 23, 2021

    Future State Catwoman was a pleasant surprise; a tightly written heist book, the glossy high quality art of a visual masterpiece, One of the best Future State books to date. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jan 23, 2021

    Future State: Catwoman #1 is engaging right out of the gate. There is some truly clever dialogue, and the plot keeps nudging the stakes a little higher every few pages. This is a thrilling ride from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee Jan 19, 2021

    A great issue full of twists, turns, and even a few surprises. Future State: Catwoman builds on the events of Vs ongoing Catwoman run and gives us a tantalizing glimpse of a future built on the bones of the present. Selina is perfectly characterized... and the issue itself closes at the most intriguing part, leaving many parts in motion and plenty of places to go. Its the wait for it cats meow. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jan 19, 2021

    Future State: Catwoman is my favorite of all the Future State titles so far. Not only does it deliver one of the better depictions of life in Gotham under the Magistrate's rule, but it feels wholly connected to Ram V's regular Catwoman run. Otto Schmidt's fantastic art is worth the price of admission alone, but a few surprise character appearances and a well-paced script from Ram V make this a must read. It's impressive work from a team that has carved out an engaging storyline within the somewhat murky and uneven Future State era. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 19, 2021

    This is an ideal setup for the shorter story format of Future State and Ram V didnt need to spend so much time on info dumps trying to catch readers up with the new status quo. Along with Schmidts fantastic artwork this is one of the stronger Future State stories three weeks in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 20, 2021

    Ram V is a recent addition to DC's talent pool, but he's already proving himself to be quite the storyteller. I found Future State: Catwoman #1 to be rather engaging and exciting. I look forward to seeing how this story ends. And if you like this issue, be sure to check out his work in the regular Catwoman title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 20, 2021

    Ram V. is not my favorite writer but I have to say that this is a good script. The art by Otto Schmidt is the best part of the book, however. It is much stronger than I thought it would be and I enjoyed it very much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 20, 2021

    Future State may have had potential for some sort of a grand design that failed to materialize. Still, Ram V and Otto Schmidt take it in an interesting direction that could turn into something starkly appealing if everything comes together in the second issue. A classy futuristic costume seems to fuse a couple of different eras of Catwoman into a single image. The glittery darkness of an oppressive Gotham City in the background on a high-speed rail, the first issue of the two-part series definitely has pieces to be something special. Given the right reception, this version of Catwoman could even be worthy of her own series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 19, 2021

    Many of the Future State books feel like prequels to upcoming titles, but this one feels like a smooth continuation. It works for the run overall, because the writer was able to set it up in advance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 19, 2021

    When all is said and done, Future State: Catwoman #1 delivers a cool, enjoyable narrative that ends with a bang that promises a big impact on the Batman corner of the Future Stateslate of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Keigen Rea Jan 19, 2021

    This is easily one of my favorite issues of 'Future State', if not my actual favorite, and has set me up to enjoy issue #2 even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Jan 20, 2021

    Future State: Catwoman #1 is a fun, well-crafted book that packs in a lot of action, movement, and interest. Ram V and Otto Schmidt excel at creating a tense, pulse-pounding opener that doesn't let up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 20, 2021

    Regardless of readers pre-existing knowledge, Catwoman #1 offers a perfect introductory point bound to thrill newcomers and die hard fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Jan 20, 2021

    Future State: Catwoman #1 is a fun, well-crafted book that packs in a lot of action, movement, and interest. Ram V and Otto Schmidt excel at creating a tense, pulse-pounding opener that doesn't let up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 19, 2021

    How are they going to get everyone off the train with only a few minutes left? Why they're not getting off. They're going to steal the train, of course. And that's the setup for the next issue.Bits and Pieces:Future State: Catwoman #1 is a simple clean heist story that's enough in the future to explain the high tech components but not so far that our lack of backstory is a problem. Ram V's story keeps things moving at a pleasantly brisk pace, and the art is a perfect match for this story. This is s strong recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jan 21, 2021

    Catwoman takes on a train heist with some differences. Set in a future Gotham City even grimmer than the presents day one, ‘Future State: Catwoman' #1 is a rollicky good, fast-paced, high-octane thrill ride with more surprises than not. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 19, 2021

    This is a sleek and kinetic issue, one that picks up with her plan already in motion " a train heist, with a twist " carried forth by the sheer energy found in Schmidt's artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jan 20, 2021

    I do love a well handled dystopia, and this issue sets the scene for that with minimum exposition, little unnecessary context, but maximum intrigue. This issue teases us with so much; Gotham closed, Batman "dead", tyrants calling the shots" we're given a rich vision of the future, coloured perfectly by masterful artists. We're given nothing to spell why the world is the way it is, and this leaves many, myself first of all, so excited to find out what the state of this future might be. Read Full Review

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