Future State: Catwoman #2

Writer: Ram V Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 27
8.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Catwoman has clawed her way through half of the Magistrate’s bullet train, but her fight has only just begun! Now, with Onomatopoeia in tow, Selina makes her way toward the car carrying a ghost of her past, and Gotham’s as well. It’s Bruce Wayne…but is it really him? And with Talia al Ghul on board as well, will this be a long-awaited reunion between the Bat and the Cat, or will Selina’s mission to rescue the Magistrate’s prisoners go off the rails?

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Robot Overlord Feb 19, 2021

    One evil corporation, one train, and two daring plots converge explosively! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 3, 2021

    After reading Ram V's Future State: Catwoman story, I feel the need to catch up on the regular series. If Future State: Catwoman #2 is any indication, then I look forward to reading his work in the regular Catwoman ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee Feb 16, 2021

    One of the best Future State titles, without a doubt. FS: Catwoman #2 is grand in its movements and intimate in its moments. Just a beautiful book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 16, 2021

    Future State: Catwoman #2 is one of the best entries in the Future State collection by taking the best of comics storytelling and pushing it far enough into the future to feel fresh without sacrificing what makes the heroes (and villains) familiar. The art is action-packed and tight, and the story keeps you hooked from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Feb 16, 2021

    Ram V crafts a high-octane, action packed story, that delivers. I was impressed with the easy way the two narratives merged and the quickly splintered. Though this is the last issue of the series, I was left wanting to know how the events in this tale will affect the overall history of the Resistance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 17, 2021

    All in all, this is an entertaining book. I enjoyed it very much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 16, 2021

    Ram V wrote Catwoman before Future State and will write it after, which means he doesn't have much to set up here. That works to his advantage, as he can just use this tie-in to tell a tight, thrilling story paired with the excellent art of Otto Schmidt. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Feb 16, 2021

    Future State: Catwoman #2 signals Ram V as one of the best writers at DC right now. V's scripts are purposeful, exciting, and even a little romantic when they need to be. It doesn't hurt to have Otto Schmidt on art duties either as he turns in expressive and dynamic work on a consistent basis. Even with only two issues, V and Schmidt turn in a fully fledged story, with twists and turns, that doesn't let itself get bogged down in pages of exposition due to the changes that came with "Future State". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 17, 2021

    The end result is a story that stands on its own, but also allows readers to yearn for more as this is a version of Selina Kyle whose story could sprawl far into the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 16, 2021

    Future State: Catwoman#2 is a satisfying conclusion, albeit if you've read the Batman books the ending is a bit spoiled. That said, there's a colorful collection of characters, good fight scenes, and an important look at Batman and Catwoman's romance. This has all the attitude of La Femme Nikitaand the smokey romance of a Bond flick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 16, 2021

    When all is said and done, Future State: Catwoman #2 manages to deliver a strong story that balances big high octane fights with emotional moments. External factors aside, I feel that the creative team does a great job of getting as much out of the story as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Feb 18, 2021

    The dramatic events have reached their dramatic end in Future State: Catwoman #2, We wonder what the fate of our heroes in this world will be, but when everything's presented this well, in a story that makes us feel what the protagonists feel, then we're compelled to want to know more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg Feb 17, 2021

    Ram V and Otto Schmidt craft a compelling conclusion for Future State: Catwoman #2, even amidst the constraints of the two-shot format. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Feb 22, 2021

    "Future State: Catwoman" #2 concludes the series just like it began: strangely paced because of its length but very fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 17, 2021

    Theyve been thrusting contemporary characters into dark futures for decades. This particular vision of Catwoman isnt terribly interesting. Its kind of fun when its not distracted by Selinas boyfriend, but it lacks enough vision to make much of an impression beyond the basic premise. Its fun, but the need to tell a compelling action story shouldnt override the need to add something to the legend of a character who has been around for the better part of a century. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 18, 2021

    It's stylish and largely very effective but the pacing is generally so head-spinning that it takes a little bit away from the real climax of the book: Bat and Cat reuniting. Read Full Review

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