Rise of the Black Lanterns: Catwoman #83

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Fabrizio Fiorentino, Marcos Marz, Ibraim Roberson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

As if the chaos and mayhem of Gotham City's blackout wasn't enough, Catwoman faces a dead villain that she was responsible for killing the original Black Mask! Will this attack against the body and soul of Selina Kyle prove to be too much for the feline femme fatale? And can she come to grips with killing (again) a possibly unkillable foe? Find out in another of this month's one-issue revivals of classic DC Universe titles!

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 1, 2010

    This was definitely one of the better Blackest Night one-shots. There wasn't much not to like here, BL BM was hilarious in an evil, sadistic sort of way, and this issue actually ended in a cliffhanger of sorts. I like the fact that this issue didn't wrap up neat and clean like Starman #81, but that it's a storyline that can easily continue into Gotham City Sirens. I'll definitely be looking forward to the eventual return of Catwoman's crazy sister. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Jan 15, 2010

    I didn't quite understand the need for an army of pencilers and inkers, and colorists. All their work was fine, and I barely noticed the transition between them. I don't know if any of them would or could take that as a compliment, but I'm not saying anything negative, I swear. I was too engrossed in the story and the action to notice the switch. The transition between artists was good. There, that sounds better. Really though, I was 100% into the story. Very well written, and well drawn and coloredall of you artists. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Andy Bentley Jan 13, 2010

    The problem here is that there aren't any future issues of Catwoman, or any of these resurrected books, planned for the future. That means that there has to be a complete story that resolves by the final page. J. Michael Straczynski is doing an excellent job of this in the pages of The Brave and the Bold. If that can't be accomplished, readers at least deserve a palpable connection to the Blackest Night event. This is why the Atom/Hawkman title written by Blackest Night creator Geoff Johns will no doubt be the winner among these books. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jan 19, 2010

    So this issue, in the tapestry of all the "Blackest Night" tie-ins, is a fairly interesting look at the state of several characters whose threads were cut when the book was cancelled. It suffers from both a constrained narrative space and what looks like a very constrained art schedule, but isn't a total wash. It's simply a book that's a bit too tied down by circumstance, much like any cancelled book, when you stop to think about it. Read Full Review

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