Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale #1
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Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale #1

Writer: Lauren Myracle Artist: Isaac Goodhart Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

She rejects human cruelty, but sometimes it seems as though brute force is the only way to "win." And if Selina is to survive on the streets, she must be tough. Can she find her humanity and reconcile toughness with her desire for community ... and love? From Lauren Myracle, the New York Times best-selling author of books like ttfn and ttyl, comes the story of a teenage Catwoman, as she struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham.

Please Note: This title includes adult language, scenes of abusive behavior and a scene of animal cruelty. It is recommended for readers ages 15 and up. Resources for pre more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 24, 2019

    An engaging read for the YA crowd that successfully shows how two of the most popular comic book characters can be written for a different audience without them losing their core components. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 1, 2019

    I have not seen the artwork of Isaac Goodheart before this but this guy has a future. I love his work here and it's stunning. This is a great read and I cannot recommend it enough. And it definitely is getting the most coveted prize of all here: an A plus rating. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 7, 2019

    I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from this book nor did I expect what I got, but I highly enjoyed it. This is a huge recommend for anyone in the mood for a young adult character drama. You will get sucked into this story and learn something from Selina Kyle's life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 8, 2019

    Catwoman is one of DC's most iconic heroines and probably the best example of how a little tweaking can turn a popular villain into a wildly successful superhero. She's been deserving of a true "Year One" story for a long time, and while this book may play fast and loose with some key elements of her origin, it's extremely true to the character's core as a thief driven by compassion rather than greed. Any Catwoman fans should run to this unique take on Selina Kyle's beginnings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock May 20, 2019

    It's clear even without reading the ending interview that both Myracle and Goodhart had a clear, intentional vision of what impact a young Selina Kyle could have on today's readers and it definitely reads as a good introduction to comics without diving in too deep. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 1, 2019

    Alongside DC Zoom, DC Ink has been set up as a gateway to the wider comic world for a new generation of readers, and Im absolutely loving the approach the creators have taken here. This is an accessible, stand-alone tale that confidently tackles the kind of issues teenagers can relate to, and does so without any unnecessary schmaltz or sugar-coating. If I had a child, this is exactly the kind of book Id love for them to be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Aug 4, 2019

    This gem of a book is a real treat. The story of how Catwoman came to be was clearly going to be quite dark, and this collection of stories doesn't shy away from that. However, it masterfully tempers that darkness with hope, and with heart. We see the girl that she was, becoming exactly who she was meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws May 7, 2019

    Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale has good intentions with spotty execution. There are individual aspects of the story that are strong, and had they been fleshed out it may have been more involving. As it is, this is a bunch of ideas that don't form a truly cohesive narrative, with different genre elements introduced without getting fully developed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 21, 2019

    To say that Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale is a mixed bag is probably underselling it. It does show an ongoing flaw throughout DC Ink as an imprint - namely, the tendency to try to fit too many stories under the umbrella of a single narrative. Because on paper, Lauren Myracle's script is ambitious and sweeping - but she's ultimately unable to do justice to any of the weighty topics she tries to tackle, because she refuses to commit to any one theme or angle. If you're a fan of beautiful artwork, however, you'll find lots to love with Isaac Goodhart's pages, but it's a shame that this YA graphic novel couldn't have given him a better story to work with. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - lizzylynngarcia May 7, 2019

    Overall, Under the Moon: A Catwoman Taleis a hard sell for traditional DC fans and doesn't capture the essence of the character. It also fails in properly exploring the dark themes it wants to and at times feel exploitative and like shock value. I imagine some fans of YA novels will enjoy it, but if you do have issues with any of the triggers I mentioned previously, please be wary. Read Full Review

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