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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #778 Aug 24, 2021
7.5

There is a certain dynamic missing for me, but the hopping through the multiverse is still enjoyable, and Travis Moore's return on art is welcome.

The backup is decent.

Wonder Woman #778

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Hot on the trail of Janus, Diana and her allies embark on a whirlwind adventure through the entire map of the Multiverse! Phantom Zone, Fifth Dimension, and Gemworld…oh my! Like the future, Janus’s path through space and time is unpredictable. Will Wonder Woman ever catch her? Or could this be the end of everything as we know it?! The tale behi...

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Dc Fan of Sorts - Aug 26, 2021

The dynamic for me is Wonder Woman doing something in each Locke that matters. She seemed to be saving the sphere of the gods at first, but now is just chasing Janus with no real reason to be in earth place besides that. Btw, this is hardly the multiverse any more either

Antenovial reviewed Catwoman #34 Aug 17, 2021
9.5

Ram V knows how to write Bruce and Selina together. I'm glad he is going to handle the return from their break-up or rather is already handling it. What a thrilling end to the Father Valley arc.

As always Blanco's double-page spreads work incredibly well for fighting scenes and this Issue offers a wonderful final fight between Valley and Selina.

Catwoman #34

By: Ram V, Fernando Blanco
Released: Aug 18, 2021

The Magistrate comes to Gotham, and Alleytown stands as the last place in the city untouched by their totalitarian forces. But being the last bastion of freedom in a police state makes Selina’s kingdom most inviting for Gotham’s rogues! Surrounded on all sides by law enforcement gone bad, and facing a potential invasion by the city’s villains...

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Antenovial reviewed Nightwing #83 Aug 17, 2021
5.0

This just all feels extremely hollow.

Instead of learning about Dick's great revelation all there is, is some fluff that falls apart the second it is looked at a little more closely.

I thought I would come back for the next not-a-tie-in arc, but at this point it is clear that Taylor does not write a Nightwing I enjoy.

Nightwing #83

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Aug 18, 2021

It’s a fight for the soul of the city! Now that Dick Grayson has inherited more money than he could possibly need, he has an idea on how he can help the city with it-and it’s time for him to announce it to the world! But with Blüdhaven's so beyond saving, what idea does he have that could possible save it? Meanwhile, an unexpected figure comes...

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Gaius reviewed Wonder Woman #777 Aug 10, 2021
8.5

This was a fun step-up from the previous two or three issues.

Wonder Woman #777

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Wonder Woman learns the hard way that fairies are never to be trusted when her promised trip home takes a sharp left turn in the Multiverse! Welcome to Earth-11, headquarters of the Justice Guild. In this alternate version of Diana’s Earth, the Amazons of Themyscira imposed their law on the entire world, and the course of history was changed fore...

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #777 Aug 10, 2021
8.5

While I thought this needed a little more over-the-top fighting, I enjoyed this Issue far more than the last two. It feels as if the story is truly moving again. Janus isn't only a shadowy figure waiting to overpower Diana. She is a danger and she is here.

I enjoy the Multiverses quite a lot, so I've been looking forward to Diana visiting Earth-11. Even though I would have enjoyed stayi more

Wonder Woman #777

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Wonder Woman learns the hard way that fairies are never to be trusted when her promised trip home takes a sharp left turn in the Multiverse! Welcome to Earth-11, headquarters of the Justice Guild. In this alternate version of Diana’s Earth, the Amazons of Themyscira imposed their law on the entire world, and the course of history was changed fore...

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Antenovial dropped Nightwing (2016) from their pull list Aug 4, 2021

Nightwing (2016)

"BETTER THAN BATMAN" Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNA...

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Antenovial reviewed Green Lantern #5 Aug 3, 2021
7.5

It’s Keli vs (some of) the Yellow Lanterns. Which I enjoyed a lot. It’s always nice to see creative constructs and that’s what the fight brings to the table. Adding to that, it was recognizable who some of those constructs were before the narration explained it.

The yellow lantern narrating Keli’s attack confronts her just as the United Planets arrive. It was fun speculating who more

Green Lantern #5

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Andy MacDonald
Released: Aug 4, 2021

As Far Sector’s Jo Mullein begins to investigate the suspects most likely responsible for the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps, she winds up face-to-face with one of its greatest enemies-Sinestro. Was this the former Green Lantern’s plan all along? Did he destroy the Green Lantern’s Central Power Battery so his Sinestro Corps could take...

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #776 Jul 27, 2021
6.5

One of the weaker Issues. Being in Elfhame for a bit longer would have surely helped flesh the story out more. There was quite a lot of showing instead of telling. I still enjoyed some of the story beats. Especially the connection between Odin’s and Elfhame’s magic.

I didn’t expect Cloonan to draw the last two pages but they were a pleasant surprise. While Thompson’s art invoked more

Wonder Woman #776

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Jul 28, 2021

They may look innocent, but the faeries of Elfhame have it in for Wonder Woman!
What did Diana do to incur their wrath? Well, it may have something to do with the Roman god who has turned the Sphere of the Gods upside down in pursuit of power. Someone must pay for the damage they’ve caused, and Ratatosk could be the first if Diana doesn’...

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Liem Duong reviewed These Savage Shores #5 Jul 19, 2020
9.5

***Reviews the entire Series***

Wow, just wow. Ram V. is mega hot after this hell of a debut. Everything about this book, the atmosphere, the mythology, the clash of cultures, the environment of this story, writing, art, colors, action, its all freaking spectacular.

Sumit Kumar is by far one of thee best artists I have seen in recent times, and colors by Astone and the panel more

These Savage Shores #5

By: Ram V, Sumit Kumar
Released: Oct 9, 2019

In the aftermath of war, victories and defeats are counted. But there are things lost that can never be regained. And so, a monster now travels to a civilized land for a final confrontation. A clash of ideologies that will leave in its wake a devastation of the soul. Along These Savage Shores from whence the monsters came to a world full of good me...

Antenovial reviewed Poison Ivy: Thorns OGN Jul 24, 2021
9.5

Poison Ivy: Thorns doesn't hold back. It's a gorgeous graphic novel that doesn't sweet-talk any of its topics. The gothic-horror fits Ivy incredibly well.

Poison Ivy: Thorns OGN

By: Kody Keplinger, Sara Kipin
Released: Jun 2, 2021

New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF Kody Keplinger and artist Sara Kipin reimagine an iconic DC antihero with a gothic-horror twist. Pamela Isley doesn’t trust other people, especially men. They always want something from her that she’s not willing to give. When cute goth girl Alice Oh comes into Pamela’s life after an accident at t...

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daspidaboy reviewed Poison Ivy: Thorns OGN Jun 1, 2021
9.5

A powerful and an amazing tale of Poison ivy's origin story.

Poison Ivy: Thorns OGN

By: Kody Keplinger, Sara Kipin
Released: Jun 2, 2021

New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF Kody Keplinger and artist Sara Kipin reimagine an iconic DC antihero with a gothic-horror twist. Pamela Isley doesn’t trust other people, especially men. They always want something from her that she’s not willing to give. When cute goth girl Alice Oh comes into Pamela’s life after an accident at t...

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9.0

I didn't expect to like this as much as I did.

The art is great, the characters are engaging, and the story progresses well. While Thompson uses some tropes that could have hurt the story, she subverts them enough to make them work. There's no unnecessary drama in these first 5 Issues, and I am looking forward to the next trade.

Black Widow Vol. 1: Ties That Bind

By: Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande

Something is very wrong with Natasha: She's...happy?! Kelly Thompson. Black Widow. 'Nuff said! The best-selling, Eisner Award-nominated writer of CAPTAIN MARVEL joins rising-star artist Elena Casagrande to change everything for Natasha Romanoff! The Widow has been a spy almost as long as she's been alive. And she's never stopped running, whether sh...

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daspidaboy reviewed Nightwing #82 Jul 20, 2021
9.0

I didnt have a problem tbh, it wasnt bad and it didnt destroy Dick Grayson's character like Tom King. Plus the art dialogue are pretty engaging, and I know that people are tired of Dick Grayson vs Blockbuster but I'm not. But thats just my opinion.

Nightwing #82

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Melinda Zucco’s connection to the man who killed Dick Grayson’s parents wasn’t a surprise to the Blüdhaven hero, but what the former Robin discovers about Melinda’s ties to the Flying Graysons leaves the usually upbeat detective speechless.

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Crimson Knight - Jul 21, 2021

Oh. I didn't know that. And Lobdell jumps ship alot

Dc Fan of Sorts - Jul 24, 2021

Ben Percy was the smart one to jump ship when he was told he had to write Ric - he just bailed

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DiegoLDUganda reviewed Justice League #65 Jul 20, 2021
3.5

Justice Leaguers... damn, that's sounds so bad that it hurts man. I can't wait to buy JLD's TPB to not read things like that.

Justice League #65

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Sumit Kumar
Released: Jul 21, 2021

The Justice League heads to deep space, on the trail of the most dangerous new criminal in all the galaxy. The biggest threat to the United Planets is on the loose, and no one in the cosmos is safe. Meanwhile, on Earth, Checkmate breaks into the Hall of Justice looking for clues to Black Canary’s secret affiliation. What secret affiliation, you a...

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Rohan reviewed Nightwing #82 Jul 20, 2021
5.0

It was okay...

I get that this issue was just for the back story for the new reveal character, but it was just unnecessary as him having a half-sister doesn't help as he already has a big family, and lot of friends. He is the last character to need another relation from the past.
What Nightwing needs is new villains, somebody new to go against him, and they don't necessarily have more

Nightwing #82

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Melinda Zucco’s connection to the man who killed Dick Grayson’s parents wasn’t a surprise to the Blüdhaven hero, but what the former Robin discovers about Melinda’s ties to the Flying Graysons leaves the usually upbeat detective speechless.

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Merlyn reviewed Nightwing #82 Jul 20, 2021
3.0

One of life's great mysteries is how a hack like Tom Taylor keeps managing to trick people into believing he's actually a good writer, I can't understand it really. Yes, he's written Injustice but everything after that was mediocre in the best case. Here we have an unnecessary retcon that no one asked for, yet another boring story and somehow he still tricks some people into thinking this is good. more

Nightwing #82

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Melinda Zucco’s connection to the man who killed Dick Grayson’s parents wasn’t a surprise to the Blüdhaven hero, but what the former Robin discovers about Melinda’s ties to the Flying Graysons leaves the usually upbeat detective speechless.

Antenovial reviewed Nightwing #82 Jul 20, 2021
4.5

This will contain SPOILERS.

This is all falling further and further apart for me. It's great that Taylor didn't make Dick's past and his parents' less wholesome than they were before but the thin excuse of "They weren't together yet" is just that. A thin excuse for a sister that has no reason to exist. Considering Melinda is of Cobb's descent, where were the Owls? And Zucco targeting Di more

Nightwing #82

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Melinda Zucco’s connection to the man who killed Dick Grayson’s parents wasn’t a surprise to the Blüdhaven hero, but what the former Robin discovers about Melinda’s ties to the Flying Graysons leaves the usually upbeat detective speechless.

Antenovial reviewed Catwoman #33 Jul 20, 2021
7.5

The Magistrate is upon Alleytown and the plot of Catwoman must bow to Fear State.

Ram V has built up the Magistrate in his run quite nicely, and while I am looking forward to a return of the Wight Witch and the Sirens, I am still far from excited for the event tie-ins.

Selina and Valley clash in this week’s Issue, but it is not quite as focused on them as I hoped it would b more

Catwoman #33

By: Ram V, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Selina has worked hard to establish herself as the queen of Alleytown. But in response to Catwoman saving Poison Ivy from extermination at the hands of Saint Industries, Simon Saint has sent in the early stages of a totalitarian force that has left her kingdom shuttered. Catwoman has seen a man take his own life to avoid the consequences of crossin...

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Fracadactyl reviewed Wonder Woman #775 Jul 13, 2021
7.5

Pacing felt off a bit in this issue, a little too much time with characters who are just plot elements for me mostly. But Diana continues to be the one who has to keep the gods in line, not through force but her integrity. You really have to appreciate her attitudes throughout.

Wonder Woman #775

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Welcome to the Graveyard of Gods, Wonder Woman…the Keeper of the Grounds anticipates your arrival!
Many enter these hallowed grounds of the DCU, but none return to the world of the living. So how is Diana supposed to save herself, let alone a whole pantheon of gods? With her weapons rendered useless, she’ll have to find the key to victo...

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #775 Jul 13, 2021
8.5

The Olympic adventure comes to an end. While there was quite some exposition once more, I appreciate the fleshing out of events. Diana’s choices are interesting, and how Zeus reacts to them even more. This Issue also connects to what is happening in Wonder Girl quite well. I can’t wait to see how both titles synch up later this year.

The art seemed more clunky than in the Issue befo more

Wonder Woman #775

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Welcome to the Graveyard of Gods, Wonder Woman…the Keeper of the Grounds anticipates your arrival!
Many enter these hallowed grounds of the DCU, but none return to the world of the living. So how is Diana supposed to save herself, let alone a whole pantheon of gods? With her weapons rendered useless, she’ll have to find the key to victo...

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Antenovial reviewed Green Lantern #4 Jul 6, 2021
7.5

While I'm getting used to the art and it sure is dynamic, the now and then comically large heads of the characters harm the overall charm of the title quite a bit. To continue with the negatives: This time around there was a bit too much untranslated Spanish for me. An editor's note would have been appreciated.

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Green Lantern #4

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Jul 7, 2021

Improve. Adapt. Overcome. The same lessons John Stewart learned in the Marine Corps help him begin his quest to find the other lost Lanterns in the dark sectors of space. Meanwhile, back on Oa, one of the Corps’ newest members, Jo Mullein, alongside Young Justice’s Teen Lantern and Simon Baz, tends to the wounded and investigates who or what ca...

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Antenovial reviewed Catwoman Annual: 2021 Jun 29, 2021
7.0

I didn't expect Valley and the Order of St. Dumas, completely forgot they were mentioned in the solicitation. Overall an enjoyable Annual that shows well how Father Valley turned into the religious fanatic he has become. I wonder if his involvement with the Order will be explored even further in a future arc if only because Selina does her own research.

It was great to have Blanco back more

Catwoman Annual: 2021

By: Ram V, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jun 30, 2021

Father Valley is a mystery. His unusual style as a hit man, his habit of keeping a bible designated for each of his targets, his macabre and particular method of elegant savagery, his insistence on waiting until his target has reached their highest point before he strikes them down-these are all strange and enigmatic traits that have remained unexp...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Infinite Frontier #1 Jun 22, 2021
9.0

Xermanico is a dynamo. Will definitely be a superstar in no time.

Williamson is going Morrison-lite, and its pretty great so far.

Infinite Frontier #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Jun 23, 2021

When our heroes saved the Muliverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged...and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in. Most of them, at least. Alan Scott, the Green Lantern from the Justice Societ...

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Weird Science Jim - Jun 24, 2021

I love Xermanico's art so much - he has been working for DC for almost 10 years now

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daspidaboy reviewed Teen Titans Academy #4 Jun 22, 2021
4.0

The quality of this story didnt just dropped, it fell off an airplane into an exploding volcano. Thats how crazy it turned out.

I like DC Comics, but the dialogue, pacing is not doing good for me.

Teen Titans Academy #4

By: Tim Sheridan, Steve Lieber
Released: Jun 23, 2021

Who is RED X? The students of Titans Academy want to know, and they want to know NOW! After the infiltration of the school by the Suicide Squad, three unlikely students launch their own investigation into the mysterious figure’s true identity and motivation. What they find is shocking and surprising, if any of it is actually true!

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Crimson Knight reviewed Teen Titans Academy #4 Jun 22, 2021
5.5

I was onboard with this story at first. Now I think it's left the station and off a cliff.

Teen Titans Academy #4

By: Tim Sheridan, Steve Lieber
Released: Jun 23, 2021

Who is RED X? The students of Titans Academy want to know, and they want to know NOW! After the infiltration of the school by the Suicide Squad, three unlikely students launch their own investigation into the mysterious figure’s true identity and motivation. What they find is shocking and surprising, if any of it is actually true!

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daspidaboy reviewed Wonder Woman #774 Jun 22, 2021
7.5

not a bad start, in my opinion. I like how Wonder Woman interacts with Deadman and I am looking forward to how Wonder Woman figures out Janus is part of the problem.

Wonder Woman #774

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Jun 23, 2021

Olympus has fallen! With the kingdom of the gods in ruins, Wonder Woman finds that only two remain, wounded and abandoned by one of their own! The rest of the Olympians are dead and now it’s up to Diana to travel to the Graveyard of the Gods to recover their souls. Seems like even in the afterlife there is no rest for our hero. Will she ever be a...

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #774 Jun 22, 2021
8.5

Enter Olympus. Diana is finally in the right afterlife, but things aren’t as they are supposed to be. The mystery is set up quite well. Janus is an intriguing villain, and the appearance of one of them is familiar to readers of this run.

Instead of Travis Moore (who will return in September), Andy MacDonald is on art. While the art is a bit of a step down in quality – especially whe more

Wonder Woman #774

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Jun 23, 2021

Olympus has fallen! With the kingdom of the gods in ruins, Wonder Woman finds that only two remain, wounded and abandoned by one of their own! The rest of the Olympians are dead and now it’s up to Diana to travel to the Graveyard of the Gods to recover their souls. Seems like even in the afterlife there is no rest for our hero. Will she ever be a...

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Antenovial - Jun 22, 2021

@Abrakadabra: I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you are talking about. When I wrote "I can't wait to see who the big bad is" I was refering to the backup by Bellaire and Ganucheau. @WeirdScienceJim: That's valid. Personally I've seen enough of Olympus over the years that its destruction works for me here without having to see the gods prior to their demise.

Weird Science Jim - Jul 12, 2021

My point wasn’t about seeing them prior, my point is that Olympus has been destroyed in the Wonder Woman book for almost 4 years now - this isn’t new

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yahhwy reviewed Nightwing #81 Jun 15, 2021
8.0

Art 3/3
Colors and Letters 3/3
Writing 2/4
Total 8/10

As I am reading this issue, I experienced numerous conflicting emotions.

Not because of the art, coloring nor the letters. The art team has done magnificent work for the past four issues. Bruno Redondo (artist), Adriano Lucas (colors) and Wes Abbott (letters) deserve all the praises being given to them. It w more

Nightwing #81

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Dick Grayson trades out his escrima sticks for a magnifying glass and a sleuth hat to investigate Blüdhaven’s new mayor, Melinda Zucco, and find out how the daughter of the man who murdered Dick’s parents came to power in Nightwing’s city. But his investigative adventure is cut short when he comes face to face with the most horrendous villai...

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Fracadactyl - Jun 16, 2021

But that scene with the ships is meant to say there's hope in the city because the people there are working class people coming together in a time of crisis. Not to mention there's a cheesy tribute to past great Nightwing writers (barring of course one very controversial creator).

Antenovial reviewed Nightwing #81 Jun 15, 2021
5.0

No strong feelings about this one. It exists, I guess.

Dick still has to deal with the Ric stuff because DC can let everything go that pertains to continuity except for that thing no one wants to see anymore.

I thought Melinda might turn into a compelling character, but it seems more as if she is just there for the cheap drama.

The cartoonish skill showcases reall more

Nightwing #81

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Dick Grayson trades out his escrima sticks for a magnifying glass and a sleuth hat to investigate Blüdhaven’s new mayor, Melinda Zucco, and find out how the daughter of the man who murdered Dick’s parents came to power in Nightwing’s city. But his investigative adventure is cut short when he comes face to face with the most horrendous villai...

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Antenovial reviewed Catwoman #32 Jun 15, 2021
9.0

I loved it. It's a great character-focused Issue that walks the reader down memory lane. It offers a look into what of Selina's long history Ram V is going to include. After all the care Selina has shown toward the people of Gotham, it's chilling to see a colder side of her, that she might need to survive Father Valley and Fear State.

The art worked well, had an almost dream-like qualit more

Catwoman #32

By: Ram V, Evan Cagle
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Who is Selina Kyle? That’s the question that Father Valley has taken to the streets to find out. From her humble beginnings as an Alleytown kid to her greatest heists as Catwoman, all will be revealed. Because when Father Valley asks a question, it’s best to answer...but when he’s already quoting verses, pray that it’s not already too late ...

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