Review: CATWOMAN #12
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Joëlle Jones
Colors: John Kalisz
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
Joëlle Jones and Laura Allred…. their cover art is part Halle Berry and part Julie Newmar, but all Catwoman. Each cover they produce is poster worthy. And the Variant cover featuring a purple adorned old school Catwoman is is wonderful. Stanley Lau provides us a “glove shot” honoring Batman and Robin.
Joëlle Jones has been placing Selina in some great art schemes lately to connect the dots of her life from Batman. As these issues have been building, we see a Selina with more of a purpose and a Robin Hood type mentality. However, she is also gaining more and more liabilities in her friends and connections. Once an aloof character (ie a cat), Jones is tangling her in a web. It will be some time before Selina is gone and paired with Batman again. At least this reviewer hopes so!
Do we really need another car chase (or in this case two in one issue) to know that Selina is pretty adept at handling a car?
And let’s give Selena more credit than the old” I’ve had a lot to drink” trick to pull a mask switch.
Cover art – superb! Story line – it’s getting better. New love interest for Selina – I’m not a fan as I’m still holding out for her to settle down with Bruce after the Year of the Villain. We can all dream….right? Damian needs a little brother to take his edge off.