Review: CATWOMAN #20
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Joëlle Jones
Artists: Fernando Blanco
Colors: Eco Plascencia
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
Joëlle Jones as made for this book. Ever since she has taken over, the stakes have gotten higher and the dialogue has gotten better. Raina Creel has become a very formidable enemy to Catwoman. And this formula she has created….whew. Part Lazarus Pit Water and Part Narssistrine – all narcissistic and all “walking dead”. Apparently, it is the drug of choice for the rich, but an overdose gets you on the set of the Walking Dead.
Only Raina Creel has the control over these new types of zombies that she has created. Talk about an undead army!
No wonder Zatanna played a key role in Catwoman’s story…with all those corpses walking around. Speaking of Zatanna…what about Selina finding the Rabbit’s Foot again courtesy of a cadre of stray cats. Shades of Dr. Doolittle, Selina really communicates with cats and they know who they are beholding too. These cats are purrfect in that they provide her that nine lives charm as well as look after Selina’s sister in a crucial time of need.
But in a very serious nod to Alfred, Selina finds an old costume design from him. Alfred’s fingerprints on the Bat Family resonates across the board. Come on Selina…marry Bruce!
I am all about gambling on this comic and next issue is a coveted Issue #21. Black Jack! Raina Creel is frustrated and Selina is ready to finish this chapter she is involved with!
Catwoman is walking into some JLA Dark territory. I want more guest stars. Not that she cannot handle the title on her own, but Selina needs to have a girls night out with Lois every once in a while. Or at least speak to Diana Prince in the near future!
To see how Raina Creel has evolved into a very important player in the Batman Family landscape, you’ll need to pick up several past issues of Catwoman. But to truly appreciate the writing of Joëlle Jones you need to grab every issue you can of Catwoman. Besides, we all love Alfred and the few pages he is remembered is worth the purchase!