Welcome to something new. From now on Seppin and occasionally Rek will be reviewing the comics that appear each week. Each book that they review will get it’s own post and will have it’s own score to the book.
The book that Seppin will be reviewing now is Catwoman #2 by Joëlle Jones.
Catwoman has always deserved her own ongoing series. This book proves that Catwoman can have amazing story and artwork without relying on Batman and Gotham. Yes, right now this sereis just feels like a tie-in to Tom King’s Batman run, but once Jones moves past that part of her arc we are going to get some great storytelling.
Joëlle Jones.does a great job writing Catwoman’s character. We get some great moments in this book that reveal what’s going on in her mind after Batman #50. Her own artwork amplifies this in ways you can only imagine. There are several panels that are left empty, but they tell you so much about the pain that Selina is in.
The new villain, Governor Creel, is hardcore. There is a brutal scene in this book that really sets the tone for the rest of the run. As for the murders that happened in the first issue, we get are still following the detectives who may end up as important side characters for Catwoman.
Overall, this was a really important issue that will help set the tone for the rest of the series. It has also helped make Catwoman one of the best books DC is publishing at the moment.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 17 / 20