Catwoman 57 – 60

Catwoman (Volume 3) #57
Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez

Ah…this is the Catwoman I know. She certainly kicks the Film Freak and Angle Man’s ass this issue and the Catwoman I know wouldn’t put up with the bullshit that they have put her through. As you can tell, I enjoyed this issue. The art is fantastic. The meeting between Holly and Alan Scott is classic and the cliffhanger ending is perfect because, let’s face it, Zatanna does owe Selina.

Catwoman (Volume 3) #58
Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez

This was a fun issue. We get to see how Zatanna does her little mind warps. I think this was a fine ending for now, but if too many comics include Zatanna altering minds of villains who find out secrets then it will get a little repetetive and cliche, but for this issue, it works. I was surprised when the cop put Black Mask’s skull on the table while interrogating Holly, I have never seen a cop do that in any type of fiction. Crazy. Anyways, this was just another great Catwoman issue. No complaints here.

Catwoman (Volume 3) #59
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

Once again Seliana is acting like the Catwoman I know and love with her plan to break into the East End Jail. If anyone could do that, it is Selina. The Film Freak is one crazy bastard, Pfeifer manages to make him both fun and scary. The cliffhanger made me smile and the art continues to impress. That blonde cop is also a real asshole and I love the mention of Commisioner Gordon and how the war against capes in Gotham are over. Great Issue.

Catwoman (Volume 3) #60
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes


Wow, I must say I am really enjoying seeing what the film freak does next. What a great character! And I actually know the last one, it’s from Dr. Strangelove! I had to watch that it my film study class, it was pretty funny. And seeing Selina kick ass and get Holly out of Jail was fantastic. I feel bad for Slam though. His son has a kid with the love of his life. Selina really screwed Slam over in that respect.

Adrenaline

Catwoman (Volume 3) #56
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes

I just finished reading this issue and my heart was actually racing at the end. I really hope the baby is going to be okay. I felt my adrenaline pumping when Selina was racing to her apartment. Now that is a good read. This issue was full of shocking moments and this storyline is really coming to a great conclusion. I really hate Angle Man and the Film Freak and real villains, you are supposed to hate. These are two characters who could be really lame if brought under the wrong writer but Pfieifer makes them scary and dangerous. Besides the whole baby mess, the moment where Holly and Wildcat were fighting and Holly accidentally said her name made me happy, simply because I always wondered why heroes didn’t ever accidentally say the other heroe’s real name during combat. This shows that Holly is a rookie and needs work at being Catwoman. So yes, get this issue, it is suspenseful and exciting.

Three Felines in One Issue

Catwoman (Volume 3) #55
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes

This issue was good but it didn’t accomplish much. We still don’t know who is the father of Selina’s baby. Is it Bruce or is it Slam? I do hope it is Bruce but I have my doubts. Although I guess this is a great hook for the writer, the longer Pfeifer keeps the suspence going, the longer people will stay with the book. I am still really digging the film freak and all of his movie references. The Angle Man is just a bastard this issue and Pfiefer does a good job of making you hate him. There were also some funny moments when Selina puts on the costume and moments that show how Selina really is a good mother to the baby. The art was a little strange at times. For example, why does Selina have brown hair in some scenes? Doesn’t she have jet black hair? Also, she is shown with a blue costume in part of the issue. Her costume is black! I suppose that this is the fault of the colorists. Anyway, not much happens but I still enjoyed this issue and will be sticking around for more.

PS: Holly makes it seem like Wildcat is a better fighter than Selina. I just have to say if they were in a fight, I’d bet on Selina.

Holly Does Not Quite Meow For Me Yet

Catwoman (Volume 3) #54
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes

This issue continues the trend in the DCU of formerly lame villains becoming cool. This time it is Angle Man who gets the treatment. While not on the same level that Cat Man has become cool, Pfieifer does manage to make Angle Man much cooler than he ever was here. I do not think I have ever read anything else where these Lopez guys did the art but I must say I do like it. They should probably get more work. I am not so sure if I like Holly as Catwoman still, she just doesn’t seem Catwoman-like. She is too naieve and innocent, not enough femme fatale in her I guess. But I will give her a change to prove herself. Meanwhile, Selina is being a good mother of a baby whom I am not sure who the father of is. I am less convinced that it is Batman’s kid this time around for some reason. Not sure why I have changed my mind about that. I am excited about the introduction of Film Freak who since reading this I have learned is an old villain. I like him, he is creepy and in a way he reminds me of my love for films and trivia. (Accept I am no villain).

Bat-Baby Begins?

As you probably have noticed by now I decided to have each post have only a single review so I can link back to it later. I don’t know I figure it’ll be easier if I do it this way. So I may have several posts a day with different reviews not just one big post. Just FYI.

Catwoman (Volume Three) #53
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes

I think this title brought about one of the more shocking changes that one year later has to offer. Selina Kyle aka Catwoman has a baby. Not only that, but it is probably Batman’s baby too. I read another review where the guy swore that this issue implied it was not Batman’s kid but I don’t see that at all. The baby’s name is Helena and the earth-2 child of Batman and Catwoman’s name was Helena. Batman does not make it seem like it is not his child (nor does he act like it his child) so I think it is still a possibility that this is a bat-baby. This development is just fascinating to me and something I never would have predicted DC would do. Besides the baby stuff, I don’t know if I like Holly enough as a character or really know enough about her to really say if I like her as the new Catwoman. I think it fits in with Selina’s character though, if Selina had to choose a sucessor to her Catwoman persona it would definitely be Holly that she would choose. I would like to see where they go with this whole thing. This altogether is a good start for Catwoman one year later.