- Written by Christian Hoffer, Comic Doctor, Tricia Long and Guitarsmashley on Monday, October 03 2011 and posted in Reviews
Marvel Reviewer: Comic Doctor
In my personal opinion, I think Catwoman should be sleek and sexy, and I was hoping the DCnU version would be just that. To my delight, in Catwoman #1, she was.
Judd Winick started the issue off by giving Selina Kyle a fresh slate – no more home, and very little personal belongings remaining. Her new story starts just as it should – clean. Her personal narrative throughout the issue helped bring readers up to speed on everything, and that was a plus. When used well, personal narrative is a strong tool.
I've heard complaints about Catwoman being too sexy and showing too much skin, but I believe that perfectly suits her character and she always uses it to her advantage. Even the soft-porn ending with Batman worked. She needed his 'comfort' after all the crap she recently experienced, and 'comfort' she got.
I'm not familiar with Guillem March's artwork, but I now I need to see more. He did an amazing job making Catwoman look sexy, and he used strong facial expressions to help tell the story – even the cats' expressions were funny. Colorist Tomeu Morey deserves equal credit making the art work. The tones, highlights, and palette did wonders mixed with March's pencils and inks.
Catwoman has a job planned for the upcoming issue(s), but after the ending scene with Batman, I'm curious to see where Winick takes this book. I think it's a very easy series for new readers to latch onto, and I know I plan on being around for a while too.
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