Escher Cats! – Catwoman #24!

We’re really starting to hit some art that makes me go “Jim, Jim, what happened??” ‘but’ we are also at the emotional (and bloody) end of the Family Ties story arc. So, without further ado … a cover even worse than the last one.

Also, the one guy seems to be possessed. Or his eyes rolled aaaallll the way back in his head, showing the whites.

At least she’s wearing an appropriate expression for the amount of pain she must be in. And the guys are getting much the same treatment. Seriously. Don’t try to figure out which legs belong to who or what they’re doing.

Even with the art wobbles this is a pretty darn good story and one that shows off how caring and merciful a person Catwoman is. She still needs to get by and the people involved in this storyline are on the whole pretty darn awful but this version of Catwoman does not kill people and also does not allow their deaths to happen if she can help it.

In this case she unfortunately can’t, but she can at least bear witness to what happened and to the costs of utter folly and greed and mistrust (spoilers: the entire family ends up doing each other in and the patriarch, out of grief over having failed to reconcile everyone and bring them back together after his actions years ago, blows up the mansion with himself and their bodies inside it). And she also finds out that what she thought was six months of a curse due to stealing the dagger was actually just the family spying on and spoiling her heists. There was no curse for her or the family but what they themselves created.

And now after all those deep thoughts, time to try to rate the cover.

I think this might technically be extra limbs but it's really hard to tell.

I should probably give this some kind of weird award for making me mark down squares for the male characters and non-Catwoman characters too. Granted, we already had anti-grav high heels lady but everyone is in agony here. Everyone.

As always, Catwoman’s tragic adversaries and the Catwoman comics themselves belong to DC Comics, not me, and Escher Girls is the creation of the awesome Ami Angelwings. And the Escher Girls bingo card belongs to the Escher Girls fan who created it.

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