Escher Cats! – Catwoman #25!

I’m not quite sure how to describe this issue, but doing a feature on it right before October is appropriate, given its original release month and the partial haunted house theme at play.

The scooby gang seems startled to have walked into a private party in an abandoned and condemned house.

It’s also Robin (and some of Catwoman’s own gallery of not-associates) party-crashing her heist of the haunted/abandoned eccentric’s house but this cover may not quite seem to indicate that.

This issue is fun but it also has its own very distinct flavour and, is, well, basically a Halloween issue without being a Halloween issue. It’s very heavy on Catwoman’s flavour-filled narration and her describing her heist (and heist disruptions) but it also has spooky and zany elements to fit with being released in October and set in the abandoned and condemned house of a dead eccentric billionaire (he left part of his fortune to an accordion museum). Also, Alfred apparently uses “Shines” brand glass cleaner to clean the batcave.

It's not as bad as it latter gets but I'm starting to see the decline. Which is a tad depressing at only issue #25, although given that he left the book when it was in the 70s, I suppose it's not so surprising to see slips a third of the way into his run.

This one actually isn’t too bad (and Robin’s cape is obscuring one of Catwoman’s legs) but even for the style of coloring going on here the suit looks a bit more painted on than usual and Balent seems to be slipping a bit on drawing Selina’s bust.

As always, the Catwoman comics (and Alfred’s brand of glass cleaner) 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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