It’s snowsuit season in Catwoman land! Unless you’re Robin. Or Azrael. Or Alfred. Or Batman. Still plenty of all-white winter wear to go around though, and the start of what is pretty clearly a crossover event (or, rather, Catwoman’s participation in it in her own book).
Unlike other Catwoman (character and title) involved crossovers up until this point, this one really kind of requires you to have read the other titles involved in the event for it to make sense. It’s still possible to mostly get it (Catwoman/Robin team-up, Azrael sent to baby-sit Robin, trying to grab a guy who’s important and who also comes with a big pay-off), but you’ll still be missing something because this is not a stand-alone issue within an event. A lot of Contagion plot has already happened and a lot of the issue is other characters doing their own thing within that plot so … fair warning.
It’s also not an issue that particularly excites or delights me but it is, again, rather heavily entrenched in a batbook-wide event and that could at least partly explain the so-so nature of Catwoman’s narrative boxes this issue. And snowsuits do at least partly make up for it. Plus Azrael and Catwoman not-bonding over how much they both like Robin.
And now for the ranking. Although there is no checkbox for inexplicable hoverboard chunk of mountain. Or one for Catwoman’s body being twisted and shattered by the cold.
As always, crossovers that lead to crossovers that lead to crossovers that lead to crossovers (and Catwoman and her comics) 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.