Escher Cats! – Catwoman #32!

Catwoman Contagion. Or, Catwoman shutting guys in small spaces.

I'm not sure if guy-stuck-in-the-trunk wants to catch Catwoman or catch a bathroom break more. Oh, the downsides of villainy.

There was also the guy from the previous issue that she now has shut in a car trunk, but this page has the better attempt at swearing without swearing in it. Plus, I don’t think this guy is going to have the luck of a random stranger walking by that he can offer a grand to in exchange for freeing him.

This issue is the end of Catwoman‘s involvement in the Contagion crossover event, and has her successfully track down the final survivor of the virus now destroying Gotham City. Although, of course, the event isn’t over, so the issue doesn’t end there.

All that heavy lifting and no payout 'or' cure for all Catwoman's effort.

Granted, she does successfully get the survivor away from Tracker (aka guy locked in truck who needed a bathroom break) when he finds them after they sneak through the Gotham quarantine, but, well, what Batman said.

This issue was actually pretty decent, although still missing the more specific Catwoman flavour that usually comes through in the narrative boxes. There are some really good art moments but the person doing the heavy lifting on the drawing part of the art (Jim Balent is only on layouts) is overall just okay. Which isn’t bad, but Balent is also capable of great things, especially dynamic expressions and poses, so the art just isn’t quite what it could be.

The art on the cover, however, is on a whole nother level and not in a complimentary way.

Seriously. I don't think a chiropractor is going to cut it for fixing the problems Catwoman has.

On the plus side, the skeletons seem okay? Or at least Balent can’t hurt they anymore. Being that they’re skeletons and all.

I ... don't really think that body positioning was necessary in order to get both characters into that shot from that perspective. Besides the fact that it doesn't make sense for someone who wants to bend over and console/comfort a person who is already kneeling on the ground.

Tragically, the comic book virus transformed Catwoman into a hybrid of centaur and snake.

As always, Catwoman and her spinal contortions 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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