Escher Cats! – Catwoman #33!

The only thing more numerous than the number of times Hellhound comes back to have the last word is the number of knives he has strapped to himself.

I don't know how many knives he actually carries or how he manages to sit down in that costume. Maybe he doesn't.

Seriously. Catwoman’s longest-standing, most personal enemy is jealous grudgy misogyny personified. As a guy whose costume is peak 90s comic-ness.

It should be clear from the cover that this is a Catwoman-centric/Catwoman-unique storyline since Hellhound is a member of her rogues gallery but just in case it isn’t – this is a Batman free zone. For now. And also the start of a multi-issues storyline. Some grudges run so deep you can’t cover them in one issue, unless it’s a special origin story issue.

But that’s a different Catwoman comic, not issue #33, so on with the show.

I don't count telling Catwoman their sensei is dead. That just hurts, and Selina can save the sad for when Hellhound isn't trying to kill her and her paycheck is vanishing.

And by show I mean, Hellhound might be able to land the occasional knife hit but his verbal barbs always fall flat.

I jest, I jest, but seriously, Balent trashed her torso for the sake of a cool fighting stance when ... he could have taken a fight pose from one of their actual fights in-comic and it would have looked so so much better. And by better I partly mean less painful.

Not even invoking the power of the snake can save her from Kai. That is what she was trying to do, right?

This is far from the last we’ll see of Kai, or of Catwoman begrudgingly having to work with him (bit of a spoiler for the end of this issue), and he and Selina, along with his knife-toting ninja gang, all¬†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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