I’m back from the hiatus with, well, a story that has this as its first page. Oh for the early days of Catwoman’s comic and butterfly themed villains with slightly pushed poses and high cut slits in their dresses.
This issue … isn’t great. Cyber-Cat has potential (brilliant scientist who doesn’t want her creation stolen away from her and who has goals of her own to pursue – which just so happen to involve revenge on a hero she has a personal grudge against. spoilers for the rest of the story arc, I guess) but she and the story just aren’t as strong on the page as they could be. And the art really does not help either. Catwoman and her facial expressions and fight choreography feel weaker and less delightfully expressive and character filled than they did right out of the gate and both she and Cyber-cat are veering towards the exaggerated, painful, gravity-ignoring style that Jim Balent ended his Catwoman run with.
The constant remind that they’re all, as the comic puts it, “females” isn’t really appealing either and doesn’t make a continuation of the story and an impending conflict between Catwoman, Cyber-cat, and She-cat (yes, there’s another villain waiting in the wings and she drew the short end of the naming stick) as enticing as it could be. So, on to the tally card and then to the next (exciting?) issue.
As always, Catwoman and any characters remixing that name so Catwoman can fight them belong to DC Comics, 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.