Escher Cats! – Issue 12!

I’m back with more Escher Cats and … seemingly everyone in this issue gets to use Catwoman’s inner monologue boxes except for Catwoman. And none of them make particularly good use of them. However, Catwoman does at least have a very in character reason (excuse? having your book taken over to help tell the KnightsEnd story really was not optional so it’s mostly a matter of trying to worth with and around plot requirements, especially for a character not directly involved in the KnightsEnd story).

FYI, I do not hate AzBats. He's just very very fun to play with for captions. And Selina's book 'is' getting taken over so Azrael and Bruce can work out their issues while she gets a couple pages so ... some fun poking is merited. :P

Catwoman wants to steal a cutting-edge device that can help with mobility for a paraplegic friend (and is stealing it from the bad guys) and Azrael!Batman wants to … do stuff that will likely piss Bruce!Batman off. And be shiny. Very shiny. And sharp.

This cover … The pose is actually okay (I spent a while staring at it to figure out what exactly she was doing with Azrael and in what direction) except that Catwoman’s back seems to have broken under the strain of trying to pull Azrael away from the man he has unconscious and is still going after. It’s actually a really interesting cover and has its own sense of story and drama but Selina is just a little too crunched in her pose and a little too close to losing her footing. I really don’t think it’s out of any Sexy Sexy reason, as is more common later in Balent’s run, but I have picked out a tendency to break backs and dislocate legs a bit for the sake of dynamic action poses and interesting, active covers and I think that’s the case here.

Just imagined many agonized Barbie-style dolls. With popped off legs.

This one is also pretty clearly boob-sock-y, although that also goes with the style of adding in the colour/clothing so it’s not a major offense as long as Balent retains some knowledge of how to draw women. The other two are already described above, “agony of the feet” being my standard designation for Balent posing someone of any gender like they’re a jointed doll. A jointed doll with stiff legs who isn’t actually meant to do the splits.

And, as a special bonus:

Catwoman is not impressed by most people. These people included.

In case it’s not clear, Catwoman avoids multiple armed men by throwing a chair out the window to break it and then hiding behind the desk. The desk that all of them are standing right next to.

And that’s it for this time, folks. As always, the Catwoman comics belong to DC, 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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