Escher Cats! – Issue #15!

This issue really can’t compare to the one where Catwoman over-identifies with a priceless dagger and spends the issue stealing it over and over again in order to teach the owners to value it properly (by having proper security on it) but it does still involve a dagger. And the start of a storyline where Catwoman is coerced into running international action-adventure missions while trying to find a way out of that arrangement. That doesn’t involve getting killed. Or going back to prison. Not that she quite made it there in the first place.

Yes, a forced marriage ends up mixed in there too. Catfiles is ... chock full of happenings, at the least.

Yeah, that was a bit of a complicated explanation. But this issue is mostly set up for her ending up arrested, and then set up for her ending up working for who she ends up working for. I’d say there’s a grand pay off but, really, I think Catwoman in the wedding dress later on is the best thing about it.

I will say this is a better Catwoman in prison story than the one near to the end of the run of the first solo series. Probably largely because this one quickly veers her away from it and also skips jumping into the women in prison genre.

Catwoman does not appreciate being manipulated. Also, yeah, the whole first half of this issue is just her doing a recap.

I don’t really have a lot to say about this issue because it is a lot of set up and the art also does have some wobbles to it (although they’re interspersed with some great panels and pages showing Catwoman at her acrobatic and fighting best … which probably just makes the wobbles stick out worse). So, on to ranking the cover.

She has a case of the runaway boobs multiple times in this issue. It isn't like the latter part of Balent's run but it does give the impression he was rushing or just didn't care on some parts.

I was a bit torn up on how to mark this one because, other than the unnatural buoyancy of her breasts for someone laying on her back, it’s largely a feeling of general wrongness about her body positioning. And that’s even taking account of the fact that she fell from the top of a building (granted, she managed to swing her way partway down without issue but she had a bad bang to the head before that) on to the hood of the cop car. And it’s unfortunate because it’s actually an interesting cover idea (the end of the hood of the car is actually the edge of the photograph and the comic cover is actually a file folder with the photo on top of it).

And that’s it for the first of the Catfiles. so, 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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