Escher Cats! – Issue #16!

Catwoman gets sent to steal the crown of Transbelvia. Really. And steal it from a prince in the Mediterannean called Prince Willem Kapreallian. I’m not sure if someone spent a lot of effort or barely any on those names. Plus, it gives me a weird sensation to think of how dated Galiant’s (the head of a shady government non-org blackmailing Catwoman) interest in having the crown and using it to gain a friend in the former eastern bloc is. Catwoman is back to action though and Balent seems to be back on his game with the interiors, minus a page or two.

Seriously. Balent is capable of being good, especially with facial expressions and fighting and escape scenes for Catwoman.

Also, there is fencing in this issue. Cover doesn’t lie. Except about the quality of the interior art.

Seriously. Big shock of white hair on black hair, the styled facial hair, 'and' a Phantom of the Opera-esque mask??

Behold the glory that is an early 90s prince from made-up-in-DC-land Eastern European country. I think his half-mask has unescapable attachment to his face, leaving him unable to go without wearing it for long. Poor man.

Seriously. They seem to be slowly crawling up her chest.

Escaping from that file folder appears to have done something to Catwoman’s breasts. Otherwise it’s actually pretty okay, although the best part is Catwoman’s facial expression (which is a Balent strong point – barring the end of his run, that is).

And that’s it for this installment 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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