I’m not really refreshed enough to be commenting too much on these, but I will say that I’m glad this post will finish off the Doug Moench-penned issues. Even just flipping through them for this feature, they seem a tad … flat and not quite Selina-enough. Plus, and I think I’ve said it here before (or elsewhere), I think who Jim Balent is teamed with really makes a difference in the quality of his art work and … the Moench ones do not tend towards the impressive. There is Balent’s increasing slippage on anatomy and posing, but there are also overall problems with the art looking odd, unimpressive, and/or “dirty”/hard to read. But, enough of that. At least til we get under the “read more” cut. 🙂
Continuing on from last time, we have the end of Huntress’ guest appearance in Catwoman, although not the end of that story arc, in Catwoman #52, 1997, written by Doug Moench and drawn by Jim Balent:
Speaking of long-running plot threads and how meh I feel about a lot of the Doug Moench Catwoman stories, here’s Catwoman #53, 1998, written by Doug Moench and drawn by, of course, Jim Balent:
I really don’t want to spoil anything on it because this is a great issue, but Catwoman #54, 1998, is writer Devin Grayson’s first issue of the regular Catwoman series (she had previously written Catwoman Annual #4 in 1997):
And now for the answer key …
Make sure you’re ready …
Are you done looking and trying?
Okay, here you go!
And that’s it for this time. Stay tuned for the final post in this series (at least for regular issues. Balent did a ‘lot’ of Catwoman art in the 1990s) and, hopefully, an additional post showing all the remaining unsolved covers. No Man’s Land is made of tears y’all. Unsolved cover tears. Also, as always, all images belong to their respective copyright holders and are used for fun review purposes only.