Escher Cats! – Catwoman #23!

Finally back with the continuation of the cursed dagger story and … I really have no explanation for this cover other the ladies having developed anti-gravity powers in between issues.

There are pose problems but it's also just oddly boring for a cover that should play to Balent's (at least at one point) strengths with dynamic poses and very expressive faces, especially for conflict scenes.

Seriously. They’re meant to be viciously and dangerously fighting (although at least on Catwoman’s end with the intent to ‘not’ kill her opponent if possible) but even for being caught mid-leap they both look more like they swung in on invisible ropes. Or on some of the lines marking the paths of bullets.

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Sunday Fun Day: Where’s Waldo, Jim Balent Catwoman Style (Week Twelve)

This week brings a new (or is that, temporary? Chuck Dixon returns afterwards) writer and a new story arc that will take up all of this week’s three covers/issues. It also brings the start of what I find to be a decline in Balent’s art and the end of a lovely continuous run of solved and not previously posted covers. It also apparently brings long sentences with it too. 🙂 So, head below the cut for “Family Ties” (and not the sitcom either. unless that had a deadly, cursed dagger in it) and a teaser of what’s to come in the next installment. 🙂

I think he wins just because he's nightmare sized here.

I still have some early Balent covers to burn off, so here’s Catwoman #6 to give you a good look at how good the art originally was. Also, I think AzBats is trying to show Catwoman that his claws are more awesome than hers.

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