Escher Cats! – Catwoman #31!

It’s snowsuit season in Catwoman land! Unless you’re Robin. Or Azrael. Or Alfred. Or Batman. Still plenty of all-white winter wear to go around though, and the start of what is pretty clearly a crossover event (or, rather, Catwoman’s participation in it in her own book).

Wait, you mean that isn't what that is? Could've fooled me.

Batfamily assemble? Also, I’m not sure how in touch with reality this cover actually is. But having a hoverboard made of snowy mountainside is pretty cool.

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

The week numbering on these isn’t quite accurate anymore (at least in terms of one of these posts coming out each and every week til I run out of covers), but I am back with another installment and, unfortunately, we are moving into the middle part of Balent’s run on Catwoman. As I’ve already noted in previous posts, the art does stay mostly solid, especially on the interiors, but Balent starts to slip on the covers and the pizzaz with which he executes both covers and interiors can get a bit inconsistent in application.

Just try not to look at it too long. Instead, try to figure out whether Slyfox's fox tail is his own hair with a unique dye job or if it's an actual fox tail. That attaches ... somewhere.

However, some of it is fantastically 90s, so there is that. 🙂 And I do enjoy the sometimes inexplicable outfits that Selina suddenly shows up in. Plus, this page is a good example of an earlier, more forgivable type of Balent art sin, where he is trying to push the pose but for dynamism and expression purposes, not to try to contort the character to be more “sexy.” And Slyfox also seems to have a case of spaced-too-far-apart badass legs going on. That said, Selina’s left leg looks significantly smaller and like something went horrifically wrong where it joins her hip.

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