Escher Cats! – Catwoman #44!

And so we reach our fiery conclusion and what would be a better cover if not for what’s going on with the bodies on it.

Ouch. Did I say ouch? Because I think everyone on this cover is going to need medical care afterwards, and not for cat claw wounds.

Seriously. I got so excited by the flames and the signs of an actual expression and posing and then my eyes focused properly. Balent, what happened to you? Seriously, what happened. Because I know he can do good work, and work where the poses are only pushed a little (and in largely gender neutral ways) for the sake of a good action shot and this … isn’t that kind of reason or situation.

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

Recovering from a head injury (and the resultant damage to my ability to work) and trying to even up the number of solved-but-unposted covers I have left, so only two covers this time. However, they involve She-Cat, Cyber-Cat, and, well, I think you can already tell that there is going to be some very … special 90s-ness going on this time. And Balent seriously pushing a pose … for the sake of a cool layout (and it is cool – he just ends up making Selina’s stretch resemble what a ball-joined figure would do, not a person, so all of her fits within a certain part of the page). Also some wobbles on his art and badness that I think may be down to the writing he’s paired with and what designs were asked of him.

I kind of want to be done looking at this cover. Plus I can't quite get She-Cat's tattoo to actually look like a cat in my mind.

Seriously. I don’t think Balent is solely to blame for the … logistics of Cyber-Cat’s armour. And the dialogue justification for it. And She-Cat is … something. And I don’t think her cat tattoo is the hidden cat on this cover, so it’s still unsolved.

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