2008/01/08

Review CatWoman #73



Good review of Catwoman #73
John N
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This book has gone unheralded for some time, and it should get some recognition. Selina Kyle has had to give up her baby (it was either that, or let it be raised in some hell dimension by her greatest enemy, only to return as a teenager a short time later…or has that already been done?) So now, Catwoman is trying to reclaim her old life, only someone who has intimate knowledge of her many identities is gunning for her, and she just can’t seem to stay ahead of him. On a side note (sorry, Thalya) Calculator proves once again that his favorite drink is a vinegar and water. The villain is finally revealed at the end of this issue, and I have no idea who he is, so I’ll stay tuned for some more. Maybe you should too. Story by Pfeifer and art by David Lopez. Definitely worth checking out.

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Catwoman #73
When it seemed that the new direction for Catwoman was going to regress her to her old ways, I was somewhat dismayed. Happily, though, my fears have not yet been brought to bear. Though I still dread the supposed "new" direction, Catwoman is currently just struggling to stay alive. After giving up Helena, because really, what else could she do? Helena kept getting abducted and threatened by murderous psychos! and breaking all ties to her old life, Selina returned home last issue, passed out, and awoke to an empty apartment. Empty, that is, save for a bomb. Her mask was gone, her whip was gone, her goggles were gone...and then in this issue, when she goes to attempt recovery of her reserve stash, that's gone too! Somebody is gunning for our heroine, and I don't know why. Altogether too many people know her identity. And she relies on Calculator much more than she should. I mean, come on! Oracle would definitely take her calls! I suppose I can understand Selina's actions psychologically. She's just lost her baby and all last vestiges of her former life. To call upon the allies of the Bat - yet again - would just be too much for her psyche to take. So she's protecting herself by distancing herself. But it's backfiring. And I look forward to her figuring out that she has true friends in this world, and not merely acquaintances who don't want to kill her all of the time. Another VERY GOOD job by Messrs. Pfeifer and Lopez. Exactly why I return to this title every month.

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CATWOMAN #73
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez
Catwoman continues to be one of the best titles coming out of DC. If you aren't reading this, shame on you. Aside from the Amazon Attacks tie-ins, which weren't as bad as most, this series has been top notch for as long as I can remember. The only real complaint I have is with the art and it's only a minor gripe, as it's serviceable, but not great.
As for the contents of this issue, it picks up after last issue's cliffhanger, where Catwoman's apartment was gutted and blown up, nearly killing Selina. Selina quickly pulls herself together and seeks to find out who's doing this to her. She immediately finds out that whoever it is, is thorough, as even her secret stashes and extra costumes have been annexed.
By the end of the issue, Selina is confronted by her mystery antagonist and I have no idea who it is, but he knows everything about Selina, including how she recently gave up Helena. Regardless, I can't wait for next issue to find out. For some reason, though, he reminds me of an old 90's Balent era Catwoman villain, but with the new threads, it's hard to tell, to be honest.
Verdict - Must Read

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Catwoman #73 (Will Pfeifer-writer, David Lopez-artist)
What’s a reformed criminal to do? Selina’s tried to go straight. She’s tried to be a good mom to her little daughter. But, no one seems to want her to succeed. After faking their deaths and secretly giving her daughter up for adoption, someone decides to blow up Selina’s apartment. Now, she has nothing. Not even the stash she hid away in a locker at the bus station is safe, someone’s managed to break into the locker and clean it out.
So, Selina does what any of us would: she breaks into a store, nabs a new set of threads and some spending money, and goes to find out who’s been messing with her. Maybe it’s just me, but I found Selina’s Converse and ski-mask get-up positively adorable, plus it added a bit of realism to everything that happened after. With info gathered by Calculator (the evil version of super-hacker Oracle), Selina heads out to the mansion of Conrad Krupp to retrieve a spare mask. It seems this guy Krupp has a major hard-on for super-villain memorabilia, including a Catwoman mask. Once Selina gets her mask, Calculator sends her to a seedy bar where she should find the people responsible for blowing up her apartment. Of course, it’s a trap, and Selina comes face-to-face with some dude I’ve never seen before. He’s all decked out in black leather and straps, like Wildstorm’s Midniter, and he’s wearing some kind of groovy multi-lensed goggles.
I liked what Pfeifer did here. He took a very basic plot–they took my money and I want it back–and grafted it into the tights-and-capes world of DC Comics. This issue was, essentially, no different than Point Blank or Payback, and that’s what makes it so much damn fun.

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Catwoman #73 - The Calculator proves that there's no honour among thieves.

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CATWOMAN 73 -- I lost interest in this title about sixty issues ago, as Ed Brubaker turned Catwoman into DC's version of Daredevil. For the last several months Wil Pfeifer has been winding up and closing those and all the intervening storylines. By the end of last issue Selina was about where she had been at the end of Ostrander's run in the previous version of this book. Then someone firebombed her apartment and she lost everything she had left. This issue finds her back to Square One: penniless thief, somebody's target, bouncing back and out to even accounts. Now, that is Catwoman!
Thumbs up, an welcome back, Selina Kyle.

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Catwoman - #73 - And now we're back to Catwoman on the run >.> This is familiar XD This was an okay issue, but nothing rly grabbed me. :| But nothing was rly bad either :] 2.5/5

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Catwoman #73
When it seemed that the new direction for Catwoman was going to regress her to her old ways, I was somewhat dismayed. Happily, though, my fears have not yet been brought to bear. Though I still dread the supposed "new" direction, Catwoman is currently just struggling to stay alive. After giving up Helena, because really, what else could she do? Helena kept getting abducted and threatened by murderous psychos! and breaking all ties to her old life, Selina returned home last issue, passed out, and awoke to an empty apartment. Empty, that is, save for a bomb. Her mask was gone, her whip was gone, her goggles were gone...and then in this issue, when she goes to attempt recovery of her reserve stash, that's gone too! Somebody is gunning for our heroine, and I don't know why. Altogether too many people know her identity. And she relies on Calculator much more than she should. I mean, come on! Oracle would definitely take her calls! I suppose I can understand Selina's actions psychologically. She's just lost her baby and all last vestiges of her former life. To call upon the allies of the Bat - yet again - would just be too much for her psyche to take. So she's protecting herself by distancing herself. But it's backfiring. And I look forward to her figuring out that she has true friends in this world, and not merely acquaintances who don't want to kill her all of the time. Another VERY GOOD job by Messrs. Pfeifer and Lopez. Exactly why I return to this title every month.

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CATWOMAN #73 $2.99 (You really, really, really need to be reading this)

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Catwoman #73 - Pfeifer writes another fantastic issue. Someone’s out to get Selina but who? Well…this issue doesn’t really answer that question but, it DOES take you on a nice action packed ride. Pfeifer brings an understanding to the character of Catwoman, few have. If you have not started picking up this great series yet, do so now!

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CATWOMAN #73 REVIEW
Reviewer: Terry Verticchio terryvert@hotmail.com
Quick Rating: Very good
Title: Crime Pays—Part Two

Catwoman’s life is literally in flames and she’ll do anything to find out who did it.

Writer: Will Pfeifer
Pencils: David Lopez
Inks: Alvaro Lopez
Colours: Jeromy Cox
Letters: Jared K. Fletcher
Cover artist: Adam Hughes
Editor: Nachie Castro
Publisher: DC Comics

After putting her daughter up for adoption and making sure that for all intents and purposes Selina Kyle is ‘dead’, it seems someone wants to make that a reality. Her apartment and all of her belongings go up in smoke. Selina is on the run now. No money, no costume, but she’s not without options. The first takes her to the Calculator and from there she learns that some of her old equipment, which she desperately needs, is in the hands of an eccentric billionaire named Conrad Krupp. Selina also acquires some evidence that may just lead her to the person or persons that destroyed her life.

There’s nothing like crazy rich people with bizarre fetishes to spice up a story line. Has anyone seen the old Avengers series with Emma Peel? That show was wall to wall weirdos with too much money. This particular weirdo has a thing for super villains. For a story that is really a glorified stand-alone, this issue is pretty fun. But then Will Pfeifer has Selina’s voice down so cold that the story moves along effortlessly.

I just can’t get enough of Selina’s face. The Lopez’s just render her so well and they do a good job of showing her leaping through an open window too. Very nice.

Sigh. Here is yet another quality issue of Catwoman. If you’re not buying this title then you’re really missing out on some great fun and excitement.

Why is nobody reading this book? Do people just not think Catwoman is an interesting character? (Can't imagine how...) Are they turned off by the stunningly beautiful covers Adam Hughes has been delivering? (I have two of them as posters on my walls.) Why would you not pick up this book?

If I was going to buy one Bat-related, street-level, gritty, crime comic in a month, it would be Catwoman. This issue is a perfect example of how good it is. Consistently even and clear art, not too flashy, but definitely easy on the eyes, and a complex, compelling story about one of the most complex and compelling villain/heroes in the DCU, and how she uses nothing more than ingenuity, athletic prowess and sheer guts to do things other non-metas (not named Bruce, Dick, or Tim) could dream of.

Oh well. Sometimes you can't sell water to people dying of thirst.

Yeah, it's strange isn't it? I mean Selina even told off Superman and he backed off! Loved that scene.

So what posters do you have, fourmyle?

I've actually got 5 Adam Hughes posters at the moment, just two of them are Catwoman covers, one is Catwoman, standing in shadow, smiling slyly, and lifting her goggles, the other is the Zatanna/Wheel of Fate cover. (Non-Catwoman, I have the Supergirl on Asteroid variant from Supergirl and the Legion, the Powergirl flying variant from JSA Classified #1, and the Black Canary "Next?" variant from Justice League of America.)

Eh...I've caught the occasional issue here or there. But the tenor just isn't the same with Selina going to Bruce so much. And the baby was done just about as gimmicky as you can get.

Interestingly enough, Selina mentions in this issue how she's been relying too much on Bruce lately. So she uses her own methods to find out who is trying to kill her.