Updated: Jan 24
CATWOMAN #3 Writer: Joelle Jones Art by Joelle Jones, Fernando Blanco, Laura Allred, John Kalisz, & Josh Reed
Published by DC Comics
This series has quickly become one of my favorite DC books. I love the direction they've taken Selina/Catwoman in since the "marriage" with Batman. Joelle Jones has crafted an interesting story since Selina left Gotham and I think it's the best take on the character in years.
This issue picks up right where the last issue left off, with Selina meeting Mr. Creel the son of the main villain of the arc, Raina Creel. We get to learn a little more backstory on the Creel family and see just how dark and twisted they really are. I love how Joelle wrote the scene where Raina explains her backstory but it differed from what we were actually seeing. Just goes to show you can't always believe what people tell you.
I absolutely love the way Joelle writes Catwoman, it's like she was born to write her. She portrays a cool and confident Selina and really showcases how no matter what, she can always adapt to any situation thrown her way. I can't wait to really explore more of why she left Gotham especially with that reveal at the end of long awaited return of and old friend of Selina's. I'm really excited to see where this story goes next and it's nice to see Selina out on her own again and distancing herself from Gotham was the perfect way to do it.
Not only can Jones write but man does she draw a sexy Catwoman. The art in this book has been beautiful and is one the main things I love about this book. Jones coupled with the amazing colors of Laura Allred is a match made in heaven. Allred's muted colors gives the feeling of being out on a cool summer night.
Fernando Blanco and John Kalisz handled the art on Raina's backstory. Man they really captured the evil of what that woman is capable of what that woman is capable of. The way the peoples face were portrayed were downright disturbing and really helped the narrative of the story being told from Raina.
I feel like Catwoman fans are finally getting a book they deserve. After previous attempts and putting out lackluster stories the past few years, Selina is finally being done justice. Here's hoping this creative team stays on this book for a long time.