Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Catwoman #5 Review

Pretty Thin, Riggs

Written by: Joelle Jones
Art by: Joelle Jones, Laura Allred, and Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 14, 2018

I have really enjoyed this book since it hit the shelf.  Yea, I think it took the reader and Jones a bit of time to separate it from the Batman series, but I am glad we have a solo Catwoman book and I have settled down for the long haul.  With that, I understand why some don't like it as much as me, but I am too busy actually liking something to care that much.  Do I continue liking it this month?  Let's find out...

This issue picks up with both of last issue's crazy cliffhangers.  We jump back and forth between Selina trying to stop the Doctor from hurting her sister, Maggie, and Mr. Creel being bumped off by his evil wife, Raina.

We can only assume that both the governor and Maggie are going to be given the same treatment, but Selina at least saves her sister for now.  The Governor is not so lucky and things get real messy real quick, but there isn't much more to this issue.

We continue seeing that Raina is a real piece of shit and after she gets what she seems to have wanted from the start, she also gets Selina.  Yep, even as Maggie seems to come out of her state, Selina is taken away to the Creel Mansion.

After a funeral that's more for show and more flashes of the drug, Narssistrine, we get an ending that starts with Selina in chains, but ends with her having the upper hand...for now.  I'm sure things won't be as cut and dry as they seem as the issue ends.

This is a really quick read, mainly because not a lot happens.  We know that Raina is an awful person and this issue just puts an exclamation on that.  We know that Selina is only in town for her sister and that is just snatched away for a bit to get more conflict with the Creels.  I can't say this is all setup, but instead, it just feels like we are running in place this month.  I still like this series, but the overall story has been a bit thin since the start and this just made it thinner.

I do love the art in this book!  I am a Joelle Jones fan and like everything she does, it just isn't enough to carry this issue.  I needed more and just didn't get it.

Bits and Pieces:

I have really enjoyed this series so far and have been able to overlook the overall lack of progression in the story.  I can't do that this month as Joelle Jones doesn't give us much we don't already know in an issue that looks great, but is over way too quickly.  I am still on the Catwoman trolley, but I'm going to need a bit more from here on out.


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