Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Catwoman #6 Review

Who Are You? Who Who...Who Who

Writer: Joelle Jones
Artist: Joelle Jones
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: December 19, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

Selina's forced into a seriously sinister Sopranos-style sit-down! While the cops continue to hunt her for a murder she didn't commit, Catwoman's forced to take a meeting with secretive crime boss Mrs. Creel. Here's the pitch: work for us or die! Selina counters with some blackmail of her own, but the offer fails to blow away Creel and her meta-crew. That leads to a breakneck chase that drives Catwoman right into the crosshairs of the local authorities.

The issue opens where we left off...Selina has gotten out of her trap and is ready to kick ass.  As she makes her way through the mansion, Raina Creel is up to no good upstairs.  As Selina makes her way there, I realized that I really don't know all the major players in this book that well. 

Detective Yilmaz stops Selina, but she uses her wiles to take him down while Raymond becomes mommy's little monster.  We get a fight scene that ends on a balcony with some yelling, people fighting over guns and more characters that I barely remember.  I have really enjoyed this series, but this issue makes it obvious that Jones has not done enough to get these characters involved in the story.

Catwoman escapes after a confusing scene that leaves a character dead and one in agony.  We then get an ending with Yilmaz arrested but being offered a deal...Selina's location in exchange for Raina's and Selina telling her sister they will be able to live happily ever after together.  Yea, I don't think that is going to happen.

This issue was just not good.  The Creel story ends with a whimper and without enough character work with all involved is confusing and falls flat.  I still love the art in this book, but the story is just not there.

Bits and Pieces:

Besides the usual great art, there isn't much here to recommend.  Characters that haven't been around much or developed are showcased, but it's more confusing than it should be.  I hope the next issue rebounds from this poor end to this first arc.


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