Catwoman: Lonely City #1 (10/19/2021) Spoilers Ahead

:catwoman_hv_1: BOOK ONE: DIRTY OLD TOWN

Ten years ago, the massacre known as Fools’ Night claimed the lives of Batman, The Joker, Nightwing, and Commissioner Gordon…and sent Selina Kyle, the Catwoman, to prison. A decade later, Gotham has grown up—it’s put away costumed heroism and villainy as childish things. The new Gotham is cleaner, safer…and a lot less free, under the watchful eye of Mayor Harvey Dent and his Batcops. It’s into this new city that Selina Kyle returns, a changed woman…with her mind on that one last big score: the secrets hidden inside the Batcave! She doesn’t need the money—she just needs to know…who is “Orpheus?”

:open_book: If you’ve read it (or plan to) and wish to discuss, drop your thoughts below when you’re ready!

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I’ll be back w/ more on the book, but I’m really liking it so far. :purple_heart:

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This was a really interesting story, with of course amazing art. I have to admit that I am a bit “alternate futured” out, given Future State, Bat/Cat, Batman The Detective, and now this - all of them are alternate futures, none of them connect to each other, and all touch on (what seem to me to be) very similar themes without a whole lot of differentiation, leaving the differences to mostly be whether I really like the writing and art or not.

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I really enjoyed the first issue – I thought Chaing did a great job of creating this alternate world and made each character feel compelling. I’m definitely curious to see what happened and what Selina will do.

@millernumber1 – It’s funny you mention the glut of “alternate future” stuff, and while I can see where that could be a thing, for me I was actually reminded the most of Dark Knight Returns, mostly with the whole “older ‘hero’ comes out of retirement and has to deal with the fact they’re not in their prime anymore” thing.

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That is a very good point, though I’d say to some extent Bat/Cat deals with that, too. What this mostly reminded me of is the Brubaker/Rucka era, actually, when Chiang did art for some backups, at least. The writing isn’t terribly Milleresque, with the over the top noir voiceover. :slight_smile:

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enjoyed part one, and two really looking forward to part 3. really this is the first time we see a future Catwoman story that explores Selina with Bruce dead, and revealed to be Batman, which to my limited knowledge is a direction that’s new. Yes Catwoman future state does have this element to it, but this is the first time its not a dystopian future. it also has Selina somewhat wondering what might have been when she meets Babs kid.
(I am moving the parts of book two to the book two discussion page.)
this is honestly a captivating story so far.

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Hey @Nobody.bladesmith! Thanks for coming by! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I am too! I was just about to read Book 2! :eyes: So I haven’t looked at the rest of your comment. After.

There’s a discussion for it here :point_down: if you want to swing by!

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That’s why I blurred it. I will move it to book two’s discussion page a place to discuss book two. =)

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Side note:

actually Future state is interesting in its was set up to appear as a possible future but now future state Gotham is a elseword.

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I’m not saying any of these alternate futures are bad - I’m just saying it feels like there’s too many of them.

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I can agree with that…and with the newest reboot of batman beyond we are getting another one =).

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