Welcome to One-Shots, a weekly book club where we read and discuss a single issue with little to no context needed! It’s been on hiatus for a while, but now it’s officially back! To celebrate, I think it’s only fitting that this week’s story is also about someone returning after being away for a while…
This week we’ll be reading Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score, a 94 page long one-shot by the legendary Darwyn Cooke. You can find it here: DC Universe
The discussion will remain open until August 7, 2019.
1.)Catwoman has an interesting history. Sometimes she’s a villain, other times she’s a hero. Because of this, the many writers who’ve worked on her series have tried many different things. Do you think this story works well for the character? Or do you prefer a different style/genre for a Catwoman story?
2.)No heist is complete without a cast of interesting characters! Besides Catwoman herself, who is your favorite?
3.)Give this story a rating on a scale of 1 to 10. This score will factor into something later down the line…
BONUS HINT: Do you know what we’re going to read next week? If you think you do, say in the comments. But be vewy vewy quiet…
And stay tuned for next Saturday for the premiere of a new Book Club.
Can anybody access this story.
If i try the link, it directs me elsewhere.
If i browse, there is the titles, but number of books is not listed. When i click on.it, i go back to browse.
I temember people asking about this title, with zero books.
I have an android phone.
Cool! I have no problem rereading this bad boy again for this.
Huh. Now that you mention it, every time I try to access it on my tablet, the app crashes…
I CAN get it to work on my laptop, though honestly it’s not the most ideal way to read a comic…
Huh. It’s working for me. On Chrome browser and iPhone. I made sure to test the link multiple times to. I wonder what’s going on?
I was able to get it to work. What I did was I read a couple of pages on my laptop, then went to the app and the comic was available on the “dive back in” section. Couldn’t download it, however.
Sounds like this will be a mystery in more ways than one! I’ll try it on the computer first and then I’ll be able to find it on my tablet.
And to the one shot book club I say …welcome back!
I found it on my PC put it into a reading list and now I can find it on my Android devices… all is good!
Thank you everybody for coming up with workarounds! I look forward to hearing what you think of the story.
@Batwing52 Of course you have to go with Slam Bradley! He’s a classic.
Wow! What a ride this evening reading this tribute to the noir 40s and 50s tough shady detective movies of yore.! Thanks for choosing it, Amazing_Squid: it’s easy to understand now why so many join your fanatical cults, your literary tastes are esquisite and debonaire!
I’ll share some of my fav panels in a sec, but wow does Cooke ever do research on how to draw his locales! The images just pop; off the page (I’ll have to check later if he did the coloring too).
This very very bittersweet story for sure leaves the reader thinking “while I would of course love to have $24 million cash free and clear, no taxes, the odds apparently are that I would be kinda dead in a violent way if I so tried…” And living with yourself, forgiving yourself as the only survivor…wow…
Why does this scene make me think of MisfitF (G, H, I, J, K and sometimes You)?
And if you’re going to do Noir, ya gots to have rain…and neon lights, see?
Lots and lots and lots of rain, get the picture kids???
Wow, maybe I’ll try this effect out on my dynamic new weekly comic strip over on Fan Creations…yeah, thats the ticket!
Thanks again for starting up this way-cool club Mr. Awesome_Squid sir!
@Don-El Yeah, that’s Darwyn Cooke for you. Everything I’ve read of his is pure art. Not that other comics aren’t in a way, but his stuff rises above the typical comics.
And I do find it interesting that Selina never really becomes Catwoman in the series. I think she only wears the suit like once or twice in some flashbacks. But it works really well without it. Actually, I can’t imagine Selina as Catwoman for most of this story. Cooke made the right call.