Hello and welcome to the World of Bats, the Batman Book Club!
First off, sorry about this being a day late – between work and my home internet being down most of the day, just couldn’t get it in.
Second, to everyone who saw me do a post last week about Father’s Day and didn’t remind me that Father’s Day was
this weekend…I see you. I see how it is.
Anyway, to continue our Pride Month, we’ll be looking at Catwoman issues 35-40 and Annual
#2, written by Genevive Valentine, with art by Garry Brown, Patrick Olliffe, and John McCrea.
She was Gotham’s Catwoman. Now Selina Kyle is Gotham’s kingpin.
After discovering that she’s the heir apparent to the Calabrese crime family, Selina has put aside the life of a high-stakes jewel thief—and occasional vigilante—for an even more dangerous game. Now she’s the head of all organized crime in the city. Her plan? Unite Gotham’s warring families, using their resources to rebuild the city instead of preying on it.
But the crown comes at a cost. Not every family is willing to play ball. As her enemies—like the brutal Black Mask and an impostor calling herself the new Catwoman—attack from outside her organization, traitors lurk within.
To rule the underworld, Selina must become a creature of the underworld herself. She may have nine lives, but she only has one soul. To save the city she loves, will she sacrifice everything else?
Links to the issues:
Catwoman Annual #2
Reading will last from
2022-06-19T05:00:00Z→ 2022-06-24T05:00:00Z, but if you’re busy trying to manage your empire of crime, you can always come back later.
Looking forward to discussing these issues with you all.
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Very, very big fan of this run. Extremely dark, emotionally gripping, and really moody and powerful art!
This was a good read. The art was wonderful and really fit the gangster story that was being told. It’s interesting seeing Selina in a pantsuit instead of a catsuit, but it definitely works here. Finally, Black Mask is a good villain and his aesthetic really fits.