Thursday, December 20, 2012
If you read my review of yesterday's Catwoman #15, or saw my twitter feed as I was in the process of writing the review, you'll know what's coming. If not, here's the short end of it: I will cease full coverage of Catwoman until a new writer comes on the book.
I hate to be that guy, you know, an angry comic fan complaining on the internet, I quite literally hate that shit, but I'm sorry, Nocenti's Catwoman is garbage. This is not just "oh, I didn't like this story" because lord knows, there are some writers whose work I find acceptable, or even flat out like, who every now and then turn out a story that leaves me disappointed. No, that's not it at all, this Catwoman book has been turned into completely nonsensical, mischaracterized garbage. The character that we readers are being presented is not Selina Kyle, New 52 changes or not, and the fact that DC has accepted it as such, is in a word: disheartening.
I should have known from the terrible #0 issue that the title would be taking a complete nosedive. Regardless, from here on out, I will no longer be buying this title. I can't support this kind of shit, and the fact that I of all people, am dropping a Bat related title should really say something as to how strongly I feel about this. So that obviously means I will no longer be doing spoiler/review posts on the title, and the only times you will see this book mentioned is for solicitation or preview posts.
Here's hoping someone who knows what they're doing saves Selina Kyle in 2013.