It's saying something when a LoSH character hanging out in Batman is hardly the most WTF moment of an issue.
The circus is a strange place, evident by the endless Nightwing stories that come from it.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Well, Here's some Catwoman #40 Spoilers
With Convergence on the way, Catwoman will be going through a few more changes, one of which would be a new ongoing artist in David Messina... But before we get there, it seems outgoing artist Garry Brown has revealed a bit of what to expect, having posted a couple pages of #40 on twitter.
Looky there! Pages! If I'm to interpret these pages, it looks as if Selina is handing over the underworld to Penguin and returning to her role as Catwoman.
I'm pretty happy about that.
While I think the idea to put Selina in the position of crime lord of Gotham was great, I think the execution in her own book is lacking. To be clear... Genevieve Valentine has brought an undeniable uptick in quality to the book, no arguing that, I'm just ready to get Catwoman back.
If you've read my opinion on the more recent issues, you should know that I'm kind of tired of mopey conflicted mob boss Catwoman, while in Batman Eternal, whenever we do see her, she's confident and in-fucking-charge. There's also the element of the current run of Catwoman which mirrors some of my problems in a book like Gotham by Midnight where I just don't feel Gotham is being utilized that much. Sure, there's Black Mask just sort of there, and Batman shows up every few issues, but there could be so much more. In Eternal we see Selina interacting with much more of Gotham's cast, doing shit like hiring Killer Croc as muscle or working with Ivy to get dirt on the other villains, her as the mob boss doing that is cool as shit. In Catwoman on the other hand, we've got just your standard mafia struggles with generic Yakuza and Italian mobs with a handful of new characters that I'm just flat out indifferent on. Don't get me started on the girl pretending to be Catwoman at the moment. I'm not saying this should have tied in with Eternal (hell, you just can't really sync up a monthly to a weekly, thus Batman jumping ahead with Endgame), but I think it should have at least reflected some of the ideas and content more.
So, if we're moving to just plain old Catwoman, that's fine with me. I'm ready to call the mob boss thing a wash, as we haven't had a particularly well written Selina as Catwoman in quite some time. So I'm looking forward to Selina maybe getting back to basics. Maybe things will lighten up. Maybe we'll get more Gotham. Who knows!?
(Source: Garry Brown Twitter)