Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SPOILERS: Catwoman #46

You know when one creative team just gets randomly shown the door and has to hastily set up the next run on the series? Yeah, it's one of those issues.

The Spoilers:

So, Eiko is going to kill all the small heads of crime in Gotham, Steph is all "no," Eikio is all "lol, yes." And that's pretty much that. Antonia comes to speak with Eiko offering condolences, and Eiko warns her to stick to the underground.

The attack starts. Catwoman gets caught up in it. Steph finds her to tell her about Eiko. They speak about the cop whose info Steph was supposed to look into? Steph admits she killed the guy, cis it was something with her father hiring him, so he hit her and he fell down. But Selina is all "nah, he was shot afterwards" and THAT'S THAT. Like anyone cared about this particular plot point to begin with.

Anyways, Selina finds Eiko, thinks her cousin was killed, they fight a bit, Eiko tells Selina Antonia wasn't there. Selina finds Antonia underground with Penguin, they speak about how what Eiko did will actually keep peace. Blah blah blah, Selina just fucking leaves Gotham for some reason.


The Opinion:

So, this is a frustrating issue, simply for the fact that it's one of those super messy "we need to set up the next writer's story as quickly as possible" issues. It's honestly not worth discussing. Look, there were parts in this run I didn't care for, like that sub plot with the cop who Steph thinks she killed. There was just a ton of fat around this arc that was completely unnecessary, and to be honest, it was treated as such in this issue… but the fact remains, speaking generally this was a pretty great run on the book, and to hastily wrap it up and kick Selina out of Gotham so she can "go on the road and get her biggest score" (paraphrasing, but let's be honest, we've all read that story before) is kind of bullshit.

It was a bad ending, plain and simple. I don't blame the creative team at all, the writing is on the wall and it says "set up the next story that has nothing to do with yours." This honestly feels like an early New 52 transition issue where this sort of shit happened all the time. Safe to say I will not be coming back.

PS… don't be surprised if this book is cancelled by issue #52, just saying.

1 comment :

  1. Sad. I dropped the book today too. However, I genuinely liked the closing touches Valentine gave Eiko and the gang war. I'd hope the writers working in Gotham keep note of the three gangs now holding power in the city, but who are we kidding here?

    Lastly, I really like the way Valentine wrote Penguin, particularly in his interactions with Selina. Strong stuff I'll miss now.