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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Catwoman Volume 1:The Game (New 52)

Author: Judd Winick

Illustrator: Guillem March
Title: Catwoman Volume 1: The Game (New 52)
Publication: May 22, 2012
Publisher: DC Comics
Genre: Graphic Novel, Comic Book, Villains 
Pages: 144
Audience: 17 and up
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Purchased

 Favorite quote: "Life isn't without risk.You hear that bon mot a lot. But mostly around business. Or dating. Or eating friend food from street vendors. But we take risks all the time, every day, in a thousand ways. Driving a cat. Talking to a stranger. Jay-walking. Those are the little ones that we don't even think about."- Selina Kyle

Synopsis (from the cover):
The at came back. Under the dark mask of night, the cat is out on the prowl...What's she looking for? Sometimes it's dazzling jewels and priceless artwork. Sometimes it's a kiss with a caped crusader. But nearly every time, it's trouble. She's a thief who steals for the thrill and a lover who lives for the chase. But lately Catwoman has been stealing from the wrong people. And when they come after her? Even nine lives might not be enough to save her skin.

My thoughts:
Another cat book- I know. I'll also admit that I wasn't a huge fan of Selina Kyle. I thought- eh, she steals stuff and loves Batman- who cares? After reading the Gotham City Sirens I grew to like Selina and decided to give the New 52 Catwoman graphic novels a chance. I'm really glad I did. The Game starts over and allows you to get to know Selina as a person, not just Catwoman. There is once again, tons of gore, violence, and sex. After all, Batman is a hunky man. I think the artwork is beautiful, and the gorey parts were a bit too detailed. I think the sex scene was drawn grotesquely and incorrectly (I won't go into why that is...just read it and see for yourself). However, I'm not reading this for any other reason than reading pleasure, and if the artists want to be over the top- okay. Other than that, the novel is very interesting. The writers did a great job with the New 52 of this graphic novel. 


  1. I'm intrigued by this novel. Thanks for the review.

  2. Hmm... Catwoman as a real person? I think a lot of us don't look beyond super heros to their real inner identities. Thanks for the review! It made me look at the Superhero genre in a new light.

  3. I do love the artwork on the cover. Sadly, I don't think this is for me. Violence is just not my thing, you know? I'm more into manga soap opera types, lol.

  4. This looks like a really interesting book. Thanks for the review/