has a problem: a copy cat is committing crimes using her identity. The odd
jewel heist, sure, but when a cop is gunned down in the line of duty, well,
that’s a different matter. It turns out the copy Catwoman is a tool of the
Creel family, led by a decrepit old crone with one foot in the underworld and
one foot in the political arena, burning both ends against everyone in between.
All of this
builds to a tragic clash between two people, and a handful of pawns in between.
Some of those pawns deserve what they get, while others are not so fortunate.
So it’s up to Catwoman to play the “good” bad guy and meet out her own brand of
justice. If that sounds a little John Ford, perhaps it should. The story could
easily be set in the Old West, with an outlaw on one side and the local land
baron on the other.
little bit of backstory to Selina Kyle, offering insight to her motivation
beyond stealing pretty things. All this happens shortly after her aborted
nuptials to Bruce Wayne, so there’s some emotional content to add a bit of
depth. Not much depth, mind you; it feels token and obligatory, and I could
easily have lived without it.
But it was Joelle
Jones artwork that I really enjoyed. A lot. It reminds me of the work of an
illustrator whose work I admire, though I never learned their name. And that
work, in turn, reminded me of Patrick Nagel, the ubiquitous artist of the
1980s. But Jones also has a touch of Leyendecker as well, and that’s a good