Catwoman #18 Review

by Olivier Roth on December 18, 2019

Story by: Joëlle Jones

Art by: Joëlle Jones & Fernando Blanco

Colors by: Laura Allred & FCO Plascencia

Letters by: Saida Temofonte

Published by: DC


Before I begin this review, I have to say that I have not kept up with Catwoman since its first issue a year and a half ago, so I can’t really speak to the ongoing storyline, and to be quite frank, the only negative I can see with this issue is that reading this issue, I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on, other than the fact that Selina has come to Zatanna for help on finding a “crazy lad” (their words, not mine). 


Having said that, other than being slightly lost, this issue was a lot of fun. Selina asks for Zatanna’s help in finding someone, at a bar, surrounded by a bunch of goons here to prevent her from doing so (I assume). From there, the majority of the issue is a master class on how to present visual storytelling with minimal dialogue, but still knowing that these two ladies are having the time of their life. 


Jones is honestly amazing at the cinematography of laying out an excellent fight scene as once it begins, it’s one double page spread after another of fluid, fun, fighting. Oh, and no whips or magic are used - per Selina and Zatanna’s little bet at the beginning. So much fun. 


Popping Jones’ art off of the page is Laura Allred’s amazing colors. If you’ve seen her work before, you know her colors are some of the best in the business. Allred’s style of solid colors really compliment Jone’s line and ink work and make everything look so good.

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