Catwoman #3 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on September 12, 2018

Writer: Joelle Jones
Artists: Joelle Jones and Fernando Blanco
Colourists: Laura Allred and John Kalisz
Letterer: Josh Reed
This book is pretty baffling. While the art is beautiful, I find the story to be very lacking and somewhat lifeless. Joelle Jones is hitting some beats which really slow the pace down, which shouldn't be the case in a series only three issues in.
I still don't know what this book is exactly about. I can see that Selina wants to get away from Gotham in order to process the whole wedding fiasco on her own, but she still has the ring so I'm not sure what she's doing in Villa Hermosa. We learn a bit more about the villain, Raina Creel, who is greatly developed in this issue. Jones highlights exactly how despicable this person truly is, and I'm curious as to the role she'll play in this book going forward.
It goes without saying that the art is gorgeous. Jones' layouts and action remains fantastic as always, and guest artist Fernando Blanco provides a nice enough interlude in the middle without feeling out of place. Normally, the entire book would be coloured by one artist so I find the inclusion of John Kalisz a bit odd.
This book really needs to come together more for me to truly get on board. I see the pieces that Jones is setting up, but it's taking a lot longer than I would've liked. The art is incredible and, in all honestly, is worth the price of admission alone.

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