Comic Review: Future State: Catwoman #1 (DC Comics)

Catwoman catches a bullet train in DC Future State Catwoman #1. It’s dark, it’s always dark in Gotham these days. The constant surveillance, the rain, the social pressures, the orderly […]

Catwoman catches a bullet train in DC Future State Catwoman #1.

It’s dark, it’s always dark in Gotham these days. The constant surveillance, the rain, the social pressures, the orderly disorientation of it all. The adults and younguns are gettin’ shipped out by train in the rain, you see. But that’s just the start in this nightmarish dystopic vision of the Future State: all heck is about to break loose.

Ram V writes this wry, tight tale of Catwoman and her Strays, active and slashing through resistance, fighting the Reich. Otto Schmidt gives us lithe, graceful action, full of power and aesthetics. The people are sleek and the lines linear. The darkness is all-encompassing, except when penetrated by forceful, writhing figures and cleanly rendered dynamic punches to the expectations. Wonderful stuff, full of twists and surprises. You will want to jump on this moving title with both hands and feet!

DC Comics Future State Catwoman #1, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Teen

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!