Comic Review: Catwoman #30 (DC Comics)

It’s with Good Intentions that I read the new Catwoman, issue #30 from DC. And it’s a winner. Ram V writes this tale of the search for Poison Ivy. She’s […]

It’s with Good Intentions that I read the new Catwoman, issue #30 from DC. And it’s a winner.

Ram V writes this tale of the search for Poison Ivy. She’s missing, and Catwoman thinks the Riddler knows where she is. He’s gravely wounded, lying on his back in a secure Alleytown setting. But he’s a lying sort of guy, lying around, perhaps making up stories and riddles to amuse-bouche himself. So funny I forgot to laugh. But The Penguin is also on the hunt, and not for fish. He wants Catwoman!

So amazingly constructed this story. The art by Fernando Blanco hits the right level of dark realism. The amazingly well-rendered scenes of urban factories, lurking baddies, and waterfront locales. The night lights, the shadows, and suggestions of more. Jordie Bellaire is colourist, and Tom Napolitano is letterer.

A solid read, with true value as a dramatic work. The dialogue is intriguing: Ram V has an ear and a practiced knack for compressing plot points and character in a few words. My word is: buy this title, it’s one of the very best current Bat comics.

DC, Catwoman #30, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Ages 13+

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!!