Comic Review: Catwoman #32 (DC Comics)

It’s ‘Everything You Know About Selina Kyle’ in 20 pages of the new Catwoman! Issue #32 from DC Comics is a thrilling revelation, packed with drama and action. Writer Ram […]

It’s ‘Everything You Know About Selina Kyle’ in 20 pages of the new Catwoman! Issue #32 from DC Comics is a thrilling revelation, packed with drama and action.

Writer Ram V, with Evan Cagle on art (Jordie Bellaire colourist, Tom Napolitano letterer) takes us to venues of rough interrogation. Bad guys are demanding to know more about Selina Kyle. They are not taking snide responses, not accepting vague phrases. It’s a trip back and forth in time. And usually, that irritates me (stop the time machine please!) but it works here.

It’s atmospheric and illustrated with strong strokes of genius figure movement, gut-wrenching overhead viewpoints, and highly effective, ultra dramatic colour palettes. Evan Cagle’s art is extremely good; so well rendered, with amazing facility.

Okay, sometimes the awesome Bellaire lighting effects (bright circular highlights everywhere on the streets, shining in our eyes) can distract, but nothing ‘really’ detracts from this being a really strong read, another in a series of gripping issues in the twists and pivots of Catwoman. Highly recommended for its smart plot, interweaving scenes, and effective character dialogue.

DC Comics, Catwoman #32, $3.99 for 20 pages of content. Teen

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