Posted by : Wendy B Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Catwoman? I really don't know her beyond Michelle Pfieffer and a few glimpses in the previous comics. This New 52 Catwoman is a huge change that older fans do not approve of, understandably, but I kinda like her.
I am angry and sad at the book for passing the Bechdel Test, only to dramatically refrigerator fail it an issue later, but I am still intrigued enough to continue. I want to get to know this Selina Kyle. I want to understand her violence and the blinding rage she goes into in her need for immediate revenge. Blinding? No. That's not fair. There was a lot more ticking in that brain, especially when Batman tried to stop her.
Where she was naive before, now she is aloof. This new Voodoo understands her powers and has a few more tricks up her sleeve. She's searching for something, and trying to protect others like her. Don't worry. Her boobs aren't always on display.
Thus far, of DC's New 52, these two books are the ones that compel me most to read them. I love the artwork and I am curious about the characters. Wonder Woman is still on my reading list too, though I'm not happy about the update to her origins. Hmmm.... I should probably add Batwoman, Batgirl and perhaps Huntress, too. Make this a theme and see how DC ends up handling these ladies in the long run....