I had looked at this book a couple times in both Target and Barnes and Noble, and finally grabbed it one day. It was in the middle grade section, so I knew it would be a relatively quick read for me. I was excited to read it, regardless.
Earlier this week I read this incredible, biographical graphic novel about Andre The Giant. I knew of him from The Princess Bride, and I had a small inkling that he was involved in wresting, but I knew very little about wresting. But the graphic novel really opened my eyes to the way things are done in wrestling, and to a multitude of information on Andre The Giant.
I’ve realized, over the past couple of years, that my comic preferences tend to follow who I want to be. I don’t buy Batman comics because he isn’t someone I want to be, he’s someone I wouldn’t mind sleeping with. And that’s why I love Catwoman. When she’s not stealing, she’s usually dripping in jewels, attending high society parties, and sometimes sleeping with Bruce Wayne. What’s not to love? Plus she has a bunch of cats! The thing is, Fangirls, the new Catwoman is less about Catwoman, and more about Selina running crime in Gotham, and it’s a bit frustrating.
Fangirls, when I read this new crime-family-boss Catwoman, my mind goes back and forth between yaas Catwoman get it, and wait, what? It’s a confusing life, and since reading about crime families is such foreign territory to me (the closest I’ve read similar to this is the Long Halloween trio of books; those kind of deal with Gotham’s crime families), and that isn’t much. I definitely feel like I’m learning a lot about things I didn’t think Catwoman would teach me about, but I like learning from her (not that I see myself using any slight understanding of Gotham’s crime families to my advantage, ever).
Fangirls, I love Catwoman. I love her Catsuit, attitude, and how clever she is. Above all of that, I’m learning how much I love her pantsuit. It sounds foolish, doesn’t it? Loving a character simply for their costume? But I love it because she’s not in the Catsuit anymore. She’s far more powerful now; leading an army of Gotham’s gangsters against the Black Mask ( a more than formidable adversary).
Catwoman is all business, and as much as I love her look, I’m not a big business-y person. I’m not saying that I dislike it, but I’m almost thinking I prefer her as a thief stealing diamonds and cat relics.
Fangirls, this new team on Catwoman is giving her a powerful and gritty look, and I love it. She’s found out that she’s a daughter of one of Gotham’s more prominent mob families, and has taken over the family business. But she’s given up being the Cat. Now she’s Selina, and doing some pretty powerful things.