Oh goodness, it’s been some time since we’ve talked Catwoman, hasn’t it Fangirls? Almost two months because I was in too much of a vacation mode last month and totally blanked on doing my work. But here we are, again, and Catwoman is looking like she’s in deep trouble.
Our girl is done with the Catfather and back as a thief! I’m so glad that this didn’t end, but also that she’s back to her old gigs. And boy does she start strong!
Fangirls, I have the Looney Tunes Variant of this issue (Catwoman smirking while holding a nervous looking Tweety Bird), and that threw me off for the whole issue. For some reason I kept expecting the comic to match the cover in art style. Silly me, that’s not what’s happening.
Now that Eiko’s father, the leader of the Hasigawas is dead, it’s up for her to take over before Sionis can snatch the leadership from her hands. In issue 45, she goes far above and beyond the need to show her allies and family that she can handle controlling the Hasigawas.
Fangirls, this businenessy Catwoman is still throwing me off. I love that she’s in control and kicking ass, but it’s still bizarre to me that she runs a crime syndicate, and barely steals stuff anymore. But in the last issue, Eiko Hassigawa let Sionis think that she was the Catwoman he wanted, and got shot. Now both Catwomen need to talk, and they’ve got a big, green mediator.
I’ve been on and off the fence about the direction that Catwoman has been taking as of late, but in this issue she’s almost solely in the mask, and that’s where I like her. But some lines get crossed, and it’s definitely not the easiest issue to read.
Fangirls, I’m usually not a huge fan of Annual comics. They tend to be unnecessary and just too much. They usually don’t add to the storyline at all, and cost money, so I always want to skip them, but I never risk it. With Batgirl Annual 3, though, I was really glad I read it.