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Catwoman #47

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

Things start to heat up between Valmont and Catwoman when the handsome devil in white shows Catwoman a grand gesture that proves to her the lengths he will go to for her attention.

A crow in white and a bat in black-if only there was a moral gray zone for this one cat.

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32 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 90


    No matter where the action is, ‘Catwoman’ continues to focus heavily on the characters and the world that it has created, advancing the story in both smaller and bigger ways at the same time. A new artistic vision adds to the beauty and power that this series has displayed month after month, keeping a similar energy running no matter which people are handling the various artistic elements.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Catwoman #47 continues Selina’s vendetta against the Ibanescu crime family, taking her to Europe and amping up the scale of the story. It moves at a furious pace until finishing with a great cliffhanger ending.

  • 80

    Geek Dad

    Ever since Selina left Gotham, this book has become a lot more fast-paced, and now the team of Catwoman and Valmont are off to Europe for a secret mission. The various players in the Gotham mob scene are converging on the Swiss Alps, and one unwilling associate has been brought there to be assassinated. The two rogues rescue him and engage in a massive snowmobile chase that turns out to be one of the best action scenes of this run. The visuals are great courtesy of guest artist Caitlin Yarsky, but Valmont remains the weakest part of this run—too one-note charming and snarky. The secondary plot involving Selina’s friend and wayward mob scion Dario has some real intensity to it, as the young heir is taken advantage of by someone who means a lot to him—and finds himself in deadly peril with his savior half a world away. It’s a fun run overall, but I’m not quite sure who I’m supposed to be invested in long-term.

  • 80

    Selina Kyle’s latest jet-setting adventure begins with a wide-ranging, but largely-entertaining ordeal. Tini Howard’s script is at its best in some of the issue’s least-chaotic moments, and particularly excels with the interpersonal rapport between Selina, Valmont, and other characters in the series’ orbit. Caitlin Yarsky’s art brings the stylish, action-packed adventure to new heights, with some of my favorite renderings of Selina in costume in recent memory. While parts of this issue just feel like fodder for the bigger story that’s on the horizon, I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    From so many angles in so many ways over the course of the past few years, creative teams working with Catwoman have gotten her moving in the right direction, but its always been a bit of a problem wrapping things up in a way that feels fluid. It seems as though Howards got a solid handle on things, though. Howard continues to manage a well-modulated run with Selina as she saunters gracefully through this latest phase of her life. The international adventure should add another layer of intrigue to her. The challenge will be allowing Catwoman to land on her feet on the other end of it all in a way that allows for both a sense of greater stability AND further challenges in future issues of the series.

  • 80

    Batman on Film

  • 50


    Catwoman #47 has a lot of good pieces that don’t quite add up for a compelling read. Tini Howard’s characterization of Selina is increasingly frustrating due her tendencies of self righteousness that don’t always fit the scenes they’re in. I’ve been supportive of Howard’s overarching theme of Selina’s quest to redeem the mistreated women of Gotham’s underworld, but the bluntness of the plotting has become a problem. Caitlin Yarsky is now on a list of artists to look out for with fantastic character designs and thoughtful world building, but a nice looking book cannot fully save a series with an identity crisis.

  • 50

    The Batman Universe

    Tini Howard continues to write Selina driven by emotion over any thought, leaving others to be bothmore competent and suffer the consequences. Despite this emotion driving, the “romance between Valmont and Selina is beyond unconvincing (sold much more by the cover than anything inside the book), and the fill-in art is very unsatisfying.

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