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Knight Terrors: Catwoman #2 (of 2)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Catwoman is stuck in a nightmare in which her sister, Maggie, parades around Gotham as its savior, Sister Zero. After rescuing Bruce from The Joker, Catwoman calls him Batman…to which he asks her how she knew that name, since he had only called himself that in his head. What year is it in this Gotham, why does The Joker have snakes for limbs, and can Sister Zero and Catwoman pray themselves out of this nightmare?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Knight Terrors: Catwoman #2 is a psychologically wild ride through Selina’s nightmare as she tries to come to terms with her past as the head of Gotham’s underworld, her estranged relationship[ with her sister, and her relationship with Batman.

    Selina’s experiences in the Nightmare realm will surely have ramifications in the future beginning with the upcoming Batman/Catwoman: Gotham War story.

  • 90

    The already-excellent premise of Knight Terrors: Catwoman culminates in an epic and emotionally-consequential conclusion. As Selina fights to save a familiar-enough Gotham City from the terror of the Joker, she grapples with her own reputation as a woman and a superhero, which Tini Howard uses to brilliantly set the stage for “The Gotham War.” Leila Leiz’s art is a beautfiful complement to every single frame, especially when coupled with Marissa Louise’s ultra-vibrant colors. This has easily become my favorite installment of “Knight Terrors” thus far.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    This is an intriguing series, thanks to its strong characterization, noir-inspired aesthetic, and strong art. However, it doesn’t quite get there in a timely fashion—the ambiguous nature of this story takes a long time to get to its point. However, it’s one of the best issues of Howard’s run, and might be one of the best in terms of tying the event into the main series and upcoming plots.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    The dream might be melting into wakefulness, but Selina’s definitely not out of the nightmare yet. After Knight Terrors: Catwoman #2, there’s nothing clear as to what her next steps should be, as the villains that had been trying to claim her corner of Gotham are still out there. Add to this the fact that the tension between her and the “Man [she still] loves” is at an all-time high, then truly anything could happen in the main series of Catwoman. The good news is that I trust this creative team to tell unforgettable stories every time.

  • 80


    Knight Terrors: Catwoman #2 is a pleasant surprise as it nearly equals the highs of last month’s great issue. I’ve had my problems with Tini Howard’s run overall, but this spin-off story did a great job of summarizing Selina’s fears in the current narrative while still delivering an entertaining tie-in to the Knight Terrors event. Leila Leiz is an artist to keep an eye on and while this storyline may not convert people wary of Howard’s run, it is a solid way to catch up with Selina’s current mental state heading into her next story arc.

  • 80

    Comic Crusaders

    The struggle for Catwoman is taking place in both her nightmare and her real life as well. Being a reformed criminal with a literal nun for a sister and the Batman as her lover creates issues. She knows she can’t (and doesn’t want to) completely change. Her true fear is dragging her loved ones into the dangers she’s created. The story is touching and shows both sides of the complicated character. The only problem is the with only two issues to work with, things get rushed. The action heats up in this issue and the ending is explosive but a lot is thrown at the reader with minimal set-up and/or exploration. And in the end Knight Terrors: Catwoman #2 does more to set up Catwoman’s future adventures than progress the Knight Terrors storyline. All that said though, the issue is a great character study and highly recommended for Catwoman fans.

  • 70

    But Why Tho?

    Knight Terrors: Catwoman #2 has a lot of great ideas. However, they are structured and paced in a way that wastes all of the good work done. The dialogue and the character moments are beautifully bizarre and sometimes horribly traumatic, but it was imposing and emotive. It made me feel something. That said, this issue can’t control the mad moments and the jarring transitions between them. Instead of shocking, they just seemed to deflate.

  • 60

    You Don't Read Comics

    For all its lack of consistency, the issue has one of the more vital endings of all of the Knight Terrors crossovers so far. Kyle wakes up to a powerful jolt of awareness in bed. Howard and Leiz converge beautifully at the issue’s end. Howard has done an outstanding job with Selina in recent months. It’s too bad this nightmare couldn’t have been more vivid.

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