COMIC BOOK REVIEW - Catwoman: The Game
With Matt Reeves’ Batman film just around the corner, everyone is looking forward to seeing who will play Catwoman. Having originally started off as a villain, Catwoman has gone through a number of different phases to essentially become the grey area within Gotham City. Is she good or bad?
This novel, ‘The Game’ tells the story of Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, who after making a certain gang angry enough to torch her apartment, goes to seek the help of an old friend Lola. Lola helps Selina find work as a thief, however, after a heist, Selina returns to find her friend murdered by the Bone Gang. As she sets off on her path of revenge, she has a number of run-ins with Batman, who never seems to stop her, but always seems to be disappointed in her actions.
I thought this novel gave us a really good insight into the character of Selina Kyle. Far too often she’s shown as this femme fatale, with very little concern for others, but ‘The Game’ showed a really sensitive side to her. I thought the overall story was a little cliché for her though.
The artwork was really nice in some places, and suited the character quite well I thought. The covers, on the other hand, I wasn’t a massive fan of, but this one above seemed okay. Overall, I thought this was a good start for the character, it’ll be interesting to see where it goes from here.
Alfred’s sass is always a winner!
Catwoman. The complexity of the character really showed in this novel
Story Arc: ★★★
Character Development: ★★★★