Catwoman: When In Rome #1 (of 6)

October 4, 2004 | Comics


Catwoman: When In Rome #1 (of 6)
Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale
DC Comics
$5.25/$3.50 US
**** (out of five)

An old adage says: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Well the writer/artist team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale have been doing nothing but producing gripping, beautifully illustrated mini-series over the past few years that fly off the shelves. So why not keep going?
After a couple of years working on the “colours” series for Marvel (Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue and Hulk: Gray), Loeb and Sale return to DC with Catwoman: When In Rome.
Picking up Selina Kyle’s life after the events of the creators’ Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory, When In Rome kicks off with a bang, featuring Catwoman taking on the Dark Knight, the Joker and Two-Face — and that’s just in the first 10 pages.
Selina heads to Rome to learn more about former Gotham City crime boss Carmine Falcone from the head of southern Italy’s Mafia. But the Joker’s intervention paints Catwoman as a murderer and the reason why is … to be continued in issue #2!
Catwoman: When In Rome is a page-turner that shows how great Loeb and Sale can be when they’re on their game. Waiting a month for No. 2 and five months for the series’ conclusion may be agonizing.

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