Catwoman: When In Rome

December 5, 2005 | Trades


Catwoman: When In Rome
Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale
DC Comics
$26.99 (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)

Catwoman doesn’t suck, just Hollywood.
OK, so maybe your last exposure to DC’s famous feline vigilante may have come from a tragic trip to the movies last year to see that laughable effort that even Halle Berry in leather couldn’t save — but please don’t base your judgments on it.
For a better look at why this character has endured for over 65 years, all you have to do is pick up Catwoman: When In Rome.
The award-winning writer/artist team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale re-team to fill in the blanks from their two Batman mega-series, The Long Halloween and Dark Victory by sending Selina Kyle on a quest to find her roots.
Assailed by vivid and troubling dreams, Selina, aided by the eccentric Riddler, arrives in Rome searching to confirm if one of Gotham City’s most notorious mafia bosses is also her daddy.
A decently engrossing mystery by Loeb, mixed with some sublimely stupendous art by Sale will have you believing in this classic cat again.

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