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Review: Catwoman #57

Overview: In Catwoman #57,The Gotham War continues with Batman losing his cave, Catwoman creating a new training base, and Vandal Savage revealing his mole.

Title: Catwoman #57
Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Veronica Gandini
Letterer: Lucas Gattoni
Main Cover: David Nakayama
Variant Covers: Joshua “Sway” Swaby, Tirso Cons, and Rian Gonzales
Release Date: September 19, 2023

 

Note: This comic book review contains spoilers

 

Joe Quesada variant cover

Part three of “The Gotham War,” Catwoman #57 picks up where Batman #137 left off. Batman (Bruce Wayne) has discovered that Vandal Savage now owns Wayne Manor, and Savage knows about the existence of the Batcave under the Manor. Batman quickly realizes that he has no recourse and leaves the cave without a further confrontation. 

Bruce stops at his parents’ graves. He laments losing his family, or more accurately as he puts it, his soldiers. He is being watched. Not by Savage but by Catwoman (Selina Kyle). She is aware of Vandal Savage, and she tells Marquise about him. She is concerned that Batman is coming apart. She then changes the topic to the recruits. She puts in the plan to steal cars from the patrons of the Gala for the Arts.

We return to Batman; he has made contact with the Riddler (Edward Nygma), who is supplying him with intel in the only way he knows how. Batman laments about his family and especially Jason Todd (Red Hood). Riddler leads Batman to the Gala.

The Gala for the Arts

Jason is stationed outside; he is overseeing the operation from his vantage point while Catwoman remains inside. Jason knows that Batman is there. The recruits all go to their respective jobs while Batman and Jason square off. Jason decides to lead Batman away from the Gala, and Batman knowingly follows him.

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