DC Comics 10/19-21 – Batman #115, Nightwing #85

Catwoman #36

catwoman #36

It’s wild that the best installment of Fear State so far comes from Catwoman. Writer Ram V puts Selina in an important B-plot for the big Batman event as The Magistrate wants Poison Ivy brought back safely under their control. As for Selina? She’s marked for death.

Selina is no idiot and starts working a long con to protect her most valued assets — the residents of Alleytown. With Riddler seemingly straddling the fence of aiding Selina and setting her up for Penguin there’s some interesting subplots at play.

Artists Nina Vakueva and Laura Braga do amazing work showing the chaos in Gotham and Catwoman and her allies fighting the Magistrates. Jordie Bellaire’s colors are essential in showcasing the mayhem plaguing Gotham.

Ram V has such a solid grip on Catwoman that this is becoming a can’t miss series even when it’s got to carry an uninspired Batman event.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10