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Catwoman, Vol. 1: The Game (Catwoman Vol. IV #1)

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As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics�—The New 52 event of September 2011, meet Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. She's addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can't help herself, and the truth is–she doesn't want to. She's good at being bad, and very bad at being go...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by DC Comics (first published September 2011)
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Wendy Browne
A lot of controversy surrounded Catwoman's reboot as part of DC's New 52. Along with Starfire's questionable outfits, sexuality and posing, Catwoman's raunchy, angry sex with Batman, culminating in this splash page, DC successfully offended many of their established readers.

I have always liked Catwoman (and totally ship her with Batman, though I'd never followed her titles. The New 52 gave me an opportunity to finally get to know her properly, though I understand in reading it, why former fans o...more
Sam Quixote
I generally like Catwoman but have to say that I’ve never read a book with her as the central character (though I’ve tried) mainly because I felt the character to be far too one dimensional; Judd Winick turns this around with his first book on the character in “The Game”. His Selina Kyle/Catwoman is confident, skilled, and greedy, but is given more of a personality through her vulnerability for her friends, her feelings of justice and retribution against abusers of women, and a confusing love fo...more
God, I love the art. Completely over the top and bouncy, like the writing. Wait, have I just described boobs? The reboobed rebooted Catwoman is ridiculousness. Which is what I expected and wanted.

Yeah, she has sex with Batman. It is hilarious.

From "Queer Creatures" On Our Backs Nov/Dec 1992 by Judith Halberstam

When Batman and Catwoman try to get it on sexually, it only works when they are both in their caped crusader outfits. Naked heterosexuality is a miserable failure between them......more
4.5 stars

Before I had a chance to read this, I went looking online to find out which of the New 52 titles I wanted to zero in on. I remember one critic/blogger blasting the new Catwoman saying it was sleazy garbage. It was, by the way, the same critic/blogger who was singing the praises of the new Wonder Woman. Outstanding!
Well, I thought Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood was crap.
Hmmm. Guess I shouldn't be terribly surprised that I thought Catwoman: The Game was fantastic, huh?

The moral of the story...more
Do not read this. Fans of Selina will just be offended. Everyone else will be bored. The comic is one of those comics that are all about being sexy, but it fails at this constantly. For a comic that defaults to bras and prostitutes to interest the reader, it only inspires boredom and occasional revulsion.

The first issue is the worst. It has no plot. The only thing that happens is Catwoman's apartment is blown up, and she has very unsexy sex with Batman. We learn more about Selina's breasts than...more
After reading the absolute travesty that is Catwoman Vol. 3: Death Of The Family, it was only fair to see how Judd Winnick fared with Gotham's favourite feline at the start of her New 52 run. After all, it couldn't be as bad as Ann Nocenti's garbage, right?

Fortunately, it's far from it. The Game is a solid romp that focuses on the thieving Selina Kyle living for the adrenaline rush and having to face the consequences that lifestyle ultimately brings. The book is a non-stop thrill ride, with most...more
Peter Derk
What is Catwoman's deal? Seriously.

She goes back and forth, living the fast life with stolen diamonds or whatever, but then always feels regretful when one of her dopey sideline friends gets caught up and usually murdered in a fairy non-graphic fashion.

I mean, what's the deal here?

I'm cool with a reckless lady stealing weird jewels and living it up on the run. And I'm cool with a story about a lady trying to get things right. But honestly, I'm fairly bored and frustrated by a story about a lady...more
Federiken Masters
Dec 03, 2012 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rebootistas perennes
Recommended to Federiken by: Su dibujante
Un comic que compré casi exclusivamente porque me encanta el dibujante. Y en ese sentido valió la pena. Y no es que el guion me parezca malo, Winick suele ser buen narrador. Pero más me meto en el "Nuevo Universo DC", más me molesta que se caguen en todo, incluso dentro de la sub-franquicia Batman, donde supuestamente todo iba a quedar más o menos parecido. Para ilustrarlo me basta con un solo y perverso ejemplo: en un momento Catwoman se disloca el hombro y dice que preferiría parir a un pibe q...more
I don't know about this. I was never bored reading it, and I really liked the art. But something just seemed off about it. I think, at least out of what I've read so far, Catwoman is one of the characters who suffered the most from the New 52 relaunch. It's kind of a bummer to see her just back to being a carefree, horny, reckless thief. Speaking of horny, the crazy sex scene between Catwoman and Batman is this book is ridiculous, and feels ridiculously out of place. In general, Batman feels out...more
Chris Lemmerman
Like the first issue of Justice League International, the first issue of Catwoman is deceptive. It plays itself off as a cheap porn story, but given subsequent issues, this trade becomes compelling and enjoyable, getting right to the heart of Selina as a character. There are some cliches, and the surprise BatSex at the end of the first issue is strange, but despite these flaws, I found myself really quite enjoying this collection, and look forward to the next.

Guillem March's art is very detailed...more
So, several months after DC relaunched their entire superhero line of comics (aka The New 52), the first batch of collections have started to appear in comicbook stores. Since I don't buy single issues of comics, this is the first chance I've had to check out DC since the relaunch.

(Side note: I've also been meaning to check out the critically-acclaimed Batman and Wonder Woman New 52 series' but the collections have only been released in hardcover editions thus far.)

Not much of an over-arching s...more
This has to be the first DC New 52 comic that surprised me in a positive way.
I knew comics like Batman and Wonder Woman were really good. But I took a risk with Catwoman and I am glad I did.
This is a sexy comic depicting a Catwoman in search of herself that see everyone she gets close to get hurt because of her..
Loved it! I have just recently gotten into comics (after wanting to for years!) and sincerely enjoying them! I think the art in this is GORGEOUS and very well done. Edgy and goes well with the story line. Loved it, 5 stars :)
John Gotham
Such a fun read. I don't give a blended Vente sized crap smoothie about what anyone says. There's only one reason I didn't give it 5 stars, but I'll touch on that later.

The artwork was fantastic. Granted some of the action scenes were overplayed and everyone's favorite dominatrix/crazy cat lady was portrayed very provocative and anatomically... Well, impossible, but c'mon! It's Catwoman. She's always been an overly sexualized character. I expected nothing more or less.

So why didn't I give it 5...more
Jul 23, 2014 Tom rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who want to see more of Catwoman
A really cool Catwoman book. The art was gorgeous and it was excitingly fast paced from the first panel to the last. I liked seeing Catwoman as the main character in a story instead of Batman for once(although he does make some appearances). The book really showed off her badassness, taking on gangsters and in one of the most impressive scenes, holding her own against and eventually defeating a proper supervillain with superpowers(despite being flung into the sky). Winick was able to really get...more
If you're looking for a female-centric story that will reassure your belief that women always need a man to come in and clean up their messes, this is the book for you.

I really like the character of Catwoman in her more modern incarnations, and I like 90 percent of this one… but that 10 percent, man, it's brutal. The seeds of a good story and great character development are there, but, at least in this book, she seems capable of only getting herself into trouble, and that's it. Batman will show...more
Sean Kennedy
This is a great start to the Catwoman revamp - she is such a fun character to read as she is charmingly batshit but has a heart of gold and a playfully vampish demeanour. The first few issues lets us know right from the get go that this comic means business - there's a "controversial" sex scene with Batman and some dark violence that fits in well with the neo-noir turn of Batman.

The only thing that stops this from being five stars is the fucking artwork. Yes, Catwoman is meant to be sexy - it's...more
Really more of a three and half and I'm a bit torn about this one. On one hand this is a brash, daring, mixed up Selina Kyle who can kick butt when she has to. The art is fantastic and Catwoman does not mess around. On the other hand we get a lot of Catwoman in strange poses to get better looks at how great she looks in a cat suit and she is constantly getting bailed out by either Batman or other friends. Maybe we'll see something different in later volumes, I'm interested in that much and I lik...more
I wish I liked Catwoman more than I do. I wanted to like this, but this is an example of why I’m often embarrassed to admit reading superhero comics. Catwoman is laid out and drawn in awkward and crazy positions just so we can get a better view of her anatomy. And a subplot in this story revolved around Batman and how every time she sees him she just has to have sex with him. I guess this is all explained away by her being like “a cat,” but as I’ve gotten older I’ve just come to see it as sexist...more
It was an interesting enough read, but I prefer less exaggerated anatomy in the stories I read.
Deanna Knippling
I expected to hate this. A) Judd Winick, wherefore art thou not writing Barry Ween or Frumpy? Sometimes it feels like he's being stuck on boring things on purpose. B) OMG, wait, wait, let's show the latex chick in ALL the porn poses!!!11!!

Look, guys, save the fan service for an occasional sprinkle, instead of an overwhelming gush toward the front, k?

But it really does seem like Selina's being handled by someone who wants to give her a character, a genuine rogue. Good plot so far, lots of fun, wo...more
I wrote a review on my blog. It begins:

This is one sexy comic! There are several panels that made me gasp and I had to show to my husband so he could join in the ogling.

The artwork is captivating and Catwoman is drawn very…curvy. She moves gracefully and oozes seduction; whether she’s undercover or in the middle of an epic battle. Sly and sexy, she is most definitely all I could hope for out of a cat-woman!

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I would probably bump this up to a 3.5 stars if I had the option. It was an enjoyable read. I've always thought Catwoman was one of the best villains/anti-heroes/lovers in the Batman mythos.

Is she worthy of her own title though?

I enjoyed reading through this volume. The art is beautiful and really carries the story along. Not that the story is bland, but it's nothing amazing either. Somewhat falling on the fact that neither of the antagonists in this book are very memorable. I'm also really ho...more
Catwoman (Selina Kyle) ist eine der viel zu wenig beachteten Figuren im DC-Universum: Sie ist sexy, intelligent und witzig; sie kommt aus schwierige Verhältnissen und gehört nicht zu den Mutter Teresa-Gestalten, sondern kümmert sich vorzugsweise um ihre eigenen Angelegenheiten. Ihren Lebensunterhalt bestreitet sie, indem sie Reiche und Ganoven bestiehlt.
Der furiose Neustart im Rahmen der New 52 beginnt damit, dass Selinas Freundin und Hehlerin Lola von einem Unterweltboss ermordet wird. Selina g...more
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
I’ve been really hesitant to pick up issues of Catwoman because I’ve heard some pretty back and forth things on the quality, but when I spotted it in the library I figured I’d just go for it. Unfortunately I understand why so many people have dismissed this storyline.

Selina Kyle is a burglar of the highest variety. She’s in it for the thrill even though sometimes the thrill is just too much. Overall the storyline is…okay. There is plenty of action and she can really kick butt if she needs too, a...more
Xavier Guillaume
Nov 27, 2012 Xavier Guillaume rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Batman fans
Pure, unadulterated fluff, but I loved it. Lacking any sort of real substance Catwoman is visual eye candy that hooks you in but you can't explain why. Basically, Catwoman (Selina Kyle) has a troubled past, which she is trying to figure out. In Issue #000 she is taken in as an orphan and raised to be a thief. What ends up happening is she lives this messed up life that is full of high times and low ones, and greed seems to always be the source of her problems.

Why is Catwoman so allured by sex, m...more
While I do like Judd Winick's work inside and out of superhero fare, I mainly bought this book because of the artist. Yes, I know it's cheese cake and provocative enough that it stirred controversy because of the graphic sex scenes between Catwoman and Batman, but my Lord, the artist on this title draws the female form perfectly and since I don't get to read enough books with interior art by Adam Hughes, then this is the next best thing. If the artist isn't committed to stay on the title after t...more
The art is fantastic but the story is absolutly boring.
The plot: Selina is attacked by a mobster called Bone and in the process they kill her best friend who is also her Fence. Selina is really shaken up & decides to work alone from now on. She also avenges her friend. Post that she robs a bag of dirty money stolen by Gotham cops & gets into a fight with a meta human and is nearly killed.
Batman makes an appearance where they make out & later asks her to mend her ways but she...more
Chris Beveridge
Oct 27, 2012 Chris Beveridge marked it as to-read
I had picked up the first three issues digitally when they were coming out, but the time got away from it and with some snappy discounts and smart shopping, I got this volume for just a touch more than what the remaining three digital books would have cost me. Getting this book in one sitting definitely tightens the narrative overall, which wasn’t weak to begin with, and makes it an even more engaging book. Winick is doing an interesting style for Catwoman, keeping it rough and violent as a cat...more
Catwoman is one of my favorite heroes! She is a strong and intelligent female. Out of all the females that graces comic pages, Catwoman is the one the stands out the most. She walks a fine line between good and bad. That is one of the biggest problems in her relationship with Batman. Ultimately inside she is good but she lives for thrills. One of her biggest thrills is stealing and getting herself in tough predicaments.

I'll admit I'm obsessed with Batman and Catwoman's relationship. The New 52...more
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Born February 12th, 1970 and raised on Long Island in New York, Judd began cartooning professionally at 16 with a single-paneled strip called Nuts & Bolts. This ran weekly through Anton Publications, a newspaper publisher that produced town papers in the Tri state area. He was paid 10 dollars a week.

In August of 1988, Judd began attending the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor bringing Nuts &...more
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