Catwoman, Vol. 8: Crime Pays
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Catwoman, Vol. 8: Crime Pays (Catwoman II #8)

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Selina Kyle has prowled the skyline of Gotham City as Catwoman, the protector of East End, for years. Following a year off, during which she became mother and left the costumed world behind, she's returned to her old turf.

But now the identity that Selina Kyle built for herself to protect her baby daughter is being destroyed at the hands of Hammer and Sickle. With supervi

Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 2008)
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Apr 19, 2010 Wealhtheow rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Catwoman is one of my standby heroes--I can pretty much always count on her books to be rolicking, twisty adventures. Good art, and a plot I'm looking forward to reading more of. Catwoman's apartment is burned, her costume with it, and all her money is stolen. To make matters worse, she is abruptly transported to an alien planet, along with all the other criminals of Earth. Now she has to survive amidst the worst of the worst, all while trying to get back home. I love Catwoman's shady sense of e...more
This one started out really good, and then BAM she got sent to an alien prison planet and my interest really waned. Although the fact that she got sent with Lex kind of tickled me.
Catwoman Vol. 8: Crime Pays was not as good as Catwoman Vol. 7: Catwoman Dies, which was much more to my liking, but I still enjoyed it. Writer Will Pfeifer juggled a menagerie of characters, but I think there's just too much story here. It started out promising, with Catwoman having to contend with a personal disaster and a lot of undercover work. This leads her to the Calculator and eventually into the hands of a villainous cretin calling himself "The Thief," but then the whole thing suddenly...more
Gemma Thomson
This was my first time reading a "Catwoman" serial and I wasn't much impressed. The book starts quite well, and I was brought up to speed fairly easily to a point where Catwoman's life is starting over again. At about the second chapter though, the comic throws a real "WTF?" and degenerates into just about everything I dislike about mainstream comics.

When Catwoman is arrested and slung onto an alien planet with every supervillain in the world, not one part of the plot is explained to us. To a ne...more
I should have know by the depth of the cleavage on the front cover just how shallow this comic was going to be. Sometimes a dull comic can sometimes be enlivened by the artwork but even that is pretty bland. It starts off silly but soon gets sillier. We do not need a Catwoman pov of JLA: Salvation Run. Looking at something pointless and dull from another angle just prolongs the boredom. Then we get a few issues of Catwoman in a Matrix style world that doesn't exist. You might as well have had he...more
Jul 13, 2009 Brad rated it 2 of 5 stars
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What starts out as a compelling thief vs. thief story, with Catwoman literally going after a guy named The Thief, get hijacked by an unnamed crossover (it has something to do with the Suicide Squad) that puts Catwoman amongst a cast of super-powered villains. Her fights look small compared to them. There's an interesting super-powered wish fulfillment story toward the end, but the scene and tone shift are far too jarring. It may have made for good event comics, but much like the Amazons Attack c...more
I haven't been following this series so I was grateful for the quick recap sheet included at the beginning. It was still a bit too convoluted--I didn't recognize a lot of the villains and it was very obviously part of a larger DC crossover of multiple books (I shouldn't have been surprised by this). I don't feel compelled to fill in the space before or after the book but it was fun enough.
Read Catwoman Pays! On the plane as well. It was almost as cool as Catwoman Dies, but went shit and weird halfway through, going from interesting stories about her struggles to OH GOD SCIFI. So now I'm confused at whether I should go back and read all the Catwoman stories. Also the porn mouths and other classy cover art is annoying.
Rachel Searcey
I accidentally read this one after volume 9, but it wasn't too confusing since every issue/chapter has a recap at the beginning. This volume really is a transitional one, involving a crossover with another series and a crazy dream sequence. You could probably just skip this volume and go onto the next with no problem.
Ah the prison planet. I love it!
Seline's had a hard life and paid the price over and over again for the life she leads but she keeps going and I understand why she wouldn't want to rush to Bruce again. She's strong and she's a fighter, she will get through this.
The only good thing about this collection is the Adam Hughes covers, which are lovely. Audrey Hepburn as Catwoman - shame that never happened.
John Yelverton
This book was gripping and exciting, right up until a disappointing ending, but it was an understandable ending as well.
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Will Pfeifer was born in 1967 in the town of Niles, Ohio. He attended Kent State University and graduated in 1989. He has resided in Rockford, Illinois since 1990, with his wife, Amy.

Pfeifer, along with his comic writing duties, is the assistant features editor at the Rockford Register Star. He also writes a weekly DVD column for the Sunday paper.
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