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Batman: Cat And The Bat (Modern Batman #14)

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  225 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Batman is the protector of the people of Gotham City, aided by sidekick Robin...and Barbara Gordon, the police commissioner's daughter, better known as Batgirl! Now, in this fun and racy adventure taken on from early on in Barbara's career of crimefighting, Batgirl and Catwoman keep coming to blows over a notebook stolen from Commissioner Gordon! But when a mystery third p ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Titan] (first published January 1st 2009)
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Candice M (tinylibrarian)
I was very excited when I read about this coming out as I love both Batgirl and Catwoman. Instead of a cool battle between two strong, interesting female leads, however, it was more like some guy's (ok, fine, plenty of guys' and some girls') fantasy of two hot chicks fighting over Batman.

While I'm sure that will appeal to many readers, it really disappointed me, as Batgirl and Catwoman were just relegated to auxiliary characters once again.
Jay Hancock
Nothing says a classic like taking two strong female characters and making them completely superficial.
Even better is how over the course of 8 pages both catwoman and batgirl go toe to toe with some souped up super Russian, and barely makes him break a sweat. Good thing batman shows up to completely incapacitate him with one punch.
because you know, girls are weak and live up to stereotypes.
Aug 09, 2016 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: completed-series
Barbara Gordon has, ahem, "borrowed" her father's secret notebook of Police Commissioner business, and it is stolen by Catwoman before she can break the code he has used to write it. Batgirl vs. Catwoman hi-jinx ensue.
Jan 31, 2011 Jeff rated it it was amazing
The Cat and the Bat tells the story of how Batgirl and Catwoman first met. Told from the point of view of both characters, the two engage in a cat-and-mouse game across Gotham to gain possession of Commissioner Gordon's secret notebook - a note book that can expose the secrets of the Gotham underworld and change the balance of power in the city.

This story is a hoot from beginning to end. Kevin McGuire's expressive faces pair perfectly with Nicieza's writing, presenting a green-behind-the-ears Ba
Jan 26, 2010 Lukas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining read, if not fantastic. Nicieza's humor, paired with Maguire's art makes for a nice combination, although the facial expressions Maguire peppers throughout are the clear draw here. It's nice to see Batman, Catwoman, and Batgirl in a more humorous light, and one does have to credit Fabian with mixing the light moments with the darker ones professionally.

In the end, not a must read, but not a bad way to spend an hour or so.
Evan Leach
Nov 16, 2015 Evan Leach rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2000-2009, dc
Despite the title of this series, Batman is just a peripheral character in this volume. The collection tells the story of the first meeting between Batgirl and Catwoman. That's a cool concept, and there are some nice moments here & there - particularly in the finale. However, overall I thought this was pretty rough, especially in a somewhat risque first half. The story felt uninspired, the artwork was just OK, and the presentation of the main characters felt just a bit off the mark.

The volu
Jun 13, 2012 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like the first half, but the second part was very entertaining and well written.

The first part was pretty boring. Basically Cat Woman steals something from Bat Girl (who stole it from her dad), and they spend the entire time chasing each other across Gotham. This is all done with overly sexual poses and various stages of undress (fully clothed, to full on nudity, to ripped up costumes). There's also some inner dialog from both parties that boils down to "OMG I can't believe Batman hang
Feb 02, 2010 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This was a lot of fun. Silly, but not too silly. Batman only makes two brief appearances in this five-issue story arc. Mostly it's about Batgirl and Catwoman, chasing each other and fighting over possession of a stolen notebook over the course of one crazy night in Gotham City. Kevin Maguire's art is wonderful. The expressions on his characters' faces are much more expressive than is usual for the comic medium, and the way he draws women is really sexy. Both Catwoman and Batgirl are slim and ath ...more
Derek Farris
May 28, 2015 Derek Farris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While not the most complex Batman story (which really isn't about Batman at all), it is a very fast paced and fun read!

Terrific story about Batgirl and Catwoman's first encounter of each other. At times funny, but also great fights that are well-timed. I will enjoy re-reading this in the future!
Sep 10, 2013 Yves rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd, superheros, batman
Dans cette bande dessinée, on suit Batwoman à la poursuite de Catwoman qui a volé un carnet de note du Commissaire Gordon. C'est la première aventure de Barbara Gorgon en tant que Batwoman.

C'est une bonne petite aventure amusante à lire mais sans plus. Il y quelques moments cocasses comme celui où Batwoman se retrouve dans un club de nudiste et qu'elle doit se découvrir pour pouvoir continuer son chemin.

Ce que j'ai moins aimé c'est que cette aventure porte en gros le nom de Batman alors qu'il n'
Apr 05, 2014 David rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: batman
Not the greatest series (Batman Confidential) and issue #18 is really bizarre with its fight between Catwoman and Batgirl in the buff.
Todd Glaeser
Oct 22, 2016 Todd Glaeser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really a Batgirl, rather than a Batman book. A lot of fun and the artwork by Kevin Maguire puts it over the top!
Sep 02, 2016 Andrew rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Easily one of the worst comic books I have ever read.
David Runyon
Oct 23, 2015 David Runyon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and thrilling adventure through Gotham's highs and lows.
Sep 09, 2012 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Batgirl and Catwoman in a skimpy- (and sometimes no-) clothed night long duel? What's not to love?

In all seriousness, I really enjoyed this novel. I don't have too much knowledge of Batgirl, but really enjoyed the the portrayal of a really raw talent nagged by doubts about what she does on night-time. It was great to see that up against Catwoman - everything Batgirl wants to be except on the wrong side of the law.

The artwork, other than a few niggly panels, was a high standard.
J.M. Hushour
Feb 15, 2013 J.M. Hushour rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those Batman comics that you always wondered if they existed. They do, my friends. Although there is a plot, the backbone of this story is an extended, clothes-shredding battle across the rooftops of Gotham City between Batgirl and Catwoman. Wait, it gets better. At one point, Catwoman, in order to escape, leads Batgirl into a private orgy club where clothes are not allowed. Yes, yes, yes this has something to do with the plot, but who cares!
Dwayne Keller
Jan 04, 2014 Dwayne Keller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun read about Batgirl trying to keep a notebook of her father's safe. She has to fight Catwoman for it, along with a rogues gallery of Batman enemies. Batman shows up too. I enjoyed this fun adventure.
Aug 22, 2013 Ryan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Utter sexist rubbish designed to show Batgirl and Catwoman in "sexy" poses.
AVOID like the plague, this "book" is everything that's wrong with comics.
Makes me sick, and no I don't hate comics I own almost 500 graphic novels including a lot of Batgirl and Batman, this is quite possibly my most hated and I wish I read it before buying online.
Bill Williams
Jan 26, 2012 Bill Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome little caper where Catwoman steals Commissioner Gordon's notebook from Batgirl. The two chase each other across the rooftops, stealing the book back from each other. The story is engaging enough, but the art by Kevin Maguire is fantastic. Fun read.
May 08, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hated the art style, they tried to be too expressive with Batgirl and it just made her look like she was making faces the whole time. The story was decent though if a bit campy.
Sep 21, 2010 Sonic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very fun take on Catwoman meets Batgirl. Very funny, and the the art was superb! Very dynamic, consistent and expressive illustration.
Feb 03, 2010 Rosa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun quick read. I always love Barbara Gordon Batgirl and I liked reading about her and Catwoman's first meeting.
Mar 22, 2011 Martin rated it liked it
Batgirl and Catwoman ripping into each other across the rooftops of Gotham. Fine fanboy fun and very appealingly drawn.
Allen Setzer
Mar 31, 2012 Allen Setzer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun story, well paced and full of character. I am never disappointed in anything Fabian Nicieza writes.
John Yelverton
May 26, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very odd, yet very well done tale of Batgirl and Catwoman and their utter differences.
Nov 13, 2009 Declan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining read. Excellent Batgirl/Catwoman story. Great writing and great art.
Nov 19, 2012 Bruno rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Silly. And a little bit weird. But mostly harmless and silly.
Jun 14, 2011 Jacob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Library copy.
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Fabian Nicieza is an American comic book writer and editor who is best known for his work on Marvel titles such as X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable and Deadpool, and Thunderbolts, for all of which he helped create numerous characters.
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