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Exclusive Preview: CATWOMAN #27

Gothtopia tie-in. There's a lot of smooching going on here.

CATWOMAN #27

A “GOTHTOPIA” tie-In! Everything’s all right in Selina Kyle’s world. As the fabled Catbird of Gotham City, she fights alongside Batman to keep the city safe. So why does it all feel so wrong?

Written by: Ann Nocenti

Art by: Patrick Olliffe and Cliff Richards

Cover by: Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Jan 29 2013

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Posted by RazzaTazz

Interesting, the Gothtopia story arc is intriguing, though not necessarily good.

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Edited by jwalser3

What the hell is this? Did I really see a cat-a-rang?

Posted by 2cool4fun

@jwalser3 said:

What the hell is this? Did I really see a cat-a-rang?

My exact reaction.

Looks like I need to buy Detective Comics 27, cause I have no freaking clue what is going on here.

Posted by LyraFay

Aww nice to see some BatCat but can Selina be her own person for once!!

Edited by lifeboy

@jwalser3: I believe this is like an alternate timeline story. Kinda like what a 'perfect' world would be for the hero's and heroine's thus a change in uniforms, weapons and attitudes.

Edited by PunyParker

Is this?.....this is an alternate reality right?....and this is Batman?!

Edited by lifeboy

This is mr olliff's first comic as the new artist for catwoman. Sure am going to miss Raff Sandoval but it likes like he left it in good hands from what I'm seeing here. Its actually a relief because now is the first time I'm seeing his drawings.

Posted by Deadpool_9

I was interested in what is going on here, until "CatBird".... Not sure anything can really justify something that sounds that dumb.

Posted by Solomonwreath

@punyparker: I think it's some hallucination or something.

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Posted by kidstandout

can they just put this solo book out of it's misery until they can get a better writer.

Posted by Darklexeus

Is this?.....this is an alternate reality right?....and this is Batman?!

It might be that everyone in the city is under some type of Hallucinogen that is somewhat similar to Scarecrow's. It's not an alternate reality so much as an illusion of an alternate reality, if that makes any sense.

Posted by dreamfall31

Nocenti got booted off Green Arrow, why can't the same happen with this series?

Posted by manwithoutshame

I think I'll stick to Gothtopia in the pages of Detective Comics.

Posted by Jayc1324

@punyparker: everyone in Gotham is having the same hallucination, and this is it. So this is still the new 52 universe. But what the characters are seeing and doing isn't really what's happening.

Posted by War Killer

"Catbird?" Seriously?

Posted by Red_Robin212

I've enjoyed Gothtopia so far and I want to read this but Ann Nocenti is terrible.

Either end this book or give it to a new writer

Posted by CaptainHoopla

Nocenti must have a really good contract with DC with no way of getting out of paying her.

Posted by Teerack

might be my favorite version of batman.

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Posted by akbogert

@2cool4fun: Detective Comics 27 is worth buying regardless, but yeah, it will definitely help clear this up as well. As others have pointed out, Gothtopia is a current crossover event (so not an AU) in which some crazy powerful hallucinogenic seems to have taken over Gotham and made everyone see and behave as if they were in some sort of utopia. The only "crime" is (as seen above) massive quantities of suicides. In DC 27, and particularly in Batwing 27, the veneer has been peeled away a bit for some characters who realize that knowing they're in danger puts them in more danger.

Batgirl 27 was also a tie-in but took place more or less entirely within the utopia (didn't keep it from being kind of horrifying though.

Interesting, the Gothtopia story arc is intriguing, though not necessarily good.

I enjoyed the first three parts. Not the same as "good" but at the least I think it's been better than the last couple crossovers I've read.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

Can Ann Nocenti leave the title?

Posted by Dr_Harlequin

I would pick this issue up if Harley happens to be at that clinic. :D

Posted by RazzaTazz

@akbogert: I am somewhat of a dystopian aficionado, so I would like to see it through to the end before I give thumbs up or down.

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Posted by Koays

Sigh, this may be the best issue of catwoman, simply because it doesn't have to connect to anything else established in the book. Sigh, you think if were really good, Gail Simone will guest write for an issue...or 5?

Posted by akbogert

@razzatazz: that's fair. Of the three issues thus far (I'm not counting BoP because it really wasn't a Gothtopia issue), which have you preferred?

Edited by patrat18

White Batman's a no no.

Posted by sentryman555

for some reason that's the creepiest batman smile I've ever seen

Edited by Ninjashroom

I loved DC#27 and Gothtopia has been pretty awesome. I kinda wish Catbird would become a real thing.

I wonder if Selina will remember all of the Batman secrets she finds out as Catbird.

Posted by Squares

@jwalser3 said:

What the hell is this? Did I really see a cat-a-rang?

Posted by PunyParker

@jayc1324 said:

@punyparker: everyone in Gotham is having the same hallucination, and this is it. So this is still the new 52 universe. But what the characters are seeing and doing isn't really what's happening.

And this is quality storytelling....how?

Posted by RazzaTazz

@akbogert: I am not sure if preferred is the right word, but I guess Batgirl.

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Edited by Saren

@jayc1324 said:

@punyparker: everyone in Gotham is having the same hallucination, and this is it. So this is still the new 52 universe. But what the characters are seeing and doing isn't really what's happening.

And this is quality storytelling....how?

The simple act of reading would probably go a long way toward answering that question.

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Posted by Jayc1324

@punyparker: You should at least pick up detective comics 27 to see for yourself. It was actually a good issue and even in the first part of this story Bruce is already starting to figure things out. The story is really interesting and unique and has potention to be great, but it could also very easily lose all its momentum at the same time. Only one issue in though so too early to tell

Edited by kilon

that's catwoman's fantasy or dream right.

Posted by SigersonLTD
Posted by PunyParker

@jayc1324 said:

@punyparker: You should at least pick up detective comics 27 to see for yourself. It was actually a good issue and even in the first part of this story Bruce is already starting to figure things out. The story is really interesting and unique and has potention to be great, but it could also very easily lose all its momentum at the same time. Only one issue in though so too early to tell

I hate the fact that Snyder's on the past and the DCU is on this.....crazy train.

@saren said:

@punyparker said:

@jayc1324 said:

@punyparker: everyone in Gotham is having the same hallucination, and this is it. So this is still the new 52 universe. But what the characters are seeing and doing isn't really what's happening.

And this is quality storytelling....how?

The simple act of reading would probably go a long way toward answering that question.

I stopped reading Catwoman long ago.

Edited by Imagine_Man15

@punyparker said:

@jayc1324 said:

@punyparker: everyone in Gotham is having the same hallucination, and this is it. So this is still the new 52 universe. But what the characters are seeing and doing isn't really what's happening.

And this is quality storytelling....how?

It's actually a bit better than it sounds if you read it... on paper, the concept sounds idiotic, but I've been enjoying it in action. (Referring to the Gothopia story as a whole of course, not so much this tie-in, which I'm sure is probably terrible)

Edited by Skyhawk1

I expect to see some Gothtopia cosplay later this con season.

Posted by NightFang

@skyhawk1 said:

I expect to see some Gothtopia cosplay later this con season.

It never fails.

Posted by Jake Fury

The Catbird costume is awesome. Love the art here. Not sure if I plan on reading Gothtopia outside of Tec tho.

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Posted by Dr_Harlequin

Why does the robber chick have black hair on the first page, then red hair on the bottom of the next? I'M DONE.

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