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Posted by G-Man (19152 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by RazzaTazz (8968 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#2 Edited by jwalser3 (5287 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by 2cool4fun (1467 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

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#4 Posted by LyraFay (2536 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#5 Edited by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#6 Edited by PunyParker (13026 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#7 Edited by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#8 Posted by Deadpool_9 (54 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#9 Posted by Solomonwreath (203 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#10 Edited by PunyParker (13026 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by kidstandout (235 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#12 Posted by Darklexeus (39 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#13 Posted by dreamfall31 (582 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#14 Posted by manwithoutshame (654 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by Jayc1324 (14042 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#16 Posted by War Killer (20342 posts) - - Show Bio

"Catbird?" Seriously?

#17 Posted by Red_Robin212 (91 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#19 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1229 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#20 Posted by Teerack (7620 posts) - - Show Bio

might be my favorite version of batman.

#21 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#23 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

Can Ann Nocenti leave the title?

#24 Posted by Dr_Harlequin (487 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#25 Posted by RazzaTazz (8968 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#26 Posted by Koays (3035 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

#27 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

@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?

#28 Edited by patrat18 (11142 posts) - - Show Bio

White Batman's a no no.

#29 Posted by sentryman555 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#30 Edited by Ninjashroom (3 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#31 Posted by Squares (8397 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwalser3 said:

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

#32 Posted by PunyParker (13026 posts) - - Show Bio

@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?

#33 Posted by RazzaTazz (8968 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Edited by Saren (25439 posts) - - Show Bio

@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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#35 Posted by Jayc1324 (14042 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#37 Edited by kilon (125 posts) - - Show Bio

that's catwoman's fantasy or dream right.

#39 Posted by SigersonLTD (135 posts) - - Show Bio
#41 Posted by PunyParker (13026 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#42 Edited by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

@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)

#44 Edited by Skyhawk1 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#46 Posted by NightFang (10365 posts) - - Show Bio

@skyhawk1 said:

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

It never fails.

#49 Posted by Jake Fury (19531 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#50 Posted by Dr_Harlequin (487 posts) - - Show Bio

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