One of the latest DC Comics crossovers is Batman: Zero Year. While this crossover isn’t so much as a direct story arc but instead more about the first year of the Dark Knight and in turn first year origins of some of the other greats in the DC Universe.
Of all the villains in the Bat-Universe there is only one that has become more to Batman than just a member of the rouge’s gallery, so it comes as no surprise that Catwoman # 25 has been included in the Zero Year arc. This issue takes fans back to Selina’s early days as a thief, and find out why she’s always worked alone. This issue it a perfect companion piece to anyone that is a fan of the character taking them on a journey to see where Catwoman began. The story is cleverly written by John Layman using real life situations to create an origin for this character. Everything great about the character is included without ever putting her in her iconic look. The art from Aaron Lopresti is excellent and really does a great job bringing the story to life. It uses the some classic look to structure the panels of the story while thrusting some great splash pages and a current vibe that is reminiscent of early McFarlane. This not only tells a great origin story for the sultry Batman villainess, but also a great jumping on point for new readers.
There have been numerous incarnations of Catwoman over the years, but this latest series seems to be bringing the classic aspect back to the character while still keeping it current. While the art and story is god enough to make any fan want to add it to their collection, it also features an awesome cover from Terry and Rachel Dodson making it that much cooler.
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