Maybe I should go back to reading some of the earlier Batman comics. I had read a lot of the Silver Age stuff, but it was quite some time ago. I need to read the Golden Age stuff as well. Now is as good of a time as any.
Batman 197 - I had totally forgotten about the green costume. I always liked the Kitty Car. The fact that she was so jealous of Batgirl was something I always thought was weird. I liked how Robin talked about crime fighting as a man’s game. The writing during the Silver Age always made me laugh. Catwoman wanting Batman to love her and the traps she used.
Batman 210 - With the Silver Age, it was always interesting to read how they put in all the repeating letters into everything. I know that it tied into the popularity of the TV show as well. The Catillac was brought in. She always had a thing for different costumes, and I was never a fan of this costume. It was an interesting story, and the way that she was caught was such a Silver Age thing to do.
Batman 181 - I always liked this issue of Batman. I thought the fact that she was trying to get rid of the top 3 female public enemies to become the new number 1 was interesting. The fighting for the love of Batman or Bruce Wayne was common during that time. I actually bought the facsimile edition of the book when they released it early this year.
Batman 183 - I like the issue. Robin’s catch phrases were on point in the issue.
Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score - It is one of my favorite books and something I read at least once a year. I thought Darwyn Cooke did a great job of bridging into Brubaker’s run on Catwoman. He was such a huge fan of noir crime stuff so Stark (who is his answer to Richard Stark’s Parker) helps add to the story. I like it for what it is, and I think it did a great interpretation of bringing in a more modern Catwoman. I have always been a fan of Slam Bradley so I always appreciate getting a change to see him in a book. I know a lot of people thought it was predictable, but I have always enjoyed the story.
Maybe I did this wrong? It is one of my first book clubs.