Welcome back to another edition of World of Bats, the Batman Book Club!
We’re continuing our deep dive with the feline fatale Catwoman with “Copycats,” the six-issue arc of the 2018 volume, written and drawn by Joelle Jones, with additional art by Fernando Blanco!
The wedding night’s barely over, but Catwoman’s back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who’s pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she’s attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham’s most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn’t have enough problems, don’t miss the debut of an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina’s lives. Don’t miss the start of an all-new monthly series written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones!
Here are the links for these six issues:
Any thoughts or questions are welcome, of course, and here are some discussion questions to help out:
This story famously takes place after the “wedding” of Batman and Catwoman from Tom King’s run on Batman. How do you think this affects Selina’s state of mind and the events of this tale?
This story also gives Catwoman a new costume. What do you think of it and how it compares to previous outfits?
Every good story tends to require a good villain, what do you think of Raina Creel and her crime family? Are they a good match against Catwoman?
The old standby: What was your favorite moment in these six issues?
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Hope you enjoy, and Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates!