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Catwoman: When in Rome by Jeph Loeb

Catwoman: When in Rome (2005)

by Jeph Loeb (Writer), Tim Sale (Illustrator)

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So. Many. Puns. ( )
  plumtingz | Dec 14, 2017 |
Really distinctive, unique art--beautiful, stylized, really gets the emotions, mood, and action across. The dialog is great too: snappy and clever, but not ridiculously so, and does not adhere to the usual noir cliches. And best of all, Catwoman shines. This is a book to remind one of everything there is to love about her. Self-sufficient, canny, but with a heart that sometimes comes into play.

After being linked to a mob boss's death, Selena flees to Rome. But despite the city's reputation as a no-cape zone, she keeps running into evidence of the presence of an ever-widening circle of the Bat's enemies. Meanwhile, she's concerned with her own search for the truth about her parentage, and her troubled relationship with Batman. This is a fantastic story, full of double-crosses, narrow escapes, and murky motives. The Big Bad leaves a little to be desired, but I was so entranced by Selena that I didn't care. I'd recommend it to anyone feeling a bit jaded and tired of the usual Bat-stories. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
I don't think I really cared what Catwoman was doing when she disappeared from the narrative of Dark Victory, but who cares when the answer is so entertaining. I don't really understand what was going on in this story-- who knew what about whom didn't always seem to hang together-- but everything was always fun; Loeb writes enjoyable dialogue, and no one draws quite like Tim Sale, who employs a somewhat different style here than on The Long Halloween and Dark Victory. As a week in the life of Catwoman, this is pretty enjoyable stuff, and I look forward to reading more Catwoman comics.

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  Stevil2001 | Dec 5, 2015 |
I find that I really like Catwoman as a character, but especially when she exists in some sort of world with a retro vibe. The 60s Holly Golightly aesthetic really suits her and provides a nice backdrop to the story of a woman trying to uncover her roots.

That said, I find the revelation of the mastermind behind everything to be a little ridiculous. ( )
1 vote jawalter | Nov 18, 2012 |
Catwoman leaves Gotham and travels to Rome to get away from Batman and dig into her past. Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale team up again for this story and while it's not as good as Dark Victory or The Long Halloween, the story is solid. The sexuality, humor, and mystery that link each chapter together are all excellent reasons to pick up this. ( )
  MarcusH | Jun 23, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Loeb, JephWriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sale, TimIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chiarello, MarkIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Starkings, RichardLetterersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stewart, DaveColoristsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wright, GregoryColor on pages 154 and 155secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The writer, a Jewish kid from Connecticut, and the artist, a tanned hunk of whitebread from Seattle, begged me to edit this series.
What you know about women could fit into a thimble... and there'd still be room for your brain.
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Ela é a maior ladra do mundo e a adversária/amante de Batman. Mas Selina está cansada de Gotham City e precisa dar um tempo do Cavaleiro das Trevas. Qual fuga pode ser melhor do que tirar férias na Europa? Mas nem tudo são jogos e diversão, pois há negócios a serem tratados. "MULHER-GATO: CIDADE ETERNA" narra a misteriosa viagem da Selina Kyle à Itália e suas relações com a mortífera família criminosa Falcone. Lá, a Mulher-Gato precisa lutar contra alguns dos mais letais vilões do Homem-Morcego e travar um combate mortífero contra a perigosa Mulher-Leopardo! Um conto incrível da ladra mais sedutora de Gotham.Este volume compila a minissérie em seis edições produzida pela dupla ganhadora do prêmio Eisner, Jeph Loeb e Tim Sale, novamente unida para dar continuidade às excitantes aventuras que começaram em BATMAN: O LONGO DIA DAS BRUXAS e BATMAN: VITÓRIA SOMBRIA.
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When Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, attempts grand larceny in Rome, she finds herself teaming up with the Riddler and some other villains from Gotham City.

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