Selina Kyle’s been on quite a ride since nearly marrying Bruce Wayne, spending time in sunny Villa Hermosa before setting a stake in Alleytown, the blue-collar borough that seemed to draw far too much attention from all the wrong people. However, Selina’s always been a Gotham girl at heart, and with next week’s Catwoman #39, she’s returning to the iconic city…and to its even more infamous underworld.
The debut chapter written and drawn by Catwoman’s stylish new creative team of Tini Howard (writing her very first DC ongoing series) and Nico Leon, issue #39 shakes up Selina’s status quo, returning her to the world of glamour and crime in which she thrives. Declaring war on Gotham’s powerful mob bosses, Selina seeks out help from an old—and potentially dangerous—flame, while finding herself entwined with a charismatic masked man named Valmont, who claims to represent a collective of thieves. Of course, after leaving her Strays in Alleytown, Selina would prefer to fly solo, but is it possible the key to winning her war against the crime families may be found within Valmont’s intriguing offer?
Catwoman #39 kickstarts an exciting new era for Selina that will reward longtime Catwoman readers while offering a perfect starting point for people new to the book and Selina’s rich world. It promises to be a sleek, sexy take on the series, with a starkly different art style than what we’ve seen before and a sophisticated new narrative to boot. But don’t take our word for it. We’ve put together a generous new sneak peek at the first issue that’ll give you a real taste of what you’re in for. Enjoy!
Catwoman #39 by Tini Howard, Nico Leon and Jordie Bellaire will be available in print and as a digital comic book on Tuesday, January 18.