DC Comics & Batman / Catwoman #3 Spoilers & Review: A Dead Joker Makes Mom & Daughter A Cat & Mouse?! Plus A Bloody Deadly Phantasm!

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DC Comics and Batman / Catwoman #3 Spoilers and Review follows.

A Dead Joker Makes Mom and Daughter A…

…Cat and Mouse?!

Plus A Bloody Deadly Phantasm!

For my look at this book, I will use 2021 as the “present”; when I mention the past and futures parts of this story its rooted in that.

The book opens in the future with former Nightwing and now GCPD Commissioner Dick Grayson briefing Helena Wayne as Batwoman not Huntress about what appears to be the death of the Joker; who readers know is dead and also who killed him from last issue.

Later, it is confirmed that the Joker is dead and Batwoman tells her mom the former Catwoman.

With Batman having died recently, the death of the Joker has greater resonance for mother and daughter.

In the present, Phantasm attacks Selina Kyle and…

…she puts up a fight as a Catwoman would…

…including tossing them both out the window…

…knocking them both unconscious. 

We then have what I believe a scene in the past where Catwoman was…

…working with the Joker.

The book ends in the future with Batwoman on the hunt for the Joker’s killer.

Next up is Batman / Catwoman #4 in stores on March 16 / 17, 2021.

The Pulse:

A gorgeous book visually. The story is compelling and intriguing. I do like the various times through which the story is told, but the transitions are jarring and makes parts of the story incomprehensible at worst, but at best requiring multiple reads. 7 out of 10.

John is a long-time pop culture fan, comics historian, and blogger. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Comics Nexus. Prior to being EIC he has produced several column series including DEMYTHIFY, NEAR MINT MEMORIES and the ONE FAN'S TRIALS at the Nexus plus a stint at Bleeding Cool producing the COMICS REALISM column. As BabosScribe, John is active on his twitter account, his facebook page, his instagram feed and welcomes any and all feedback. Bring it on!