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Not too long ago, Comic Book Resources posted an exclusive five page preview of Catwoman #2. As you can see, it seems to pick up in the middle of a scene, which is kind of...odd for a comic book preview. I actually really liked the preview, especially Alfred's involvement, and was totally okay with Selina-in-Disguise (especially since her belt is obviously her whip. Super cute!)

But it was still really weird. Usually, websites that get exclusives post the first five pages of the comic book in question. Why, I wondered, did they start the preview in the middle of the story?

Well, the answer is easy.

The first three pages of Catwoman #2 are....can you guess? WAIT FOR IT...

...

...

SEX

*FACEDESK*

I haven't even gotten any further in my reading. I glanced at the first couple of pages and I had to come straight here to report. The preview actually had me hopeful, and then...





I'll be back with a more in depth critique and exploration of the events of the issue later, but to say I'm disappointed is something of the understatement of the year.

ETA: Aaand I read ahead. TO SAY I AM PISSED OFF IS AN EVEN BIGGER UNDERSTATEMENT THAN MY LAST UNDERSTATEMENT. GOD DAMN IT, DC COMICS, Y U DO DIS?

More thoughts later. Have to go to the doctor right now. Bleh.

on 2011-10-19 09:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] captaintwinings.livejournal.com
Well, at least her underwear is purple now. And her bra has straps!

But seriously. Violent sex? In which it appears that Batman was the aggressor? Was last issue's "no means yes" not triggering enough? It's not that I can't buy both of them liking it rough, but for god's sake, they're still essentially strangers, and you know as well as I do that for that kind of thing, you need to be able to trust your partner more, not less.

I wouldn't mind seeing this, even as angry and violent as it is, if we were given any context for it. If we were given any indication that the characters had any relationship between Catwoman's voiceover saying that sometimes they hook up and she doesn't know his name. Because that's just bad writing. Batman and Catwoman relieving their sexual tension would be a story. Two people in masks angrily fucking is not.

I need to read the rest of this, though. When you get back.

on 2011-10-21 01:58 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mistaria.livejournal.com
Batman and Catwoman relieving their sexual tension would be a story. Two people in masks angrily fucking is not.

Totally agree with you. I am pretending there's stuff we don't know for my own sanity at this point. :p

on 2011-10-20 01:02 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] big-wired.livejournal.com
I am not a fan of violent sex, nor am I too pleased at Selina's lack of muscle build there. She's been doing this for years, like Batman, so how come she doesn't have a better build, some muscle tone and whatnot?

Good lord, Judd Winnick was not kidding when he said that shes a 'sexy bitch, a sexy sexy bitch."

There is just something off about this, about how the dynamic of the Bat and Cat relationship is tossed aside for nothing more than plain old lust. I knew they had something there and I watched only Batman TAS, and know next to nothing about their comic relationship. It feels so off, and not because of the sex.

I'm honestly getting flashbacks to Spider-Man and Black Cat having sex in a hotel room when thinking about this.

on 2011-10-20 04:48 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] surrealname.livejournal.com
i object to this mostly on the grounds that i continue to not buy for one second that anyone who is as completely fucked in the head as bruce wayne is even capable of having any sort of sex with another human being.

on 2011-10-20 05:29 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] starlitwisher.livejournal.com
That comment just made my day. Thank you.

on 2011-10-20 05:43 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] surrealname.livejournal.com
you're welcome. we here at surrealname strive to bring the world the finest livejournal comments that money can buy.

on 2011-10-20 04:50 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] surrealname.livejournal.com
also, no one would wear full backed panties with a skin tight rubber.latex, what ever that suit is. There'd be way to much bunching. it'd be a thong or nothing.

on 2011-10-20 04:53 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] surrealname.livejournal.com
and this is where some one tells me i'm wrong for that statement.

on 2011-10-20 05:16 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com
Well, it's perfectly rational if you've ever tried to wear leather without getting pantylines or bunching, which is no small feat.

But I think wearing a thong or nothing would cause way too much chafing, myself. A super high cut bikini panty would probably be the most practical, and either in a stretch nylon or a stretch lace--for ease of movement/breathability, because acrobatics in leather gets hot and sticky...and not in the good way.

on 2011-10-20 05:24 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] surrealname.livejournal.com
and this is why i wear cotton. cotton BREATHES.

on 2011-10-20 08:45 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
I don't remember Batman comics being this explicit before (not that I am a prude or anything) Also I don't see this scene actually happening tbh :/ Batman is kind of a control freak and I don't think he would slip up and give up an inch of control to anyone.

on 2011-10-21 02:25 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mistaria.livejournal.com
Like I told [livejournal.com profile] captaintwinings I am pretending there is stuff we don't know about the Bat/Cat relationship at this point for my own sanity.

The sex bits didn't bother me as much as Catwoman setting up Renald to die did. Not that she's never let someone die or never killed anyone before... But I don't like this as an introduction to her character at all. Right now all we know is she likes to have anonymous sex, steal stuff, and get revenge. And of course Winnick fridged Lola as soon as he could. I'm really thankful he didn't use Holly now. ::sigh:: I just... I want some good character development now. I don't know that that's going to happen in the next issue.

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