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Gr 7 Up
Selina Kyle has been on hiatus from her role as Catwoman for the last year to deliver and care for her new baby. But now Holly, who has been substituting for her, has been captured by the police, so Selina rescues her. Adding to the chaos is the villain Film Freak, who is taking his love of classic cinema to new levels and incorporating film plots into his crimes. He releases a giant ape into the city à la King Kong and even forces a hostage to drive like Steve McQueen in Bullitt . It's when he learns to stop worrying and love the bomb, though, that his capacity to harm others increases exponentially. In this volume, Selina reveals the identity of her child's father and reflects on her killing of the Black Mask. Later she battles with the genetically upgraded villains Triple Threat, goes head-to-head with someone she thinks is Lex Luthor, and is told to get out of town by the Man of Steel. The artwork is glossy and action-packed, and Adam Hughes's covers are simply superb. It is not necessary to have read earlier Catwoman books to understand this one, but it might be helpful to avoid some confusion about earlier plot points and to understand the intertwined histories of the characters. The book ends with yet another cliff-hanger that will leave readers eager to find out what happens next to the Feline Fatale.
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