|bluefall (bluefall) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-05-29 17:57:00
|Entry tags:||char: captain cold/leonard snart, char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: cheetah/barbara minerva, char: lex luthor, creator: jeph loeb, creator: tim sale, creator: will pfeifer, publisher: dc comics, series: many faces of barbara minerva, series: world of wondy, title: catwoman|
The Many Faces of Barbara Minerva, part 6 (Versus Catwoman)
And we're back; this time with an installment so ludicrous I can't even work up any real ire for it. I'm just left shaking my head in depressed bemusement, wondering how it all went so wrong. I mean, it's not that getting Cheetah a little cross-DCU exposure is a bad thing in principle, and even the basic formula of "catwoman + cat woman = double the feline fun" does seem sensible at first, cursory glance. Enough, even, that we've seen it not once, not twice, but three times with this incarnation of Cheetah at least - very impressive considering that a) Selina's not even remotely connected to Wondy, b) she's not even really exactly a *hero* and c) barring Injustice-type "everyone and their mother who was ever a bad guy is there" crossovers, her fights with Selina are the only times Cheetah's ever gotten coverage outside Diana's book. Ever.
Of course, "cursory glance" is a pretty pathetic thing to hang a story on, and it all falls apart like a house of oversize novelty cards after the Batmobile crashes into them the second you take even a fractionally deeper look at the characters involved. But Pfeifer and Loebs never let continuity or consistent characterization stop them before, and dammit, they aren't about to now.