by Lauren Myracle
Comics & Graphic Novels , Teens & YA
Selina Kyle is fiercer than she knows. For 15 years, she’s put up with her mother’s string of bad boyfriends, but when Dernell, her mom’s current beau, proves crueler than the others, Selina reevaluates her place in her home. There’s no way Selina and Dernell can live under the same roof, and since Dernell won’t leave, Selina must.
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle (ttyl) and artist Isaac Goodhart comes a story about learning how to survive the world when you’ve been forced to abandon your home and finding allies in the most unexpected moments.
Review: The graphic novel gives life to the epic character that is the Catwoman. It follows Selina’s life as a young woman deciding who and what she wants to be. It also explores the trauma of her youth dealing with abuse, homelessness, suicide, and self-harm. It’s all about how she fits into the world.
I really enjoyed this take on the Selina and this incarnation. She’s a character that has taken the bad and turned it into something good. I can’t wait to see more of this if there is a plan to do more of these books. My only suggestion would to be to put a mature content warning on this due to the content and some of the language.