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Preview: Cat Fight #4

Cat Fight #4

(W) Andrew Wheeler (A) Iilias Kryiazis (CA) Ilias Kyriazis
In Shops: Oct 04, 2023
SRP: $3.99

Sick of being framed for murdering the only family he’s ever known, Felix has flown to Tokyo to expose Schrodinger (current suspect: his grandmother’s majordomo, Claude), clear his name, and avenge his grandmother. Okay, and maybe steal back the Red Rosette for his own personal gain? A cat in gloves catches no mice, after all!

Cat Fight #4

Preview: Cat Fight #3

Cat Fight #3

(W) Andrew Wheeler (A) Iilias Kryiazis (CA) Ilias Kyriazis
In Shops: Sep 13, 2023
SRP: $3.99

So fur, not so good for Felix. Ginger Tom, Kitty’s strongest thief and Kit Kat crewmember, has him in his clutches, but there’s more to his late grandmother’s request to meet her in Paris that just could save his skin from Schrodinger’s claws on his back…

Cat Fight #3

Around the Tubes

Kill More #1

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start the day.

Boing Boing – This two-dimensional comic restaurant is a real place – Very cool. Now, to film the follow up to Take on Me.

CBLDF – Good News: Court to Issue Injunction vs. Texas Book Rating Law – Good news.

Comicbook – AMC Makes SAG-AFTRA Agreement to Resume Filming The Walking Dead Spinoffs – Someone did the math.

Cleveland Jewish News – Two months of programs, events to highlight iconic Cleveland superhero – Cool.

Book Riot – 9 Magic School Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens – Any you’d include that’s not on this list?

Reviews

Collected Editions – Batman: Shadows of the Bat: House of Gotham
CBR – Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War – Battlelines #1
Comic Bastards – Cat Fight #1
CBR – Cooking With Monsters
CBR – Kill More #1
CBR – Knight Terrors: Night’s End #1
CBR – Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1
CBR – The Schlub #1

Preview: Cat Fight #2

Cat Fight #2

(W) Andrew Wheeler (A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis
In Shops: Jul 12, 2023
SRP: $3.99

The cat’s out of the bag. Felix Lamarr is on the run for murdering his grandmother to inherit her infamous Kit-Kat Crime Syndicate! Except… Felix is innocent. He’s being framed by someone called Schrodinger and now has every one of Kitty Midnight’s loyal thieves hot on his tail for revenge.

Cat Fight #2

Around the Tubes

Tenement #1

It’s one of two new comic book days! What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments. Here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to get your day going.

Kotaku – Spider-Verse Snuck In Some Unseen Game Footage Of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – Cool!

ICv2 – Labor Action Shuts Down West Coast Port Terminals – That’s not good.

Reviews

CBR – Cat Fight #1
The Beat – Paper Girls #1
CBR – Tenement #1
Atomic Junk Shop – Under the Banner of King Death

Cat Fight #1 is a fun and intriguing start

Cat Fight #1

Felix lives a life of high fashion and indulgence. Sure, he steals to get it, but he gets it on his own, nonetheless. When a mysterious character by the name of Schrodinger threatens Felix’s only surviving family member in an attempt to recruit him into a crime syndicate, Felix is sent on a globetrotting game of cat and mouse in a heightened world of colorful criminal masterminds. Cat Fight #1 kicks off a cool crime story that is already full of action.

Written by Andrew Wheeler, Cat Fight #1 packs a lot into the first issue. There’s action. There’s reveals. And it really gets the ball rolling. It feels a bit like Kill Bill with a Bond coolness about it.

Right away Wheeler sucks readers in with Felix and a heist that goes somewhat right but more importantly gets us to know Felix. We get a sense of how he sees the world, items to steal, and a slyness about him that where he’d shake your hand and remove your watch and rings while doing so. The comic feels a bit like the opening of a Bond film, big action sequence just before the credits roll, in this case that’d be at the end of the issue where we’d also get a cool theme song. Overall, it’s just fun.

Where I think the comic is a little short is the art. Illias Kyriazis delivers the cool along with ink by Auguste, color by Dennis Yatras, and lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. But, the style of the characters isn’t quite for me. There’s fantastic page layouts at times but overall, it’s a style that’s not my favorite. It’s all personal preference with this. There’s a lot I like but just some visuals that aren’t for me. It’s not a knock, just what I like for art. But, I do think the comic’s look works well for the story and the layout and flow of pages is excellent, all enhancing Wheeler’s style for this.

Cat Fight #1 is a nice start to the series. Folks who enjoy a good heist/revenge/action story, this is one to check out. It packs a lot into the first issue but does it in a way that keeps the readers engaged and adds to what’s going on. It’s a fun debut that’s well worth checking out.

Story: Andrew Wheeler Art: Ilias Kyriazis
Ink: Aguste Color: Dennis Yatras Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 8.4 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

DC Pride 2023

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Amazing Spider-Man #26 (Marvel) – Word is out. Someone dies. We want to see how it all goes down.

Ancient Enemies #4 (Frank Miller Presents) – The series has been pretty interesting with its themes and concepts and we want to see how much more it dives into them.

Cat Fight #1 (IDW Publishing) – A mysterious character threatens Felix’s family member to recruit Felix to his crime syndicate. That sends Felix on a mission around the world.

DC Pride 2023 (DC Comics) – We’re always fans of anthologies.

Listen Beautiful Marcia (Fantagraphics) – When a daughter gets in trouble with a gang, her mother steps up to save her.

Local Man #4 (Image Comics) – The series has been a lot of fun mixing in something new with classic Image superhero comics.

North Valley Grimoire #1 (Massive/Whatnot) – It’s spycraft meets spellcraft in a series that’s supernatural suspense with Magicians.

Pathfinder: Wake the Dead #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The popular tabletop roleplaying game kicks off a new comic adventure with extras for those that play the game.

Power Girl Special #1 (DC Comics) – Power Girl has new powers and looks to be getting a bit of a spotlight. The character has had a bumpy recent history so we’re wondering where this all goes.

Savage Strength of Starstorm #1 (Image Comics) – A high school student finds a strange alien weapon called the Starstorm and the power within will determine the fate of the entire universe.

Starman: David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Years (SelfMadeHero) – As Bowie fans, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that this made our list this week.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures Continued #1 (IDW Publishing) – The first volume was fun and we’re fans of the classic animated series, so we’re excited to check out this second volume!

W0rldtr33 #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue with a “virus” that causes individuals to act in violent ways was intriguing. There was some potential there and we want to see where it goes.

Preview: Cat Fight #1

Cat Fight #1

(W) Andrew Wheeler (A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis
In Shops: May 31, 2023
SRP: $3.99

John Wick meets Kill Bill, meets CATS?! Felix lives a life of high fashion and indulgence. Sure, he steals to get it, but he gets it on his own, nonetheless. When a mysterious character by the name of Schrodinger threatens Felix’s only surviving family member in an attempt to recruit him into a crime syndicate, Felix is sent on a globetrotting game of cat and mouse in a heightened world of colorful criminal masterminds.

Cat Fight #1

Nine Lives May Not Be Enough to Survive Cat Fight

IDW Publishing has announced the explosive upcoming debut of Cat Fight, a stylish six-issue miniseries with an elegant feline flair! Cat Fight follows a debonair jewel thief whose decadent sensibilities and taste for high-powered thrills inadvertently lead him down a path of illicit intrigue. Debuting in May 2023, Cat Fight is written by recent GLAAD Media Award nominee and Eisner Award winner Andrew Wheeler with art by Ilias Kyriazis, inks by Auguste, and colors by Dennis Yatras.

Caught up in the glamor and excessive lifestyle of an international career criminal, Felix Lamarr lives only for the thrill of the next big score. Suddenly contacted by his estranged and wealthy grandmother, he is shocked to learn that she is a storied career criminal herself—the lithe and legendary burglar Kitty Midnight—and that she wants him to partner with her cat-themed associates on a lucrative upcoming heist. Unaccustomed to collaboration, Felix declines Kitty’s offer…but a shocking incident sends his life into a sudden, chaotic tailspin. Framed for murder and on the run from a mysterious syndicate, he leaps at full-throttle from one international hot spot to the next in a deadly game of cat and mouse!

Cat Fight #1 will be available with multiple variant covers for fans and retailers to enjoy, including Cover A by series illustrator Ilias Kyriazis, Cover B by Morgan Beem, and retailer incentive variants by Alex Moore, Veronica Fish, and Sweeney Boo.