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1608: The Cat #2

" The Owl and the Pussycat "
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The Cat #2
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Linda Fite
Pencilers: Marie Severin
Inkers: Jim Mooney
Letterers: Charlotte Jetter
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: January 1973
Release Date: October 1972
Story Arc: -
Pages: 21
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 220                 Times Rated: 150
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
The Cat had believed her mentor dead before strange mental emanations summoned her to the Doctor's bedside. A sudden confrontation with the Owl sets the wheels in motion on a baffling series of events.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Cat
The Cat last appeared in The Cat #1. The Cat next appears in The Cat #3.
Supporting Characters
  Dr. Joanne Tumolo
Dr. Joanne Tumolo last appeared in The Cat #1. Dr. Joanne Tumolo next appears in The Cat #3.
  Ben Richards
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ben Richards in the mainstream continuity. Ben Richards next appears in The Cat #3.
  The Owl
The Owl last appeared in Daredevil #81 (v1). The Owl next appears in Daredevil #116 (v1).
  Mr. Broussard
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Mr. Broussard in the mainstream continuity. He dies in this issue.
Group Appearances
Chicago Police Department
Chicago Police Department last appeared in The Cat #1. Chicago Police Department next appears in The Cat #4.
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
Second issue is story-driven. There's a couple of action scenes, but - mostly - this issue tells a case-of-the-week story and fills in a bit more of the status quo for the series. 7/10
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  green_flame_616 Says:    
  2012-02-21 02:57:28  
  So far this series has lasted two issues too long...  

  Kez Says:    
  2012-10-01 05:19:12  
  Wow, the dialog in this is utterly terrible.

"There's no fire like gun-fire!" Wow.

Also, she talks about how her costume got messed up so she's only taking the claws and helmet with her - then she gets changed into her exact costume and says "Lucky I was wearing this body stocking!" A body stocking which apparently looks exactly like her costume, including the black underwear thing on the outside. Why even put that in? Why!? A much simpler solution would be just have her bring the whole damn costume. Aaaaargh!

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-13 13:31:41  
  Bad enough I have to see crappy Daredevil villain's in Daredevil without farming them out.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-03-11 07:49:25  
  Half of this issue was a retelling of issue #1... And this is issue #2!  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-05-12 18:34:08  
  That was bad. Not Ant Man reprint bad...but bad.  

  sbcolt15 Says:    
  2015-12-14 08:35:28  
  C'mon guys, it wasn't that bad. The Owl just invented the Internet and the Matrix in 21 pages ;-)  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-07-05 13:23:40  
  Why in the hell would Owl let Greer keep her bag when she was locked up? He should have at least checked inside it!

And worse - why would Greer consider even for a second NOT putting the entire costume on?!

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-03-04 20:03:20  
  2 stars for the Cat and the Owl fighting over the same mouse!!!

Court Of Owls - I do like the Owls minions with their own gliding capes!!

Filler - @AmazingGatorMan: Yeah using 5 pages to recap is usually not a good sign!!!

Give A Hoot - Why attack the hospital when your own man kidnaps Dr. Tumolo instead??!!!

Purrfect - @Kez: I dunno, I liked the idea of Cat pulling the fire alarm because of gunfire!!

'Nuff Said - "Going down, sir?"-The Cat, and love in a elevator

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-04-28 09:48:24  
  Severing and Mooney are a great team.

Now Playing - "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" Laurie Anderson

  Russ Says:    
  2017-05-19 12:52:18  
  This issue was indeed a little hard to read. So far the premise behind this series isn't bad at all; Linda Fite has some decent ideas and this was one of the Owl's better appearances in the Order so far. And having Marie Severin and Jim Mooney doing the visuals; they're providing more than ample support for Linda with some great visuals. But as others have said, the dialog is cringe-worthy in places and the pacing was way off. Spending five pages on a recap of the previous issue didn't help matters either.

2 stars. Still an interesting narrative and I know the character's history gets turned around later. I think it's worth giving a chance for that reason.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-06-02 18:01:35  
  I actually enjoyed this more than I expected. I like Greer so far though, so I think I might be a little more forgiving than I would be otherwise.  

  drfaustus13 Says:    
  2017-06-03 19:49:15  
  I love the Owl so it was grear to see him pop up here. I'd have given this a 4 were it not for the pages dedicated to retelling The Cat 1, for like no reason.

The only reason they chose the Owl for this was so they could do the title though (although it works way better than like "AND HE CAN CRUSH THE WORLD" or "YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL KILL VISIONS" style pretentious nonsense).

  HeffElf Says:    
  2017-06-12 02:48:45  
  And now we know how Wikipedia started!  

  phogbear Says:    
  2017-10-03 15:05:22  
  Disappointing after a good first issue. That was expected with the Owl on the cover. It's to bad too because I like Greer and her persona the Cat.  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-12-06 19:36:11  
  Some of this was good but not with a five page rehash of the previous issue.

2 stars.

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2018-02-16 23:06:03  
  I'm in the camp that doesn't think this was terrible. Some pretty decent stuff was dragged down by
1) An overly long recap of last issue
2) The presence of the Owl, who is at best a d-list villain
3) Maybe a little bit that it comes shortly after Luke Cage #5, which is also has an ambulance related caper

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Date User Name Update
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   April 10, 2017 Neskit Changed comic details.
   July 12, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for The Cat.
   July 5, 2016 MattzLadd Added Ben Richards to the issue.
   July 5, 2016 MattzLadd Added Mr. Broussard to the issue.
   July 5, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Dr. Joanne Tumolo.
   July 5, 2016 MattzLadd Added Chicago Police Department to the issue.
   July 22, 2013 TStarnes Updated the listing for The Cat.
   June 13, 2013 Xythe Changed comic details.
   June 13, 2013 Xythe Changed comic details.
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