Saturday, November 3, 2012

It's Catwoman!

"It's Catwoman!" from Catwoman vol.2 #1 (DC, 1993) by Jo Duffy, Jim Balent and Dick Giordano
Though unkindly referred to as the "top-heavy Catwoman", that's probably in hindsight after artist Jim Balent had moved on to bigger things (if you know what I mean). She's not THAT well-endowed here. Though I sampled the first few issues of Catwoman's first monthly, it didn't really grab me, though I had a friend who read it and ONLY it. She made no secret that it was all about the character's sex appeal (yes, she was gay), so Balent may have been on to something. This series would last 94 issues before Selina Kyle was apparently assassinated by Deathstroke (as if!), but she'd return the very next month in Detective Comics, and 6 months later, would have her own series again, though with a drastically different look. Check back in tomorrow for more!


  1. Oh. THAT Catwoman. I really hated that costume, her Darwynn Cooke one is so much better.

  2. I adored this first run. Selina was so sexy, so confident, so capable in herself. At times she was maybe too good at doing everything but she had an infectious glee to her personality that made the book fun to watch.
    Great stuff!

  3. You've encouraged me to take a look at the series again.