From the Golden Age to today — including Mindy Newell’s long out-of-print, complete ’80s miniseries…
There have a been a few Catwoman retrospectives over the years and DC is gearing up for one more in September 2021: Batman: Arkham — Catwoman.
Check out this official description on Amazon:
Selina Kyle is deciding how to take back control of her life from her abusive pimp, Stan. But this decision comes with a cost, and once she’s chosen there’s no going back.
Witness Selina’s first time putting on a catsuit and the transformation from Selina Kyle into THE Catwoman! With each time she puts on the catsuit, she feels herself more and more empowered. This may be one of her nine lives, but she’s gonna make it a good one.
Batman Arkham: Catwoman ties together Catwoman’s origins, friendships, adventures, and even her first kiss with the Dark Knight himself!
Collects Batman #1 and #355 (1940-), Catwoman #54 (1933-), Catwoman #25 (2011-), Catwoman #1-4 (1988-), Catwoman Secret Files #1 (2002), Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #70-71 (1958-1973), Who’s Who Update #2 (1987).
A few thoughts:
— The 248-page softcover lists for $19.99 and is due Sept. 28.
— A number of these stories have been collected before in various formats, but it’s still a pretty decent line-up. Batman #355 is a personal favorite and it’s good to see Mindy Newell’s complete 1988-89 Catwoman miniseries back in print for the first time in about 30 years. [By the way Catwoman #54 (1933-) is obviously a typo. I’d wager they meant the 1993 series.]
— Quibble time: I know that DC dubs its basic Batvillain retrospectives “Arkham” — an outgrowth from the popular video games. But it gets under my skin when we’re dealing with a hero (or antihero, as is the case is here) who isn’t a candidate for the asylum. I feel the same way about the upcoming Talia collection.
— Standard caveat: This has not been solicited by DC yet, so nothing is official until it’s official. Even then, things can change. Just keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
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