Coming this April — with decade tribute covers and featuring an Ed Brubaker and Cameron Stewart reunion…
Last month, we had the news that DC in March was planning a Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular to celebrate eight decades of the Boy Wonder, by an all-star line-up of creators — complete with decade tribute covers. (Click here for the details and click here for info on that month’s Detective Comics #38 Facsimile Edition.)
Well, the following month, the publisher will be adding to the kitty, as it were, with the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular, pegged to her first appearance in Batman #1, which came out April 24, 1940, according to the Grand Comics Database.
Dig the official press release, with the main cover by Joelle Jones, as well as two preliminary pages by the superstar Cat-team of Ed Brubaker and Cameron Stewart, who along with the late Darwyn Cooke revitalized the character in the early-’00s:
CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 Arrives April 15, 2020
Catwoman Has Been Baffling Gotham City’s Heroes, Both Masked and Unmasked, from the Very Beginning
Landmark 100-Page Comic Book Also Features the Return of Fan-Favorite Team of Ed Brubaker and Cameron Stewart, a selection of “Decade” Variant Covers, Tribute Art by Comics’ Hottest Artists and More
BURBANK, CA – (January 16, 2020) – DC’s feline fatale celebrates an 80th anniversary this year, and that calls for a grand soiree, invite only, attended by some of comics’ top creators! Stock up on both catnip and champagne!
Since the character first appeared alongside Batman in 1940’s Batman #1, Catwoman has become an icon to millions of comic book fans. The undeniable magnetism between Batman and Catwoman has been one of comics’ most reliable constants: wherever Catwoman goes, Batman is sure to follow, if only to take her down. As deadly as she is beautiful, infamous cat burglar Selina Kyle uses her nine lives to walk the razor’s edge between light and darkness in Gotham City.
To honor this publishing milestone, on April 15, 2020, DC will celebrate Catwoman’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. Featuring a cover by series writer/artist Joëlle Jones, this must-have tribute comic includes stories by Ed Brubaker, Cameron Stewart, Paul Dini, Ann Nocenti, Adam Hughes, Tom King, Mikel Janín, Mindy Newell, Will Pfeifer, and Emanuela Lupacchino, as well as pinups by Steve Rude, Tula Lotay, Jim Balent, and others.
In a story that expands their monumental run, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Cameron Stewart will reprise their Catwoman collaboration with a new 12-page story, “The Art of Picking a Lock,” that takes place near end of their original dynamic story line that started with iconic storyteller Darwyn Cooke. And no stranger himself to writing dangerous antiheroes, Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini debuts a new character for Selina Kyle’s anniversary in a story about an exotic cat taxidermist who intends to add Catwoman to their collection!
With additional stories by Mindy Newell (Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Lois Lane); the bestselling Batman team of writer Tom King and artist Mikel Janín; Ann Nocenti (Catwoman, Katana); and many more, Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is sure to delight fans of DC’s notorious jewel thief.
In addition to Jones’s dynamic cover, fans and collectors can also look forward to eight variant covers spotlighting Catwoman throughout the decades, drawn by some of comics’ premier artists:
1940s variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
1950s variant cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
1960s variant cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
1970s variant cover by FRANK CHO
1980s variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
1990s variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
2000s variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
2010s variant cover by JEEHYUNG LEE
The Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a prestige format comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comics retailers and digital retailers on April 15, 2020. Please consult your local comic book store for more information regarding the decade variant covers.
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Those covers should be (*chef’s kiss*) magnifique, no?
Oh, and by the way, we’ve got a special EXCLUSIVE reveal related to this announcement. Click here to check it out.
— DC to Release ROBIN 80th ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR. Click here.
— DETECTIVE COMICS #38 to Get Re-Released as Facsimile Edition. Click here.