Dig J. SCOTT CAMPBELL’s Eight CATWOMAN 80th Anniversary Covers

Eight decades, eight covers: A walk through Catwoman history…

The one-shot Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is finally due to be released June 3 and we’ve spent quite a lot of time celebrating 80 years of the Feline Fatale over the last couple of months. (Her actual first appearance — in Batman #1 — was April 24, 1940.)

One of the issue’s biggest selling points — aside from the stories themselves, of course — is DC’s decade-tribute variant covers, which you can click here to check out.

There are also retailer-exclusive variants, such as Neal Adams’ (click here).

But I’ve happened upon another cool set, as well: Artist J. Scott Campbell — in addition to his 1960s decade-tribute cover starring Julie Newmar — has produced eight retailer-exclusive variants, each featuring a different Catwoman costume, including a second Newmar homage.

Check these out:

A few thoughts:

— Unsurprisingly, my fave is that second Newmar cover. Also unsurprisingly, I really dig that Golden Age piece, with the old-school Batmobile cameo in the background.

— If you want to get your hands on these, hit up Campbell’s website. There’s a fairly complex pricing and packaging system, so do check it out.

— Oh, and here’s Campbell’s 1960s cover, which will be available at shops:


— Dig the Final Versions of the CATWOMAN 80th ANNIVERSARY Variants. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS Reveals the Secrets of His JOKER and CATWOMAN Anniversary Covers. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I’m not that big a fan of his work, but I love the background details on each piece & how they tie into the particular Batman “version” (i.e. The Animated Series, the 1992 movies)

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  2. Wow, those are really nice, and I kind of feel they capture the spirit of each decade a bit better than some of the standard covers, through the background details, use of logos, etc.

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    • Yeah, I agree. One thing that has fans upset with some of these is that they’re too modern. I agree with a lot of that but I think Campbell gives us the best of both worlds. It’s modern styling but the DNA of the time periods are evident. It’s really nice work.

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