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The Many Lives of Catwoman Moments, Week Nine: Distress, D├ęcolletage, and Dinner

July 3, 2017

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My new book The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale is now officially available across various formats, including paper, ebook, and audiobook, and I’ve been highlighting key moments from Catwoman’s history on Tumblr for several weeks to celebrate its release. Even though the book is out now, the online Catwoman fun will continue for a few more weeks yet as I continue to showcase randomly assorted panels and film stills from her fascinating career across a variety of media. It’s a mix of fun and informative moments that offer a sneak peek at what’s covered in The Many Lives of Catwoman and showcase what makes Catwoman such a great character.

Last week, the ten moments that we looked at included:

And finally, my favourite Catwoman moment of the week is from Batman: Dark Victory #2 by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, published in 2000. Loeb and Sale’s major Batman stories, Long Halloween and Dark Victory, featured a massive cast of Gotham’s citizens, and while the mysteries were sometimes a bit convoluted, they were gorgeous, enjoyable tales. The books are especially great because they include a delightful take on Catwoman, who romanced Bruce Wayne in her civilian identity while toying with the Dark Knight on her nocturnal outings. She was always flirtatious and fun, and so much more than a standard, simple love interest. Selina knew what she wanted and went after it, and this scene captured that very well. At this point in the story, there was a lot of emotional distance between Bruce and Selina, which was represented by them enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner at opposite ends of a lengthy table. Selina bridged this distance literally and metaphorically, dragging her chair down to Bruce’s end to share his plate and cozy up to her beau. It’s a cute scene from a wonderful series that did wonders in changing how Catwoman was depicted in comics moving forward.

You can catch up on all of the previous Catwoman moments here, and follow along for more fun twice a day! The Many Lives of Catwoman is available for purchase in a variety of formats now as well, so be sure to check it out and read up on this fascinating feline fatale!

The Many Lives of Catwoman Moments, Week Six: Secretaries, Sidekicks, and Schemes

June 12, 2017

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In advance of my new book The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale officially coming out on July 1 (and already available now at several stores and online retailers!), I’ve been posting key moments from Catwoman’s unique history on Tumblr. It’s a random assortment of comic book panels and film stills, some fun and silly, some important and significant, and many that are both. Each offers a sneak peek at all of the different, intriguing incarnations of Catwoman that the book covers. And this week, with the book’s release date so near, we moved from daily posts to two a day, doubling our Catwoman fun!

Last week, the ten moments we looked at included:

And finally, my favourite Catwoman moment of the week as shown above, is Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle in Batman Returns. Her Catwoman was phenomenal, of course, but a big part of what made that villainous turn so good was how well Pfeiffer played Selina as a mousey wallflower as the film began. In just a few short scenes, Pfeiffer captured the secretary’s lonely, downtrodden nature perfectly, added just enough hints of charm to make her later transition into Catwoman a believable change. It was a brand new take on Selina Kyle, and one that could have come off clich├ęd or tacky in the wrong hands, but Pfeiffer made it work spectacularly, grounding her in a string of sorrows while adding a bit of camp to fit the odd tone of the Burton films. Everyone remembers her fantastic take on Catwoman, but her Selina Kyle was marvelous as well.

You can check out all of the Catwoman moments here, and follow along for more Catwoman fun! Two a day posts will continue for the next few weeks, so be sure to check that out. And you can order the book now as well to learn all about this fascinating feline fatale!


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