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The Many Lives of Catwoman Moments, Week Three: Pop Stars, Heists, and Wonder Woman

May 22, 2017

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My upcoming book, The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale, will be out on July 1, and in advance of its publication I’ve been posting memorable moments from Catwoman’s history over on Tumblr. They’re all randomly assorted and run the gamut of her many appearances across various media over the years, and go up once a day, Monday to Friday. It’s a fun, bizarre assortment of stuff, and offers a look inside all of the interesting things that will be covered in the book.

Last week, the five moments we looked at included:

And finally, my favourite moment of the week! As you can see at the top of the post, it’s Catwoman facing off against a depowered Wonder Woman during her mod Diana Prince era in Wonder Woman #201 in July/August 1972. It was an odd time for both characters; the mod era was a well-intentioned but poorly executed attempt to make Wonder Woman a more relevant character, while Catwoman had been largely benched at this point after the collapse of Batmania in the late 1960s as DC moved away from the villains associated with the TV show. So the duo ended up paired together in the mountains of Eastern Asia, both of them looking for the same artifact and ultimately pitted against each other in a fight to the death after they were captured. But they decided to work together, freeing themselves from their perilous position over the fire pit and defeating their captors before heading off into a different dimension to rescue a friend of Diana’s.

You can check out all of the Catwoman moments here, and follow along for even more Catwoman fun in the weeks to come! The Many Lives of Catwoman, is coming soon, so be sure to pre-order it now!

The Many Lives of Catwoman Moments, Week Two: Reformation, Crises, and Bombshells

May 15, 2017

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My new book, The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale, is coming out on July 1, and I’ve been posting peeks at the key moments in Catwoman’s history over on Tumblr. There’s one a day, Monday to Friday, all randomly assorted; in this second week of Catwoman moments we went from 1951 to 1989 to 1948 to 1985 to 2016! Each post discussed a different era of Catwoman, delving into her bizarre and intriguing past and offering a little snippet of what you’ll get when the book comes out in July.

Last week, the five moments we looked at included:

And finally, my favourite moment of the week! The image at the top of the post is classic 1940s supervillain Catwoman. It’s from Batman #47, published in June/July 1948, written by Bill Finger with art that’s allegedly by Bob Kane but probably drawn by Lew Schwartz. We see Catwoman lounging in a chaise with her cat Hecate by her side, casually smoking as she discusses her latest elaborate plan to rob the wealthy citizens of Gotham. In this outing, she posed as a fashion magazine editor in order to throw a soiree that would bring all of the rich women of the city together for an easy thieving opportunity. Catwoman was forever coming up with clever schemes throughout the decade, with Batman always on her tail.

You can check out all of the posts here, and follow along for more Catwoman fun in the weeks to come! And The Many Lives of Catwoman is coming soon, so be sure to pre-order it now!

Check Out the Investigating Lois Lane Fun on Tumblr

January 11, 2016

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With my new book, Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter, set to debut on March 1, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the important, fun, and amusing moments from her past. I’ve set up a new tumblr to do just that, where I’ve got a slew of awesome panels and pictures lined up and randomly sorted; my plan is to post two a day, along with short blurbs about why the images are significant. Here’s a fun one I put up yesterday, from way back in the Golden Age:

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There’ll be other random things in the mix too, because there’s a lot of rad stuff on tumblr. I reblogged some David Bowie stuff today because we all are, really; that’s a tough loss. But yeah, the main focus will be fun Lois Lane bits that will illuminate key bits from my upcoming book. I’ve got five Lois Lane moments up all ready, including Lois getting shot while embedded with American troops in Umec, Lois’ disdain for her wedding shower gifts, Superman making Lois cry to get her a movie part in the Silver Age, and a look at Teri Hatcher as Lois, plus Lois’ Golden Age agitation that I posted above. And there’s so much more to come, covering the full run of her history. I have a post scheduled for this afternoon that’s one of my favourite panels ever. Here’s a sneak peek:

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So if cool moments from Lois Lane’s history are something you’d like to see twice a day, Straitened Circumstances is now on tumblr and can hook you up with regular fun from one of the best characters in comics. You can read the posts at timhanley01.tumblr.com or follow the blog if you’ve got a tumblr account.


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