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Catwoman

Cover to Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale (June 2004).
Art by Brian Bolland.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Batman #1 (Spring 1940)
Created by Bill Finger
Bob Kane
In story information
Alter ego Selina Kyle
Team affiliations Batman Family
Outsiders
Birds of Prey
Secret Society of Super Villains
Injustice League
Notable aliases The Cat, Irena Dubrovna
Abilities
  • Peak athlete
  • Extremely skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
  • Expert burglar
  • Steel spring-loaded climbing pitons
  • Razor-sharp retractable claws
  • Wields an assortment of bullwhips and cat o' nine tails as gymnastic equipment

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The original and most widely known Catwoman, Selina Kyle, first appeared in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) in which she was known as The Cat. As an adversary of Batman, she was a whip-carrying burglar with a taste for high stake thefts. Modern writers have attributed her activities and costumed identity as a response to a history of abuse. Batman is an ongoing comic book series featuring the DC Comics action hero of the same name. ... For other uses, see Whip (disambiguation). ... Burglars attempted to break into an apartment by pulling away the lock. ... The Modern Age of Comic Books is an informal name for the period in the history of mainstream American comic books generally considered to last from the mid-1980s until present day. ...


Since the 1990s, Catwoman has been featured in an eponymous series that cast her as an anti-heroine rather than a supervillainess. The character has been one of Batman's most enduring love interests, and has occasionally been depicted as his one true love. In literature and film, an anti-hero is a central or supporting character that has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains but nonetheless also have enough heroic qualities or intentions to gain the sympathy of readers or viewers. ... A supervillainess is a female supervillain. ...


A popular figure, Catwoman has been featured in most media adaptations related to Batman. Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt introduced her to a large audience on the 1960s Batman television series. Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the character in 1992's popular film Batman Returns. Halle Berry starred in a stand-alone Catwoman film in 2004, although the film features a title character bearing little resemblance to the comic book character. Catwoman is #51 on Wizard magazine's "100 Greatest Villains of All Time" list.[1] Julie Newmar (born Julie Chalene Newmeyer on August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ... Lee Ann Meriwether (born May 27, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is Miss America 1955, and an American actress, appearing in movies, soap operas, game shows and television. ... Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927),[1] is an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress, former fashion model and beauty queen. ... Catwoman is a 2004 superhero film directed by Pitof and released by Warner Brothers & Village Roadshow Pictures on July 23, 2004. ... Wizard or Wizard: The Magazine of Comics, Entertainment and Pop Culture (originally titled Wizard: The Guide to Comics and Wizard: The Comics Magazine) is a magazine about comic books, published monthly in the United States by Wizard Entertainment. ...

Contents

Character and publication history

There have been many versions of Catwoman's origins and backstory seen in the comic books over the decades.


Golden and Silver Age versions

Selina Kyle's first appearance as The Cat in Batman #1 (Spring 1940).

Batman #62 revealed that Catwoman (after a blow to the head jogged her memory) is an amnesiac flight attendant who had turned to crime after suffering a prior blow to the head during a plane crash she survived (although in the final issue of The Brave and the Bold, she admits that she made up the amnesia story because she wanted a way out of the past life of crime). She reforms for several years, helping out Batman in Batman #65 and #69, until she decides to return to a life of crime in Detective Comics #203. Selina appears again as a criminal in Batman #84 and Detective Comics #211, her final appearance for many years (until 1966). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (720x940, 247 KB) Summary Selina Kyles first appearance in Batman No 1, published in 1940. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (720x940, 247 KB) Summary Selina Kyles first appearance in Batman No 1, published in 1940. ... Amnesiac is the fifth studio album by the English band Radiohead. ... Flight attendant in an Embraer ERJ 145 LR of PBair, Thailand In aviation, flight attendants — also known as Cabin Crew, stewards, air hosts/hostesses, or stewardesses, — are members of a flight crew employed by airlines to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers aboard commercial flights. ... The Brave and the Bold is a DC Comics comic book that is currently in monthly publication in a second volume. ... For other uses, see Amnesia (disambiguation). ... Batman is an ongoing comic book series featuring the DC Comics action hero of the same name. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ...


In the 1970s comics, a series of stories taking place on Earth-Two (the parallel Earth that was retroactively declared as the home of DC's Golden Age characters) reveal that on that world, Selina reformed in the 1950s (after the events of Batman #69) and had married Bruce Wayne; soon afterwards, she gave birth to the couple's only child, Helena Wayne (the Huntress). In The Brave and the Bold #197, the Golden Age origin of Catwoman given in Batman #62 is elaborated on, after Selina revealed that she never actually had amnesia. It was revealed that Selina Kyle had been the wife of an abusive man, and eventually decided to leave her husband. However, her husband had kept her jewelry in his private vault, and she had to break into it to retrieve the jewelry. Selina enjoyed this experience so much she decided to become a professional costumed cat burglar, and thus began a career that would repeatedly lead to her encountering the Batman. A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... The Huntress is a superheroine from DC Comics. ... The Brave and the Bold is a DC Comics comic book that is currently in monthly publication in a second volume. ... Burglars attempted to break into an apartment by pulling away the lock. ...


The Earth-Two/Golden Age Selena Kyle eventually dies in the late 1970s after being blackmailed by a criminal into going into action again as Catwoman (as shown in DC Super-Stars #17). For other uses, see Blackmail (disambiguation). ...


Catwoman made her first Silver Age appearance in Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #70 (November 1966); afterwards, she continued to make appearances across the various Batman comics. Lois Joanne Lane is a fictional comic book character who appears in DC Comics’ Superman stories. ...


Several stories in the 1970s featured Catwoman committing murder, something that neither the Earth-One or Earth-Two versions of her would ever do; this version of Catwoman was assigned to the alternate world of Earth-B, an alternate Earth that included stories that couldn't be considered canonical on Earth-One or Earth-Two.[2][3] A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


Modern Age version

Tangled origins

A revision in Catwoman's origin, and the introduction of the modern version of the character, came in 1986 when writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli published Batman: Year One, a revision of Batman’s origin. In the course of the story, the origin of Catwoman was also re-envisioned. Selina Kyle is reintroduced as a cat-loving prostitute/dominatrix who is inspired to become a costumed cat burglar when she sees Batman in action. In this story, Holly Robinson is introduced as a young runaway and prostitute Kyle has taken in. In comic book terminology, the phrase origin story refers to a story or backstory revealing how a male character went through a sex change, or the circumstances under which they became superheroes or supervillains. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist and movie writer and director. ... Dave Mazzucchelli is a comic book artist. ... Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ... Whore redirects here. ... French dominatrix Maîtresse Françoise. ... For the actress, see Holly Robinson Peete. ...


The 1989 Catwoman limited series (collected in trade paperback form as Catwoman: Her Sister's Keeper) by writer Mindy Newell and artist J.J. Birch expanded on Miller's Year One origin. Her Sister's Keeper explores Selina's early life as a prostitute and the start of her career as Catwoman. This is a dark and tragic period which culminates with Selina's former pimp Stan abducting and violently abusing her sister Maggie. Selina kills Stan to save her sister, and is able to do so with impunity. Mindy Newell is an American comic book writer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Impunity means exemption from punishment or loss.[1] In the international law of human rights, it refers to the failure to bring perpetrators of human rights violations to justice and, as such, itself constitutes a denial of the victims right to justice and redress. ...


Catwoman also appears in the Knightfall saga, where she is approached by Bane's henchmen while robbing a house. Bane asks her to work for him, but she refuses, as she is repulsed by the criminal who broke Batman. Later in the story, she boards a plane with Bruce Wayne to fly to Santa Prisca. She next appears in the KnightQuest saga. Bane is a fictional character, associated with DC Comics Batman. ... Knightquest is a fan film that made its debut on the internet in October 2001, created by fans of the Star Wars franchise. ...


Batman: Dark Victory, the sequel to The Long Halloween, implies that Catwoman suspects she is the long-lost illegitimate daughter of Mafia boss Carmine Falcone, although she finds no definitive proof of this. Selina's connection to the Falcone family is further explored in the miniseries Catwoman: When in Rome. Though more circumstantial evidence is added to the theory of Selina's Falcone heritage, no definitive proof is provided. This article is about the criminal society. ... Carmine The Roman Falcone is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe who made his debut in the four part story Batman: Year One, written by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, in 1987. ...


Portions of Her Sister's Keeper and the Year One origin conceived by Frank Miller remain canonical to Catwoman’s origin, while other portions have been dropped over the years. It has been implied that Her Sister's Keeper was rendered non-canonical by the events of Zero Hour, and subsequent writers have rejected Miller's choice to make the post-Crisis Catwoman a prostitute. In an attempt to harmonize the various versions, some writers have posited that Catwoman, early in her career, pretended to be a prostitute in order to scam lonely men and rob them. However, characters associated with Catwoman's past as a prostitute have remained a part of her supporting cast. Holly, from Batman: Year One, and her sister Maggie (from Her Sister's Keeper) have appeared regularly in the Catwoman series. Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


Selina is the older of two sisters (Maggie being the younger) born to Brian and Maria Kyle. Catwoman v.1 #0, which provides details about Selina's childhood, neglects Maggie's existence. Maria Kyle was a distant parent who preferred to spend her time with cats, and committed suicide when Selina was very young. Brian Kyle, an alcoholic, disliked Selina for resembling her mother, whom he resented for dying, and eventually drank himself to death. For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ...


Selina took to the streets for a time before being caught and sent first to an orphanage, then Juvenile Hall (Catwoman v.1 #0), "where Selina began to see how hard the world could really be" (Catwoman Secret Files and Origins). Maggie's fate at this point in the time-line is not alluded to. However, when Ed Brubaker re-introduced her into the comic, he implied that Maggie may have directly entered an orphanage and promptly been adopted. // An orphanage is an institution or asylum for the care of a child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living. ... Ed Brubaker. ... For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ...


When she was 13, Selina discovered that the Hall's administrator was embezzling funds and confronted her. In an attempt to cover up the illegal activities, the administrator put Selina in a bag and dropped her in a river to drown (like a cat). Selina escaped (Catwoman v.1 #0) and returned to the orphanage where she stole documents exposing the administrator's corruption and sent her to the authorities. She also took the opportunity to steal enough money to live on before going back to the streets. Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly appropriating goods, usually money, by one to whom they have been entrusted. ...


When the money she stole from the corrupt orphanage administrator ran out, Selina found herself in "Alleytown - a network of cobblestone streets that form a small borough between the East End and Old Gotham" (Catwoman v.2 #12). Selina was taken in by "Mama Fortuna", the elderly leader of a gang of young thieves, and was taught how to steal. Fortuna treated her students like slaves, keeping their earnings for herself. Selina eventually ran away, accompanied by her friend Sylvia. However, the two had difficulty surviving on their own, and in desperation tried to support themselves by working as child prostitutes. Sylvia attracted at least one client; Selina apparently never did. The two drifted apart afterwards, with Sylvia coming to resent Selina for not inquiring about what had happened to her at the hands of her abusive first client. Slave redirects here. ... A child prostitute is a child who either sells or is sold for sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) in exchange for money or other kind of return. ...


In the Catwoman: Year One story (Catwoman Annual #2, 1998), Selina (now an adult) achieved some success as a thief. Following a disastrous burglary, however, she accepted an offer to "lay low" by posing as a dominatrix in the employ of a pimp named Stan. Their plan was to trick men into divulging information that might be used in future crimes. According to this storyline, Selina trained under the Armless Master of Gotham City, receiving education in martial arts and culture. During this time, Catwoman was given her trademark cat-o-nine tails whip by a client, which Selina kept as a trophy of her time posing as a hooker. The Armless Master is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... This article is about the fictional place. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...


Catwoman, the series

In 1993, following the success of Batman Returns, Catwoman was given her first ongoing comic book series. This series, written by an assortment of writers but primarily penciled by Jim Balent, generally depicted the character as an international thief (and occasional bounty hunter) with an ambiguous moral code. For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ... Jim Balent is an American comic book illustrator from Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Bounty hunter (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Morality. ...


Storylines included her adoption of teenage runaway, and erstwhile sidekick, Arizona; aiding the criminal Bane whom she later betrayed to Azrael; and a stint as a reluctant government operative. The series also fleshed out more of her origin, revealing her beginnings as a young thief, her difficult period in juvenile incarceration, and the training she received from superhero Ted (Wildcat) Grant. For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ... A runaway is a minor who has left the home of his or her parent or legal guardian without permission or has been thrown out by his or her parent. ... Bane is a fictional character, associated with DC Comics Batman. ... Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) is a fictional character from DC Comics. ... Wildcat is the name of four DC Comics characters, three of them superheroes. ...


Moving to New York, Selina becomes corporate vice president then CEO of Randolf Industries, a mafia-influenced company, through blackmail. Her plans to use this position to run for mayor are ruined when the Trickster inadvertently connects Kyle to her Catwoman alter ego. This article is about the state. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... This article is about the criminal society. ... For other uses, see Blackmail (disambiguation). ... For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ... The Trickster is the name of two DC Comics supervillains and an enemy of the Flash. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ...


Selina then returns to Gotham City, which at this time is in the midst of the No Man's Land storyline. As Catwoman, she assists Batman against Lex Luthor in the reconstruction of the city. After being arrested by Commissioner Gordon, she escapes from prison. Later that year during the Officer Down storyline in the Batman titles, Catwoman is initially the chief suspect. Although later cleared, she displays increasingly erratic behavior throughout the story. Soon afterwards she disappears and is believed to have been killed by the assassin Deathstroke the Terminator, ending her series at #94. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the superhero Superman. ... James Jim Worthington Gordon is a supporting character in DC Comics Batman series. ... Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson), also called simply Deathstroke (and originally simply the Terminator) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Catwoman then appears in a series of backup stories in Detective Comics #759 - #762. In a backup storyline Trail of the Catwoman, by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Darwyn Cooke, private detective Slam Bradley attempts to find out what really happened to Selina Kyle. This storyline leads in to the newest Catwoman series in late 2001 (written by Brubaker initially with Cooke, later joined by artist Cameron Stewart). In this series, Selina Kyle, joined by new supporting cast members Holly and Slam Bradley (a character from the early Golden Age DC Comics), becomes protector of the residents of Gotham’s East End, while still carrying out an ambitious career as a cat burglar. Slam Bradley is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... Cameron Stewart is a Canadian comic artist who has worked for DC, Marvel Comics, and Dark Horse. ... Slam Bradley is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ...


During the Hush storyline (Batman #608-#619), Batman and Catwoman briefly work together and have a romantic relationship, during which he reveals his true identity to her. At the end, he breaks off their relationship when he suspects it has been manipulated by the Riddler and Hush. This was the second time that Batman's true identity was shown to be known to her. In an early 80's story line Selina and Bruce had developed a relationship. The concluding story featured a closing panel in which she refers to Batman as "Bruce." A change in editorial team at that point, however, brought a swift end to that story line and, apparently, all that transpired during the arc. When Catwoman appeared again, no mention whatsoever was ever made of the notion that she had apparently figured out who Batman actually is. Published 2002-2003 in monthly installments in Batman issues 608-619 by DC Comics Characters Batman (Bruce Wayne), Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Superman (Clark Kent), Nightwing (Dick Grayson), Robin (Tim Drake), The Joker, The Riddler, Hush, Scarecrow, Huntress, Ras al Ghul, Lex Luthor, Two-Face, Commissioner James Gordon, Oracle, Harley... The Riddler, (Edward E. Nigma, also spelled Nygma by some writers), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... Hush is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ...


In the Justice League story arc Crisis of Conscience, Catwoman fights alongside Batman and the League against the old Secret Society, of which she had once briefly been a member. For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ...


Catwoman appears in Gail Simone's "Sensei and Student" story arc in Birds of Prey. She is part of a group sent to rescue a U.S. senator from the Eurasian assassin Cheshire; during the mission, she saves Lady Shiva, who was bound and gagged in the trunk of a car wired with explosives by Chesire. Gail Simone at the 2002 SDCC. Photo copyright 2002-2005 Lea Hernandez Gail Simone is a popular American writer of comic books. ... Birds of Prey is a comic book published by DC Comics that features the adventures of a group of female superheroes who are based in Gotham City (and later Metropolis). ... Eurasian, also Euroasian or Euro-Asian can mean: Eurasian may be used as a slang term to refer to people of Asian decent, living in European countries who have no other traits of being Asian other then the fact that they look it. ... Cheshire, real name Jade Nguyen, is a DC Comics villain, one of the worlds top assassins and mercenaries. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


Mindwiping revelations

Catwoman appears to be completely reformed, and her love for Batman true (although brash and unpredictable). However, she has learned her reformation was the result of a mindwipe by Zatanna, a procedure known to deeply affect and, in at least one case, physically incapacitate its victims. Zatanna gives no reason for her actions, but in a flashback it is shown that she had acted with the consent and aid of five of the seven JLA members who had helped her mindwipe Dr. Light and Batman. Catwoman's response to this revelation is unequivocal: she duct-tapes Zatanna's mouth shut and pitches her out a window (Zatanna survives the fall). Afterwards, she is seen covering her bed with past versions of her Catwoman costume. Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Arthur Light is a DC Comics fictional character and supervillain. ...


Still unbalanced and uncertain of herself in issue #52, Selina is forced to decide whether to kill a supervillain. The Black Mask, in an attempt to "improve himself," threatens the most important people in Selina's life, from Slam Bradley to Holly. The villain had also previously tortured Selina's sister Maggie into a catatonic state and murdered Maggie's husband, earning Catwoman's ire. Black Mask had learned Selina's identity through his earlier alliance with Selina's childhood friend Sylvia, who still harbored a grudge against Selina. Still thinking that Selina adheres to a strict no-kill rule, Black Mask is caught by surprise when Selina shoots him in the head. This action continues to haunt her throughout the "One Year Later" storyline, and it is suggested that this might have been the first time she had ever directly taken a life. Black Mask is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... For other uses, see Torture (disambiguation). ... This is a page about catatonic state. ... One Year Later event logo. ...


One Year Later

Main article: One Year Later
Selina Kyle with her child, Helena (2006). Pencils by David Lopez.

Following the events of Infinite Crisis, the DC Universe jumps forward in time. "One Year Later" Selina Kyle is no longer Catwoman, has left the East End, and has given birth to a daughter named Helena (whose father is initially unknown). Holly Robinson takes over as the new Catwoman while Selina, living under the alias Irena Dubrovna, turns her attention to caring for her daughter (Selina's alias was inspired by the name of the main character in the 1942 film Cat People). One Year Later event logo. ... Image File history File links Catwomanbaby. ... Image File history File links Catwomanbaby. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... For the actress, see Holly Robinson Peete. ... This article is about the 1942 film; Cat People is also the name of a 1982 film. ...


Though she takes her role as a new mother quite seriously, Selina dons the costume for a run through the East End some days after Helena's birth. Having understandably gained a few pounds, Selina finds that her costume is now a tighter fit. In addition, she is easily distracted by a common criminal. Although the situation is defused through Holly's opportune arrival, the sight of two Catwomen active simultaneously in the city is caught on video. Selina returns home from her adventure to find that the mysterious movie aficionado Film Freak has deduced her alias, joined with Angle Man, and grabbed Helena. Film Freak is the name of a DC Comics villain and enemy to Batman. ... Angle Man is the name of a DC Comics supervillain. ...


After rescuing her daughter, Selina convinces Zatanna to mind-wipe Film Freak and Angle Man (whom she had bound and gagged with duct tape after beating them brutally) in order to preserve her secret identity. Following the procedure, Angle Man turns himself in to the authorities; Film Freak, however, embarks upon a murderous rampage. Ted Grant informs Selina that Holly has been arrested for the murder of Black Mask; Selina infiltrates the police station and frees Holly. Finally defeating Film Freak, Selina returns home to find that Slam Bradley has deduced that Helena is the daughter of his son Sam Bradley Jr., and therefore his granddaughter. Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Film Freak is the name of a DC Comics villain and enemy to Batman. ... Angle Man is the name of a DC Comics supervillain. ... Wildcat is the name of four DC Comics characters, three of them superheroes. ... Slam Bradley is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ...


Batman asks Catwoman to infiltrate the violent tribe of Bana Amazons during the Amazons Attack! crossover. Posing as a criminal, Selina gains the Bana's trust and thwarts a terror attack aimed at causing mass casualties in Gotham City. Bana-Mighdall is a fictional Amazon nation as well as fictional former cities in the DC Comics universe created by writer George Pérez. ... Cover art to Amazons Attack!. Art by Pete Woods. ...


Selina questions whether she should be raising a daughter when her life as Catwoman has already proven to be such a danger to the child. After enlisting Batman's help in faking the death of both herself and her daughter, Selina puts Helena up for adoption. A month after Helena is placed with a new family, Catwoman asks Zatanna to erase her memories of Helena and change her mind back to a criminal mentality. Zatanna refuses, judging that such an act would be cruel to both mother and daughter. She tells Selina that she could never reverse Selina's mindset, since she was on the path to becoming a hero on her own. Believing she can no longer function as a criminal, Selina has since decided to become one of Batman's Outsiders. She quickly quit, however, and was replaced by Batgirl. The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ...


In Salvation Run #2, Catwoman is sent to the Prison Planet. She allies herself with Lex Luthor in an attempt to return to Earth, and mistakenly ends up on an alternate universe-Earth where Catwoman is a notorious villain. It is later revealed that this Earth is a creation of her own mind, and she has not left Prison Planet. When accused of being a traitor by Luthor, she reveals Martian Manhunter is posing as Blockbuster. Salvation Run is an upcoming seven-part DC Comics Mini-Series which will tie in to Final Crisis. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the superhero Superman. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... A parallel universe, also sometimes called an alternate universe, is a hypothetical universe which exists separately from our own. ... Martian Manhunter is the superhero alias of Jonn Jonzz, alternately known as the Manhunter from Mars, a fictional comic book superhero who was created by DC Comics. ... Blockbuster is the name of three fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


The current volume of Catwoman ends with August's #82.[4]


Skills, resources, and abilities

Selina is a gifted and accomplished athlete, with heightened acrobatic prowess. She was trained by the Armless Master in martial arts (namely judo and jujitsu) and by Wildcat in boxing and street-fighting. She is a clever and resourceful fighter, known for precise, agile attacks and speedy getaways. Her formidable hand-to-hand combat skills are augmented by her cat-like speed, reflexes, balance, and flexibility. Episode no. ...


Fittingly, Catwoman is a master thief possessed of unsurpassed stealth and cunning. An expert at both low- and high-tech heists, she is Gotham City's finest cat-burglar.


Costume

Catwoman, in her first appearance, wore no costume or disguise at all, and it was not until her next appearance that she donned a mask, which was a theatrically face-covering cat-mask that had the appearance of a real cat, rather than a more stylized face mask seen in her later incarnations. Later, she wore a dress with a hood that came with ears, and still later, a bodysuit with attached boots and either a domino or glasses-mask. In the 1960s, Catwoman's bodysuit was green in color, which was typical of villains of that era. In the 1990s, she usually wore a skintight purple bodysuit, before switching to a black PVC outfit that recalls Michelle Pfeiffer's costume in Batman Returns. In recent years, artists' depictions have usually alternated between these two costumes. Ed Brubaker, the writer behind the 2001 revamp of the character, has stated that Selina's current costume was inspired by Emma Peel's iconic catsuit [5]. It has a more high tech look, with domino-shaped infrared goggles on her cowl. Many of her costumes have been shown to incorporate retractable metal claws on the fingertips of her gloves and toes of her boots. A bodysuit is a leotard-like undergarment, sometimes used to provide support and shaping, sometimes simply as a top that cannot become untucked from ones trousers or skirt. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Image:AvengersBook1. ... A woman wearing a black latex catsuit and thigh-high boots. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... For other uses, see Infrared (disambiguation). ...


Holly currently uses the same costume Selina used prior to Infinite Crisis. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ...


Weapons and equipment

During the Silver Age, Catwoman, like most Batman villains, used a variety of themed weapons, vehicles, and equipment, such as a custom cat-themed car called the "cat-illac". This usage also appeared in the 1960s Batman TV series. In her post-Crisis appearances, Catwoman's favored weapon is a whip. She wields both a standard bullwhip and the cat-o-nine-tails with expert proficiency. In addition, Catwoman has been shown to have various items to restrain her victims (as she does not believe in killing), such as a set of plastic ties for binding hands and feet, and a roll of duct tape used to gag her targets, like she did with Angle Man, Film Freak, Zatanna, and various others during her robberies over the years. Showcase #4 (Oct. ... A roll of silver duct tape. ... For other uses, see Gag (disambiguation). ...


Powers

Many artists have portrayed Catwoman as a villainess with no superpowers. However, several incarnations of her have given her a "Nine Lives" power. This power has been a minor plot detail in certain media, like the film Batman Returns. It wasn't fully revealed if it was a superpower or just a coincidence. With her nine lives power, Catwoman can survive eight fatal wounds inflicted by an enemy. Every time, no matter what type of wound, she will return to health almost instantly. It was also hinted she can't survive her ninth fatal wound. That is when her last life is used up and she dies. For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ...


Non-canon appearances

Selina Kyle appears as an aging and somewhat overweight madame in Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns four times; all are brief. First, in a phone message to Bruce ("Selina. Bruce, I'm lonely"). Next, she is attacked by the Joker, who uses a mind control drug to convince her to send one of her prostitutes to use the same substance on the Governor. The Joker then beats her, ties her up, gags her, and dresses her in a Wonder Woman outfit, leaving her for Batman to find. Selina's final appearance in the book is at Bruce Wayne's funeral (because in truth, Bruce Wayne died, not Batman), where she yells at Superman, telling him that she knows who killed Bruce. She does not appear in Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Miller's follow-up story, although she is referred to in the prologue written for the trade paperback version. This article is about general usage. ... The premiere issue of the series Spoiler warning: The Dark Knight Returns (known as DKR by fans) is a superhero comic book story published by DC Comics between 1985 and 1986, starring Batman. ... The Joker is a fictional character and supervillain that appears in the comic books published by DC Comics. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ... For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... The Dark Knight Strikes Again is a Batman graphic novel by Frank Miller. ...


Two 1990s prose novels feature Catwoman: The Further Adventures of Batman: Volume 3, Featuring Catwoman, a short story collection by various authors (publs. 1993, edited by Martin H. Greenberg), and Catwoman: Tiger Hunt, by Lynn Abbey and Robert Asprin, publs. date 1992. Both novels portray a Batman: Year One- influenced Catwoman who wears a gray cat costume and was once a prostitute.


Catwoman also made a small cameo in Kingdom Come, mostly accompanying the Riddler; she is predominantly seen, but not much heard in the series. She is not dressed in costume, but appears in the very dress she first wore in Batman #1 as 'The Cat'. According to the novelization by Elliot S! Maggin, she ran a multibillion dollar cosmetics company. Kingdom Come was a four-issue comic book limited series published in 1996 by DC Comics. ... The Riddler, (Edward E. Nigma, also spelled Nygma by some writers), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... Elliot S! Maggin is an American writer. ...


In the all-digital graphic novel Batman: Digital Justice, which is set some time in the future long after the original Batman has died, Sheila Romero, a.k.a. the hit pop music star Gata (the Spanish female noun for "cat") and daughter of the mayor of Gotham City, is jealous of the new Batman, James Gordon, because media coverage of his activities have been cutting into her airtime. Setting out to learn as much about Batman and his enemies as she can, Gata becomes the new Catwoman. Near the end of the story, Gata and her followers face off against Batman, but the two later fall in love, and Maria Romero, a.k.a. Madame X, tells Sheila that she is really a clone of Maria. Maria confesses that she had planned to transfer her brain into Gata's body, but she couldn't bring herself to do it because she loved her "daughter" too much. Maria then dies in Sheila's arms. This article is about the genre of popular music. ... In linguistics, a noun or noun substantive is a lexical category which is defined in terms of how its members combine with other grammatical kinds of expressions. ... Look up clone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In the Elseworlds title Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham, Selina Kyle is the daughter of millionaires Thomas and Martha Kyle. Walking home after seeing the film Cat People, Selina, a young girl, chases after an alley cat and watches in horror as her parents are gunned down by a robber. Selina learns that the crook has stolen a ring she found in a Crackerjack box and had given to her mother. Years later she becomes Catwoman, the defender of Gotham City, operating out of a Catcave beneath Kyle Manor, aided by a young maid named Brooks. Her major enemy is a psychopathic criminal named Batman, who murders her entire rogues gallery to get rid of the competition. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cat People can mean several things: Cat People; the 1942 movie. ... See Also: Antisocial Personality Disorder Theoretically, psychopathy is a three-faceted disorder involving interpersonal, affective and behavioral characteristics. ...


In Howard Chaykin's Thrillkiller, Selina Kyle is a stripper in a cat-themed strip club. She acts as an informant for GCPD Detective Bruce Wayne. Howard Victor Chaykin (born 1950 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial material. ... The Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) is a fictional police department servicing the city of Gotham City in the DC Universe. ...


In Dean Motter's Batman: Nine Lives, Selina Kyle is a cat-loving African-American night club owner. Her death sets in motion the events of the story. In the late 1970s Toronto-based illustrator/ designer/ writer Dean Motter edited and art directed Andromeda, a Canadian comic book series which adapted the works of major science–fiction authors such as Arthur C. Clarke and AE Van Vogt. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


In Howard Chaykin's Dark Allegiances, Selina Kyle becomes a film star under the stage name of Kitty Grimalkin. Prior to becoming a star, she was an alcoholic whose actions during one of her "blackouts" were recorded into an underground porn film. The stills from the film are used to blackmail her into stealing information from Wayne Enterprises. Howard Victor Chaykin (born 1950 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial material. ... PORN can refer to: An abbreviation for pornography Progressive outer retinal necrosis, a disease of the retina Categories: | ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


In Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #2, Vikki Vale, a reporter for Wayne Media, is Catwoman. She is hired by Anarky to steal information, but she gets caught and is tortured by Jonathan Crane, whom she calls a "demented scarecrow". Vicki Vale is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a reporter who was the most prominent and longest lasting love interest of Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman. ... Anarky (Lonnie Machin) is a comic book character published by DC Comics. ... This article deals with the Scarecrow of DC Comics. ...


In Frank Miller's All Star Batman and Robin, Catwoman expresses an interest in the Joker's unrevealed plans. She also appears to be involved in prostitution, as she advises the Joker that "..even I don't play that rough". All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder is an ongoing comic book series from DC Comics. ...


Selina Kyle also appears in Darwyn Cooke's The New Fontier as Ted "WildCat" Grant's date and is dressed similar to Cleopatra. She seen sitting in-between Dinah Lance and Oliver Queen during the Boxing match and later at the party with Lois Lane. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the Dutch girl group, see Loïs Lane. ...


In other media

1966 Batman series

Main article: Batman (TV series)
Julie Newmar as Catwoman in the Batman television series.

Catwoman was at various times portrayed by Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt in the live-action Batman television series of the 1960s, her first other-media portrayal. Lee Meriwether was cast in the 1966 Batman motion picture based on the television series, after discovering Newmar was unavailable[6]. An uncredited fourth actress played Catwoman as part of a villain team-up in "The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra," the penultimate episode of the series. This article is about the 1960s television series. ... Julie Newmar This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Julie Newmar This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Julie Newmar (born Julie Chalene Newmeyer on August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ... Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927),[1] is an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. ... Lee Ann Meriwether (born May 27, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is Miss America 1955, and an American actress, appearing in movies, soap operas, game shows and television. ...


Animation

Catwoman has been a major character in almost all of Batman's animated series.


Her first animated appearance was with Batman in segments of the 1968 series The Batman/Superman Hour wearing her green costume of that time period. In this series she was voiced by Jane Webb. She also appeared in four episodes of The New Adventures of Batman cartoon in the 1970s, in which she was voiced by Melendy Britt. The Batman/Superman Hour was a Filmation animated series that was broadcast on CBS from 1968–1969. ... The New Adventures of Batman is an animated series produced by Filmation in 1977 featuring the DC Comics superheroes Batman and Robin, and occasionally Batgirl. ... Melendy Britt is an American actress active in television and voice acting since the 1970s. ...


Batman: The Animated Series

Catwoman, and Isis, as seen in Batman: The Animated Series

Catwoman appeared on Batman: The Animated Series wearing an all gray outfit that has never been seen outside that series. Voiced by Adrienne Barbeau in both 1992's Batman: The Animated Series, and its revamp in The New Batman Adventures (as well as the 2000s online animated series Gotham Girls), Catwoman is shown to be a socialite and animal rights activist, which attracts the attention of Bruce Wayne when he's not contending with her as Batman. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Adrienne Jo Barbeau (born June 11, 1945) is an American television, film, and musical theater actress. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... Gotham Girls is an American animated Flash cartoon series about the females of Gotham City, created and produced jointly by Warner Brothers and Noodle Soup Productions. ... A man holds a monkey with a limb missing by a rope around her neck, a scene epitomizing the idea of animal ownership. ...


Initially Selina had blonde hair, coinciding with the release of Batman Returns, in which she was portrayed by blonde actress Michelle Pfeiffer. In the revamp, she appears to have shorter black hair. Whether her hair was dyed or her natural color was never made clear in the series itself, however in the episode "Tyger, Tyger", Selina becomes a cat/woman hybrid and her hair (or rather fur) is blonde. After learning that her hair dye was tested on animals, she drops the brand and tries, unsuccessfully, to change the views of the manager of the company.[7] Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Parahumans are chimera of humans and other species. ...


In her first appearance, Catwoman steals a valuable necklace to fund the purchase of land for a mountain lion preserve, encounters Batman in the process, and finds herself undeniably attracted to him. In this moment, they develop an attraction that affects the nature of their cat and mouse relationship during the series. Afterward, by chance, Bruce Wayne dates Selina Kyle with similar results. In the midst of these budding romances, Selina learns that the land she wants has been snatched up by a suspicious cartel, led by terrorist Red Claw, who will be using the land for their staging area. Batman learns that Catwoman is getting in over her head when Batman saves her assistant Maven from an attempt on her life at the hands of one of Red Claw's henchmen. Catwoman and Batman fight and defeat the cartel where a mountain lion saves Catwoman from Red Claw. When Catwoman returns to her apartment, Batman suddenly appeared there. When she tries to romance Batman, he arrests her. Binomial name Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) The puma (Puma concolor) is a type of large cat found in North, Central and South America. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Red Claw is a fictional underground organization of assassins that resemble Ninjas. ...


Put on probation in lieu of serving time, Catwoman joins forces with Batman again, fighting the corrupt Industrialist Roland Daggett and Professor Milo's plans to spread a disease among the street animals, and in doing so, gains something of a heroic reputation for a while. In "Almost Got 'Im", Catwoman rescues Batman from Joker only to be kidnapped herself by Harley Quinn, which forces Batman to disguise himself as Killer Croc in order to save her. Harley gags Selina and ties her to a conveyor belt, where she is nearly killed by the grinders at the end. She is saved when Batman turns off the power to the conveyor belt. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Roland Daggett is a fictional corrupt businessman and villain in Batman: The Animated Series, voiced by Edward Asner. ... Professor Achilles Milo is a fictional mad scientist in the DC Universe. ... The Joker is a fictional character and supervillain that appears in the comic books published by DC Comics. ... For the Agatha Christie character Harley Quin, see The Mysterious Mr. ... Killer Croc (Waylon Jones) is a fictional character in the DC universe, an enemy of Batman. ...


Catwoman eventually returns to thievery when Scarface hires her to steal an endangered tiger. When Batgirl returns, Catwoman initially helps her investigate a stolen cat statue, but betrays Batgirl to attempt to steal the statue for herself. She is again a full time thief when she tries to seduce a fully-grown Nightwing into being her accomplice to steal merchandise from Enrique “El Gancho”. Later, in "The Cult of the Cat", a strange criminal cult attempts to kill her after she steals from them, bringing her to enlist Batman's aid once more. The Ventriloquist is a DC Comics villain, an enemy of Batman. ... The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that are critically endangered. ... Barbara Babs Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ...


In Batman Beyond, Bruce mentions Selina to Terry McGinnis after his first encounter with Ten from the Royal Flush Gang. Terry also mentions her in "Epilogue" when he tells Bruce that she loved him but he gave up on her, due to his persistent devotion to "the mission" rather than people. Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ... Terrence Terry McGinnis (Batman IV) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the television series Batman Beyond. ... The Royal Flush Gang are fictional characters in DC comics. ... The Royal Flush Gang are fictional characters in DC comics. ...


There were plans for a second Batman Beyond DTV movie that would have featured Catwoman, but was rejected.[8] DTV is a three-letter acronym which may mean: Direct-to-video, a method of film release which skips the theatre screening process and makes the movie readily available for home viewing Digital television Direct-to-TV, a Commodore 64 self-contained within a joystick Democracy, formerly known as DTV...


Finally, in a seven-minute short film called Chase Me (written by Paul Dini and released with the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman DVD), Batman catches her stealing from one of Bruce Wayne’s buildings and apprehends her. Chase Me is a short animated American made for DVD short film with no dialogue released with the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman DVD movie. ... Paul Dini is an American television producer of animated cartoons. ... Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman is an animated movie based on the DC Comics character Batman and set in the same world as Batman: The Animated Series. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


Like all other characters, Catwoman would have a new design during The New Batman Adventures. Her new in-costume animated appearance also changed when the show's animation style did, becoming more like the Michelle Pfeiffer version, with a black costume, slimmer build, and white face makeup. Details on her change are explored in Batman: Gotham Adventures #4.[9]/


One addition to the mythos was giving Catwoman a personal black cat named Isis, who appears in the first series and in The New Batman Adventures. As Catwoman's cat, she fights the dogs of Superman and Batman on Krypto the Superdog, a cartoon made by the same people who made the DCAU. Krypto the Superdog Krypto the Superdog is an animated television series produced by DC Comics & Warner Bros. ... Krypto, also known as Krypto the Superdog, is a fictional character; he is Supermans pet dog in the various Superman comic books published by DC Comics. ... The comic book character Ace the Bat-Hound was the canine crime-fighting partner of Batman and Robin in DC Comics of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Krypto the Superdog Krypto the Superdog is an animated television series produced by DC Comics & Warner Bros. ...


The Batman

Catwoman, as seen in The Batman.

Catwoman has also appeared on The Batman, voiced by Gina Gershon. Her design is slightly altered, having large, almost mouse-like ears and large orange goggles that resemble cat's eyes. Another modification is her hood, which can be pulled up to hide the lower half of her face. Catwoman is also given exaggerated claws on her gloves. The rest of her suit is black, with the exception of her red "paws". She carries her whip around her waist that hangs like a tail. In her civilian identity of Selina Kyle, she has long black hair and blue eyes, instead of her more traditional green eyes. She flirts heavily with Batman, and in her first appearance stole his utility belt, accidentally gaining control of a giant bat-robot and wrecking the Batcave. Notable events involving her have been her team-up with the Penguin (even flirting with him lightly), her fight against Ragdoll, and her attempt to help Batman against the Joker. She is later caught by Rumor, but gets away. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (371x844, 32 KB)[edit] Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (371x844, 32 KB)[edit] Summary http://www. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Gina L. Gershon (born June 10, 1962) is an American film and television actress, known for her roles in the films Showgirls (1995) and Bound (1996). ... The Batcave. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... The Rag Doll (also interchangeably known as Ragdoll) is a colorful supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ...


Batman Returns

Main article: Batman Returns

Catwoman was portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1992 movie Batman Returns. As recreated by Daniel Waters and Tim Burton, Selina Kyle is depicted as a lonely, frustrated woman pushed over the edge into obsession and crime after her boss, tycoon Max Shreck, tries to kill her to keep her from revealing his plot to build a power plant that would steal Gotham's electricity. For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Daniel Waters is an American screenwriter. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Christopher Walken as Max Shreck in 1992s Batman Returns. ...

Movie poster for Batman Returns (1992) featuring Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.

Mysteriously revived by alley cats after Shreck pushes her out a window, Selina Kyle's repressed rage allows her to transform into Catwoman. As a masked figure operating under the guise of a theatrical public identity, Catwoman finds a reflection of herself in Batman. In the ballroom scene, to Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Face to Face," the two masked crime-fighters, Batman and Catwoman, dressed as their alter-egos, Bruce and Selina, discover their dual personalities, thus exposing one of Burton's main themes — duality — in the film. In the film's climax, she electrocutes Schreck by kissing him with an electrical charger in her mouth; Batman never finds her body. She is seen one last time at the end of the film, looking at the Batsignal in the sky. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (505x755, 368 KB) Summary Movie poster for Batman Returns, featuring Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (505x755, 368 KB) Summary Movie poster for Batman Returns, featuring Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees are a British gothic rock band. ... The climax (or turning point) of a narrative work is its point of highest tension or drama in which the solution is given. ...


Catwoman

Halle Berry as Catwoman in the 2004 film.
Main article: Catwoman (film)

In 2004, Catwoman, a movie starring Halle Berry, was released. This film's Catwoman bore little resemblance to the comic book version. Berry portrayed Patience Phillips, a woman who eventually became Catwoman after a near-death experience. Patience gained the powers from the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet through a gathering of cats led by an Egyptian Mau. The movie alludes to other women in the past who have been granted such cat-like abilities, particularly in a scene in which Phillips finds herself amongst a series of images of prior catwomen, including Pfeiffer's Batman Returns version of Selina Kyle. The film's story has nothing to do with Batman or Gotham City. A film poster for Catwoman, contended as fair use. ... A film poster for Catwoman, contended as fair use. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress, former fashion model and beauty queen. ... Catwoman is a 2004 superhero film directed by Pitof and released by Warner Brothers & Village Roadshow Pictures on July 23, 2004. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress, former fashion model and beauty queen. ... In Egyptian mythology, Bast (also spelt Bastet, Ubasti, and Pasht) is an ancient goddess, worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty. ... Egyptian Maus are a medium-sized short-haired cat breed. ...


Berry won the 2005 Razzie award for worst actress in a film for her role as Catwoman, and accepted the prize in person. She was only the third Razzie winner (following director Paul Verhoeven, director of Showgirls; and Tom Green, star of Freddy Got Fingered) ever to do so. She brought her Monster's Ball Oscar with her for her acceptance speech.[10] Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... Paul Verhoeven (IPA: [pʌul vɛrhuvən]) (born July 18, 1938 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, and film producer. ... This article is about the film Showgirls. For a dancer/performer, see Showgirl. ... For other persons named Tom Green, see Tom Green (disambiguation). ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Monsters Ball is a 2001 American drama/romance film. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Return to the Batcave

In the TV movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, Julia Rose appeared as Catwoman and the young Julie Newmar. Both Julie Newmar and Lee Meriwether appeared in the TV movie as well.[11][12] Julia Rose is an actress (born 13 April 1973 in Lusaka, Zambia). ... Julie Newmar (born Julie Chalene Newmeyer on August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ... Lee Ann Meriwether (born May 27, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is Miss America 1955, and an American actress, appearing in movies, soap operas, game shows and television. ...


Birds of Prey

Selina Kyle appears, through flashbacks depicting her death, in the pilot episode of the 2002 television series Birds of Prey. The show featured Catwoman's daughter by Batman, the Huntress (aka Helena Kyle). Maggie Baird portrayed Catwoman; in contrast to the comic book version, she is a metahuman. It is also mentioned that her sudden death via Joker sent Batman into self-imposed isolation, and he is unaware of Helena's existence. For other meanings of the term, see Bird of prey. ... Metahuman is a term to describe superhumans in the DC Universe. ...


Batman Beyond

In the initial season of the American animated television series, Batman Beyond (1999), which is also known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India, Selina Kyle is referenced as a great, conflicted love by Bruce Wayne. In Season 1, Epsiode 8, when Terry's love interest turns out to be a member of the Royal Flush Gang, Terry turns to Bruce at the end of the episode during her arrest and asks "This kind of thing ever happen to you?" At this point, Bruce smiles and says "Let me tell you about a woman named Selina Kyle". Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... For other uses, see Batman (disambiguation). ...


Video games

Catwoman appears as a playable character in Catwoman for the Game Boy Color (1999) and in the video game adaptation of Halle Berry's Catwoman movie. Catwoman is also a boss in the video game adaptations of Batman Returns, Batman: The Animated Series, and The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Super NES. The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... Catwoman is a video game of the action-adventure genre released in 2004 by Electronic Arts UK / Argonaut Games. ... Batman Returns is a video game for various platforms based on the movie of the same name. ... There are several releases of the video game The Adventures of Batman and Robin for some of the different consoles in the market. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ...


Toys

Kenner's 1992 Batman Returns toyline included a figure of Catwoman, sporting her costume from the film. The toy came with a rubber whip, and a spring-action arm which would fly forward in a whipping motion.


Catwoman was also featured in the first wave of Batman: The Animated Series action figures. She came with the same rubber whip and spring-action arm as her Batman Returns counterpart, but also came with an over-sized claw that attached to her arm and a figure of Isis designed to rest upon her neck.


After a number of repaints of the original animated Catwoman figure, a new sculpt that truly reflected on the character's redesign appeared in a 2003 two-pack released by Mattel. This figure came with no accessories or special features, except for a whip.


The D.C. Direct line of action figures has included four incarnations of Catwoman over the years. These versions are her appearance in the Silver Age of D.C. Comics, the Batman "Knightfall" storyline, the Batman "Hush" storyline, and the Batman "Long Halloween" storyline.


Catwoman also made an appearance in the eighth (and final) wave of Mattel's DCSH toy line. She was in her Darwyn Cooke-inspired costume, and featured a backpack, cat Isis, whip, stolen necklace, and diorama of a bank vault. Mattel headquarters in El Segundo Mattel Inc. ... DC Superheroes is a collection of action figures originally produced by Mattel in early 2006. ...


References

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  2. ^ Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index (March, 1986)
  3. ^ Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Cross-Over Index (July, 1986)
  4. ^ http://xrayspex.blogspot.com/2008/04/well-heh-heh-this-is-little.html
  5. ^ The Man Behind The Cat - Exclusive Interview w/ Ed Brubaker.2007-6-10
  6. ^ Smith, Ronald L. (2004). Julie Newmar::The Very Last How to Book::Biography. Retrieved on 2007-06-22.
  7. ^ Batman Gotham Adventures #4
  8. ^ Epilogue
  9. ^ The World's Finest - The New Batman Adventures
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