July Wrap-Up: Catwoman cover solved! Plus, “Why Holly Isn’t Dead” from Catwoman Secret Files and Origins

One of my Patreon patrons solved last week’s stumper for “Sunday Fun Day: Where’s Waldo, Jim Balent Catwoman Style,” so as a special end of the month bonus, check below the cut for the cover answer and credit to the solver, along with a special bonus upload related to my “So You Want to Read Sexworker Catwoman” guide and one of the comics mentioned therein.

Have I mentioned the 90s Catwoman series was an action/adventure series?

Still a tough cover to solve, but apparently not unsolvable. Catwoman #35, written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Jim Balent, everyone.

Without further ado, my best attempt at representing @LostInFandom‘s solution to the cat hidden by artist Jim Balent on the cover of Catwoman #35, from Catwoman’s first solo series in the 1990s.

I think it's actually upside down if I identified the cat's hiding spot correctly.

According to @Lostinfandom, the cat is on the frontmost blade, near the top left. This is my best guess at what that means. Balent was sometimes less than kind in where and how he positioned the cats. πŸ™‚

And, while I unfortunately did not get any last-minute one-time donations to my Patreon page to help me get through August, I will still be sharing all of the very short, fun story “Why Holly Isn’t Dead,” from Catwoman Secret Files and Origins, a comic with short stories and fact sheets meant to be a companion to Ed Brubaker’s then-new run on Catwoman in the early 2000s. This is, of course, posted for fun review purposes only and I highly recommend picking up the comic if you happen across a copy of it at a secondhand bookshop or comic store that deals in older back issues. πŸ™‚

Mellow caption, isn't it?

From Catwoman: Secret Files and Origins. Page one of two.

So mellow, so fourth wall breaking.

From Catwoman: Secret Files and Origins. Page two of two.

I love Holly. <3

Remember the secret files part of the title? Here’s Holly’s fact sheet as of the early 2000s at DC Comics. πŸ™‚ Guest appearance by her girlfriend Karon in the artwork.

And that folks concludes July, along with a within acceptable limits peek at the contents of the Secret Files and Origins standalone comic. πŸ™‚

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