Unfortunately we cannot celebrate eight weeks of this post series by finishing off the late era Jim Balent covers because I still cannot solve issues 71, 74, and 75, but we can jump back in time closer to the start of the series. So, prepare yourself for cats, cats, and more cats. Also a whole lot of claws, Catwoman’s and otherwise.
Now, before I go any further, I do want to say that there seems to be conflicting information on whether Jim Balent hid cats on the covers of issues #1-12 of the series. Of course, there is also a lack of information on Balent’s cat hiding when it comes to the answers (which is a large part of why I’m doing this rather involved, prolonged project 🙂 ), so take this old Tripod page (which also has at least one inaccurate answer on it, since #43’s cover has a hidden drawing of a cat in addition to She-Cat’s tattoo) with an adequate grain of salt when it comes to there being no hidden cats on those early issue. Especially since I’ve already posted a hidden cat for one of those issues (#1) and am about to post three more. 🙂 Also, there is this (very brief) interview with Balent to take into consideration too. So, most likely, he did hide cats on every single cover and most of the ones in the #1-12 range are just especially tricky (and probably ones he himself can no longer remember), which is also the case for some late run ones of his.
Now, on with the show! 🙂
First up is Catwoman #10, 1994, written by Jo Duffy and drawn by Jim Balent:
Next up the claw competition continues with Catwoman #11, 1994, written by Jo Duffy and drawn by Jim Balent:
And our last entry for this week, Catwoman #12, 1994, written by Jo Duffy and drawn by Jim Balent:
And now for the answer key …
Make sure you’re ready …
Are you done looking and trying?
Okay, here you go!
That’s it for this week folks. Stay tuned for next week, when we get more of the Knightsend crossover (and Catwoman is ‘still’ looking for the same plot device she was in issue #12), dinosaurs (courtesy of yet another event), and the start of the Balent-era Catfiles!
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