Sunday Fun Day: Where’s Waldo, Jim Balent Catwoman Style (Week Eighteen)

Sooooo, I’ve had a heck of a month (granted, I’ve been having a lot of those, but December decided to send 2014 out with a nasty bang) but I wanted to try to get as many of my normal planned posts in as possible still. πŸ™‚ Not sure how well that’s going to go given that I’ve been trying to catch up on an inadvisable amount of work at my regular job in a very short amount of time, but hopefully typos keep to a minimum and everyone at least enjoys getting a few select Two-Face panels. Trust me, they’re good. Or bad. Or … something. It was the 1990s, Two-Face had/has a gimmick, and I’m mostly faking consciousness and functionality at this point anyways. πŸ˜›

I'm silly and tired. What did you expect? :P Plus imagining it as a dating ad or dating site match is amusing.

I still have some unsolved+unposted covers to burn off, so here’s the one that tries to set up Catwoman with a butterfly-themed villainess. It’s all right there in the tag line. ;P

Going to try to move through these fairly fast because of how much time is left in the month and how badly I need at least a tiny bit of rest, so, without further ado …

Catwoman #46, 1997, written by Doug Moench and drawn by, and I know this is hard to guess, Jim Balent. πŸ™‚

I'm really kind of meh about this cover, although the coin is a nice customized touch for Two-Face guest-starring in Catwoman's own comic. Also, he is ... not overly fond of her. At all.

That special kind of angry where you put the person’s face on a coin that you then flip to determine your actions.

Catwoman #47, 1997, again by Doug Moench and Jim Balent, since it’s a multi-issue story arc. πŸ™‚

And She-Cat is kind of left out of the intensity game. I guess an odd expression is better than pulling heavy duty Escher Girls poses though.

On the plus side, at least Selina looks suitably enraged at what’s going on with her anatomy. On the downside, much is not right with her anatomy and I think Two-Face is having trouble too.

Catwoman #48, 1997, again by Doug Moench and Jim Balent, but not starring Two-Face because, well, he’s Two-Face. Why would he have anything but a two-parter? πŸ˜›

I like spiders, but on an individual basis and as long as they respect my personal space. This ... is not that.

I actually kind of like this cover. Although, at the same time, I really don’t like to look at this cover for too long.

And, finally, as a fun bonus, Two-Face’s laundry preferences. πŸ˜‰

Yes, it actually has context, but it's much funnier when just read as Two-Face not liking starched clothing.

Apparently She-Cat is also in this? I hope she’s ready to learn that Two-Face doesn’t like his shirts starched. And doesn’t like cat-themed anti-heroes or supervillains. Or, I suppose, starched cat-themed individuals.

And the sound that one of his two shirts makes when ripping:

Second shift for double time. I wonder if a double cheeseburger is next.

And the guy he scared did things in twos too. Did I mention there’s a gimmick?

And now for the answer key …

Make sure you’re ready …

Are you done looking and trying?

Okay, here you go!

It's hidden in a smallish detail but this is a comparatively nice once by Balent standards. I'm still not over that gorilla cover.

The cat is a coloured line drawing in the shading above Two-Face’s left eye.

These are really awkward to describe sometimes but the height and perspective involved mean it's not easy to say where a cat is in relation to the characters.

The hidden cat here is an upright cat drawing on the roof of one of the buildings in the lowest level of the cover art.

And the cat's on the dirt next to a spider, not hidden on a spider itself. Not that Balent wouldn't do something like that too.

Numbers are really against you on this one. But the hidden cat here is a drawing hidden in the section of writhing spiders below Selina’s right elbow.

And that’s it for this time. πŸ™‚ Hopefully I can get the remaining posts with solved covers up, but if not, they’ll be up in early January. After I recover a bit from severely overtaxing my systems, that is. πŸ™‚ I also realized I’m missing a few little comics that weren’t part of the regular series so those will be going up later, probably as their own posts (since if I’m going to do Catwoman/Vampirella or the one I remember as that comic where Catwoman is in chains a lot I’ll want to have fun them and share interior pages and commentary πŸ™‚ ). As always, all images belong to their respective copyright holders and are used for fun review purposes only. πŸ™‚

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