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

Totally wiped out and can’t think of a good introduction for this post, so … straight on to Catwoman’s jungle adventures and a very special first page from one of them, because I just realized which storyline this is and am quite excited. πŸ™‚

Filming expensive movies on location in the jungle never ends well.

This page is as ridiculous as it looks and it’s meant to be that way. For this story arc, Catwoman’s on location where the latest big, adjective laden blockbuster is being filmed and she’s supposed to steal the script for a client. Spoilers: There is no script and Catwoman is not impressed with either the movie or its director/writer.

I am painfully laughing now (which I really needed), so before we get to the next batch of covers, I just wanted to share this priceless page from Catwoman #19, 1995, written by Chuck Dixon and drawn, of course, by Jim Balent.

She killed and roasted and is eating an anaconda. Priceless.

And they didn’t serve lunch on the plane.

And since we’ve seen the interior, it’s time for the cover of Catwoman #19:

It also seems like the cover is an amalgam of events, since it's just her and the snake in the confrontation I posted.

I mentioned strategic tearing of her costume, right? Also, now we know who wins that fight and who ends up as lunch (dinner?).

In case you want to read “More Edge, More Heart” and see Catwoman on the set of an Apocalypse Now-type filmmaking disaster, pick up Catwoman #20, 1995, written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Jim Balent:

Seriously. Her right leg especially. Ouch.

Unfortunately Balent seems to have missed the line between dramatic fall and deadly fall. Or at least painfully injurious to the legs fall.

And the conclusion of Catwoman’s filmmaking adventure in Catwoman #21, 1995, written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Jim Balent:

Seriously. This is like a Catwoman episode of Bad Days. Killer giant robot monsters, working with kids, creepy guys, the score not working out as planned.

Catwoman is not a fan of practical effects. Especially when they’re along the lines of the Jurassic Park T-Rex on the size scale and someone is remotely controlling it in an attempt to kill her.

And, as a special bonus, the final page of that issue:

Grumpy Cat(woman) is grumpy.

Trying to avoid spoilers, but this is a really good issue and Selina ends up having to ghostwrite the script she was supposed to steal.

And now for the answer key …

Make sure you’re ready …

Are you done looking and trying?

Okay, here you go

Or it's angrily mewling at Catwoman's exposed thigh. Not sure exactly where it's angry gaze is falling.

Itty bitty jungle cat mewling at Jim Balent’s signature inside the skull at the bottom right of the cover.

I fear the tablet is less broken than her leg and joints are.

There’s a sitting cat carved onto the tablet that’s under Catwoman’s right leg.

Slightly harder to see due to the giant robot monster in the foreground but the carvings run along the bottom of the wall Catwoman's up against.

What is with Catwoman’s right leg and carved cats? Because that’s where it is again on this cover as well.

And that’s it for this week. Next week, Catwoman steals a dagger that’s maybe cursed? And maybe ruining all her scores? Stay tuned to find out. Or at least to find out what the cove looks like and where the hidden cat’s at. πŸ™‚

As always, all images belong to their respective copyright holders and are used for fun review purposes only.

And, if you can help me get my head back above water (or at least it’s normal place in relationship to the water πŸ™‚ ) so I can use October to get back to posting more frequently, getting more hours in at my work-work, and hopefully start doing a ton of reading and materials gathering to propose for Comics Arts Conference – Wondercon 2015 and get that proposal in by the December 1st deadline, a) you’re super-awesome b) check out my donation page here on the blog or my fresh donation post over hereΒ (we should be able to make rent now, but that leaves a lot else still). πŸ™‚

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