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

I’ve been sick all week and have had a death in the family, but, slightly belatedly, here is the conclusion of the Cat File and Catwoman’s shot gun wedding. Or, whatever type of gun it is she’s actually holding. So, read below the cut for this week’s covers and answers.

I almost wanted to post interiors for it, but this spot is for unsolved covers. And I'd also end up posting so much of the issue you'd be better off just finding and reading it.

Really good issue and I think the tagline for this cover really describes part of Catwoman’s core ethics/personal code well. It’s also good if you want a quick explanation of what’s up with Batman, since Azrael appears in the first few pages and then realizes this isn’t his book.

First up is Catwoman with a fencing foil on the cover of Catwoman #16, 1994, written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Jim Balent:

She is really 'not' a team player. Especially if the team in any way relates to the people in charge. Or is a team at all, really.

This is the second part of a story arc best described as, Don’t blackmail Catwoman into working for you, especially if you’re some kind of governmental agency.

Next up is cat versus dogs, because if you have someone cat-themed, there will more than likely be cat and dogs puns at some point. Or similar material. Catwoman #17, 1995, written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Jim Balent:

Yeah, don't have anything great to go here either.

I can’t really think of a good comment on this one, but it seems like it caught some of the remaining Rottweilers are dangerous demon dogs sentiment before that switched over to the bully breeds. Not that they still don’t get to be the bad, scary dogs in movies and tv though (plus German Sherpherds and the bully breeds and did I mention I was a dog person?).

And the aforementioned, highly anticipated (maybe? not sure how alluring the promise of a Catwoman wedding cover for this week was) Catwoman wedding in Catwoman #18, 1995, written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Jim Balent:

By which I mean, Catwoman isn't going to work for anybody else and she certainly isn't going to marry them.

Spoilers: She doesn’t actually get married. Which I think you can probably guess. But the wacky convolutions of what she was doing for the government agency (under the pressure of blackmail) and her attempts to get out of it do result in a situation where she gets pressured by someone else into getting married to him. All those threads then colide and the cover just about sums up how well that goes.

And now for the answer key …

Make sure you’re ready …

Are you done looking and trying?

Okay, here you go

Alt text usually goes here.

Multiple choice answer this time, with two cats above Selina’s head and one below her chest.

Not having any luck thinking up alt text for these.

Live cat not a drawing this time, although it is wisely hiding in the shadows away from Selina’s fight with the dogs. Top of the trashcan above the Rottweiler on the right side of the cover.

I should have saved some of that for the alt text, shouldn't I?

I haven’t read this issue in a while, but I thought Selina’s outfit was hidden under the wedding dress a bit better than this. The hidden cats aren’t quite that visible, but they are embroidered onto the bodice of the dress.

And that’s it for this week folks. Next week we’re finished with file folders and simulating paper clips and on to the jungle! And a high level of strategic ripping of Catwoman’s costume. Because she’s in the jungle. Of course.

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

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