I have unfortunately been out of commission when it comes to writing (and somewhat with my regular job as well), but I am back this week with the first of two catch-up posts featuring our (or at least my 🙂 ) favourite superhero, Catwoman. This time Catwoman meets Robin (or, at least, ‘a’ Robin) and has an adventure in a house that wouldn’t be entirely out of place in a Steven King novel. Also, Catwoman tries to re-enact Godzilla (Grodzilla?) and I’m not the only to try being pun-y.
First up this week (or, well, this catch-up post) is that rarest of things during the Balent era – a stand-alone issue of Catwoman. Robin is in it (somewhat), but this issue isn’t part of a crossover or event or part of a Catwoman-only multi-issue story arc. It’s just Catwoman trying to score a heist in an odd odd house and with too many other people trying to do the same (or slightly different – again, Robin is in it) thing at the same time. So, without further ado, Catwoman #25, 1995, written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by Jim Balent:
Next up is Catwoman #27, 1995, since issue #26 has already graced the pages of this feature. Written by Chuck Dixon (and drawn by, well, guess who), this issue was part of Underworld Unleashed, which, well, involved Hell and deals with the Devil. However, this is a nice done in one issue that doesn’t require you to track down and read anything else in order to understand it. Plus, Catwoman gets hired by the deposed leader of Gorilla City to steal an important symbolic amulet (that also just happens to be made of a big ole chunk of flawless jade) so that Gorilla Grodd can’t get it.
And finally, Catwoman #29, 1996. Unfortunately, I am rather stumped on issue #28, so we’re jumping in with issue two of a three issue story. Still written by Chuck Dixon and drawn by our buddy Jim Balent, this issue sees Catwoman in yet another unwilling team up and with yet another guy making unwanted advances at her. Fortunately, Catwoman can at least address that issue, if not the strange and unsettling one of Slyfox’s fox tail, which sometimes seems more like the strangest of custom ponytails/hair extensions instead of a regular fox tail attached to the back of his mask/bandana.
And now for the answer key …
Make sure you’re ready …
Are you done looking and trying?
Okay, here you go!
And that’s it for this post, although not for this week. This took longer than planned (unfortunate keyboard problems, plus research to figure out Catwoman’s involvement in Underworld Unleashed), but hopefully I’ll have the second catch-up post up soon as well. I also still want to do the back-up story from Catwoman #25 in its own post, but it touches on Catwoman’s morals and is also perhaps a bit too long to post in totality, so I’ll have to wait and see how I’m doing and what I figure out. 🙂
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