"The Cat"/"The Catwoman's Black Magic"/"Catwoman Sets Her Claws for Batman"/"The Case of the Purloined Pearl"/"A Town on the Night"/"The Crimes of the Catwoman"/"Object Relations"/"Claws"
Micheal Avon Oeming
From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1598 (Nov 2004)
News: Catwoman: Nine Lives Reviewed in CBG
October 12, 2004 09:21 am
CATWOMAN: NINE LIVES OF A FELINE FATELE
From Ilke Hincer (email)
$14.95, color, 212 pages, available now
writers and artists: Various
reviewed by Tony Isabella
*** (3 stars)
Giving credit where credit is due, Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Femline Fatale
lives up to its title premise by presenting nine tails, ah, tales, each
distinctive of a different era in the career of the super-villainess.
It's hard to quibble with Editor Anton Kawasaki's choices.
"The Cat" from 1940's Batman #1 was the lady's debut - but its
includsion does rule out a number of other terrific stories from the
decade. From 1966, "The Catwoman's Black Magic" is also a must-have,
although it's the single most bizarre use of the Feline Felon ever.
From 1967, Gardner Fox's "Catwoman Sets Her Claws for Batman" is an
amusing adventure - gust-starring Batgirl - but Selina Kyle is not well
served by either 1969's "The Case of the Purloined Pearl" or 1986's "A
Town on the Night."
Were I awarding "best of show" medals, they'd go to "The Crimes of the
Catwoman" (the 1954 episode in which writer Edmond Hamilton returned the
reformed villainess to crime), "Object Relations" (Devin Grayson's
wonderfully dark comedy from 1998), and "Claws" (a heartbreaking
animated-style adventure by writer Ty Templeton and artists Rich
Burchett and Terry Beatty).
The Perez pin-up which appears in Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale
originally appeared in Batman 3-D. Tom Smith posted the colored version at
comicboards.com recently (near as I can remember), and the colored version
is the one that saw print in the Catwoman trade.
Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale
List Price: $14.95
Paperback: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 10.00 x 0.25 x 6.50
Publisher: DC Comics; (July 1, 2004)
Down The Line - Previews review for July 2004
Monday, May 03, 2004 7:59:26 PM
by Dave Farabee
Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale (DC Comics) - DAVE: I think I
was all of five or six when ultimate femme fatale, Catwoman, first left
my jaw on the floor. For that, I'd like to thank Julie Newmar and the
costume designers of the '60s Batman show. I've had a soft spot for her
since, especially the older '40s stuff and the newer Brubaker stuff.
This trade covers "Best Of" stories from ALL her different incarnations,
and even though it's timed to coincide with the precarious Halle Berry
movie, yeah, I'll probably pick it up. Pin-ups by George Perez, Joe
Jusko, Adam Hughes, and more. (page 101)
From Avengers Comicboard
| April 7, 2004 | Batman 3-D in Color
New / old .... Perez /Smith art... Meooow :)
Posted by Tom Smith on Wednesday, April 07 2004 at 03:58:54 GMT
Tom Smith "CAL!"
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