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Are Batman and Catwoman better off after heartbreak? Wayne and Catwoman/ Selina Kyle did not get married in the 50th issue of Tom King's run. sexiest and most complicated on-again, off-again relationships in comics. Batman's caped crusading and unresolved orphan issues don't allow him to open A Timeline of Batman and Catwoman's Year Courtship. Instead, Catwoman and Batman's implied romantic relationship was invested in Bruce Wayne's love life, a problem DC Comics seemed to.
Ultimately, Selina decided that she had to sacrifice her marriage in order to ensure that Gotham would always have its protector. She skipped town and left Bruce to brood at the altar. Art by Mikel Janin. However, there's more to this dark new development. The final pages of this issue follow Holly as she returns to her cell in Arkham Asylum and ventures into the depths of the prison.
There she pays a visit to Bane and a cabal of other Batman rogues, all of whom are gloating over Batman's latest misfortune. All of these characters have played key roles in previous storylines. Bane himself recently clashed with Batman in "I Am Suicide" and "I Am Bane," even going so far as to end his self-enforced sobriety and start taking Venom again. No doubt he's still bitter about losing to the Dark Knight twice in a row.
DC Entertainment Here's a quick breakdown of the other characters in this image and their respective grievances with Batman: Joker and Riddler - Both villains were key players in "The War of Jokes and Riddles," a flashback story that culminated with Joker narrowly preventing Batman from murdering Riddler.
Joker also recently resurfaced in the present, feeling jilted that he never received an invitation to Batman's wedding. Catwoman has always been a very flirty and seductive character but Catwoman 1 went overboard on a certain aspect the character. The most questionable moment is when Batman and Catwoman meet on the roof. It's a scene that we've seen played out many times before, but this new direction of DC Comics really wanted to up the ante. Catwoman, as she often does, begins to flirt with Batman and then things get uncomfortable.
Batman protests to the contrary and rejects Selina. Catwoman, however, doesn't listen and rips his clothes off.
It all comes off as alarming and very uncomfortable. Some obviously exist in other universes where everything changes. According to the story, Catwoman was once a flight attendant.
Selina survived a plane crash but was knocked on the head and this removed all her memories and inexplicably made her want to commit crimes. This insane story was later retconned to be an insane story that Selina made up, but for decades it was her actual origins. There was no anti-hero nonsense or her playing both sides against the middle -- Selina was full-on fighting crime.
In the course of this heroic turn, Selina met Kitrina Falcone yes, the name was just that unsubtle. Kitrina was the was the youngest daughter of the Falcone family and Catwoman saved her life. Kirtina became Catgirl and stood side-by-ridiculous-side with Catwoman. Kitrina was an obvious and very lame Robin clone that, thankfully, the New 52 wiped Catgirl from existence -- but not before Batman offered to ship Kitrina to a boarding school for girls, an offer the troubled youth eventually accepted.
Only Batman can have child soldiers in Gotham. Yet many still consider the definitive version of Catwoman to be the one that Michelle Pfeiffer played in Batman Returns, even if her origins are even more insane than some of the comics.
History of Batman and Catwoman's Complicated Romance | CBR
Batman Returns was the last time Tim Burton was behind the camera for a Batman movie, but he wanted to continue with a direct sequel and maybe even a Catwoman spin-off. Catwoman has had flings with several characters of both genders. In the comics and the cartoons, Catwoman has shown a lot of interest in Nightwing. Selina Kyle, a confirmed bisexual character, even had a rather long love affair with Eiko Hasigawa. Mindwiping revelations Catwoman appears to be completely reformed, and her love for Batman is true although brash and unpredictable.
However, she has learned her reformation was the result of a mindwipe by Zatannaa procedure known to deeply affect and, in at least one case, physically incapacitate its victims. Zatanna gives no reason for her actions, but in a flashback, it is shown that she had acted with the consent and aid of five of the seven JLA members who had helped her mindwipe Dr.
Catwoman's response to this revelation is unequivocal: Afterward, she is seen covering her bed with past versions of her Catwoman costume. Still unbalanced and uncertain of herself in issue 52, Selina is forced to decide whether to kill a supervillain. The Black Maskin an attempt to "improve himself", threatens the most important people in Selina's life, from Slam Bradley to Holly. The villain had also previously tortured Selina's sister Maggie by drilling out her husband's eyeballs and feeding them to Maggie, which drove her insane.
Black Mask learns Selina's identity through his earlier alliance with Selina's childhood friend Sylvia, who still harbors a grudge against Selina. Still thinking that Selina adheres to a strict no-kill rule, Black Mask is caught by surprise when Selina shoots him in the head.
The father of her new daughter is initially unrevealed; however, Batman demonstrates great concern for the child and at one point asks to have Helena stay at his mansion. Selina attempts to live a safe and somewhat normal life, and gives up her more dangerous ways of living as Catwoman. Holly Robinson takes over as the new Catwoman while Selina, living under the alias Irena Dubrovna, turns her attention to caring for her daughter Selina's alias was inspired by the name of the main character in the film Cat People.
Having understandably gained a few pounds, Selina finds that her costume is now tighter. In addition, she is easily distracted by a common criminal. Although the situation is defused through Holly's opportune arrival, the sight of two Catwomen active simultaneously in the city is caught on video. Selina returns home from her adventure to find that the mysterious movie aficionado Film Freak has deduced her alias, joined with Angle Manand grabbed Helena.
After rescuing her daughter, Selina convinces Zatanna to mind-wipe Film Freak and Angle Man in order to preserve her secret identity. Following the procedure, Angle Man turns himself in to the authorities; Film Freak, however, embarks upon a murderous rampage. A twist occurs when Wildcat informs Selina that Holly has been arrested for the murder of Black Mask.
Selina infiltrates the police station and frees Holly. Posing as a criminal, Selina gains the Bana's trust and thwarts a terror attack aimed at causing mass casualties in Gotham City. Selina questions whether she should be raising a daughter when her life as Catwoman has already proven to be such a danger to the child.
After enlisting Batman's help in faking the death of both herself and her daughter, Selina puts Helena up for adoption. A month after Helena is placed with a new family, Catwoman asks Zatanna to erase her memories of Helena and change her mind back to a criminal mentality.
Zatanna refuses, judging that such an act would be cruel to both mother and daughter. She tells Selina that she could never reverse Selina's mindset, since she was on the path to becoming a hero on her own. Believing she can no longer function as a criminal, Selina decided to become one of Batman's Outsiders. She allies herself with Lex Luthor in an attempt to return to Earth, and mistakenly ends up on an alternate universe -Earth where Catwoman is a notorious villain.
It is later revealed that this Earth is a creation of her own mind, and she has not left Prison Planet. When accused of being a traitor by Luthor, she reveals Martian Manhunter is posing as Blockbusterwhich would soon lead to the hero's death.
Using the trust she regained in Luthor's eyes, she earns a passage to the 'real' Earth, in a jerry-rigged teleport machine built by Luthor for letting the villains escape. On Earth, she resumes being a hero, with occasional lapses into thievery by commission, simply for the thrill of it.
Heart of Hush Later, as in Detective Comics, she is quite uncertain if she should pursue her "relationship" with Batman, Selina talks with Bruce about Jezebel Jethis current girlfriend, and then has a quick pep talk with Zatanna, whom she believes is also courting Bruce. Zatanna confirms and admits her feelings, adding that she has since chosen to forget them, but extremely encourages Selina to open her heart to Bruce Wayne before Jet is able to "seal the deal". Hush eavesdrops on the conversation, targeting both women as a way to hurt his enemy, Bruce Wayne.
In Detective Comics NovemberHush attacks Selina as she is in her apartment, kidnapping her and surgically removing her heart. She is delivered anonymously to a Gotham hospital. Batman receives word of her situation, and while he goes in search of Hush, he leaves Selina in the care of Doctor Mid-Nitewho is considered the superhero community's chief doctor.
Batman recovers her heart, and Dr. Mid-Nite restores it to her body; however, the doctor also makes a prognosis on whether she can still return to her former life swinging through rooftops.
While Selina is still in a coma, she encounters Zatanna, who apologizes for not warning her about Hush. She tells Selina that she was so happy about her relationship with Bruce that she ignored the other warnings in the cards.
Zatanna gives her a little bottle supposedly containing aloe vera for her post-op scars. It is hinted that there is a little magic in there to help Selina with her recovery. Selina is sad that she might end up alone again. In the meantime, Bruce enters the recovery room and, believing her unconscious, launches into a soliloquy.
He ends by telling Selina that he will always love her, when she opens her eyes and reveals to him that she was awake all the time and heard his confession. During the events of Batman R. While still recuperating, she pulls off one more heist and exacts her revenge on Hush. Battle for the Cowl In Batman: Battle for the CowlSelina is seen as one of the members of Nightwing and Robin 's contingency team known as "The Network", where she is seen taking down a gang of thugs before seeing Tim Drake dressed in a Batman uniform and is initially taken by surprise.
Selina, fearing the many dangers of a post-Batman Gotham, proposes that she, Ivy, and Harley Quinn team up, living together at a single base in an abandoned animal shelter. Ivy agrees under one condition: There, Talia made it so that Selina would not relinquish the true identity of Batman under any circumstances. Selina tells Ivy that she knows it is Hush in disguise.
After he tells her that he plans on getting an emotional response before killing her, Selina steals a car and heads to the mental institution where Maggie is held, believing Black Mask is coming for her.
Black Mask attacks the institution, and somehow awakens Maggie from her coma. Selina arrives in time to help her sister flee into the sewers. While on the run, Maggie angrily tells Selina that she ruined both of their lives the day she decided to become Catwoman. Devastated by her sister's statement, Selina fails to realize they have both been heading for a trap. Just as Black Mask is about to gouge Maggie's eyes out and shove them down Selina's throat, Harley and Ivy arrive and defeat the Black Lantern by trapping him in the stomach of a man-eating plant.
Selina is helped to her feet by her friends, who tell her that Maggie has fled the scene. The next day, the staff members of the mental institution are shown discussing Maggie's escape, also mentioning that a nun that works at the hospital had been found beaten and stripped of her uniform. Maggie is then shown in the depths of the Gotham City sewers clad in the bloodied nun robes, muttering about her plan to kill Catwoman in order to free Selina's soul.
She is last seen going over her options, now realizing that she cannot murder her own sister, and therefore must personally exorcise the "cat demon" from within Selina's body. After being dragged underneath the soil by the creature, Catwoman awakens tied up and gagged on the floor of a dark room, and is quickly forced into an illusion by her unseen captors.
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Back in reality, Talia reveals to the Sirens that just a few hours prior, an unknown benefactor had offered up a massive reward to whoever could kidnap and deliver Catwoman to him, with the hopes that he could penetrate her mind and learn Batman's secret identity. Selina with her then-sidekick, Catgirl Art by Tony Daniel. Once Selina is freed, Talia orders Zatanna to wipe Bruce's identity from her memory, reasoning that her kidnapping has proved that the knowledge is too dangerous for her to handle.
She attacks and subdues Kitrina, who tells Selina that she had unknowingly stolen a map that details the location of the new Black Mask's underground bunker. Realizing that she could use the map to capture Black Mask and claim the 50 million dollar bounty on his head, Selina leaves Kitrina bound in a locked room so that she can keep the map for herself. This impresses Selina, who mentions that she had tied up the child using an "inescapable" knot that Bruce had shown her years earlier.
Selina accompanies Batman on a mission to break into Doctor Sivana 's armory, and later travels with him to Tokyo in order to recruit a Japanese representative for Batman Inc. After defeating Harley and the Joker, Catwoman tells Poison Ivy that they are no longer friends, this after Ivy drugged her in an attempt to uncover Batman's identity.
While they were fighting, Catwoman says that she saw good in them and only wanted to help them. Batman was about to arrest them, but Catwoman helped the two of them escape. Cover of Catwoman 1 September Art by Guillem March.
Catwoman's new monthly title now focused on Selina's earlier days as Catwoman, but not her origins. The series begins with Selina frantically escaping from unknown masked men who are invading her apartment. After flitting from rooftop to rooftop, Selina looks back just in time to see her apartment blown apart by explosives. She turns to her informant, Lola, who often supplies Catwoman with information and various jobs.