Here's a couple gift suggestions, for those with a large disposable income.
First up is the Alex Ross - Catwoman cover to Batman #685. This painting is available for sale from Alex's trusty art dealer. What a beauty!
From Graphic Collectibles comes this gorgeous Catwoman painting by Joe DeVito. Although Mitch doesn't describe it, I believe the piece was penciled by Jim Balent, and dates from the early nineties. This would look great above my fireplace!
In very belated news, Bettie Page, the queen of curves, passed away Thursday, December 11. She was laid to rest Tuesday, December 16 in Hollywood, near Marilyn Monroe's crypt. Here are a few fun pics of Bettie playing around with whips and in costume. Rest in peace, Bettie.
The internet is abuzz with rumors of Batman 3 casting. Very timely as The Dark Knight was released this week, and everyone is rewatching it. Ted Casablanca reports that Rachel Weisz is rumored to be cast as Selina in a 'sexier' Batman movie.
Blog@Newsarama referenced this report with the wonderful picture. She has beautiful features and reminds me a younger Helena Bonham Carter, who would have made a great feline felon. I remain a bit skeptical that Rachel would 'stoop' to this role, but she would make a great Gotham addition!
The DC Nation in this week's floppys discuss the cancellation of the Bat-titles, and state that Batman and Detective Comics will be on hiatus. In their place will be the BATTLE FOR THE COWL mini. Tony Daniel says Catwoman will appear in this series that he's drawing and writing. Here is Tony's version of Catwoman in the series, based on his recent ebay auction.
Also, Catwoman makes an appearance in the BATMAN #686 , according to the promo art in Previews for Gaiman's WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER? She is sporting a costume that is a mixture of the Catmask / and Purple & Green costume from the early Batman issues.
Link to Previews In non-Catwoman news, reports are that 1950's pinup queen Bettie Page is in critical condition. The AP picked up this story, but signs for her recovery are not good. I am sorry to hear this news, but hope she finds peace soon.
What better way to celebrate the end of this century's first Catwoman series then start a blog to follow her past present and future? Now that Brubaker's revamp is dead, there's been discussion at to what her next incarnation will look like (assuming she's not Bruce's successor to the Bat-mantle). I am partial to her 70-80's Purple skirted look, in its many variations.
To the right side are a few links to pages highlighting Catwoman's history, along with blogs to some of her artists (or just artists I enjoy!).