Comic Book Resources, among other sources, reported exciting news about the next Arkham game - it will feature Catwoman as a playable character! The trailer for this game looks amazing, I can not wait for this game to come out later this year!
Comic Book Resources interviewed Judd Winick regarding his work on his relaunch titles for DC's 52. I am not familiar with Judd's work, but am mildly excited about Guillem March being the artist on this title. His covers to "Gotham City Sirens" were at times stunning, and he certainly has a talent for illustrating sultry vixens. I would have loved for a return by Cover artist Adam Hughes, but that was too much to hope for.
Just one more comment regarding Guillem's cover art... I feel that Jim Balent gets a ton of flack for his 'sexy' version of Catwoman. I find such charges laughable, since everyone from Jim Lee to Guillem has taken Darwyn Cooke's functional design for Catwoman, and sexied it up with skin tight latex and cleavage. Even the new Arkham City game has Catwoman unzipped, giving Power Girl some competition in the 'distracting costume' department.
Look - it's Catwoman ('00's style) from the "Batman Live World Arena Tour", the stage show produced in London. Looks like a very nice cosplay version of the costume, plus they have a Poison Ivy and Harley. Great shot of her in action above, and below with her Gotham cronies.
I already like that they are keeping the characters close to DC Style guide, unlike Marvel's POS Spider-man Turn off the Dark. I missed all the publicity during Spider-man, I wonder if DC learned from Marvel's mess up.
Just found this auction for a Catwoman "Princess of Plunder" Foldee! I love finding kitschy 60's paraphernalia. This seller has a bunch of other Topps Comic Book character Foldees listed. I really need to update my "Catwoman" ebay search to filter out all the Halle Berry movie junk - cards and DVDs from that movie are flooding my search results - making it hard to find the Good Stuff!
Ty keenly listed the best Catwoman performances on screen. Well worth a look for any Catwoman fan! In his list of 10, I found THREE performances I had never seen before. Color me enlightened. It's now time to dial up Netflix...
I'm going to highlight a few interesting Catwoman related items, I've found during my travels online.
If you frequent ebay, this first piece will be very familiar to you. It is the original Joe DeVito painting to one of Catwoman's recognizable images from the 90's. This image, based on Jim Balent's work (I am guessing he only did the layout) was released as a poster in 1997. An interesting piece for Catwoman and Jim Balent fans alike. The painting has been listed and re-listed on ebay for a while now, and is currently being sold by mcdeadpool. The auction is subtitled, "The Mona Lisa of the Comic Art World"! The art is currently listed for 423 Thousand dollars. Yes, you read that right, 423,000.
Last up are painted style guides for the 1992 move, Batman Returns. Featuring the Penguin, Catwoman, and Batman, these images were used on various at McDonalds. Batman's pose in particular seems familiar, and could be on a Splash page from the 1989 Batman Movie Adaption by Jerry Ordway. These three pieces are currently at auction through comiclink, for $32,500. Especially in light of Chris Nolan's third Batman movie, it's fun to remember Catwoman's look during her prior movie appearance.
Though Anne is not recognized as an action star (yet), I have long been a fan of hers and am very eager to see her portrayal of CATWOMAN. Anne is age appropriate for the Bruce Wayne's character, and I am much happier with this casting than Maggie and Katie in Nowlan's earlier Batman movies.
Now the wait begins for the first teaser images of her character in costume!