10 Reasons You Should Read Batman/Catwoman


DC Comics writer Tom King wrote the main Batman comic series for 85 issues. King launched the new series alongside all of DC’s other books when rebranding the Rebirth comic. King’s run has primarily focused on Batman’s relationship with Catwoman. Although several years have passed since his run ended, King had another opportunity to write these characters in the Batman/Catwoman Mini-series of 12 issues.

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In this new series, King reintroduces many famous elements from the multimedia Batman mythos, entwines this fantasy world with grounded, character-driven drama, and successfully surprises readers. Whether you’re a fan of Batman, Catwoman, or Tom King’s writing, this series is worth checking out.

ten The series offers a complex and non-linear story

Batman/Catwoman follows a non-linear narrative structure. The series takes place over three main periods. Readers will learn how Batman and Catwoman met. In the present, the pair face off against the Joker and the Phantasm, making their comic book debut in the main DC Comics continuity. Moving forward, Selina recovers from the loss of her husband, comforted by her daughter, Helena.

Each issue bounces between these three main timelines, juggling multiple story threads at once. Admittedly, the transitions between time periods can be extremely subtle, adding some confusion. But some may find it appealing, making this series meant to be read multiple times.

9 More Tom King’s Batman

batman and catwoman

by Tom King Batman run split fans. On the one hand, the voice behind the book was refreshing. The series delved into Bruce’s thoughts and motivations, particularly his long-standing feelings for Selina Kyle and the risks and rewards of pursuing this relationship.

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On the other hand, some felt that the show’s new voice acting was too comedic with many meta and self-aware jokes. Love him or hate him, King brings a lot of his classic strengths to this new miniseries, while even getting rid of some perceived weaknesses as this series is much darker than his original. Batman Course.

8 The beautiful realistic art of Clay Mann

When it comes to realism in comics, there is perhaps no better artist than Clay Mann. Mann is a well-known DC Comics artist who has worked on titles such as Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death and heroes in crisis, also written by Tom King. Mann first worked with King during his first Batman run.

Mann’s characters have perfect human anatomy. He really is one of the best artists in comics when it comes to the human figure. His art also creates the atmosphere required by the story. It featured calm, sunny fields in heroes in crisisand features a dark and chilling Gotham in Batman/Catwoman.

7 The equally beautiful and stylized art of Liam Sharp

Liam Sharp's Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle

Liam Sharp is a frequently mentioned name lately at DC Comics and comic book stores. In recent years, Sharp has received critical acclaim for his work on the wonder woman The Rebirth series and the The Green Lantern series written by Grant Morrison.

Sharp brings its artistic talents to Batman/Catwoman for numbers 7, 8 and 9. Sharp’s art is almost abstract. In The Green Lantern, he was able to play with strange new alien races and worlds. In Batman/Catwomanhe populates this grounded reality with heavily shadowed characters and environments, obscuring the world just enough to make it unsettling.

6 Reminders of the origins of the characters’ golden age


At Tom King’s Batman Rebirth Run, it focused on the relationship between Batman and Catwoman. He also touched on the many different stories that depict their origins and their first meeting. Over the characters’ 80-year history, their origins have changed thanks to new series and new scriptwriters.

King attributed this to Bruce and Selina’s conflicting accounts of their first encounters. Alternate versions of their stories have been adapted from comic books like Batman #1 from 1940 and Batman: Year One. More reminders are presented in Batman/Catwomannotably their daughter Helena, an important character from the Golden Age of DC Comics.

5 The Phantasm makes its comic book debut

Batman Catwoman Phantasm 1

The majority of Batman’s most successful and recognizable villains emerged virtually alongside him during the Golden Age of comics. Writers have had decades to develop characters like the Riddler or Mr. Freeze and give them new depths. Rarely does a character arrive that is so striking and intriguing that it becomes a new fan favorite. Phantasm is one of those characters.

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Andrea Beaumont was an original character created for the Batman: Mask of Phantasm Animation Film. Now, finally, nearly two decades after its creation, it makes its debut in DC’s main continuity, and it’s just as terrifying and interesting as it was then, most notably illustrated by Clay Mann.

4 The bat and the cat headlining a comic strip

Batman and Catwoman kiss

Batman and Catwoman have had a “will-won’t-they” romance for decades now, but their relationship only blossomed in books that were set in alternate universes. by Tom King Batman run finally brought them together. Since then, not only has their relationship grown and grown, but fan interest in their relationship has grown.

Batman/Catwoman satisfies fans’ needs to see more of these two together. There have been several miniseries titled by the bat and the cat in the past, such as follow the money Where of challengebut none explored their characters to the level that King is now.

3 King’s Reoriented Final Arc

Yes Batman/Catwoman feels like a seamless continuation of Tom King Batman Rebirth run is because it is. In an interview with DC Comics, King explained how this new miniseries is the culmination of his 85 story issues in Batman.

King teased Batman and Catwoman’s first and last kisses in his Batman run and he seeks to explore what was born from that first kiss and what led to this last kiss, in Batman/Catwoman. King’s original plan was to write Batman for 100 issues. Although he never reached that milestone, Batman/Catwoman offers him the opportunity to close his Batman story as he always wanted.

2 A New Possible Future for DC’s Multiverse

the Batman/Catwoman The miniseries is released under DC’s Black Label imprint. Black Label’s goal is to tell new stories with classic characters for a discerning audience. While many elements of the Black Label books align with the main DC Comics continuity, the writers are not bound by established traditions.

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While past and present events could likely fit into DC continuity, the future featured in Batman/Catwoman does not correspond to the future established in books like batman beyond or even Return of the Dark Knight. Readers might see King’s version of Batman’s future in later multiverse stories, or even a series dedicated just to Helena Wayne.

1 Read it before the release of Batman

Batman and Catwoman connect in The Batman

Batman/Catwoman is not related to Matt Reeves The Batman movie in any way, but if you’re looking for your Batman and Catwoman fix before you see the movie, Tom King’s series is a good place to get it.

While Penguin and Riddler appear to be the main antagonists of The Batman, the film’s marketing focused heavily on the connection between Batman and Selina Kyle. “The Bat and the Cat” says Selina in the trailer. They are one of the most iconic duos in comics. While you wait for the movie to be released, you can find out more about this iconic duo in King’s Batman series and Batman/Catwoman miniseries.

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