Batman/Catwoman Reveals Why Their Relationship is Doomed
Catwoman and Batman may be in love, but a leopard can't change its spots and Selina Kyle can never change her devious ways, not even with Bruce.
What lies on the heart of any successful, healthy relationship? Why, belief after all. In the new Black Label miniseries Batman/Catwoman, penned by veteran Tom King and drawn by Clay Mann, this outdated adage is being placed on show as King dives into the connection between The Caped Crusader and the Femme Fatale Feline from a macro-perspective, taking a visit by way of time that sees the 2 crime fighters marry, with their relationship lasting till Bruce Wayne’s demise of outdated age.
Whereas followers might anticipate this to be a story of real love, as their relationship has usually been built up for by way of the years, even ensuing In the birth of a daughter, Helena, in just a few continuities (together with this one), King appears to be taking a extra cynical viewpoint on their romance right here. The sequence demonstrates why their relationship is destined to be doomed: Catwoman’s continued lies and duplicity when confronted with her felony deeds.
In the earliest of three timelines discussed In the miniseries, Catwoman has joined The Joker for a heist that entails the theft of a giant cat-themed necklace worn by Gotham felony Jimmy the Lion. Catwoman arrives late to this deliberate theft and finds Jimmy murdered by the hands of Joker. Splitting her time between villainy and crime-fighting at this level in her life, Selina then absconds to spend time with her future-husband, Batman, who’s investigating the break-in. Noticing an analogous modus operandi In the theft/homicide perpetrated by The Joker, Bats decides to query Selina as to her personal culpability In the crime.
Catwoman lies to Bruce despite the somewhat apparent implication of her involvement, and claims she had no half In the grisly homicide. That is then instantly juxtaposed to the far-future the place, meeting up with an aged Joker, Catwoman kills the felony despite promising Bruce on his death-bed that she would chorus from murdering him. Each of those cases, whereas portraying the antiheroine as an impartial and succesful woman, display why a relationship between the 2 would all the time finish tragically: Catwoman won’t ever stop lying, even when only to save face.
King’s Black Label story takes place in an alternate continuity, one which is closely influenced by the seminal cartoon Batman: The Animated Sequence. Homages to the cartoon include the reintroduction of villains The Sewer King and Andrea Beaumont, The Illusion, in addition to features of the Bruce Timm-helmed cartooniverse’s tackle the romance between Batman and Catwoman, which noticed Selina briefly reformed earlier than turning again to a life a crime.
Batman’s world has all the time been laden with tragedy, and his relationship with Selina isn’t any exception. Whereas clearly in love with this woman, desiring to spend his life with her, their relationship would all the time be an unequal one. Reformed felony or not, it’ll all the time be Selina’s nature to inform a white lie so as to shield her picture. Will Batman uncover this subtle betrayal? Batman/Catwoman #2 is on sale now wherever comedian books are offered.