Posted by : Wendy B Tuesday, 18 March 2014
When DC’s New 52 offered me the opportunity to get to know Selina Kyle from the rebooted beginning, I seized it–only to get caught up in the subsequent controversy over Catwoman’s brazen relationship with Batman. Gratuitous splash page aside, I wasn’t offended by the current status of their sex life. Instead, I was more curious about this angry, violent–extremely violent–and reckless woman that writer Judd Winick and artist Guillem March gave us. I wanted to understand where this violence was coming from and why Batman was both unable to resist her and unable to stop her. But no matter what aspect of Catwoman #1 the controversy focused on, what struck me most was the complaint that this was not the “lady” both fans and Bruce Wayne had fallen for in her previous incarnations.