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Just thought you guys should know DC and Barbie teamed up once upon a time. I would’ve gotten into comics waaaay sooner if I knew about these!! ( blackbatpurplecat you’re probably going to freak out about the Catwoman one). They need to bring these back!!

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Part 2 of the DC March Variant Covers:

Part 1 here: http://amnesiaandmagnets.tumblr.com/post/112962903501


Full credit list:

  • ACTION COMICS #40 inspired by BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
  • AQUAMAN #40 inspired by FREE WILLY, with cover art by Richard Horie
  • BATGIRL #40 inspired by PURPLE RAIN, with cover art by Cliff Chiang
  • BATMAN #40 inspired by THE MASK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • BATMAN & ROBIN #40 inspired by HARRY POTTER, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards
  • BATMAN/SUPERMAN #20 inspired by THE FUGITIVE, with cover art by Tony Harris
  • CATWOMAN #40 inspired by BULLITT, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #40 inspired by THE MATRIX, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze
  • FLASH #40 inspired by NORTH BY NORTHWEST, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • HARLEY QUINN #16 inspired by JAILHOUSE ROCK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • GRAYSON #8 inspired by ENTER THE DRAGON, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • GREEN LANTERN #40 inspired by 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, with cover art by Tony Harris
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 inspired by FORBIDDEN PLANET, with cover cover art by Tony Harris
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #10 inspired by MARS ATTACKS, with cover art by Marco D'Alphonso
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 inspired by MAGIC MIKE, with cover art by Emanuela Lupacchino
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #40 inspired by BEETLEJUICE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
  • TEEN TITANS #8 inspired by THE LOST BOYS, with cover art by Alex Garner
  • SINESTRO #11 inspired by WESTWORLD, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • SUPERGIRL #40 inspired by WIZARD OF OZ, with cover art by Marco D'Alphonso
  • SUPERMAN #40 inspired by SUPER FLY, with cover art by Dave Johnson
  • SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #17 inspired cover by GONE WITH THE WIND, with art by Gene Ha
  • WONDER WOMAN #40 inspired by 300, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
Shadow of the Cat!:Review

They [Batman and Catwoman] have been frenemies almost from the beginning. She’s attracted to what he is and, despite himself, he’s kind of attracted to what she is, the fact that she’s as brave as he is, as ingenious in her own way. And I figured, what the heck, he had just been getting over Silver St. Cloud, and I thought, “Let’s see if we can finally play it with the Batman-Catwoman – well, more the Bruce-Selina – relationship, and see what happens.

–Len Wein


For part one of Catwoman’s 75th Anniversary I had planned on reviewing another story, but then I thought- what the hey! Why not go back, way back, to where Catwoman really took off as character. Back to a time when DC Comics actually cared about pleasing their fans. Prime Earth Catwoman didn’t have a whole lot going on prior to 1980. When Len Wein took over as head-writer for Batman he became the first writer put Batman and Catwoman (as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle) in a romantic relationship, and launched one of DC Comic’s best and most loved couples. Batman #323 became a classic Bronze age team up and marked one of Catwoman’s finest stories.


In the previous issue Catwoman discovered that she is infected with a fatal disease. “Shadow of the Cat” (Batman #323) begins with Batman believing the culprit of a series of cat themed crimes to be none other than Catwoman. When Batman goes to arrest her she declares her innocence before escaping. Funny thing: whenever I read Pre-Crisis Batman and Catwoman I imagine them sounding like Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’ Hara. 

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