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In the nineteen eighties, there was a prolific artist by the name of Patrick Nagel who pretty much defined the look of The Eighties Woman singlehandedly and changed the face of style and art with his work. He died shortly after attaining fame, but even so, echoes of the Nagel Ideal could be seen in almost every medium.

I've always thought that Frank Miller's/David Mazzucchelli's Batman Year One take on Selina--with her short hair and sharply defined features--owed more than a little bit to Nagel's work. Though I personally consider Nagel's women to be far more attractive than the YO version of Selina, I can't help but draw comparisons...especially considering the eventual Darwyn Cooke take on the character.

Let's compare! The Cooke noir-y, femme fatale version:



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This is the back-up account for what I hope will be the Ultimate Catwoman Fan Blog--Dr. Von Fangirl on LiveJournal. You should go check it out over there. I much prefer the original article.

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