Well drop me from a building and call me Lois Lane, I've got a super hot scoop to share.
News about the Catwoman
short is certainly going at a fevered pace today. If the old fiance about_faces
weren't glued to the internet a few minutes ago, I might easily have missed the following.
Comics Alliance posted a clip, via MTV's official website, of the pole dancing scene, less than a day ago.
If you click Comics Alliance's link
to watch the video, you'll discover that it's already gone
from the face of the internet.
Copyright holders pulling sneak-peeks of things that are due out soon is fairly common practice...if the video in question is uploaded by an unofficial entity, like just some random person on YouTube, but it's certainly interesting that a video posted by a major cable network like MTV
got pulled, no?
Will the video come back? Is this just a fluke? A problem with the servers? Is DC trying to protect its copyright, or circling the wagons out of fear that the response will be as overwhelmingly negative to this video as it was to Catwoman #1
For now, there's no way to tell. When there are further developments, one way or another, I'll keep you posted.ETA
: And within twenty minutes of the video being seemingly gone, it's back. Will the embed code work for me, where it didn't work for Comics Alliance?
Not working for you? Watch it here on MTV's official site
I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'm very, very glad that DC decided to release a clip that puts the emphasis on Selina's whip skills rather than on her exposed chest, but if I'd had my way about it, she wouldn't have needed
to retrieve the whip from within
her costume, as she usually wears it on the outside
. As I recall, in an interview with Wizard Magazine during his time working on Hush
, Jim Lee actually went on record as saying that the found the use of the whip as a belt to be an incredibly practical choice for the character--although depending entirely on how you feel about Jim Lee's costume design skills, make of that what you will.
What it all comes down to for me are the following factors:
1.) Why is it necessary to have Catwoman's costume unzipped that far when the whip-as-belt and a small flash of skin--perhaps as far as the bottom half of the sternum--would have been far less problematic?
2.) Why did the script play to an entirely predictable cliche, which surrealname called the second he saw it
3.) Why is this clip being billed as a sneak preview of Batman: Year One
when it's a preview from an original Catwoman
short? Being as big a name as she is, why is her own short merely an afterthought to Batman's film, when the script could have easily read "A clip from DC Showcase: Catwoman
on the Batman: Year One
As you can see, there are some interesting choices here...and while they're not nearly
as bothersome as those made in Catwoman #1
, they're definitely questionable.