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If you're at work, don't even scroll down. The preview image isn't even work safe!

So, on the Batman: Year One DVD that hits stores next Tuesday, a Catwoman short in the tradition of the other DC Showcase shorts that accompanied some of the new DC animated films (like Green Arrow/Black Canary, Jonah Hex and The Spectre), written by Paul Dini will be included.

According to Dini's own LJ: No, I didn't work on the ultra-cool animated adaptation of the classic Batman story, though I DID script a fifteen minute bonus CATWOMAN short included in the package. I just saw the finished piece for the first time last night. It's quite amazing.

News has been spreading across the internet of that short's contents. Thus far, all we know is that Catwoman poses as a dancer at a gentlemen's club during a diamond heist, and does a strip tease during the course of the adventure.

There's certainly nothing wrong with being an exotic dancer (hi, I learned how to breathe fire from one--AND BY THE WAY, never teach a thirteen year old girl to breathe fire) and certainly nothing wrong with Catwoman being one, but in light of Catwoman's highly sexualized and objectified turn in Winick and March's Catwoman #1, it's a little troubling that in the very next high profile thing she's in after that hit shelves, she's losing her clothes again. If the scene serves a purpose and it's not meant solely for the titillation of the heterosexual male audience, thus turning Selina into an object for the second time this month, great! I'll love it! If not...


....oh dear.

Follow the bewbs for the strip tease... )

Well...I have my suspicions that she's using this as a means of escape/distraction, and the use of the whip during her act would leave everyone off guard for when she actually unleashes hell. The animation also looks like it's going to be really pretty when it's not in choppy gif form.

However, I may be in the minority when I say this, but as a longstanding fan of both characters, at no time should Catwoman have gotten her wardrobe tips from Vampirella. Because I love you and all, Vampi, but...no.

We'll see how this turns out.

In the meantime, I'm going to watch the official advance digital copy of Batman: Year One I've got, and be back later tonight with a review of how that turns out.

Please don't screw up one of the best Batman stories ever, please don't screw up one of the best Batman stories ever, please, please, pleeeeease.

A NOTE TO COMMENTERS: Please do not use slut shaming, whorephobic or misogynistic language when discussing these images. Examples would be words such as "whore", "slut", "tramp", "bitch" or anything similar. Do it and see how fast your ass gets two strikes. This is a safe space for everyone, treat it like one. If you wouldn't say it to a sweet little old lady's face after she gives you cookies and milk, don't even bring it here.
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Okay, I'm going to kick off what may be my most ambitious move for this blog yet: originally, I was going to take weekends off from posting, but for awhile, I'm going to try to keep up my usual rigorous five-day schedule AND weekend posts consisting of scans. Provided real life doesn't get in the way, the way I suspect it will try, this might just turn out to be awesome.

Since it's going to take a lot of work to scan all of the most important bits of Catwoman's 1993 series--by which I mean several weeks worth of scanning, sorting and uploading--I'm going to start with all the short stories featuring Catwoman, from various annuals, one-shots and the animated comics.

So, the theme of "The Batman Adventures" Annual #1 was villains reforming. We get to take a look at the Ventriloquist trying to go straight (which ends rather sadly), the Scarecrow attempting to go straight (which ends rather awesomely) and Roxy Rocket...actually doing so:

But of course, it can't last...

Or can it?

Well...actually, kinda. )
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I apologize for the INCREDIBLE lateness of this week's Cover Wednesday post. I've spent most of the day sorting through comics and scanning some choice goodies to post for you guys in the coming weeks--so I hope I'm excused :D I'll post up a nifty preview tomorrow, with full scans coming this weekend.

Today, it's a smallish, modestish tribute to Selina and all her appearances in animated form--starting with her covers from "The Batman Strikes"

"The Batman" honestly wasn't a bad a show as most people seem to think. Sure, it wasn't particularly super, but then few kid's shows are. While exceptions like "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Justice League" exist, they're a far cry from the norm. I can forgive "The Batman" for many of its failings--even the horrendous character design based ones--because every once in a while, they'd give us something truly brilliant, like "Ragdolls to Riches" or "Team Penguin".

That said, however, I must concede that I don't much care for this version of Selina. Her characterization was more than a little painful for me. I'm a big fan of flirtatious banter in my comics characters--wit is very important to me--but this Selina...

Well, when you hear her bantering with Bruce--or even with Batman--you get the distinct impression that she's basing her witty repartee on a loose description of someone who was smart, sophisticated and flirty that she Heard That One Time at That Party. She has some idea of what she's going for, but no clue how to pull it off quite right. Her banter is always just...fifteen degrees off center. Close, but no cigar.

It's a shame, really; she could have ben a true bright spot in what was generally a rather dismal show. Thankfully, though, there are a couple of delightful Riddler episodes to make up for it.

That's all for tonight, guys! I'm getting in just under the wire!


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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