Posts Tagged ‘selina kyle’

Daily Batman: Catwoman and Batgirl, the Naked Truth

November 7, 2009

Batman Confidential, No. 18. “The Bat and the Cat, Part 2 of 5: ‘Insanity Claws!'” by Fabian Nicieza and Kevin Maguire (Aug 2008).

Finally finished up that comic I mentioned buying and starting around a month ago. Things have been hectic lately and I kept forgetting it was in the garage. Like I said, I jumped in mid-series, but I think I can provide a little backstory you will enjoy to explain this panel.

As this issue begins, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) is hunting down Catwoman (Selina Kyle) because she suspects Catwoman stole her father Jim’s notebook, which doubtless has sensitive personal information, drawings of dalmatian puppies in sunflower fields, and confidential case notes and grocery lists in it — Gordon loves dalmations.

The intrepid Spunky McCheeseball manages to run the kitteh-lady to ground by following her to a scandalous private club meeting. It turns out to be the Gotham Hedonist Society, where everyone goes around nude but for masks and indulges in safe, supervised, kinky insane sex with multiple partners. (Are you surprised in a city known for disguised superheroes and villains that this would become a fetish?) They let Little Red keep her hood but make her lose the clothes. Rules are rules!

She gets the notebook away from her target, and, after some naked wrestling, escapes the club and sadly dresses again, thus ending the one interesting and unpredictable thing she has done for me so far. Luckily, good ol’ loveable Catwoman stalks the drippy gingersnatch to a junkyard and steals the notebook back.

A lively fight and footchase ensues, ending on a rooftop, where the always-misunderstood kitteh-lady reveals begrudgingly that she needs to decode the information in the notebook, which Pippi Purplestocking has discovered is encrypted (thanks a lot, Daddy!), in order to save someone’s life — then promptly gets shot off the roof by a sniper that Batgirl can’t see.

Now I’m looking for the next one in the series. I’ll keep you posted.

Daily Batman: Did You Know?

November 2, 2009

PSA: Most cats are lactose intolerant. Did You Know?

“Who hasn’t seen adorable illustrations of a kitten lapping at a saucer full of cream?

As with so many romances, the one between cats and dairy isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. That’s because even though most cats adore a bit of milk, milk doesn’t always return the affection.” — the WebMD.

I mention this because I am lactose intolerant and I just ate a grilled cheese sandwich. With mayonnaise. I guess mainly I must hate myself. Misery is comfortable because it’s familiar, right?

That sandwich was awesome, though.

Daily Batman: The Bat and the Cat, up to games again

October 20, 2009

Those crazy, crazy kids.

“I can give you more happiness than anyone in the world, I mean, it’s me and you against the world.”
“What about Robin?”
“Well, I’ll have him killed. Painlessly. He is a bit of a bore with his ‘holy this’ and ‘holy that.'”
“Aw, that does it, Catwoman. I thought you had a modicum of decency, but I can see that I erred in my judgment!”
— Season 2, Episode #75, “Scat! Darn Catwoman Part 2,” original air date 25 Jan 1967

Best part of that exchange is the “Aw.” He’s bummed, y’all.

Daily Batman: Kitteh-lady’s tips for waking up in the klink

October 15, 2009

Tips for waking up (or, if you prefer, “coming to”) to discover you have done something, seemingly while asleep or just before getting there, which has landed you behind bars:

  • Stretch before you stress.
  • Okay. Now assess.
  • Are you well-dressed?
  • “Shit, yes, I must confess!”
  • Then there’s not really going to be a long-term problem, here, is there? Someone who likes pretty kitties is bound to come along and bail your tail out of county jail soon enough. Why worry? Go back to sleep.

    “Been in lock up more times than the neck tattoo fairy.” — Achewood

    Daily Batman: Look, ma, no gag reflex! edition

    October 7, 2009

    Catwoman not only sez sucks to yer parakeet, she also sez: “Look, Ma, no gag reflex!”

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

    Daily Batman: Selina Kyle must have missed the memo edition

    October 3, 2009

    Silly girl. Did you not read that the watchwords for today are maintain and be cool?

    Look at you, losing your shit like a chump! Let’s pull ourselves together, shall we? What you should do is sew a little something. I think you know what I mean.

    So much better, am I right?

    Daily Batman: Eartha Kitt Catwoman, as promised

    October 2, 2009

    This hurts. It’s fun and it’s harmless … but it hurts my soul a little. I am sorry, Julie Newmar. I really hope we are still cool. I plan to make it up to you.

    Eartha Kitt as Catwoman in the “Catwoman’s Dressed to Kill” episode of the Batman television series.

    The Catwoman targets the fashion industry by first terrorizing a banquet honoring Batgirl and then attacking a fashion show. During the attack on the fashion show, Catwoman captures Batgirl and takes her back to her hideout where she threatens to kill her with a pattern cutter. She then tells Batman that if he attempts to rescue her that it will leave the visiting Queen Bess of Belgravia vulnerable for attack. Now the Caped Crusader must find a way to save Batgirl and prevent any harm to Queen Bess. — Written by Brian Washington {}

    I have to confess, as much as I wanted to resist looking for video of this, everything about that description is ten thousand percent RIGHT and is ringing a whole lot of ekitty bells over here. Menacing that little purple-sporting, do-goody, Robin-humping moron with the threat of slicing her face with a freaking pattern cutter? Mmm, mmm. That … that is right. That is just exactly what. Everything is right about that. I will look in to this further.

    Daily Batman: Aim at Heaven and you will get Eartha thrown in

    October 1, 2009

    “Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in.” — C.S. Lewis

    Yesterday a reader asked for some Eartha Kitt as Catwoman. I am so vehemently pro my Jul-Newms that it was tough for me to transition straight in to that so here is my sidewise segue, friendoh, and thanks for reading!

    Debra Wilson on MadTV as neighbor from hell Catwoman.: “One million dollars.” “What?!” “One million dollars to get your rrrrrake back.” “I could just buy another one for fifteen bucks.” “Nevertheless!”

    When I first saw this like 15 years ago, I almost died laughing. It’s less bearable as an adult. I am so sorry for slighting MadTV’s writers, who I’m sure are gifted folks, but … um… this show was just never good enough. Just never even at all good enough.

    With which mean and unnecessary judgment I will now slink off to run some afternoonish errands. The end!

    Daily Batman: String Theory

    September 30, 2009

    Playing with balls is good for relieving stress.

    Been a scarcity of Julie Newmar round these parts lately. I aim to change that this week. Beginning with rope play, it seems, because why not. Why … not?

    Daily Batman: The Bat and the Cat, Interrupted

    September 27, 2009

    It happens: I told you they get up to some games.

    Earth-Two Selina and Bruce are straight up busted by baby Huntress. Talk your way out of this one, college boy!

    Daily Batman: The Bat and The Cat, “Shocking!” edition

    September 24, 2009

    The Bat and the Cat, they do get up to some games. Who would have predicted that two grown people who wear leather animal costumes and beat people up for a secret living would take things off-Broadway in the bedroom. The heck you say!

    This shot is from a collection compiled by Adam West from the scrapbook he kept during the shooting of the 1966 film adapation of Batman. Yes, you read that right: Adam West is a scrapbooker from Way Back. Ain’t no shame in a name, buddy. Own your pleasures!

    Catwoman was played in the film by your 1955 Miss America, Lee Meriwether, because Julie Newmar was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts and outside projects, plus she was washing her hair (in other words, she read the script, and, seeing that the opening scenes had an exploding shark, correctly deduced it would fail miserably and distanced herself from the project).

    Daily Batman: Screw you, Batgirl, because you can’t even read.

    September 21, 2009

    Are you seeing this sassy molassy?

    Uh, how about, screw you, Batgirl, because you can’t even read!

    Actually this Batgirl can read, since it is old school, but the one before the present one (does anyone else kind of hate current Batgirl Stephanie Brown?) was straight up illiterate, and it always reminded me of that old SNL sketch with Charlton Heston about the president being illiterate, which makes me think of when ancient friendoh the Cappy and I were watching American President in high school because we had a teacher who did movies instead of, like, having an actual curriculum (once I walked out of her classroom and started playing tennis with my friend, and she didn’t even say anything to me), and we were doing “The president … is illiterate!” jokes the whole time.

    Long story short, can you believe this saucy-sauce? Screw you, Batgirl! Catwoman will get you. And your little dog, too.

    Daily Batman: Gotham Girls

    September 20, 2009

    (l to r: Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl. Not pictured: Zatanna, Harley Quinn, and Det. Renee Montoya.)

    Brought to you by totally amazing artist Esao Andrews.

    Daily Batman: The Cat and the Bat… girl

    September 16, 2009

    Yesterday, while cruising Bonanza Books & Comics with my daughter, after hearing they do not carry issues of Birds of Prey that they know of, my mind leaped from Barbara Gordon as Oracle to likely Barbara as the squinchy-faced Batgirl from Kevin Maguire’s sketch. I nipped over to the recent DC release section to see if they had any copies of this Batman Confidential ruckus. They did, and, while their current issues look pretty interesting, I had to go with this older issue, even if it is in the middle of the series (what can you do? I am powerless to resist Catwoman).


    I actually read that in one of the issues in this series, Catwoman and Batgirl are about to rumble on a rooftop when Catwoman gets shot off the roof by someone else, and apparently Batgirl freaks out on the shooter. That sounds rad, I hope it happens in this one. If it doesn’t, I’ll have to broaden my search for the rest of the issues in this series.

    Advice for the day: Daily Batman

    September 9, 2009

    Give ’em the old razzle dazzle!

    You are spectacular, don’t you know that? Razzle-dazzle ’em today. The worse you feel, the better you should look. Even if you aren’t feeling up to it yet, just gently put some karmic check-me-out into the universe and watch it pay off positive dividends. I can use economy-type words!

    Daily Batman: The Cat and The Bat

    September 7, 2009

    The Batman: Season One, Episode 6, “The Cat and the Bat,” in which Selina Kyle sees a reporter on the news discussing Batman and, her interest piqued, sets out to meet him and steal his utility belt. Predictably, like a kitty who bites and bats at your laces and looks up at you like, “Aren’t I terrifying? Aren’t you shaking right now! I am so awesome!!” and has no idea you could just stomp them right there, she bites off more than she can chew and ends up laying waste to the Batcave with a giant robot and Batman has to bail her out. Original air date 11-6-04. Gina Gershon voices Catwoman. (i really like batman okay)