"Before DC fucked up Selina Kyle." - chipsnopotatoes
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Sorry I’ve been MIA
Just suddenly got really sick over the last three weeks, and it’s taken its toll on me. Hope to get back to a regular schedule soon.
I always wondered how no erotic fiction writer capitalised on the BatCat trope. It’s the perfect trope: gorgeous playboy billionaire with a dark secret and a master jewel thief with a taste for kink. Sound a little bit familiar? Well, at least Stjepan Sejic’s given us a teaser here – lolol.
Have to admit these two young actors are the only factors keeping me invested in the GOTHAM production … And Camren Bicondova’s resemblance to Michelle Pfeiffer still astounds me. :)
Hi. First off, let me congratulate you on your website. My question is, do you know if its true that writer, Sholly Fisch, will really be taking over Catwoman after issue #29 or just for that one? I have every single issue of all Selina's series, as well as the mini series and the one shots but when I heard that Ann Nocenti was going to take over (I did not like her writing on Green Arrow) I was forced to drop the book. I only picked up John Layman's #25. Anyway, love this website and thanks!
Thank you for your compliments! :)
Unfortunately I have hardly been following Catwoman in the New 52, so I only hear snippets of what’s going on. As I understand it, a rumour was going around last month that Sholly Fisch was to write #29, but I’ve seen DC’s solicitations for future issues and they are still labelling Ann Nocenti as the writer. I know—shit grrr bugger damn.
Hi, see this link for non-Nolan fanfic recs.
Oh hell, best sexy and romantic moments? You know you’ve just asked an incredibly indecisive person? I’ll hand it over to fellow BatCat followers… Perhaps I should organise a poll? (Hey batcatweek, we should tie this in somehow.)
But here are some of my personal choices. I’ve tried to limit myself to 5 in no particular order. Make that 6. Ack, I’m hopeless with best of lists…
Best romantic moments:
From Batman: The Brave and the Bold #197. I love every part of this issue, but especially the unmasking. It demonstrates just why Bruce and Selina are meant for each other, despite their pasts, insecurities, and other forces supposedly driving them apart. You just don’t see writing like this anymore. Look, Scarecrow will just have to wait to be captured while true love is affirmed.
Honourary mention of their wedding in Superman Family #211 and the Brave and the Bold animated series’ homage too! And I am not typically a “wedding” kind of person, but damn it I get all the feels for this pairing.
From Catwoman v3 #32 – This issue highlights just how comfortable Bruce and Selina are with each other—masked or otherwise—knowing that they might not be “together” in the traditional sense, but still having that profound connection that accepts their love for what it is. And despite all appearances Bruce is not some humourless, soulless, emotionless, sexless being; we always see him at his most human when he is with Selina.
From Batman Chronicles #11. Out of all the BatCat-centric Elseworlds stories this one remains my favourite—combining classic Noir / fantastical elements with a sweeping and angsty love story. it’s short but still satisfying.
Honourary mention of JLA: The Nail as well, which follows a similar thread. Bruce may be ineffably committed to ‘the Mission’ but that doesn’t mean he gets to shoulder the burden alone.
This ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ scene at the end of The Dark Knight Rises is romantic to me simply for its subtlety and intrigue (though that seriously must be the busiest cafe in Florence). The pearls adorning Selina’s neck speak volumes. Out of the thousands of Batman stories spanning over 75 years across all kinds of media, it is so damn good to see Bruce and Selina finally have an HEA. And you know what—they bloody well deserve it.
Best sexy moments:
From Batman/Superman #4 – Heads up writers/artists: sexy doesn’t necessarily mean actually showing sex. Also got to love that Bruce took the initiative in expressing his feelings…
Bruce and Selina sure like to heat up the dancefloor and rooftops, but none so much as Michelle and Michael in Batman Returns. Phew.
How freaking awesome was it seeing Batman and Catwoman working together in TDKRises! You don’t get sexier AND more badass than this. More’s the pity should you ever encounter these two in an alleyway (but that could also be the greatest day of your life).
From Batman, Incorporated #1 – I feared the worst when I heard G-Mo was writing Selina, but I delighted in this scene dripping with bare skin, barbells and not an awkward sex scene in sight. REEOOWRR indeed.
From Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series (also known as FLIRTERERS! :D)
From Batman’s “allow me to help … rehabilitate you” to Catwoman’s “I have a taste for only the finest” it’s hard to believe this is a kids show.
From pretty much every scene involving both Batman and Catwoman in the live action Batman TV series of the 60s. *insert inappropriate Bat-/Cat-pun here* You can’t make up such sizzling chemistry, no matter how camp you are. ;)
So those are just some of my picks for best BatCat romantic and sexy moments. And really, I could go on and on and on. I’m sure some of you may even disagree. What are your picks?
EDIT: CORRECTION: just realised I made a mistake in a source. It’s Catwoman v3 #32, not #27.
Hi! I wanted to know if there's more than 30 chapters for the adaptation fanfic by yours hopefully?
I am not sure… It definitely hasn’t been updated beyond that number on FFnet. Unfortunately yet understandably many of the prolific TDKR fanfic writers have moved on. I recently noticed Landscaper01 has removed all their fanfic off FFnet? :(
It’s such a shame because there are some stories I’d LOVE to see completed! But I know how difficult it is to churn out fandom things when real life gets in the way. And it’s counter-productive and rude to even try and pressure writers to update.