DC discontinued their Catwoman title, and I'm sad.
Catwoman is not the most heroic of DC characters, but she's definitely one of the most interesting. For Selina Kyle, life is very gray. She operates on both sides of the law depending on the situation and sometimes just on her own whim, but she usually has a solid reason behind her actions.
Catwoman #82 came out this week and it was anticlimactic, but kind of expected, and very in character. Not much of a plot for the farewell issue: a little self-analysis, working through issues by involving Batman and off into the sunrise (in a very fitting vehicle, I might add).
I will very much miss Adam Hughes' covers (at right is his rendition of Selina's last ride). In fact if there is a Catwoman in the possible 3rd Nolan Batman film, she should look the way she looks on Adam Hughes' covers. Tall order, because she'll have to be able to act, too. There has been consistently good artwork in the Catwoman comic book, and I hope the artists all move on to titles that I am already reading. There has also been very decent storytelling--starting with Ed Brubaker and ending with Will Pfeifer. Ed's over at Marvel writing Captain America. I'm still waffling about whether I'm going to invest in his storylines there. If I add Marvel titles to my reading list, I may have to get a second job. We'll see where Will Pfeifer ends up. I think he's writing Blue Beetle for now.
I just wanted to say good-bye. I know we'll see Catwoman around (she's featured in the current run of both Batman Confidential and Detective, but it won't be the same. Ciao Bella, you'll be missed!