The previous fourth volume of Catwoman that launched in 2012 as part of the New 52 initiative (featuring that infamous Batman rooftop sex scene) lasted 52 issues (a fitting number) before ending in 2016.
With the character’s prominence in Tom King’s current Batman series, specifically tying the knot with the Caped Crusaders after 78 years of playing cat and mouse, clearly cat burglar Selina Kyle’s nine lives are far from over.
Announced today at C2E2, Catwoman returns in a new monthly series written and drawn by none other than Joëlle Jones, the creator who designed Catwoman’s wedding dress, with colors by Laura Allred.
According to the official press release, Selina’s new series will spin out of this year’s much anticipated Bat Wedding in BATMAN #50. But if you’re expecting a romantic tale set during a tropical honeymoon or focused on Selina and Bruce’s newly wedded bliss, think again. Catwoman’s back on the streets dealing with a mysterious copycat and taking on a brand new, as-yet-unrevealed villain in the Eisner nominated Jones’ debut storyline.
Along with the new series announcement, DC Collectibles also revealed the artist’s Catwoman DC Cover Girls statue.
The first issue of Catwoman goes on sale July 4th, the same day as Batman #50 wherein the Bat and Cat at long last (hopefully!) say “I do.” Enjoy this look at the breathtaking (and intriguingly meta) cover, along with the full solicit below
Written by JOELLE JONES
Art and cover by JOELLE JONES
Color by LAURA ALLRED
Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
The wedding night’s barely over, but Catwoman’s back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who’s pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she’s attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham’s most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn’t have enough problems, there’s an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina’s lives. Don’t miss the start of an all-new monthly series written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones!
On sale JULY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+