DC Comics is bringing on a new creative for their ‘Catwoman’ title including writer Tini Howard and artist Nico Leon starting with issue 39. They will take the story in a different direction with Selina Kyle no longer living in Gotham City and battling a new villain.
“Selina Kyle’s been on quite a ride since nearly marrying Bruce Wayne, spending time in sunny Villa Hermosa before setting a stake in Alleytown, the blue-collar borough that seemed to draw far too much attention from all the wrong people. However, Selina’s always been a Gotham girl at heart, and with next week’s Catwoman #39, she’s returning to the iconic city…and to its even more infamous underworld,” DC Universe said.
“The debut chapter written and drawn by Catwoman’s stylish new creative team of Tini Howard (writing her very first DC ongoing series) and Nico Leon, issue #39 shakes up Selina’s status quo, returning her to the world of glamour and crime in which she thrives. Declaring war on Gotham’s powerful mob bosses, Selina seeks out help from an old—and potentially dangerous—flame, while finding herself entwined with a charismatic masked man named Valmont, who claims to represent a collective of thieves. Of course, after leaving her Strays in Alleytown, Selina would prefer to fly solo, but is it possible the key to winning her war against the crime families may be found within Valmont’s intriguing offer,” they continued.
They also released a “first look” of the cover:
Catwoman #39 cover from DC Comics pic.twitter.com/tVPcmVPkKV
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Catwoman was set to marry the Dark Knight during Tom King’s run on ‘Batman,’ but she left him at the altar during issue 50. The two continue their love affair in the Black Label series ‘Batman/Catwoman,’ which is also written by Tom King. In the mainstream comics, she would go on to save him from death during the “City of Bane” arc and would help him in the “Joker War” storyline by James Tynion IV.
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