Ok, I got my official 10 dollars off code for DC shop for pre-registering with DC infinite so I go looking for a shirt. I see a BATMAN: HUSH JAPANESE COMIC PANELS LONG SLEEVE TEE ART BY JIM LEE…and its batman and the joker on it…joker had only 27 panels in all of the hush stories which ran for 11 issues. ya, I do not think joker when I think Batman: Hush, I do not think of Joker I think oh that’s the story where Batman and Catwoman (new earth) finally start moving out of the enemies category and into their rightful lover’s category.
So Thinking maybe I will find a batman Catwoman cover page t-shirt or even a batman number 50 cover t-shirt I look up Catwoman…she is on one t-shirt with the other Gotham rouges which I will not buy because i no longer think of Catwoman as a member of batman’s rogue’s gallery, she is a member of the Batfamily and has been since 1977 when huntress dabbed on earth two. on that same shirt is Harley quin…who is approaching her 30th anniversary this year and has 1 solo shirt.
On the other hand, Catwoman who like the joker appears in Batman vol 1 number 1, is the first woman in comics to have the moniker woman in her nom de gear (batman issue 3 she was known as Cat-woman) is approaching her 81 anniversary in march is on one shirt despite being fairly popular her solo work composing over five volumes 300 issues total, and as the greatest thief in the world she stole the show from Batman in 2 live-action future films…yet she is also the only character to take a 15-year absence do to the book corruption of the innocent.
Why does she not have a single solo shirt only have one shirt when she is supporting a solo book and has a two-issue book running in Future State, a place in the next Batman movie, was in a staring (ish) roll in Gotham tv series, was in two Batman films. yet is only on a single official t-shirt as a member of batman’s rogue’s gallery…at least she is in her gold/silver age costume instead of her modern costume a costume she has not used for any considerable length of time since Batman vol 1 number 400…ok I will give the fact that the Catwoman movie was a flop, but that did not have Selina Kyle in it other than in a photo and WB was obsessed with Catwoman having her ‘cat powers’ which she only has in batman returns and was influenced by Wildcat. so why so little Catwoman merchandise.
The Hush t-shirt: DC Shop: BATMAN: HUSH Japanese Comic Panels Long Sleeve Tee art by Jim Lee