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Hawt, sign me up! Catwoman also went for a solo run as a backup in

the Batman comic. This occurred during the summer of 1993, in which artist Jim Balent’s hot template was selected the “Sexiest Character in Comics,” one shutters to think what her competition was at the time – maybe Amy Fisher: Teen Avenger?

ACTING UP! The first actress to don the body-hugging cat suit is someone you can’t help but describe without using the word statuesque as an effective illustration of TV’s first case of P*ssy Galore, the incomparable Julie Newmar. Thanks to Wong Foo, for that bit of senti- ment. She tried to outdo The Caped Crusaders (Adam

West and Burt Ward) from 1966-1968 and seemed to really have a thorn in her side regarding Robin and being in the way of her happiness with Batman… jealous much? Poor puss, poor pussycat, but at least she did her little turn on George Michael’s “Too Funky” catwalk in 1992, for some extra gay street cred. Of course, when Newmar became a much sought-

after commodity, like cat litter on sale, she focused on movies… enter Eartha Kitt, who literally sunk her fangs into the role with all the purr-fection that she gave her song, “I Want To Be Evil,” look it up on YouTube, as she is one scary mamma jamma. Then there was Lee Meriwether in the camptastic

big budget 1966 version of the beloved TV show, which included a rubber shark snacking on Batman’s leg, until of course, Robin broke out the Bat Shark Re- pellent Spray, natch. The former 1955 Miss America joined forces with The Joker, The Penguin and The Riddler and even played the dual role of Russian babe Miss Kitka, who got all shades of cozy with Bruce Wayne; until Dick Grayson bitch slapped her. This of course brings us to the best on-screen

Catwoman in my opinion, Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, circa 1992, in what I think is the quintessential take on a cat whose had a wee too much catnip; in that she was so kick ass that the character was taken to a whole ’nother level, as the Kardashians say. From her gymnastic abilities in bat- tling Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Christopher Walken—not too difficult a task, really—to her litany of one-liners. Including my favorite regarding exes, “I wouldn’t touch you to scratch you” and “Life’s a bitch and now so am I,” Pfeiffer was the shizzle lean. In fact, her portrayal was so well received that a stand-alone project was announced… and never made, until 2004’s widely derailed cat-tastrophe Cat-

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woman starring Halle Berry. At first glance you may think, “What a piece of cat poo.” On a second or even third viewing you realize that the tale of Patience Phillips, going all good-girl-gone-wild is pretty damn hilarious, especially when she beats up Sharon Stone, who has some type of industrial strength silicone/ botox injected into her face—priceless. Now, we stop at little Annie Hathaway and I would

truly love to give my honest assessment of how she was magnificent and better than she was in Love & Other Drugs, but every time I go to see that The Dark Knight Rises its sold out…dammit, it’s hard to type

and shake your fists in the air at the same time. But, here’s what I can say from the previews and

interviews—lame, I know but, it’s alls I gots to work with, people—is that our little ray of sunshine can sure cast a dark shadow over the city of Gotham. She may even do a spin-off; but if the past has taught us anything, the role will probably go to Soliel Moon Frye. It also exemplifies how the character of Catwoman is an indelible part of the pop culture landscape and will continue to be, now and forever, my favorite chick who kicks ass. Until next time, that’s all of the news that’s fit to print.

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