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Uh, I was *certain* that we had a disambiguation page for Catwoman profiles. We love Catwoman here ! But we don’t, so let’s fix that.

Here are the Catwoman character profiles on writeups.org and what they do.

DC Universe comics Selina Kyle

The “main” Catwoman. The Batman character seen in DC Comics.

This series of profile uses the emergent history method. For instance, the profile for 1940s version of Catwoman only uses material from 1940s comic books.

This is because there have been many takes on the Catwoman concept. Rather than present a “smudged together” view of these, we pounce on each one in purr-suit of de-tails.

Which also means that reading the profiles in order will show you exactly how the *idea* of Catwoman evolves.

1+2The 1940s version.

The first appearances aren’t particularly coherent – even the exact name isn’t too stable. This is an in-depth examination, so this profile comes in two part. With a system to randomly generate 1940s versions of Catwoman, to reflect the material. 😺

Catwoman - DC Comics - 1940s Batman - portrait featured 1 blonde

3The 1950s version.

This is where the name “Selina Kyle” appears, and the Catwoman concept coalesces. But Catwoman then disappears due to a moral panic. oh no.

1950s Catwoman (DC Comics Batman) portrait featured

4The Mindy Newell version.

This late 1980s take on the character is the real birth of the modern Catwoman. The seminal Kyle, if you will. So it deserves a separate profile to see how the character changes.

Catwoman - DC Comics - Newell sister keeper - portrait featured

5Our old Catwoman profile.

This was a general Catwoman profile we did during the early 2000s and the Brubaker run, I think. It’s not a bad read, but the objective is to gradually replace it with a series of chrolonological profiles.

Catwoman (DC Comics) B&W portrait by Jim Lee

Other Catwomen in comic books

1Catwoman One Million.

During an annual event, Grant Morrison and others imagine the DC Universe of the 85th century. This is when this version — a hyper-tech thief — appeared.

Catwoman One Million - DC Comics - portrait featured

2Stan Lee’s Catwoman.

This version appeared in another event. The concept was “what if it were Stan Lee who had created the DC Universe” ?

Catwoman - DC Comics - Stan Lee version - portrait featured

3Holly Robinson.

Holly, Selina’s protégée, took the Catwoman mantle for a while. However, our notes stop just as she starts training, because one thing at a time folks.

Holly Robinson - DC Comics Catwoman - portrait featured

4Carrie Kelley.

Likewise Carrie Kelly, Batman’s Robin in one possible dystopic future, decided (will decide ? Will have decided ?) to change her identity to Catgirl.

Catgirl - DC Comics - Carrie Kelley - Dark Knight returns - portrait featured

Catwoman in other media

1Catwoman 1966 (Julie Newmar).

A hugely popular version seen in the 1966 Batman TV series. It was a national craze back then.

Catwoman Julie Newmar - Batman 1966 - Portrait featured

2Catwoman 1992 (Michelle Pfeiffer).

A great performance in the landmark 1992 Batman movie. It presumably remains one of the best-known interpretations of the character.

Catwoman - Michelle Pfeiffer - Batman Returns 1992 - portrait featured 2

3Catwoman 2004 (Halle Berry).

This version is connected to the Pfeiffer one, but only appeared in a widely-considered-to-have-been-botched 2004 movie.

Catwoman (2004 movie) (Halle Berry) portrait featured

Vaguely related

As long as we’re disambiguatin’, I should also mention :


A Catwoman-like character from DC’s 1960s competitor Charlton Comics.

Lynx - Sarge Steel (Charlton Comics) closeup portrait featured


This obscure Marvel Comics character is an equivalent of Catwoman, in a reality that resembled the DC Universe during the Silver Age.

Mink - Marvel Comics - Squadron Supreme - portrait featured

3Black Cat.

This classic Spider-Man character has occasionally taken on a Catwoman-like role. Often with a wink toward her DC Comics “colleague”.

Black Cat Felicia Hardy - Marvel Comics - Portrait featured 2