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.
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. 😺
This is where the name “Selina Kyle” appears, and the Catwoman concept coalesces. But Catwoman then disappears due to a moral panic. oh no.
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.
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.
Other Catwomen in comic books
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.
This version appeared in another event. The concept was “what if it were Stan Lee who had created the DC Universe” ?
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.
Likewise Carrie Kelly, Batman’s Robin in one possible dystopic future, decided (will decide ? Will have decided ?) to change her identity to Catgirl.
Catwoman in other media
A hugely popular version seen in the 1966 Batman TV series. It was a national craze back then.
A great performance in the landmark 1992 Batman movie. It presumably remains one of the best-known interpretations of the character.
This version is connected to the Pfeiffer one, but only appeared in a widely-considered-to-have-been-botched 2004 movie.
As long as we’re disambiguatin’, I should also mention :
A Catwoman-like character from DC’s 1960s competitor Charlton Comics.
This obscure Marvel Comics character is an equivalent of Catwoman, in a reality that resembled the DC Universe during the Silver Age.
This classic Spider-Man character has occasionally taken on a Catwoman-like role. Often with a wink toward her DC Comics “colleague”.