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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Catwoman's New Origin

It's been a while since we've had a new substantial entry; Marvel has never been big on canon immigration and DC's New 52 put a halt to it for a while (as well as ditching most other immigrants along the way, a real sore spot for me). But a year's gone by and it seems like they're slowly getting back into the game - Red Robin's real name may turn out to be John Blake (more on that as it develops), and more concretely, Catwoman has a new origin...or rather, an old one. Like twenty years old.

In Catwoman #0 (November 2012), an origin story released as part of the New 52's "Zero Month", Selina Kyle gets a whole new backstory that involves a corrupt orphanage, Russian heritage, and the fact that she's not even really Selina Kyle. It also features a scene that should be very familiar:

As you probably know, this is taken almost shot for shot from 1992's Batman Returns, where it was featured as the beginnings of Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman, as this fan-made video shows:

Furthermore, since it was revealed that Selina Kyle's real name was Russian, what are the odds it'll turn out to be some variation of Kityana Irenia Tatanya Karenska Alisoff?

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