Alley-Kat-Abra - anthropomorphic cat - DC Comics Database
Wildcat was also one of the many combat instructors sought out by a young Bruce Wayne on his path to becoming . He also helped mentor Dinah Laurel Lance, who would later become the , teaching her a variety of boxing techniques suited to her build. He did this mainly without the knowledge, or consent, of her mother Dinah Drake Lance, the original Black Canary, who was strongly opposed to her daughter following in her footsteps.
Following the events of , the DC Universe was re-structured. Like a majority of character, Cat lost 5 years of history, which included the removal of her past marriage, and her son Adam. Her personality was also softer from how she was portrayed prior to Flashpoint, coming off closer to her early portrayals. She largely severed as a minor supporting cast member, until a point in which Clark was fired from the Daily Planet. She opted to leave the Planet as well, and begin a joint venture with Clark, and they start a news blogging website, . However, after Clark was exposed by Lois Lane as Superman, Cat and her blog seemed to lose focus in the story.
But, just as DC Comics is remaking Hanna-Barbera comics as post-apocalyptic post-modern comics, so the co-publisher of DC Comics, Dan DiDio, is doing the same to Top Cat with British artist Phil Winslade.And we are promised that his new adventures in the DC Universe will continue in a new Top Cat comic book series from DC Comics later in the year. And, yes, we already get the obvious team-up…In next week’s Adam Strange/Future Quest annual, a back-up strip sees Top Cat having made the break of his life, to the DC Comics universe, and up against Batman.
Catch Cat Staggs and other exciting artists at the DC Digital: Download This panel! on Thursday, July 24, Room 6DE, 2PM. Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1 will be available on 8/20. Given that DC Comics is responsible for the creation of some of the oldest and most iconic comic book characters – from heroes like and to villains like the Joker and Two Face – it should come as no surprise that their ideas have often been used in the creation of new characters. In some cases, those characters simply feature a similar power or background story to the original. In other cases, the borrowing of ideas is much more blatant, with characters having everything, including their superpowers, background, opponents, and even uniform replicated.As was the case with Catwoman/Black Cat, the idea of making a villain based on a scarecrow is another pretty simple concept that DC was able to jump on first and turn into a rival for Batman. Their Scarecrow, Dr. Jonathan Crane, is a sadistic professor, psychologist, and biochemist who uses chemicals and dons his Scarecrow mask to induce fear into people. He was first introduced in 1941 and has become another one of the Dark Knight’s most prominent villains.The idea of taking a cat burglar and creating a character in a cat costume who commits robberies isn’t exactly high concept. Still, DC deserves credit for being the first to make such a character popular with the introduction of Catwoman in Batman #1 in 1940. By the time Marvel introduced their own leather-wearing feline, Black Cat, in 1979, Catwoman had already become a well-known figure.Arsenal’s Cat
And of course, then there is the most famous cat of all these days – Arsenal’s cat/hallucinatory daughter. While we don’t know this poor kitten’s name, he was certainly thrust into an awful position in an awful scene that did nothing but bring an awful stigma to a now awful character. This is, of course, what made me notice this trend in DC Comics. Why would DC so violently and visually display such a thing? The only reason would have to be that the DC Editorial Staff hates cats, and there is clearly nothing else going on besides that obvious fact.