DC’s Giving Catwoman a New Enemy and Creative Team | CBR

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Gotham City’s newest thief may be looking to steal Catwoman‘s heart.

In January 2022, the incoming Catwoman creative team of writer Tini Howard, artist Nico Leon and colorist Jordie Bellaire will bring Selina Kyle back to Gotham City in the wake of Fear State. Their run on the title will see Catwoman revisit her roots while trying to steal Gotham’s greatest treasures. However, instead of taking trinkets and jewels, Selina is out to steal something far more valuable: the secrets of Gotham’s underworld. This premise sets Catwoman on a collision course with the worst fiends the city has to offer, including a mysterious new character named Valmont, whose similarities to Selina may put her love life in danger.

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Like Catwoman herself, Valmont is a talented thief who has no issue taking what he wants. Since he is one of the youngest players in Gotham, Valmont seems determined to earn his street cred by setting some lofty aspirations for himself. These plans include utilizing Selina’s skills for his benefit and capturing her affection. With Catwoman’s tumultuous romance with Batman currently paused while the Dark Knight explores the world outside of Gotham, Selina may have room in her heart for Valmont. Still, a rejection could quickly turn Valmont into her latest foe.

Outside of the possibility of new romance, Catwoman will also be coming to terms with one of her lost loves when Eiko Hasigawa returns to Gotham City. Eiko is a woman who caught the eye of Selina during the New 52 Catwoman series by Genevieve Valentine and Garry Brown. Eiko and Selina’s infamous liplock shocked many readers by confirming Selina’s bisexuality, but the romance fizzled out when Black Mask killed Eiko’s father. Though Eiko and her father had many issues (which contributed to Eiko becoming Catwoman for a brief period), Black Mask’s actions forced her to honor her father’s legacy by taking over as the head of the Hasigawa crime family. Beginning with Catwoman #39, Selina will try to infiltrate the Hasigawa organization, setting the two up for an inescapable reunion. Moreover, Black Mask will also return to the fold as one of Selina’s targets as she tries to take down organized crime.

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  • Written by TINI HOWARD
  • Art by NICO LEON
  • Cover by JEFF DÉKAL
  • Variant by Jenny Frison
  • 1:25 variant by Sozomaika
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
  • On Sale 1/18/2022

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