So, that green Catwoman costume introduced in Batman #197?
Just a bit over one year later, it's gone. I think it's safe to say that look just didn't play in the sticks. Not that this one is much better. I mean, the black color makes more sense but I'm not sure about the buckles on the boots. Is she trying to be a swashbuckler or a Pilgrim? Because either would arguably apply.
There was one improvement, though:
That actually makes a fair amount of sense. Those eyes look ridiculous, but you can at least see how she's trying to stay with the theme this time.
Speaking of which:
Would Catwoman really want real leopard-skin seats in her car? Is that the retirement plan for those big cats she's always running around with? Puddles, I'm afraid you didn't keep Batman at bay while I made my escape. As an example to others, I am going to reupholster my sofa with your skin. Way harsh, Selena!
And check this out! Here's a letter to the editor that appeared that issue:
Well, Mark Evanier, if you didn't like the quality of comics, why didn't you just start writing them yourself, smarty pants?
Oh. You did. Alright then.
And just for the giggles, here's one from Batman #207:
Yup. This guy.
I guess Frank Robbins was quite the polarizing writer back in the day. It makes sense... the man brought us back to a darker Batman (which was awesome), but then he'd turn around and give you the Ten-Eyed Man (who we'll certainly get to). A complicated fella, that Frank Robbins.
See you tomorrow!