Catwoman: Dark End of the Street

Trail of the Catwoman (backups from Detective 759-762)

Cover Date: August - November 2001
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Darwyn Cooke
Storyline: The mayor hired a PI, Slam Bradley, to find Catwoman - he believed she was still alive. Bradley checked a fence that he was certain had moved some goods for Catwoman. After fending off the attackers that came at him, he got a lead - Selina Kyle - the woman Catwoman had killed in New York. Slam had Kyle's grave exhumed. Afterwards, he interviewed one of the officers who'd recently worked the Catwoman case. The officer believed that Catwoman might be Kyle's sister, Maggie. On his way home that night, Slam was abducted by mob enforcers who wanted what ever information he was able to get on Catwoman. He received a call when he got home - the body in Kyle's grave was not Kyle's. Bradley began to believe that Selina Kyle was indeed Catwoman. He attempted to interview Bruce Wayne about his rumored relationship with Kyle, but Wayne refused to talk. The mob made their interests known again. He began showing Kyle's picture around hoping someone would remember seeing her. Someone did - near a train station. Batman shook Bradley down and warned him away. When he returned to his office that night, Kyle was there waiting for him. They talked, and Bradley decided to drop the case. He burned the file he'd been keeping. Batman met Selina outside the office and offered to his help. After telling the mayor he was off the case, Bradley was beaten in the parking lot by cops. He decided Kyle was worth it and returned to his office (which had been ransacked).

Catwoman 1

Cover Date: January 2002
Subtitle: Anodyne part 1
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Darwyn Cooke, Mike Allred
Storyline: Selina, after six months without her costume, visited Dr. Leslie Thompkins and did some soul searching. She built herself a new costume and met with Batman. She was pleased when he told her he believed in her. Holly, a girl from Selina's past, bumped into her. She told her new roommate about the serial killer who was murdering prostitutes.

Catwoman 2

Cover Date: February 2002
Subtitle: Anodyne part 2
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Darwyn Cooke, Mike Allred
Storyline: Holly told Selina that she and Maggie Kyle had left the convent together. Catwoman began investigating the prostitute murders. She got close - after hearing a scream, she found a dead girl and the killer's car.

Catwoman 3

Cover Date: March 2002
Subtitle: Anodyne part 3
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Darwyn Cooke, Mike Allred
Storyline: Catwoman went to Dr. Thompkins for information about the car she'd spotted. Leslie got information from Oracle and sent it on to Selina. Catwoman checked out the man who'd sold the car. She went out to bait the man and found what she believed she was looking for.

Catwoman 4

Cover Date: April 2002
Subtitle: Anodyne part 4
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Darwyn Cooke, Mike Allred
Storyline: Catwoman caught the man - he had been experimented on and was able to temporarily shape-shift. She felt sorry for him and offered to help, but the man attacked her. She was able to subdue him and call Batman, who took care of the rest. Selina asked Holly to quit her "job" and work for her. She made a large donation to Dr. Thompkins' clinic.

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