Catwoman ongoing 1996 (issues 28-40)

Catwoman 28

Cover Date: January 1996
Subtitle: Larsony Loves Company
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: Catwoman was baited on a job. After getting to the loot she was propositioned by its owner. She would have to work with a team (Mouse, Gizmo, and Slyfox), but her cut would be $10million. Cavanaugh assembled his team and told them of phase 1 of the plot as Penguin listened from a remote location.


Catwoman 29

Cover Date: February 1996
Subtitle: Thieves
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: Catwoman and Mouse cased a bank for their first job. Gizmo got them through the security system as Slyfox ran diversion. They made the score and delivered it to Cavanaugh. They met with the fifth member of their group - Steeljacket. Penguin continued to monitor their movements.


Catwoman 30

Cover Date: early March 1996
Subtitle: The Great Plane Robbery
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: With help from Steeljacket's flying suit, the group boarded an in-flight jet full of dirty cash. Gizmo defected and landed the plane where Penguin prescribed. The island was in midst of a civil war with a no-fly zone. The plane was destroyed shortly after everyone got off to safety.


Catwoman 31

Cover Date: late March 1996
Subtitle: Flesh and Fire (Contagion part four, incorrectly numbered as five)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: (continued from Robin 27)
Robin tried to get the survivor to safety, but they were ambushed outside the cabin. The survivor didn't survive. Robin was able to get a blood sample from him after he mentioned two other possible survivors.
(continued in Azrael 15)


Catwoman 32

Cover Date: April 1996
Subtitle: Fever Pitch (Contagion part nine)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: (continued from Chronicles 4)
Catwoman found the trail of the last known Greenland survivor. She picked her up in Florida and headed back to Gotham City. There, she found Babylon Towers completely destroyed - there would be no reward. Batman found them and let them know it was useless, no vaccine could be made from the girl.
(continued in Azrael 16)


Catwoman 33

Cover Date: May 1996
Subtitle: Devil Does Your Dog Bite
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: Catwoman traveled to Rheelasia to steal back a microchip before it could be copied and pirated. She go the chip easily, but was attacked and abducted by a group led by Hellhound.


Catwoman 34

Cover Date: June 1996
Subtitle: The Razor's Edge
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: "The Collector" had uncovered an ancient journal describing an underground wheel. It was heavily booby-trapped and Catwoman was to be the front line going in. A former member of the Order of St. Dumas, who'd translated much of the journal accompanied them. He and Catwoman entered the labyrinth as Hellhound's men were attacked.


Catwoman 35

Cover Date: July 1996
Subtitle: The Wheel of Plagues
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: They made it through the traps and to the wheel. Hellhound, Catwoman, and the translator were attacked by a large, unknown man. Catwoman woke up in a cell.


Catwoman 36

Cover Date: August 1996
Subtitle: The Best of Enemies (Legacy part two)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: (continued from Detective 700)
Catwoman broke free from her cell and freed Umberto (the translator) and Hellhound (who vowed only a temporary truce). Outside the compound, she defeated Hellhound and tied him up. Catwoman and Umberto set out toward civilization. Batman got word from Oracle of the three destinations that Ra's had taken; Nightwing and Robin left for Paris, Batman for Edinburgh, and they planned to meet in Gotham.
(continued in Robin 32)


Catwoman 37

Cover Date: September 1996
Subtitle: Fang and Claw
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Bob Smith
Storyline: Catwoman was baited by some ancient Egyptian cat coins. While stealing them, she was gassed and captured. A scientist working off some of Dr. Kirk Langstrom's theories hoped she was really part cat. Disappointed, he injected another woman with leopard DNA, creating a woman-cat. Catwoman escaped with her coins, leaving the doctor, his assistant, the leopard, and the woman-cat to battle it out.


Catwoman 38

Cover Date: October 1996
Subtitle: Year 2 part one: Grey in the Dark
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Mark Pennington
Storyline: Batman caught Catwoman, though she escaped from police custody. Penguin, Joker, and Two-Face were being transported to Arkham when Catwoman hijacked the van and set them loose. She felt they could cause a distraction for Batman while she did her thing.


Catwoman 39

Cover Date: November 1996
Subtitle: Year 2 part two: Night Moves
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Mark Pennington
Storyline: Catwoman prepared for her next caper as Joker attacked police headquarters - gassing it and killing two. He up a smile on the Batsignal and waited for Batman from newly appointed Commissioner Gordon's office. Batman captured him, but got word Catwoman had struck. Two-Face, bent on killing Catwoman, was waiting for her outside the museum.


Catwoman 40

Cover Date: December 1996
Subtitle: Year 2 part three: Creatures of the Night
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Jim Balent, Mark Pennington
Storyline: Catwoman defeated and captured Two-Face. She took him to the roof of police headquarters and turned on the signal. She tried to tempt Batman when he arrived. Gordon told Batman that Penguin had also struck. He went to take him down; Catwoman was there and caught Penguin while Batman subdued his cohorts. Batman let her go.


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