Catwoman ongoing 1998 (issues 53-63)

Issue #53

Cover Date: January 1998
Subtitle: Nightcrossed
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: Selina was able to escape Detective McShane. She got into costume and went after him. He left a message for her in his apartment - he was at the first place they met - her old lair. During their battle, he committed suicide. Catwoman gathered all the evidence against herself and called the cops.


Issue #54

Cover Date: February 1998
Subtitle: Object Relations
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: Catwoman stole a $20million diamond from a museum and returned it the next day. As if some sort of game, she stole and returned it daily as its security got stronger and stronger. The museum finally hired some goons with a vendetta against her. They didn't stand a chance. She returned the jewel personally the next day to the museum's curator and threatened him if he didn't value it.


Issue #55

Cover Date: March 1998
Subtitle: Shared Mentality
Writer(s): Doug Moench
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: Selina Kyle began receiving flowers daily. She finally got a call from the man and learned his name - he was head of a major security company in Gotham City. Catwoman checked him out. She began stalking her stalker by becoming his secretary, fitness instructor, caddy, etc. At first, learning the security codes for his armored cars was enticing, but she settled for blowing his confidence by telling him what all she'd done.


Issue #56

Cover Date: April 1998
Subtitle: Claustrophobia (Cataclysm part six)
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: (continued from Detective 720)
Catwoman was stealing night-vision binoculars for an up-coming job when the department store was destroyed by the earthquake. After having a young girl die in her arms, she began getting the survivors to safety.
(continued in Robin 52)


Issue #57

Cover Date: May 1998
Subtitle: Reap What you Sow (Cataclysm part fifteen)
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: (continued from Detective 721)
Catwoman happened up on Poison Ivy and began tracking her. She stopped her from spreading super fertilizer into Gotham City's water supply.
(continued in Arkham Asylum: Tales of Madness)


Issue #58

Cover Date: June 1998
Subtitle: Only Happy when it Rains: Mad Money
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: Catwoman got back in business after the earthquake. Scarecrow escaped Arkham Asylum and began to seek her in order to test a new serum that only worked on females. He got to her through known associates. She escaped the encounter, but she was dosed with the serum.


Issue #59

Cover Date: July 1998
Subtitle: Only Happy when it Rains: Fight or Flight
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: Trying to defeat the affects of Scarecrow, Catwoman went out (though afraid of open spaces, she was also afraid of being closed in) the next night. She was found by his men and herded back to his hideout - Gotham State University. During the chase, she realized her anger defeated the serum. She found and attacked Scarecrow. Thinking it could make her stronger, she took another dose of the serum.


Issue #60

Cover Date: August 1998
Subtitle: Only Happy when it Rains: Kittens and Trees
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: Catwoman defeated her fear of dependency and took down the Scarecrow. She went out and set up the two men who'd recently offended her - a guard who tried to put some moves on her, and a kid who idolized her.


Issue #61

Cover Date: September 1998
Subtitle: Bank on It
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: Selina prepared to rob a newly reopened bank. While she was doing her surveillance and setup, a group of thugs stole her idea. She quickly got into Catwoman mode and intentionally set off the bank's silent alarms. She played the robbers and got them to give up when the police arrived.


Issue #62

Cover Date: October 1998
Subtitle: Dog New Tricks
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: One of Oracle's agents from the Suicide Squad, Nemesis, contacted Catwoman for help. She made her a deal and she accepted. In London, she trained him as a thief so he could get close to another agent who'd not checked in lately. When he found his target, the agent had gone rogue. Nemesis was shot and killed during the mission.


Issue #63

Cover Date: December 1998
Subtitle: Hints and Allegations Belling the Cat
Writer(s): Devin K. Grayson
Artists(s): Jim Balent, John Stanisci
Storyline: Catwoman recovered a microchip and delivered it. Joker popped out and she realized she'd been set up. He allowed her to escape, then began tracking her. Everywhere she went, he blew things up.


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