Secret Six #2 by Ken Lashley
How fricking amazing is this cover?
I do want to make a small correction—Ken Lashley is doing the interiors, Dale Eaglesham is doing the covers!
And they are all this daring and experimental. Amazing.
Tom Blake looks like he found Selina Kyle’s Golden Age Catwoman mask and decided to wear it:
A nice calm evening for the Waynes
I can’t help but notice they’re all left-handed in this panel. Which is awesome.
Batman: the Brave and the Bold had a musical sequence where Catwoman, Huntress and Black Canary sing about how awesome Batman is… with veiled dick jokes. This song lead to the episode either not airing or flat out getting censored in some countries.
The Birds of Prey that they’re refering to are the superhero group that Black Canary, Huntress, former Batgirl Oracle and numerous other heroes belonged to… but not Catwoman oddly enough.
Even odder is that I think Huntress is wearing the version of her outfit worn by the Helena Wayne version of the character rather than the Helena Bertinelli version who was in the BoP… which is weird because Helena Wayne is Catwoman and Batman’s daughter from Earth 2… making this entire song take on whole new creepy vibes.
You should see how many people legitimately thought the Huntress was Helena Wayne in this series when they stumbled upon this video.
Fun times were had.
SELINA KYLE | Helena Wayne is a very lucky woman with a great mum.
What do you think it is that sets Selina apart from the other women that Bruce has loved? What does she have that the others don't?
A question I am often asked and always glad to answer! I wrote a long-winded response here, but to put it simply, no one understands the many facets of Bruce the way Selina does, and vice versa. Their backgrounds, values, and morals may clash, but fundamentally they are very similar people. It’s that balance they have that ensures their relationship is forever engaging and enduring, whether they are together or not.
I like Jonathan Nolan’s description of their relationship – I think he highlights the crux of why they work together so well:
In a weird way, she’s the yin to his yang. The dynamic between them is so fresh — the playful way she kind of pokes fun at him — it sparks a connection between them and takes some of the sombreness away from his character.
(Though it really should be her yang/light to his yin/dark)
That’s not even considering how iconic a character Selina is, right next to the Joker. Their history is long and rich; if you hear about Batman, you would not be far away from hearing about Catwoman either. She’s been with him almost since the very beginning, and that offers a lot of variety and nuance in the many depictions of their relationship.
Summary: The story begins with an elderly Bruce Wayne sitting behind a typewriter reflecting on his early career as Batman, his adventures with his friends in the Justice Society, and his guardianship of Dick Grayson. He states that all of these individuals have been very important people in his life, but admits that the person who changed his life the most was his one-time adversary and later wife: Selina Kyle, the Catwoman. Bruce then takes us to the moment in his life that forever redefined his life’s meaning.
This review is hella late, and no even Wednesday anymore, but I nonetheless treat you to THE BEST Batman story ever told, and it was first published three years before I was even born!