They finally did it. Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle tied the knot in Vegas style after 12 issues and a year in pages Batman / Catwoman #12 by Tom King and Clayman.
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The ceremony took place in a themed wedding chapel where the inspiration was from Gotham’s Guardian Knight rather than Elvis, and couldn’t have been more of a meta. The man in charge dresses as Adam West Batman and has a passing resemblance to Dark Knight creator Bob Kane.
There’s a blunder at the end when Christmas music plays instead of the scumbag intended in ’66 Batman The feature that introduces “Mazel tov” to the catchy tempo. Bad omen or not, a copy of The “Gotham Gazette” column on the DC Blog He describes this as “a festive and fun way to go happily ever after.”
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But the column also asks the prominent question: “Can Bruce and Selena really have that?” In fact, we readers know they can’t, and the DC columnist makes the case. Not only are they individually damaged, but Bruce also has his token under the hood, while Selena has her secrets left from her “old life”.
To be fair, it’s not like she’s given up on it at all – Selena is holding on bits of it because it gives her a sense of independence from her lover. The parts and secrets, however fickle, are like sharing the occasional drink with The Joker.
This twist makes no sense given how unpredictable the Clown Prince is, especially when he’s going to do anything to get to Batman, both mentally and emotionally. That doesn’t stop the cat and the clown from having casual moments like two old friends at a loss for life.
She believes she can make up for this by not spilling the Joker’s true Batman identity, which they take a stride. However, she will not help her husband save lives or worsen matters and bring the genocidal clown to justice either.
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He’s not the only villain you’re protecting, either. In this issue we learn that Selina knows The Phantasm – Andrea Beaumont – is still alive and leaves Bruce in the dark about her fate; It doesn’t matter in the end.
We know how the King’s Batman/Catwoman story ends, mostly since the narrative bounces around the timeline’s past, present, and future. By the twelfth edition, Bruce dies and Selena decides to finally settle the score with The Joker.
Long story short, she’s killing him, which she could – she probably should have done – earlier, causing cat and mouse to quarrel with Bruce during the series about letting the Joker stay free to no avail.
King seems to want it all at once and in every way in this Black Label case. The pot keeps simmering, but the series is more complicated than it needs to be, no matter how enticing it may be.
Catwoman sums things up by saying “This is what we are, you and I. Without costumes and gadgets and whips. After all they’ve done to us, that’s what’s left. Pat and Cat. Two wounded animals. Who, in the midst of the mischief, manages to crawl.” to each other.”
Batman / Catwoman #12 Now for sale digitally and wherever books are sold.
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