Created by Bob Kane

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Catwoman; Art by Darwyn Cooke
The Original Universe


Real Name: Selina Kyle
Aliases: The Cat
Occupation: Professional thief; Adventuress
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Magdalene "Maggie" Kyle (sister)
Base of Operation: Gotham City
Group Affiliation(s): Injustice League
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Black
First Appearance: (original): Batman #1 (spring 1940)
(current version): Batman #404 (February 1987)
Creators: Bob Kane

Not a good feeling - Stalked for two weeks without even knowing it... Almost as bad as having the Bat on my back. - Selina Kyle
Quote taken from Catwoman #50 (October 1997)


After a troubled childhood, Selina Kyle took to the streets and to selling her body. She was trained to defend herself by Ted Grant, better known as Wildcat, with whom she has since kept in contact, despite the fact that she is a known felon, committing a number of high-profile thefts in Gotham City and the rest of the world. She is not a killer, although the Gotham police are always wary of her - she is strictly a thief, but a most 'professional' one. A certain amount of sexual tension exists between her and Batman, though she would deny any attraction between them. Recently, Selina has become a sworn enemy of James Gordon, who managed to get her sent to jail for a short while. She was even suspected of shooting him, though she proved innocent of this crime.

Selina has now re-invented herself as the protector of those on the streets that the cops just don't care about, working alongside Dr Leslie Thompkins and private detective Slam Bradley.


For a definitive list of appearances of Catwoman in chronological order click here


Who's Who: Update '87 #2 (September 1987)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #16 (February 1992)