Newsarma got a chance to talk to writer Judd Winnick about Catwoman , Night of Owls and what you can expect to see crawling around the corner .
Newsarama: Judd, it feels like a real turning point for Catwoman as we head into issue #7. She has a new partner, a new attitude and a new game plan. Is this a sign of her turning over a new leaf after her confrontation with Batman and the mistakes she made in the first story arc?
Judd Winick: It’s a definite step in that direction. This whole arc is about her starting anew.
And at the end of this arc, she’s changed a bit. We’re being given that liberty that these characters aren’t supposed to be stuck in amber the way they used to be. We really want to tell inventive and interesting stories. And to do that, we have to take risks with the characters and then let them learn and grow from their experiences.
That’s something I want to emphasize: This is not the fully formed Catwoman. For the last decade or so, people have been reading about a Catwoman who is wiser, older and much more experienced. In our comic, she is not that woman yet. This is someone who is younger and less experienced, and also more reckless.
And that recklessness probably won’t go away overnight, and it’s certainly not going to go away from one issue to the next. She’s a very reckless person. She’s got a problem, and she knows it, but she just can’t control herself. She has certainly learned some lessons in this story arc, particularly with Lola’s death, and those types of things will start to add up. And we’ll see some changes. But it’s going to take time for her to evolve.
Nrama: That’s Selina’s main problem, isn’t it? A lack of self-control?
Winick: It’s certainly the most dangerous one. But what keeps her going is how unbelievably, ridiculously tough she is. And I love her. I just love the character. I love doing this book. It’s one of the purest visions I’ve ever had for a character.
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