Article by Steve J. Ray
2019 was one of my favorite years as a comics fan, because my favorite character celebrated his 80th anniversary. 2020 may well match, or even surpass last year, as his sidekick (the original), his longest standing love-interest, and his greatest nemesis all celebrate that same milestone. As they did with Detective Comics #1000, DC Comics are celebrating these legendary characters with special issues of their own, and we’ve now been given seven out of the eight decades variant covers for the eagerly anticipated Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular!
Here’s the complete press release, direct from DC Comics:
In anticipation of the demand for these Catwoman variant covers on April 15th, we wanted to get these images to you as soon as they came in. Attached are seven of the eight tribute covers showcasing Catwoman through the decades! Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair’s 2000s variant cover will be released soon, along with final color for Frank Cho’s 1970s variant cover.
Celebrate DC’s Feline Fatale with Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Decade Variant Covers!
On April 15, 2020, DC will celebrate Catwoman’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. Since the character first appeared alongside Batman in 1940’s Batman #1, Catwoman has become an icon to millions of comic book fans. The undeniable magnetism between Batman and Catwoman has been one of comics’ most reliable constants: wherever Catwoman goes, Batman is sure to follow, if only to take her down.
Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, with a main cover by Joëlle Jones, will feature decade variants by:
- 1940s variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
- 1950s variant cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
- 1960s variant cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
- 1970s variant cover by FRANK CHO
- 1980s variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
- 1990s variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
- 2000s variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
- 2010s variant cover by JEEHYUNG LEE
Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a prestige format comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comics retailers and digital retailers on April 15, 2020. Please consult your local comic book store for more information regarding the decade variant covers.
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Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment