‘Batman/Catwoman Special’ Honours The Life And Legacy Of John Paul Leon

by Olly MacNamee

Batman and Catwoman get cozy for Christmas in DC Comics’ belated Batman/Catwoman Special. A tie-in to Tom King’s Batman/Catwoman maxi-series, this new one-shot has been expanded to celebrate the legacy of iconic artist John Paul Leon, who passed away earlier this year. Hence the delayed release date, now moved to Tuesday January 25th 2022.

“The BATMAN/CATWOMAN series has been showing us the romance between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle as it has changed over their lives, but what about their connections from BEFORE they became costumed adventurers? The upcoming Batman/Catwoman Special (on shelves Tuesday January 25) traces the life of Selina Kyle from its earliest days to her entry into the criminal underworld and reveals that Bruce was a presence in her life all along. Whether fate or coincidence, it’s even more of a reason why the Bat/Cat romance is one of the most enduring love affairs in all of comics.”

As well as featuring the artwork Leon was able to complete for the original story, there will be contributions by artists Bernard Chang, Shawn Crystal, Mitch Gerads and Dave Stewart, who will all help bring the original story to its conclusion, and lettered by Clayton Cowles. Plus, as this is now a celebration of Leon’s legacy this special will also include tributes by Lee Bermejo, Denys Cowan, Joëlle Jones, Dave Gibbons, Walter Simonson, and more.

All this coming Tuesday January 25th 2022 from DC Comics.

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