Wednesday, 18 September 2013

THE BAT & THE CAT , an Earth 2 Love Story

On Earth Two as it was on Earth One,  Batman's relationship with Selina Kyle caused him problems. Whist on Earth 1 they are still on opposite sides of the law, on Earth 2 they ended up united.

Selina Kyle first appeared way back in BATMAN 1# issued in Spring 1940, as an unnamed, uncostumed femme fatale who would go on to be known as CATWOMAN.


From the outset, the Caped Crusader was both attracted to her beauty,  and at the same time repulsed by her disregard to the law and law breaking.

Over the years that followed both The Bat-Man and The Cat-Woman would play a Cat and Mouse game or is that BAT and Mouse or CAT and BAT game, of him trying to stop her from breaking the law, and her at times breaking the law to get noticed by him. They had a LOVE-HATE relationship, But deep down inside they both have deep feelings for each other.

When by the 1950's it was claimed that in fact Selina Kyle was an amnesiac flight attendant who had only turned to crime after receiving a blow to the head, Bat-man believed that CATWOMAN, and her criminal antics were a result of the accident. However, years later Selina did admit this story was a lie to get closer to her beloved BAT-MAN.  Who she knew would think better of her if she was an Innocent party in becoming Cat-woman in the first place.

It again was later  revealed that Selina Kyle  , many years before turning to crime  had been in an loveless and abusive marriage, and eventually decided to leave her husband and walk away from her life.  However, her husband allowed her to go and divorced her BUT kept her jewelry and her own  private fortune & money as his reward and to hurt her further.  Now  Penny less  Selina  was falsed to break into her ex husbands home safe  to retrieve what was hers . Selina enjoyed this experience so much she decided to become a professional costumed Cat-Burglar , and thus begins a career as The CAT-WOMAN that repeatedly leads to her  to encounter The Batman.

Well maybe all these stories are false or maybe parts of each are true, but the end result was that Cat-Woman decided to reform and allows herself to be captured by The Bat-Man. After they both declare their love for each other, Selina accepts that if the only way for her to be with her beloved BAT is to be incarcerated to pay for her life of crime  - so be it.

A love confessed.

On Selina's release from prison she is met by BAT-MAN who both asks her to marry him and reveals that he is in fact Bruce Wayne. Selina is not surprised by this as deep down inside part of her always knew his secret identity.

Bruce would later marry Selina, and whilst the world was shocked that the Millionaire Playboy had married an ex criminal, Gotham society accepted that CAT-WOMAN was now gone forever. The fact that BAT-MAN was absent from the Wedding was reported as HIS disapproval of Bruce marrying Selina. BUT we know why he was absent (Don't we !)

Whilst Selina - Cat-Woman had retired for good , Bruce would continue to be the Bat-man for a while longer, but soon he too would retire after Selina gave birth to their daughter HELENA.

Did couple who have a happy life raising their daughter ?  Well next time you will find out what happened next !
Selina & Bruce with their daughter Helena....... A Happy Ending ?

Until then ENJOY !

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