Catwoman returns in week 3 of the New 52 with her very own title! This is the one I've been looking forward to the most. Why? It's freaking Catwoman, man, c'mon! She's everyone's favorite villain who has the ability to make even the Batman see shades of gray, apart from his usual black and white vision. She went from Gotham's most cunning thief, to the protector of East End, to part-time mother, to den mother to Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. All this while still giving her Bat-man the runaround morally and romantically.
In the New 52, Selina seems to be in the early years of her career (like everyone else, I suppose). Meaning, she's not of the Gotham elite, she's forced to look for jobs, and she's currently in between homes. Oh yeah, and she has no idea who Batman is. This version of Catwoman has a bit of a mean streak as well -- she will literally claw your face up if you get in her way.
With all the differences however, we still see a lot of the same ole Selina: her resourcefulness, her love of felines, her appreciation for tights, and her love of the thrill of a chase. And what's Catwoman anymore without taking on the Bats...in bed?
Now I'm usually in the camp of letting Catwoman entice Batman just enough for him to be completely frustrated with her advances -- it's fun to see him, of all people, squirm. I mean that is what cats do, right? Play with their prey?
Anyway, the end of Catwoman shows a very vulnerable Selina squatting in an empty penthouse. Batman suddenly walks out from the shadows and asks if she's alright. Selina's answer: she pounces him, and they get it on.
Again, I'm usually against female heroines resorting to sex just to get fill the pages, but I'm going to forgive this solely because I couldn't help but recall a hilarious conversation I had years ago about how fighting is comparable to sex. I really want to think Batman was...um...early. Yeah, let's go with that. It's as they say, get two aggressive people in a fight, the match is gonna end short and sweet ;)