"Shadow of the Cat!": Batman attempts to arrest Selina Kyle on suspicion of robbing Riverside Museum's Egyptian urns, as the guard has been assaulted by a cat-clawed crook. But Selina knows she might die in prison from her disease, and, tos
- The Egyptian Cat-God Exhibition at the museum was stolen earlier tonight---the perfect sort of crime for the Catwoman!
- — Batman
Appearing in "Shadow of the Cat!"
- Lucius Fox
- Timothy Fox
- Caroline Crown (First appearance)
- Gwen (Mentioned only)
- Pinch (Single appearance)
- Catwoman's Whip
- Giant Penny (Cameo)
- Giant Joker Card (Cameo)
- Mechanical T-Rex (Cameo)
- Utility Belt
Synopsis for "Shadow of the Cat!"
Batman attempts to arrest Selina Kyle on suspicion of robbing Riverside Museum's Egyptian urns, as the guard has been assaulted by a cat-clawed crook. But Selina knows she might die in prison from her disease, and, tossing her pet cat at Batman, uses the diversion to escape.
The next morning, when Bruce Wayne steps into his office and meets his new secretary Caroline Crown, he is met by Catwoman, who asks his aid and denies that she pulled the museum robbery. Bruce asks her to turn herself in, but Catwoman can't allow that to happens and she sprays Bruce with catnip treated to produce a sneezing fit, and Bruce finds her gone when he recovers.
That night, Batman goes to the scene of the robbery and recovers a thread from the display case of the urns. The dust on the thread leads Batman to the Ajax Import and Export Warehouse, which locale Catwoman has already pried from a thug. The two meet and clash, but Catwoman accidentally trips off a poison-gas booby trap. Batman, donning a gas mask, takes them both to safety and they agree to stop fighting, but find themselves standing on a huge trap door which gives way to land them both on a web of adhesive-coated cables. Trapped, they finally meet the real museum thief-- Catman!
- This book was first published on February 14, 1980.
- This issue is reprinted in Tales of the Batman: Len Wein and Catwoman: A Celebration of 75 Years.
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