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Catman was recruited into the Secret Six after being abducted with five other super-villains. This team was assembled by Riddler using the alias "Mockingbird".
Years later, Catman fought Plastic Man with his Secret Six teammates Jeanette and Rag Doll. Soon after, he was seen partying with several other super-villains on Zandia. He then briefly battled Robin and Superboy.
Annoyed with constantly being compared to Catwoman, Catman sought out psychiatric help from Harley Quinn. She convinced him to stop comparing himself to her and start being the best version of himself.
Catman, along with Icicle, Multiplex, and Rampage, took over the Mathali Island on the Arabian Sea. The island's Special Crimes Task Force demanded the quartet surrender, as foreign super-villains were not tolerated on their soil. Multiplex duplicated himself and left the penthouse to get rid of the police, but was stopped by Green Lantern and The Flash. Wonder Woman and Superman soon appeared as well. While Rampage and Icicle fought the pair, Catman swiftly escaped until he was ambushed by Batman. The four villains were defeated and placed in a police van. As Catman lamented over their plan, Multiplex pointed out that one of his duplicates was outside the van waiting to free them.
Powers and Abilities
- Enhanced Sense of Smell
- Resurrection: As they say about cats, Blake has (or had) nine lives; every time he dies he can return to life as long as he has lives counting.
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Cat Mask
- Catman was created by Bill Finger and Jim Mooney, first appearing in Detective Comics #311. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Catman first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Secret Six (Volume 4) #1 by Gail Simone and Ken Lashley.
- As Gail Simone had promised, Blake's bisexuality was confirmed in the New 52 reboot when he is seen flirting with both a man and a woman.
- Blake is the donor for the child of Knockout, Scandal Savage, and Liana, which is being carried to term by Liana. The three decided to ask Blake out of deep respect, with Scandal stating that there is no one they'd want more as the father; Blake considers the offer an honor.
- 31 Appearances of Thomas Blake (Prime Earth)
- 11 Images featuring Thomas Blake (Prime Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Thomas Blake (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Thomas Blake (Prime Earth)