Last week, I discussed the earliest adventures of Catwoman, aka The Cat. Today I shall continue my celebration of Catwoman’s 75th Anniversary with an examination of Alan Brennert and Joe Staton’s classic revisiting of Selina’s Golden Age days.
In 1983 Alan Brennert wrote “The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne” for The Brave and The Bold #197. Brennert is mainly a television writer, who wrote a handful of comics, most prominently some Batman tales. One of these “To Kill a Legend” from Detective Comics #500, is a classic which deserves an article of its own sometime (the ending is a compelling statement on the nature of Bruce Wayne and the role of fate in his life). “Autobiography” revisits the past, presenting itself as “a very special tale of The Golden Age Batman.” The narrative conceit is that an older, retired Batman is writing his memoirs. “The Autobiography” centers on a specific incident, a late career adventure with the Catwoman.
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