DC honors Catwoman actresses: Did you catch these easter eggs in the 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular?
Spoilers for 'Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular'
Over the course of her 80 years in print, Catwoman/Selina Kyle has been played a large number of actresses across all media. Now DC has honored a few of them through easter eggs sown into a story in the 'Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular'. In the landmark issue's final short story written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Cameron Stewart, we get easter eggs referencing a number of Catwoman actresses. Here's everyone that is included in the story: Julie Newmar (1960s 'Batman'), Anne Hathaway ('The Dark Knight Rises'), Zoë Kravitz (Matt Reeves's upcoming 'The Batman'), Halle Berry ('Catwoman'), Lee Meriwether ( 1966 'Batman' movie), Camren Bicondova ('Gotham'), Michelle Pfeiffer ('Batman Returns'), Eartha Kitt (final season of the '60s 'Batman' TV series), Adrienne Barbeau (the voice of Catwoman in 'Batman: The Animated Series').
Some of them are pretty obvious but a few are hidden away so here's where you can find each and every one of those easter eggs. The first one, Julie Newmar, is in the story's very first panel where the actor's name can be seen on a faded signboard. Next, on page 6, we get three in back to back panels, the name Hathaway on a billboard, Kravitz as the name of a delicatessen, and the name Berry on the side of a truck.
Page 7 brings in a lit sign for "Merriweather's", a slightly misspelled reference to Lee Meriwether. On page 8, we see a ship named Bicondova, and some crates marked "Pfeiffer." Once you get to Page 9, you can just about make out the name Kitt on a cab and you can see it clearer later on in page 10. Page 9 also reveals the name Barbeau on its last panel, completing this easter egg hunt. The story features Catwoman, Holly Robinson, and classic DC detective Slam Bradley as they go up against the Joker, unsuccessfully. The short tale is titled 'The Art of Picking a Lock' and that's basically what it's all about. But it's nice to see this story being used as a vehicle to pay homage to all these talented women who have brought Gotham's favorite antihero to life.
'Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular' was released on June 3.