03/27/2005: Thought for the Day:
The Catwoman (then called simply "The Cat", as in "cat burglar") debuted in the first issue of Batman, dated Spring, 1940, in a story written and drawn by Batman's own creators, Bill Finger and Bob Kane. She wasn't a costumed criminal, like so many villains Batman has fought, but merely a sexy jewel thief. She made an attempt to talk Batman into abandoning law enforcement in favor of partnering up with her, but of course he didn't. He did, however, make a couple of errors in bringing her to justice, which seemed inexplicable to Robin (who hadn't hit puberty yet), and which resulted in her escape.
--Don Markstein [toonopedia.com entry on "Catwoman"]
Len on 03.27.05 @ 08:38 AM CST