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Thursday, May 30, 2013 

Catwoman becomes a New52 sacrifice

ComicBook.Com's revealed that Catwoman has been slain in the 4th issue of Justice League of America:
In the closing pages of Justice League Of America #4, Catwoman gets shot in the head at point-blank range. The bullet is shown leaving the gun, and blood is shown splattering out the other side of Catwoman’s head. Catwoman’s lifeless body is also shown on the ground with her lifeless eyes wide open and blood dripping from her head. As far as comic book deaths go, this is one of the most definitive ones that we’ve ever seen. Of course, there always seems to be a way in comic books to write someone back to life, but with this particular death, it’s going to be challenging at least to explain how Catwoman survives (if she does indeed survive).
It makes no difference whether she does or not. These deaths at the hands of supervillains (in this story it may be Professor Ivo) and such have become cliche long ago, no matter how reversible they are. A death that could have significance would be one from natural causes and auto accidents. That both DC and Marvel continue to focus almost entirely on publicity stunt tactics like the above is all we need to know that they uninterested in serious drama. No doubt, that was exactly why Bob Harras reversed May Parker's convincing death from natural causes barely 4 years after it took place in Spider-Man when he was EIC at Marvel.

If Catwoman isn't considered a team player, what was the whole point of putting her on a super-team to start with? All Geoff Johns, as writer of this series, has done, is prove his capability of resorting to desperate stunts for sales spike's sake.

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