Catwoman #[nn] - The Dark End of the Street
([October] 2002)

DC, 2002 Series
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Price
12.95 USD; 21.95 CAD
Pages
140
On-sale Date
2002-08-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
978-1-56389-908-9; 1-56389-908-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941234755 00111
Editing
Matt Idelson (original series); Nick Napolitano (collected edition)

Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street (Table of Contents)

Catwoman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Colors
Darwyn Cooke
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street (Table of Contents: 1)

Catwoman / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Catwoman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

DC production credits and indicia

Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street (Table of Contents: 3)

Catwoman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Darwyn Cooke
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Trail of the Catwoman Part 1 (Table of Contents: 4)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited); Cameron Stewart (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Sean Konot (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm back in Gotham for two weeks, and it already feels like I'm home again...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Mayor Daniel Dickerson; Leonard "Swifty" Burgess
Synopsis
Slam Bradley is hired by the Mayor to verify the death of Catwoman, or find her if she is alive.
Reprints
Keywords
Bradley Investigations; Gotham City; Swifty's Pawn Shop

Indexer Notes

This story follows the events of Catwoman (DC, 1993 series) #96, the last issue of that series, where Catwoman is believed to have died.

This story leads into Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (DC, 2002 series) and Catwoman (DC, 2002 series) #1.

Trail of the Catwoman Part 2 (Table of Contents: 5)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Sean Konot (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Private eyes have bad reps as creeps who'll dig up any kind of dirt for a paycheck.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Detective Cooper; Spender; Gino; Selina Kyle (cameo; photo); Bruce Wayne (cameo; photo)
Synopsis
The mob wants Slam to verify the death of Selina Kyle.
Reprints
Keywords
cemetery; coffin; graveyard; police bar; The Thin Blue Line

Trail of the Catwoman Part 3 (Table of Contents: 6)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Sean Konot (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Actual private eye work, much like real police work, depends a lot on luck.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Gino; Selina Kyle (in flashbacks, and last page cameo)
Synopsis
Batman suggests that Slam back off of the case.
Reprints
Keywords
Bradley Investigations; Gotham City; Wayne Enterprises

Trail of the Catwoman Part 4 (Table of Contents: 7)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Sean Konot (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've encountered a lot of bizarre stuff in my years as a P.I.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Selina Kyle [Catwoman]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mayor Daniel Dickerson; Gino
Synopsis
Selina Kyle visits Slam.
Reprints
Keywords
Bradley Investigations; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

This story takes place during the events of Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (DC, 2002 series), both of which precede Catwoman (DC, 2002 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Catwoman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited) (signed as Darwyn)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited) (signed as Darwyn)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Anodyne Part 1 (Table of Contents: 9)

Catwoman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Sean Konot

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Old Gotham, the East End, far too late...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Clayface [Todd Russell] (as "Brian")(intro); Lisa; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Dr. Leslie Thompkins; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Holly Robinson
Synopsis
On Gotham's East End, a man picks up a sex worker, but then kills her when she is upset by his face.

Selina Kyle, recently returned to Gotham, tries to decide what she's doing with her life. She is reunited with her old friend Holly, who she feels protective of. Holly lets her know that several sex workers have been killed over the past few weeks.
Reprints
Keywords
Dr. Thompkins East Side Clinic; East End; Gotham City; sex worker

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the seventh Clayface, seen only in shadow and identified only as "Brian".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Catwoman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited) (signed as Darwyn)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited) (signed as Darwyn)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Anodyne Part 2 (Table of Contents: 11)

Catwoman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Sean Konot (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looking for a date, mister?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mindy; Clayface [Todd Russell] (as "Greg"); Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Holly Robinson
Synopsis
On Gotham's East End, "Greg", whose face we still can't see, picks up another sex worker, Mindy. She reacts badly to seeing his face, and he kills her. Selina, after talking to Holly, has decided to become the protector of the East End. She beaks into the GCPD and makes copies of the police reports on the dead sex workers. A man coming into an alley finds "Greg", covered in blood, sitting in a car with Mindy's corpse and yells for help. Selina arrives to find the car, the corpse, and "Greg's" bloody clothing, abandoned. She hides when the cops come and listens to the witness' story.
Reprints
Keywords
cops; East End; GCPD; Gotham City; Gotham City Police Department; morgue; police officers; sex workers

Indexer Notes

Greg" is implied to be "Brian" from the previous issue, but is not yet revealed as a shape changer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Catwoman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited) (signed as Darwyn)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited) (signed as Darwyn)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Anodyne Part 3 (Table of Contents: 13)

Catwoman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Sean Konot (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doctor Thompkins, I think I need more anasettic...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Leslie Thompkins; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Jerry; Chris; Holly Robinson; "Honest" Jay Little; Clayface [Todd Russell]
Synopsis
Selina tracks the car plates to a used car dealer who gives her a physical description of the suspect. She goes undercover, posing as a sex worker at an East End bar. She encounters him without realizing it, scaring him off, then realizes it was him and he can change his face. She searches the area for him. "Todd" picks up another sex worker instead and takes her back to his place. He starts to lose control of the shape of his face and the woman runs out, panicking. As he starts to pursue, Selina arrives.
Reprints
Keywords
bar; cops; Dave's All Nighter; Dr. Thompkins East Side Clinic; East End; forensics; Gotham City; Honest Jay Little's Used Cars; operating theater; police; sex workers; warehouse

Indexer Notes

The suspect from the previous issues is here revealed to be a man who looks like Todd Russell, "the actor", but doesn't sound like the actor. We then learn he can change his face, quickly and easily.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Catwoman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited) (signed as Darwyn)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (credited) (signed as Darwyn)
Colors
Darwyn Cooke

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]
Reprints

Anodyne Part 4 (Table of Contents: 15)

Catwoman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker (credited)
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (credited)
Inks
Mike Allred (credited as Michael Allred)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Sean Konot (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sometimes you just get lucky.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Holly Robinson; Dr. Leslie Thompkins; Clayface [Todd Russell]
Synopsis
Selina confronts the new Clayface, learning he's an amnesiac shapechanger who doesn't know his real name or how he got his powers. He thinks he was a soldier who was experimented on. He has been killing sex workers unintentionally, panicking when his shape changing slips and the women freak out. He freaks out in turn when Selina offers to help him. She defeats him and calls Batman to help with the cleanup.
Reprints
Keywords
Dr. Thompkins East Side Clinic; East End; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

"Todd Russell" is finally revealed to have Clayface-like abilities, though he is not given a definitive name here. He is identified as Clayface and Todd Russell in issue #44.

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Catwoman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street
    Catwoman
  2. 1. Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street
    Catwoman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Catwoman
  4. 3. Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street
    Catwoman
  5. 4. Trail of the Catwoman Part 1
    Slam Bradley
  6. 5. Trail of the Catwoman Part 2
    Slam Bradley
  7. 6. Trail of the Catwoman Part 3
    Slam Bradley
  8. 7. Trail of the Catwoman Part 4
    Slam Bradley
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Catwoman
  10. 9. Anodyne Part 1
    Catwoman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Catwoman
  12. 11. Anodyne Part 2
    Catwoman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Catwoman
  14. 13. Anodyne Part 3
    Catwoman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Catwoman
  16. 15. Anodyne Part 4
    Catwoman
  17. 16. Batman The Quest for Justice Continues in These Books From DC:
  18. 17. This Kitten Definitely Has Nine Lives
    Catwoman
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