Selina Kyle answers reader questions.
What is it like to be in
that suit and out at night? Is it fun?
You used the magic
One thing about my
suit that is great fun is the ability to do something real cats do all the time.
If you have a cat, you probably know the trick. They’re nowhere around, and
suddenly without making a sound, they’re right in front of you demanding
attention. You can’t miss them. One moment silent and invisible, and the next:
CAT! They can be gone again in a second if they wish, too.
One way my costume
lets me pull off this trick is simply being purple. Unless you actually live in
a city like Gotham, you probably don’t realize how bright the sky really is.
Light from cars and street lights, from advertisements and in people’s homes. If
I wore black like you see burglars do in cartoons and movies, I would stick out
like a sore thumb. You would see a Catwoman-shaped silhouette moving clearly
along the skyline. By using a color like purple that mixes red and blue, and
breaking it up with the black of my gloves and boots, I find I am very well
camouflaged. But then, if I spot someone I want to make an impression on—someone
like, say, Batman—all I have to do is get close enough so I stand out from the
background, and I make a very dramatic impression. Meow!
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As for going out at
night, Gotham is one of those places that becomes alive with possibilities when
the sun goes down. Imagine a room with a big two-way mirror making up an entire
wall from floor to ceiling. When the room is brightly lit, all you see is
mirror: your own reflection and the reflection of what’s around you. Nice but no
surprises, right? But if you dim the lights in the room, the darker it gets, the
more you’ll see of the space beyond. Is it another room? Are there people there?
Doors to more rooms beyond?
In Gotham, the
familiar and predictable give way to the excitement of limitless possibilities
after dark. It can be dangerous and frightening at times, like any good story
has its dark and scary parts. It’s no place for kittens, and it’s no place to go
without my claws and the other protection my suit provides.
Thanks for reading