Cattitude by Chris Dee
"Selina had no 'origin' in the sense of one defining moment that
made her Catwoman... but she hadn't sprung out of the sidewalk at age 23
wearing a catsuit."
The series always implied Selina had a privileged childhood, and I never
understood how such a blatant thief could possibly be from the upper class. And
now I read this. It just all comes together in such a beautiful way, and I
see that it's not only right, it's the explanation of why Cat-Tales succeeds
where so many Batman efforts fail. It's truly the way Chris Dee understands
the characters that makes the series so special.
Finally a Catwoman origin that makes sense. Cattitude demonstrates the
one aspect of Selina Kyle's past that all the comics and movies get wrong. Like Bruce, she comes from money. She lost her family, she lost the wealth. Her life since then has been leading either through choice or chance, toward
reaquiring wealth. maybe it's because she thought, subconciously, in a way
she didnt even realise till she started thinking back, that maybe if she got
that one more trinket... The love and security she'd known would return.
"If I had to choose just one story I'd say Catitude because its the best
written Catwoman origin story I've ever read."