Jim Lee Catwoman art  - Batman and Robin All Star issue 8

Catwoman by Jim Lee, from Batman and Robin "All Stars"

"What a creep! I don't think I like this guy at all!"

Joker, Scarecrow and Catwoman get together briefly in the Frank Miller / Jim Lee Batman and Robin The Boy Wonder "All Stars" DC Comics issue #8, and Green Lantern and Batman have a less than cordial introduction.

Jim Lee is perfectly suited for most of this, and Catwoman back in a purple outfit is retro and pure superhero. The issue itself starts off with a brutal Joker murder, which is the usual tactic of the DC Comics writers anymore, insisting we take the "Clown Prince O' Crime" seriously by demonstrating his bonifides with cruelty and murder.

I guess Frank Miller started this trend, connecting the Bob Kane/Bill Finger/Jerrry Robinson version of the Joker to his own version back in the 1980s DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Batman revival book. It leapfrogged decades of goofy, non-threatening Joker behavior (though there are exceptions), landing him into a psycho-ward of mental issues, 20th-century style. The Nolan Batman DARK KNIGHT movie obviously picked over this and found plenty to run with.

Jim Lee Links:

Jim Lee

Jim Lee 2009 Google Logo

Superman Unchained Covers by Jim Lee

Justice League of America #9, July 2012, Batman and Superman

Justice League of America #11, Sep 2012, Cover by Jim Lee

Justice League of America #11, Sep 2012, Wonder Woman page

Superman #213, March 2005, Page

Superman #213, March 2005, Cover Art

Just Imagine Wonder Woman, 2001 - Page 2

Just Imagine Wonder Woman, 2001 - Page

Trinity #13, August 27, 2008, Superwoman

Trinity #16, Sept 17 2008, Wonder Woman Cover

Trinity #32, Jan 7, 2009, Jim Lee Batman Cover

All Star Batman and Robin - Jim Lee/Frank Miller

All Star Batman and Robin #4, March 2007, Cover by Jim Lee

All Star Batman and Robin #4, March 2007, Dick Grayson's diet of rats

All Star Batman and Robin #5, July 2007, Cover

All Star Batman and Robin #5, July 2007, Wonder Woman

All Star Batman and Robin #5, July 2007, Superman, Wonder Woman and Plastic Man

All Star Batman and Robin #5, July 2007, Wonder Woman "Kowtowing to these apes?"

All Star Batman and Robin #6, Sep 2007, Jim Lee Cover (Batgirl & Black Canary)

All Star Batman and Robin #6, Sep 2007, Batgirl "Mischief"

All Star Batman and Robin #6, Sep 2007, Batgirl Mob Scene

All Star Batman and Robin #8, Sep 2007, Jim Lee art - Catwoman

All Star Batman and Robin #9, April 2008, Jim Lee Cover

All Star Batman and Robin #9, April 2008, Green Lantern "Frank Miller style"

All Star Batman and Robin #10, Aug 2008, Batgirl


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