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Are Catwoman And Red Hood Hooking Up In Gotham War? (Spoilers)

The Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War Prelude is meant to be in comic book stores for Batman Day, Saturday the 16th of September....

Now, I don't know how to look at this. You be the judge. You tell me. But the Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War Prelude, which is meant to be in comic book stores for Batman Day, Saturday the 16th of September, actually came to US comic book stores about ten days ago. And many have been giving them away or selling them on eBay. Here's one store that sold all twenty-five that way. The Prelude sets up Gotham War, and runs some previous pages that set up Gotham War with Zur-En-Arr sparring. But also sets up what we saw in an earlier issue of Batman, that The Riddler is going to aid Batman, it seems, or at least go against the other Batman villains who are teaming up against the new Catwoman status quo of the Gotham War…

Are Catwoman And Red Hood Hooking Up In Gotham, War? (Spoilers)
Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War Prelude

But Catwoman's plans depends on her allies and while she has most of the Batman crew on her side, save for Damian Wayne – and Batman himself, of course, Red Hood seemed keener than anyone else to join her side, and the earlier issue certainly seemed to show him under her heel…

The Nature Of Batman And Catwoman's Gotham War, Revealed (Spoilers)
Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War: Battle Lines

And there was this preview image as well…

Gotham Gossip: What Is Batman Thinking In Gotham War?

And now Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War Prelude suggests something more may be up there…

Are Catwoman And Red Hood Hooking Up In Gotham, War? (Spoilers)
Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War Prelude

Unless I am reading far more into it than is actually there, I suppose. I mean this sort of thing worked out last time, right? Right? At least Jason Todd is not trying it on with Barbara Gordon any more. But how will readers – and Batman – react to Selina Kyle and Jason Todd getting together??

(W) Chip Zdarsky, Tini Howard (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Jorge Jimenez
The Gotham War is set to fracture the Bat-Family this fall, as Batman and Catwoman find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict more than a year in the making! Prepare for war with this Special Edition comic book available on Batman Day 2023, featuring a 10-page original prelude story and preview pages from Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War: Battle Lines #1, which sets the stage for a fateful fight for Gotham City's future! In-Store Date: 9/5/2023

(W) Chip Zdarsky, Tini Howard (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto (CA) Jorge Jimenez
THE BAT/CAT WAR STARTS HERE! Crime is down in Gotham City… Could that be a bad thing? A coordinated effort in Gotham has led to a reduction in violent crime, but at what cost? Villains scatter as their lives begin to crumble under a new regime. And as Batman recovers from his epic battle through the Multiverse and the horrors of Knight Terrors, one name runs through his mind. One name at the heart of this new, safer Gotham…Catwoman. A conflict that's been brewing for well over a year finally hits the streets, and it will fracture the Bat-Family as war erupts! From bestselling writers Chip Zdarsky and Tini Howard and artists Mike Hawthorne and Adriano Di Benedetto comes the opening shot in the Gotham War! Retail: $5.99 In-Store Date: 08/29/2023

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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