How Catwoman Creates Batman's New Reality In 2021 (Spoilers)

Bleeding Cool mentioned this was coming, and today's Catwoman #25 certainly confirms… some of it. But maybe not all. Maybe you have to read between the lines. We see the run-up in today's Batman #99, with Catwoman, The Penguin and The Riddler going to get their money – and Bruce Wayne's money – back from The Underbroker. Say, can anyone create a James Tynion IV character-naming programme?

Catwoman Creates Batman's New Reality In 2021

Because that, apparently, is where the Joker bis keeping his one hundred beeeeellion dollars. So the gruesome threesome do their thing intoday's  Catwoman #25, and get into the system.

Catwoman Creates Batman's New Reality In 2021

Only for a double-cross from Catwoman. As the Bat's beau you might have thought the others could have seen this coming, but she probably just double crossed them before they could do it to her.

Catwoman Creates Batman's New Reality In 2021

And Catwoman doesn't get the money at all. Remember that panel in Batgirl #48? Selina Kyle appearing to be driving Luke Fox as a chauffeur?

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We get the full version of what happened next.

Catwoman Creates Batman's New Reality In 2021

The money has gone to Lucius Fox, that covers the stolen 100 billion dollars from the Wayne Foundation (you'd have thought someone would have picked up on those transactions one way or another) and the Penguin and Riddler millions too.

Catwoman Creates Batman's New Reality In 2021

But this comic book seems to suggest that the Foxes will be giving the Wayne money back to the Wayne Foundation. But from where it looks, that won't be happening. Instead, the paradigm of the Batman world will be changed. Bruce won't get the money back. It will be in the hands of Lucius and Luke Fox. And Batman's superpower will now have to be something other than rich…

CATWOMAN #25
DC COMICS
JUL200420
A tie-in to "The Joker War"! Catwoman returns to Gotham City to get even with the people who stole her plans and used them against Batman…and if you're the Riddler or the Penguin, you better watch your back, because Catwoman is coming to claim what she deserves…and that's everything! Plus, two bonus tales: One a story about Catwoman going back to her home turf of Alleytown to start her empire, and another about a cat trying to intervene in a conflict of cat versus woman!In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $5.99

About 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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