Catwoman #51: Sexiest Comic Book Cover Ever?

Although this post isn't directly film-related, I always felt this cover would make a fantastic poster for a future Catwoman movie. This is how I picture Selina Kyle appearing if she ever makes it to the big screen again. 

 Catwoman # 51 (pub. March 2006) is graced with one of the sexiest covers of any comic book in the last several years. It depicts a grim, but fearless, Selina Kyle posing for a Gotham Police mugshot, and it's drawn and inked by Adam Hughes, who is well-known for his gorgeous renditions of female superheroes. Besides being a classic cover, I wanted to post this because the costume Kyle is wearing closely resembles the one that Rachel Weisz wears in a photo I posted a few weeks ago. I wonder if it's a coincidence? Anyway, if Catwoman ever makes an appearance in another superhero movie, the filmmakers would be wise to use this portrait as a model.
If you're interested in a review of the comic, you can check out Hero Spy. 
An interesting bit of trivia about this cover: The numbers that Catwoman is holding appeared several times in the TV series Lost.
Apparently, this cover also inspires many fans to try to recreate it. Here are two examples that can be found on Deviant Art


  1. I note the height of Catwoman in #51 is shown as 71 inches (5'11"). Don't know enough of the backstory to know whether that's the character's stature, but I do know that's roughly the real-life height of Julie Newmar, the definitive TV Catwoman. (Or at least it was; Julie's now in her mid-seventies, and while she still looks beautiful, age -- and gravity -- may have cost her an inch or two.)

  2. Hey there- thanks for the comment. Wish I was knowledgable enough to say whether or not Hughes modeled his Selina after Newmar. Maybe someone else will know and post it here. Hope you visit again.

  3. Thanks for the invite, and I'll try to drop by fairly often. I also invite you to visit my site, "Carole & Co.", which deals with classic Hollywood in general and Carole Lombard (my all-time favorite actress) in particular. See us at

    P.S. Lombard is one of Julie Newmar's favorites, too!

  4. Will def check out your site. One of my fav things about this blog is learning about what others are interested in. Glad to meet ya!


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