Cover of Cat-Tales: PussywhippedPussywhipped

Pussywhipped is not hugely important to the Batman/Catwoman relationship, but it is hugely important to the Cat-Tales storyverse and the character of Selina Kyle.

Selina had never been born poor or raised uneducated and without resources until Frank Miller gave her such an origin, stripping her dignity, denying her any personal resourcefulness other than selling her body.

Her only detailed origin prior to Year One, she had been married to a wealthy man. She was Bruce Wayne's equal. True fans of the character and particularly of the Bat/Cat relationship wish to see that status restored. That is the norm, and it is appalling when ignorant fans describe aspects of her true origin, like going to college, as absurd because that is not available to "people like Selina." Selina never was the street trash they consider to be "people like Selina" and we long to see the real Selina restored.

The men of DC Comics are determined to keep her poor and inferior. It is very important to them, and one of the most disturbing aspect of the movies and games put out by the official franchise is that they allowed the gutter trash origin to stand. Pussywhipped is Cat-Tales attack on the men creating and sustaining these ideas.

Like all Cat-Tales, Pussywhipped can be read online on the Cat-Tales website or mobile mirror, and can be downloaded as an ebook or pdf, which is sized for printing at Cafe Press. It is collected in Cat-Tales Book 2.