Catwoman: Crooked Little Town

Catwoman 5

Cover Date: May 2002
Subtitle: Trickle Down Theory
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Brad Rader, Cameron Stewart
Storyline: Holly let Selina in on a tip she'd received - a local man (Dexter Garcia) was sending kids to South America, filling them full of dope, and sending them back to the States. While investigating, Catwoman bumped into Slam Bradley. Hoping to put a stop to the operation, Catwoman "persuaded" the front man to stop and squeal on his boss (Xavier Dylan). Garcia killed Dylan's driver and bodyguard, then kidnapped him. Police found them, but they were on Dylan's payroll and took care of Garcia.


Catwoman 6

Cover Date: June 2002
Subtitle: Disguises part 1
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Brad Rader, Cameron Stewart
Storyline: Holly went out on assignment looking for heroin. She struggled juggling her secret "job" and her friend, Karon. She believed the dealer she was after was actually a cop. She followed him and watched as he was shot by other officers. Holly was shot escaping.


Catwoman 7

Cover Date: July 2002
Subtitle: Disguises part 2
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Brad Rader, Cameron Stewart, Rick Burchett
Storyline: Catwoman arrived before Holly could be finished off by her pursuers. She took down the cops and got her friend to Dr. Thompkins. Detective Allen was assigned to the case - it was the third undercover officer that had been killed in recent months. Selina went to Slam Bradley, who took her to meet a cop named Farrucci. He knew about dirty cops, but didn't want to help. A police sketch of Holly, wanted for murder of the undercover officer, was released to television news.


Catwoman 8

Cover Date: August 2002
Subtitle: Disguises part 3
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Brad Rader, Rick Burchett
Storyline: Catwoman went to one of her former fences looking for leads on the dirty cops and got what she needed. She planted explosives on a police van which was carrying 200lbs of pure dope. Bradley set it off when it was being traded. Catwoman stole their return loot.


Catwoman 9

Cover Date: September 2002
Subtitle: Disguises part 4
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Brad Rader, Rick Burchett
Storyline: Farrucci told Allen about the blown up van with the drugs. Catwoman hit Allen up for a deal - the dirty cops for Holly being cleared. Catwoman got in touch with the true owner of the jewels she'd stolen in the explosion. Allen and Catwoman set up a sting. McNalty (one of the dirty cops) and his gang went for the bait - Slam Bradley. Allen and Catwoman took them down on tape.


Catwoman 10

Cover Date: October 2002
Subtitle: Joy Ride
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Artists(s): Brad Rader, Rick Burchett
Storyline: Selina visited Bruce Wayne at Wayne Manor to ask him for a favor in getting something built on the East End. After their meeting, she attended an appeal trial for a childhood friend. Her sentence was not overturned and she was to be lethally injected. Catwoman broke her free in transport - authorities believed she was killed in the crash.