It was in October’s Batman #32 that Catwoman responded in the affirmative to Batman’s unprecedented marriage proposal, and already, the pair’s relationship has been put through the wringer; including a tease of Batman hooking up with Wonder Woman while on an alien world. Thankfully that did not happen and the wedding is going ahead as planned, as much as fans hope can keep it going in a world where no one character is allowed to be happy, especially Batman.
DC Comics has also revealed some of the unused preliminary designs, drawn by artist Joelle Jones. The image features five gorgeous gowns, with the second-to-last being the one that appears on the final cover. Then, beneath those designs, Jones toys around with several different hairstyles, each presented from a slightly different perspective.
Batman writer Tom King has revealed the veil that Catwoman will wear during her wedding to Bruce Wayne in Batman #44. On Twitter, King shared the dress and veil designs by Joelle Jones, who will provide art for the Catwoman side of the story. Per Jones’ concepts, Catwoman will wear a birdcage veil, accompanied by a diamond-studded headband with cat ears. She can also be seen clutching this headband behind her back in the cover of the issue.
The Bat and the Cat are set to tie the knot this summer, and DC Comics has revealed what wedding dress Catwoman will be wearing for the special occasion on a Joelle Jones illustrated cover for Batman #44. Another cover by Mikel Janin features Bruce Wayne decked out in his wedding day suit as well. In a story titled “Something Blue” in April’s Batman #44, Jones and Janin will split the art duties, with Jones illustrating the Catwoman portion of the story, and Janin the Batman side.
However, before Gotham City’s costumed power couple makes things official, Batman’s main nemesis, The Joker, will learn about the pair’s planned nuptials. A story in the DC Nation one-shot, written by Tom King and illustrated by Clay Mann, will reveal what happens when the Clown Prince of Crime learns the Dark Knight and the DCU’s most skilled cat burglar are set to be married. So as per comics law, there’s still a chance that something is going to happen to cause the wedding to be called off before it happens, after it happens or sometime in between.
Personally, this is something I would hate to see as it stops character growth and keeps long term status quo that does nothing but stagnate the comic world… Remember One More Day/Brand New Day and how dissolving Peter Parker’s marriage to Mary Jane has done NOTHING for either character since it happened? Well we don’t want that to happen to Bruce and Salina do we? Come on DC, do what Marvel won’t!
Batman #44, by Tom King, Mikel Janin and Joelle Jones, goes on sale April 4, DC Nation #0 is scheduled for release on May 2, and Batman #50 hits stands July 4.