Batman & Catwoman’s Endgame Future Includes an Elegant New Look for Selina Kyle
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Batman & Catwoman’s Endgame Future Includes an Elegant New Look for Selina Kyle

Warning! Contains spoilers for Batman #143!




  • Catwoman is Batman’s true love in Gotham’s dark future, confirming their endgame romance.
  • The Joker unleashes a virus, turning most of the Bat-Family into joker-ized zombies in Batman #143, which is when Batman reunited with Catwoman.
  • Their relationship is different from Batman’s other love interests, and Selina is the only one that truly understands him.

One look into Gotham’s dark future reveals not only a brand-new look for Catwoman, but also that she’s Batman’s one true love — and always will be. After the world is brought back from the brink of destruction, Selina Kyle is the one that Batman gets to go home too.

In the dark future of Gotham City, the Joker unleashes a laughing virus that destroys the world. This results in most of the Bat-Family turning into joker-ized zombies. As Batman desperately tries to find a cure, he discovers his family has been contained by Catwoman, with whom he reunites in Batman #143 by Chip Zdarsky, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Andrea Sorrentino.

Comic book panel: a future version of Batman and Catwoman share a kiss.

This scene, set years in the future of DC’s current continuity, confirms that Batman and Catwoman are the official endgame romance in Gotham, as they reunite with an emotional kiss. The scene also gives readers a glimpse of Catwoman’s future look, and it comes as no surprise that Selina wears her age well: she sports a version of her classic catsuit but with a silver bob-like hairstyle, her cat ears peaking through the waves.


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Catwoman Has Always Batman’s One True Love, DC Confirms

Comic book panel: a future version of Catwoman with silver hair looks over her shoulder.

Catwoman started out as just another villain for Batman: someone who could outrun and outsmart him without being specifically deadly, like the Joker or Scarecrow. In the end, her relationship with Batman bloomed into something more than just enemies. Selina was always flirty with the Dark Knight, but somewhere along the line it changed from being a ploy to distract him into genuine feelings. Likewise, since Selina never crossed any serious lines for Bruce, he was able to eventually open up to her, even sharing his secret identity.

The three-part “Joker: Year One” arc — which includes this dark look into Gotham’s future — begins in

Batman and Catwoman’s relationship has been complicated over the years. The two almost got married, until she left him at the altar — which is to say nothing over their war over the future of Gotham City in The Gotham War crossover event. Despite this, they always seem to find their way back to one another. No matter what universe they’re in, they tend to end up together. The original version of Batman from a previous continuity found his happy ending with Catwoman and retired to marry her. The current Batman has even admitted being with her would make him happy.

Batman and Catwoman Are Endgame Even in This Bleak Future

Comic book panels: Batman and Catwoman communicate using sign language.

This relationship is far different from his interactions with other love interests, like Talia al Ghul. But the only woman Batman has consistently ended up with, no matter how dark the universe is, is always Catwoman. Selina is the only one that has been able to understand the trauma Bruce has gone through on a personal level. This is one of the reasons why they’re so inseparable; not even a literal apocalypse can come between them. While fans will always have preferred pairings for Bruce, it seems that DC believes Batman and Catwoman will always be endgame.

Batman #143 is on sale now from DC Comics!

BATMAN #143 (2024)

Batman 143 Main Cover: the Joker looking scared as Batman attacks him.

  • Writer: Chip Zdarsky
  • Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Sorrentino
  • Inkers: Andrea Sorrentino and Stefano Nesi
  • Colorist: Alejandro Sanchez and Dave Stewart
  • Letterer: Clayton Cowles
  • Cover Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi, and Tomeu Morey

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