Real Name: Thomas Reese Blake
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A highly skilled combattant with knives.
have a great agility and stealth because his time with the pride of lions.
The best tracker of the world.
Nine lives and Catman become a joke in all of them becoming an overweight and pathetic villain
Tom Blake lived with a lion pride in the wild to rediscover himself after understood that he had hit the bottom while an enemy told that he didn‘t worth killing.
He used this time in Africa to lose weight and regain his sense of self-worth and fighting skills. This 'perfect existence' would be shattered by the arrival of the Secret Society of Super-Villains,
Now more deadly and resourceful, Catman has become one of the world's finest trackers
Portrayed as a cunning warrior with a sense of honor and a habit of walking around bare-chested, the character is now a potent anti-heroic character (though far from unflappable). His time in Africa seems to have helped him regain his physical abilities allowing him to fight the formidable super-ape Mallah to a standstill and blind Captain Nazi. He is different from most other villains in the sense that he has noble and heroic qualities (Cheshire notes that Blake behaves more like a hero than a villain), yet he sees heroes such as the Justice League as being arrogant and abusive of their power, as seen when he confronts Green Arrow about the Doctor Light incident. It seems he would rather be associated with people such as Deadshot who at least recognize their moral failings than a group of 'holier-than-thou' heroes. It has been revealed that during his time with the society he impregnated Cheshire and that the two now have a son, Thomas jr.
First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #311
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35mm Special Issue (2011)
#28 Action Comics (1938)
- 'Beyond The Black Stump'
HC Batman (1940)
- 'Superman: The Black Ring, Volume 2'HC
- 'Superman: The Black Ring, Volume 1'TPB
- 'Superman: The Black Ring, Volume 2'TPB
- 'Superman: The Black Ring, Volume 1'#842
- 'Action & Reaction'#895#896
#322 Batman (1990)
- 'Chaos - - Coming And Going!'#323
- 'Shadow Of The Cat!'#324
- 'The Cat Who Would Be King!'#371
- 'Nine Cradles Of Death'#400
- 'Resurrection Night!'
#7#8#9 Batman [GER] (2007)
- 'Mroczny rycerz mrocznego miasta'
#15 Batman Confidential (2007)
- 'Absolute Furcht / Ganovenehre'
TPB vol. 04 Batman: Blackgate - Isle of Men (1998)
- 'The Cat and the Bat'#21
- 'The Cat and the Bat, Conclusion'
#1 Batman: Cataclysm (1999)
- 'Cataclysm, Part Eight: Isle of Men'
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
#46 Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992)
- 'Heat, Part 1'#47
- 'Heat, Part 2'#48
- 'Heat, Part 3'#49
- 'Heat, Part 4'
#7 Batman: Streets Of Gotham (2009)
- 'The Misfits, Part 1'#8
- 'The Misfits, Part 2'#9
- 'The Misfits, Part 3'#43
- 'Ratcatcher: The Secret of the Universe, Part One'#44
- 'Cat-Man: The Secret of the Universe Part Three'
Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2005)
Batman: The Strange Deaths Of Batman (2009)
TPB Birds of Prey (1999)
- 'Batman: The Strange Deaths Of Batman'
TPB vol. 09 Birds of Prey (2010)
- 'Dead Of Winter'#104
- 'Whitewater, Part One: Crystal Ascension'#105
- 'Whitewater, Part Two: Permafrost'#106
- 'Whitewater, Part Three: Storm Front'#107
- 'Whitewater, Part Four: A Heart Encased In Glass'#108
- 'Whitewater, Epilogue: Swan Song'
HC vol. 02 Catwoman (1993)
- 'The Death of Oracle'TPB vol. 02
- 'The Death of Oracle'#11
- 'Which Reason Knows Not Of'#13
- 'No Sentence Shall Be Commuted'
#26 Countdown (2007)
- 'Rats: The Secret of the Universe, Part Two'
#34 Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
- 'Searching For Answers'
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
TPB Detective Comics (1937)
- 'DC Universe: Origins'
#311#318 Doom Patrol (2009)
- 'The Cat-Man Strikes Back'#325
- 'The Strange Lives Of The Cat-Man!'#509
- 'Nine Lives Has The Cat...'#526
- 'All My Enemies Against Me!'#538
- 'Clothes Make The Cat(man)'#566
- 'Know Your Foes'#612
- 'Honor Among Thieves'
#19 Flashpoint: Grodd of War (2011)
- 'Suicide Roulette, Part Two: Ring-A-Ding Doom!'
Freedom Fighters (1976)
#10 Green Arrow (2001)
- 'Murder in Miniature'
#16 Green Lantern 80-Page Giant (1998)
- 'The Archer's Quest, Part 1: Photograph'#17
- 'The Archer's Quest, Part 2: The Grays of Shade'#20
- 'The Archer's Quest, Part 5: Kryptonite'
#1 JSA (1999)
- 'A Celebration of the Heroic Legacy'
Red Robin (2009)
#19 Salvation Run (2008)
- 'The Rabbit Hole, Part Two: Caught in the Undertow'#20
- 'The Rabbit Hole, (Interlude): On The Shoulders Of Titans'
#3 Secret Six (2006)
- 'All You Need Is Hate'#5
- 'Through a Glass Deadly'
#1 Secret Six (2008)
- 'Six Degrees of Devastation, Part One: Exposed'#2
- 'Six Degrees of Devastation, Part Two: The First Cut is the Deepest'#3
- 'Six Degrees of Devastation, Part Three: The Darkest House'#4
- 'Six Degrees of Devastation, Part Four: Spiders on the Wind'#5
- 'Six Degrees of Devastation, Part Five: Life As We Know It'#6
- 'Six Degrees of Devastation, Part Six: Cutting the Cord'
#1 Suicide Squad (1987)
- 'At the Point of Puncture'#2
- 'The Way of the Traitor'#3
- 'A Run of Misfortune'#4
- 'Money for Murder'#5
- 'Twilight of Sorrow'#6
- 'Compound Fracture'#7
- 'Double Date'#9
- 'A Debt of Significant Blood'#10
- 'The Measure of a People'#11
- 'Amazons Unleashed'#12
- 'Fit for a King'#14
- 'Early Release'#15
- 'The Rabbit & The Grave'#17
- 'Danse Macabre, Part 2'#18
- 'Danse Macabre, Part 3'#19
- 'Fear of a World to Come'#21
- 'The Precipice'#22
- 'Cats in the Cradle, Part Four of Four'#23
- 'Blood Calls to Blood'#26
- 'Forced Merger'#27
- 'Masked and Masked Again'#28
- 'The Skull Just Beneath the Flesh'#29
- 'What Luthor Has Wrought'#30
- 'Suicide Roulette, Part One of Two: Like a Star on the Horizon'#31
- 'In Every Dream a Nightmare'#32
- 'The Darkest House, Part Two of Three'#33
- 'The Infernal Finale'#34
- 'The Jagged End of the Chainsaw'#35
- 'Caution to the Wind, Part One of Two'#36
- 'Caution to the Wind, Part Two of Two: Blood Honor'
#67 Superman/Batman (2003)
- 'Danse Macabre, Part 1'
#3 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'The World's Finest, Part Three: Running Wild'
HC Trinity (2008)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
Underworld Unleashed (1995)
#1 Villains United (2005)
- 'Underworld Unleashed'
Infinite Crisis Special Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'A Hero Dies But One'TPB#1
- 'Villains United, Part One: And Empires in Their Purpose'#1 (2nd Printing Cover)
- 'Villains United, Part One: And Empires in Their Purpose'#1 (3rd Printing Cover)
- 'Villains United, Part One: And Empires in Their Purpose'#2
- 'Villains United, Part Two: A Fire in the Steppes'#2 (2nd Print Cover)
- 'Villains United, Part Two: A Fire in the Steppes'#3
- 'Villains United, Part Three: Privileged to Spill Her Blood'#4
- 'Villains United, Part Four: A Weapon to Unify'#5
- 'Villains United, Part Five: Victims of Aggression'#6
- 'Villains United, Part Six: At the End of All Things'
#13 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Arkham Asylum To Star Sapphire'
#4 Wonder Woman (2001)
- 'Cadre to Chris KL-99'
Secret Six (DC)(03 - Villains United)
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