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Cat-Man (Holyoke)

Contribution History:
Date User Field Old Value New Value
2008-11-06 14:57:20 Cardinal1 Notes As best as can be determined, DC's version was almost certainly based on the Holyoke creation, but not in the same way that other non-DC Golden Age characters came into the fold. Holyoke, Cat-Man's creator, had a number of financial upheavals and weren't able to successfully protect their copyright. The character fairly quickly went into the public domain. DC thus had no real fears about copying many of the design elements, but, to their credit, at least gave the character a different and more villainous spin, which was still being explored as late as 2006.

No narrative line was ever drawn between the Merryweather and Blake Cat-Men.

As best as can be determined, DC's version was almost certainly based on the Holyoke creation, but not in the same way that other non-DC Golden Age characters came into the fold. Holyoke, Cat-Man's creator, had a number of financial upheavals and weren't able to successfully protect their copyright. The character fairly quickly went into the public domain. DC thus had no real fears about copying many of the design elements, but, to their credit, at least gave the character a different and more villainous spin, which was still being explored as late as 2006.

In the one-shot Project Superpowers: Chapter Two Prelude, it was stated that he'll be brought back the 2nd volume of Project Superpowers as a feral being called Man-Cat.

No narrative line was ever drawn between the Merryweather and Blake Cat-Men.

2007-03-07 14:14:01 IndieRockLance Alias Cat-Man (01 - Holyoke) Cat-Man (Holyoke)
2007-01-05 11:58:42 Skyhawke Alias Cat-Man (I--Holyoke) Cat-Man (01 - Holyoke)
2005-12-24 06:34:25 Rocketgoat Alias Cat-Man (I--Holyoke) Cat-Man (I--Holyoke)
2005-12-23 20:04:55 DarthSkeptical Alias Cat-Man (I--Holyoke) Cat-Man (I--Holyoke)
2005-12-23 19:37:21 DarthSkeptical New Character


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