Why does Catwoman need a Requiem issue? Does Batman need some "consoling"?
Whatever the case, he's so mad even the editors don't want to correct him on his messed up sentence structure.
Batman figured that Catwoman knew stealing those paintings Batman loved would draw him out so it makes sense that Catwoman knew Batman loved those paintings and that stealing them would draw him out. So it's a good thing Batman was drawn out or this comic book would never go anywhere.
Having been drawn out, Batman knows exactly where to find Catwoman. I should probably thank Ann Nocenti because who needs to see five pages of Batman darting through alleys going, "Here, kitty kitty kitty!" Even worse, he might have spent a few pages making Missing Kitty Posters and pasting them up all over Gotham.
Yes, that's her helmet flying up in the air. She landed on her face without a helmet.
No, no. What really happens is Catwoman sits right up and says, "Hey! What was that for?" She follows that mildly inconvenienced dialogue with this whopper: "You're a bully, you know that, Batman?"
Luckily Batman takes out most of his anger on Catwoman's helmet. She realizes he's pissed off about something else and assumes it's the shit that went down with The Joker. She eventually calms him down and he attempts to fix her helmet for her.
I really wish she'd just dump his ass completely. I want Batman to not be able to have Selina because she's moved on. And then Batman can start acting weird and stalkery, following her around and calling her continuously. And that will just drive her further and further away. I want Batman to be heartbroken by Catwoman and for Catwoman to not give an Almond Roca about it.
Later (or the next day (or something)), Selina decides to check out the Gotham City Police Department looking for Gwen since she never showed for the painting heist. She decides to pretend she was mugged since Batman smashed her face into the highway at eighty miles per hour. While in the station, she plans on planting a camera so she can keep an eye on Alvarez.
Catwoman uses "slight" of hand because she's so dainty.
And to catch up on a couple of other plot threads really, really quickly: Gwen seems to be working for Volt's boss, Emperor Penguin. Unless it does turn out to be The Cane. Or Mr. Formal. And Joe Pazzo, one of Mr. Formal's gang members, steps on the page from the demonic book from The Black Room. It's got the Escalator on it and it was stuck to the bottom of Selina's foot after she stole the Eclipso Diamond. I don't know if it remained stuck to her foot all the way back to Gotham or if it just blew to Gotham from Washington, DC. However it go here, Joe Pazzo is now possessed by The Escalator and The Escalator does not like Catwoman!
Catwoman #18 Rating: No change. I'm sorely disappointed that there was only one episode of Ann Nocenti's Knowledge Fun Farm this issue! Oh well. Maybe next issue we can get some more! I should write a theme song for her new show!