Catwoman’s back story has fluctuated over the years. Originally she was an amnesiac flight attendant, then a victim of spousal abuse, a prostitute, an abused child, a young thief who apparently was never a prostitute, possibly the illegitimate daughter of Carmine Falcone, possibly the second daughter of Carmine Falcone whom was put up for adoption. There’s probably more there but the point is she has had plenty of back stories that have been contradictory, or thrown out, or modified.
It seems we are going to get a new back story in the 0 issue. The only clue we’ve been given is that in the recent issue of Catwoman (if you haven’t read the most recent issue of Catwoman this will be a mild spoiler) Selina attempts to intervene in the kidnapping of a prostitute. When someone asks her why she would put herself on the line for “some street trash” she says it’s “Because I was taken and no one helped me. No one… no one came to get me” My assumption is that we’re going back to the street walker back story.
Personally I would love to see Selina be a street kid turned street walking illegitimate daughter of a mobster. Symbolically it would make her a great yin to Batman’s yang, even their motivations would be opposed. Batman does what he because of the tragedy that happened to his parents while Selina is doing what she does because she was abandoned by her father and her kidnapping, which is a tragedy that struck her directly rather than someone she loved. What do you guys think? What would you like to see? What do you expect? Do you want to see her go back to the anti hero, or do you like the anti villain (it’s a term I think I just invented. It means a good bad guy, rather than an anti hero which is a bad good guy) direction they’re going to take?