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Catman first appeared in Detective Comics Jan. A different Cat-Man once opposed the Blackhawks in Blackhawkbut he has no connection with the more prominent Batman villain. Catman was originally Thomas Reese Blakea world-famous trapper of jungle cats who turned to crime because he had grown bored with hunting and had squandered most of his fortune as a millionaire. He became a burglar who committed his crimes in a catsuit made out of an ancient African cloth.
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The character first shows his capability for good causes when he rescues Batwoman from nearly dying. He gives her some of his costume fabric, believing she too will have nine lives. He resumes his criminalistic ways, but Batwoman temporarily infiltrating his trust to be his new partner, with a new costume as "Cat-Woman" reasons the entire cloth has only nine lives, not individual pieces, and manipulates events until Catman only has one remaining, causing him to turn himself in.
InCatman appeared in Batman: Shadow of the Bat as a member of a team called "the Misfits", led by Killer Moth. Catman reappeared in a crossover between Shadow of the Bat and Catwoman. In this story, the cloth that Catman's costume was made from was retconned as belonging to a South Sea cat cult. Catwoman was hired by the cult to return the cloth, but gave them a fake.
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