Cats are not considered masculine. Most boys, men, and parents would not embrace a male superhero that is catlike. They want a superhero to be very masculine. Elegance is not a trait people want in a male superhero.
"Cat woman??? The guy at the costume store told me it was Catman!"
I think Catman is a great idea. He's a slinky super-athlete who can leap up to five times his height and has a way of always managing to land on his feet. He can see in the dark and has extra-sensitive whiskers that help him stalk his prey. He has a serrated penis and mounts his lovers from behind while holding them by the scruff of the neck with his mouth, which makes them scream.
There's also no Dog Man. And, not surprisingly, there's no Dog Woman.
Cats clearly resonates more with a feminine comic book character.
The obvious reason would be that men generally do not like cats.
Yeah, men tend to express disdain and ridicule toward cats. Cats are not considered manly.
I'm unclear. Are cats considered manly?
No, R25. Not manly. Not at all. Maybe womanly. Or even feline.
Cathouses, on the other hand, THOSE are manly.
Cat-Man is sort of an antihero in DC Comics. he used to be a Batman villain (a self-admitted copycat of Catwoman when she had reformed for several years), and then he became a member of the Suicide Squad (which is sort of a group of former villains and antiheroes pressed into government service). He's gay, and has trouble with managing his weight and tends to get depressed (like so many gay men), but now is once again fit and hot (also like so many gay men).
He was a member of the Secret Six, written by Gail Simone. Loved him in that book. He was constantly wondering if he had it in him to be a hero, but he could never bring himself to be the good guy.
He had this cute, flirty thing with the Huntress for a while, but Gail said she would have revealed he was Bi if the series was not cancelled.
He can lick his own ass.
The reason there's no Cat-Man? Too much possibility of pussy jokes.
No, no, no! Catman's sidekick wasn't called Dog Boy. He was called Boi Pussy.
r21, I take it that Catman would be gay?
Who would Catman's villains be?
The Red Dot
I am 100% sure Catman would be gay, fabulous, elegant, and flexible.
R33, Lazerdot, Statique, and the Paw Grabber.
Cat Man and his sidekick, Pussy Boy!
[quote]Because cats are for girls.
That's why all boys under the age of 30 want cats over dogs. Are you aware of Anonymous, hon?
[quote]Yeah, men tend to express disdain and ridicule toward cats. Cats are not considered manly.
Yes, they are. Anonymous changed everything. Men (teens through 30s) want cats over dogs now. They're looked at as cool. If you mess with a cat, Anonymous will ruin your life. It's Rule 0.
My name would be CatAPult, and I would throw cats at people.
The problem is, Catwoman is too iconic.
Catman is such a crap name for a villain or superhero.
I would LOVE IT if there was a character named Dogwoman, and she was ugly.
What dude would identify with a feline male superhero? Not gonna happen.
[quote]Who would Catman's villains be?
Man with Water Pistol
Catman's kryptonite would be balls of string. Haha
R44 - Catman not only has a compelling backstory, but has been shown kicking ass for years - even knocked Batman down once. In the age of Wkipedia, how does someone make statements like that.
There was a Catman but the problem was when facing an opponent he was always called a pussy.
[quote]What dude would identify with a feline male superhero? Not gonna happen.
They identify with Catwoman. You obviously don't know comic conners. They love fierce women, and choose to play them in video games.
Wildcat - ex-boxer and founder of the JSA.
Sabretooth. No explanation needed.
Beast (during the Morrison run) - giant blue lion who kicked ass.
Kraven the Hunter - who wore a lion pelt.
I could do this all day.
Don't forget the Thundercats!
Thundercats can suck it.
I'll scratch your eyes out, R54!
There was on Walter Kitty, secret lives of....
I remember that show, R56! Great funk guitar in the opening titles.
There is an issue of the Secret Six that shows Catman's origin - in which he, completely naked, fights off a lion pack. Yeah, it's a drawing, but quite hot. Plus there was the CONSTANT homoerotic tension between him and Deadshot, often while both were half naked. There are many reasons to like Catman.
I miss Secret Six. It was so brutal, like a book about villains should be.
R40 - would you stick a q-tip soaked in vodka up their butt first to calm them down and make them a bit more amenable or would you not sedate them so they would be all legs and claws when they hit their target?
R63, finally! I thank you.
A straight Catman. Intriguing indeed! He'd be fabulous.
R15 is correct.
Cats are considered femmy and faggy.
what man would want to associate with a cat?
I saw a comic book called Cat man but it was not made by DC or Marvel. This was decades ago and I didn't buy it.
Since ancient Egypt, cats have been associated with the feminine.
LOL @ [R17]
In The Simpsons Principal Skinner was dressed as Catwoman - same outfit as Michelle Pfeiffer wore. Hard to dislodge that image now.
I loved Catman. Further proof that there's no such thing as a bad character, only bad writers. Gail Simone took a nothing lardass and made him not just a badass (comics is full of those) but a genuinely compelling (and hot) guy.
So, of course, DC erases him. I swear, no one over there knows what the fuck they are doing.
"Watch out! It's Cat Man... and he's getting ready to spray!"