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Catwoman: Soulstealer OGN delayed three months

Catwoman: Soulstealer
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The upcoming DC original graphic novel Catwoman: Soulstealer (opens in new tab) has been delayed three months, now penciled in for a June 1, 2021 release date.

Originally announced in June 2019 for a March 2021 debut, the OGN by writer Louise Simonson and artist Samantha Dodge is an adaptation of the 2018 YA prose novel of the same name by Sarah Maas.

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"It's been two years since Selina Kyle last set eyes on Gotham City...and now that Batman is gone, Selina is back! Or at least, Holly Vanderhees is. As Gotham's newest socialite, she'll put her old talent for picking pockets to new use while rubbing shoulders with the city's finest citizens. But her past is catching up to her, and she is running out of time…" reads DC's description of the OGN. 

The story also stars Luke Fox, otherwise known as Batwing - and possibly the Next Batman (opens in new tab) in DC's Future State event.

"Luke Fox has been looking for just the right opportunity to show Batman he can protect the city from Gotham's worst as Batwing. When several high-profile fundraisers are disturbed, Luke's clandestine activities clash with his parents' expectations. As a scion of one of Gotham's finest families, he's expected to attend these events with pride. As Batwing, he's trying to stop a new team of villains from ruining his mother's plans. Now he feels permanently one step behind...

"Will Selina have what it takes to outsmart Batwing before it's too late? Or will she be the final victim of her greatest heist yet?"

The original Catwoman: Soulstealer prose novel is part of the 'DC Icons' series by Random House, which includes Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Marie Lu's Batman: Nightwalker, Matt de la Pena's Superman: Dawnbreaker, and Alexander Monir's Black Canary: Breaking Silence. The first two were previously adapted into DC OGNs.

While you wait, make sure you've read all of the best Catwoman stories of all time.

Chris Arrant
Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)