Real Name
Thomas Reese Blake
First Appearance
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #311 (January, 1963)
Bill Finger, Jim Mooney
Team Affliations
The Secret Six, The Misfits
Base of Operations
Skills and Abilities
Olympic Level Athlete, Hand-to-Hand Combat Expertise
Tools and Weapons
Various Cat-themed Tools and Weapons

Catman is a character in the DC Universe, initially a super-villain and foe of Batman, although in recent years has developed into a more capable and anti-heroic figure.


A renowned hunter who turned to a life of crime, Thomas Blake became a true threat to Batman.  However, a series of losses took their toll on Blake's ego and he became a joke of a villain.  Deciding to change his life, Blake decided to live among the lions, eventually finding a pride that took him in as his family.  After his pride died, he returned to crime to become the protector of his new super-villain family, The Secret Six.

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