A Feline Foe Challenges a Super Spider

In a fight between Catwoman and Spiderman, who would win?  Each has quite a few merits to earn them the top billing in this particular bracket . . . but first, a victor must emerge.  Let us know who wins the knock-out round!  Leave a comment so we can tally your votes!

Catwoman

Julie Newmar as Catwoman, holding Robin captive.  Box 18, Folder 6, William Dozier papers, #6851.  UW American Heritage Center.

Julie Newmar as Catwoman, holding Robin captive. Box 18, Folder 6, William Dozier papers, #6851. UW American Heritage Center.

Claim to Fame: She first appeared as a villain in the first Batman comic book in 1940, but has since been softened into sympathetic anti-heroine.  She came to life on the small screen during the 1966-1968 Batman television series, played by Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt; on the big screen, Lee Meriwether play Catwoman in the first Batman feature film.

Special Skills: Adept cat-burglar, light on her feet, knows how to handle a whip

Lee Meriwether in a promotional photo for the "Batman" TV series.  Box 18, Folder 6, William Dozier papers, #6851.  UW American Heritage Center.

Lee Meriwether in a promotional photo for the “Batman” TV series. Box 18, Folder 6, William Dozier papers, #6851. UW American Heritage Center.

Collection Connection: The AHC has the papers of William Dozier among its holdings—including photographs, scripts, and other materials from the original Batman TV series.

Spiderman

A pencil-drawn sketch from 1977 for the daily "Spiderman" comic strip.  Box 57, Folder 11, Stan Lee papers, #8302.  UW American Heritage Center.

A pencil-drawn sketch from 1977 for the daily “Spiderman” comic strip. Box 57, Folder 11, Stan Lee papers, #8302. UW American Heritage Center.

Claim to Fame: A comic book character created by Stan Lee, Spiderman is the heart of Marvel Comics’ roundhouse.  Since 1962, Spiderman has delighted comic book fans with his super-strength, his family and romantic relationships,as well as his struggle as Peter Parker to maintain normalcy while trying to protect his identity as Spiderman.

Another pencil-drawn sketch from 1977 for the daily "Spiderman" comic strip--this one highlights some of Spiderman's special abilities.  Box 57, Folder 11, Stan Lee papers, #8302.  UW American Heritage Center.

Another pencil-drawn sketch from 1977 for the daily “Spiderman” comic strip–this one highlights some of Spiderman’s special abilities. Box 57, Folder 11, Stan Lee papers, #8302. UW American Heritage Center.

Special Skills: Spidey-sense, web-weaving, and seemingly able to defy gravity as he swings from building to building

Collection Connection: The Stan Lee papers are one of the most heavily used and popular collections at the AHC!

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