I ran into this blog post about "Forever Evil #4", which shows Selena in the Batcave, with a 1-line text "This would be the first time Batman brought Catwoman to the Batcave in the New 52 timeline".

Does that mean that Catwoman has been inside the Batcave prior to the New 52?

I'm only interested in similar situations to the one in the issue being reviewed:

  • Catwoman is conscious
  • She is aware that she's in the Batcave
  • Comics only (no films, animated series or games).

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Yes, a frankly astonishing number of times

  • A screencap from 1983's Detective Comics #526 indicates that Catwoman managed to get into the Batcave to have a catfight1 with Talia:

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    She comes back a couple more times in the course of that issue, and the ease with which she gets in suggests that she'd been there before

  • In "The Stalking", a text story by Grant Morrison published in Batman UK Annual 1986, Catwoman again manages to sneak into the cave. Obviously Batman didn't really invest in a decent security system until the 90s

  • Batman invites her in 2002's Batman: Hush, which is also the story arc where Batman reveals his secret identity to Catwoman:

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  • She was down there a couple of times in the JLA: Crisis of Conscience storyline, published in 2005

  • I found the following screenshot online, which appears to depict Batman and Catwoman in the Batcave together, but I don't know what issue it's from; since Batman isn't wearing his cowl, it's presumably either elswhere in the multiverse (Earth-2, maybe?) or post-Hush

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  • While it's arguable whether this is post-New 52 or not, she was also brought to the Batcave in Batman '66 #1 (2013), though she was unconscious for the trip:

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1 Catfight, lol

  • ^_^ I love the implication in the last panel that Robin was sharing one lap or another in the car.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Dec 7, 2015 at 15:28
  • Considering that Catwoman is the closest thing to a girlfriend that's also a peer of sorts, I am not surprised.
    – Escoce
    Dec 7, 2015 at 16:54
  • @Escoce Considering he's letting his on-again-off-again frenemy sneak into the place where he keeps all of his potentially life-saving toys, which happens to sit under a glut of blackmail material, I'm more than slightly surprised Dec 7, 2015 at 17:01
  • @Excoce Talia is also in that category
    – Adam Yoshi
    Dec 7, 2015 at 17:59

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