PDF | XML

University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Hillary Chute Collection of Catwoman 1972-1994

© 2019 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Chute, Hillary. Collection of Catwoman

Dates:

1972-1994

Size:

2 linear feet (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Hillary Chute Collection contains 27 comics from 1972-1994, including four issues of Marvel’s The Cat (1972-3), 20 issues of DC’s Catwoman from 1989-1994, and one issue each of Green Arrow (DC, 1994), Felicia Hardy: The Black Cat (Marvel, 1994) and Wizard Magazine (1994). Collected by Hillary L. Chute, professor of American literature and art.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hillary Chute. Collection of Catwoman, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Hillary L. Chute (b. 1976) is a professor of American literature and visual art, known for her work on graphic novels. She was associate professor of English and the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago from 2010-2015. Chute earned her Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University in 2006. She is the author of several books including Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere (HarperCollins, 2017), Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form (Harvard University Press, 2016), Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists (University of Chicago Press, 2014), and Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (Columbia University Press, 2010).

Scope Note

The Hillary Chute Collection contains 27 comics from 1972-1994, including four issues of The Cat (Marvel, 1972-3), 20 issues of Catwoman (DC, 1989-1994), and one issue each of Green Arrow (DC, 1994), Felicia Hardy: The Black Cat (Marvel, 1994) and Wizard Magazine (1994), a monthly magazine about comic books which ran from 1991-2011.

The four The Cat comics in this collection are the only comics featuring the Cat. Catwoman: Her Sister’s Keeper (Folder 9, the collection of issues 1-4 in folders 5-8) was the first solo mini-series for Catwoman, who had previously appeared in Batman comics. The ten sequential issues of Catwoman in Box 2 (Folders 3-13) are significant as they make up the beginning of Catwoman’s first ongoing solo series. The issue of Felicia Hardy: The Black Cat (Marvel, 1994, folder 16) is one of four in this character’s first solo limited series; her first ongoing solo series began in 2019.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

Browse finding aids by topic.

Dopierala, Walter C. Comic Book Collection

Scotch, Hank. Moby Dick Comic Books. Collection

Clowes, Daniel. Archive

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

The Cat, #1, November 1972

Box 1   Folder 2

The Cat, #2, January 1973

Box 1   Folder 3

The Cat, #3, April 1973

Box 1   Folder 4

The Cat, #4, June 1973

Box 1   Folder 5

Catwoman, #1 of 4, February 1989

Box 1   Folder 6

Catwoman, #2 of 4, March 1989

Box 1   Folder 7

Catwoman, #3 of 4, April 1989

Box 1   Folder 8

Catwoman, #4 of 4, May 1989

Box 1   Folder 9

Catwoman: Her Sister’s Keeper, 1991

Box 1   Folder 10

Catwoman: Defiant, 1992

Box 2   Folder 1

Catwoman: Showcase ’93, #3, March 1993

Box 2   Folder 2

Catwoman: Showcase ’93, #4, April 1993

Box 2   Folder 3

Catwoman, #1, August 1993, c. 1

Box 2   Folder 4

Catwoman, #1, August 1993, c. 2

Box 2   Folder 5

Catwoman, #2, September 1993

Box 2   Folder 6

Catwoman, #3, October 1993

Box 2   Folder 7

Catwoman, #4, November 1993

Box 2   Folder 8

Catwoman, #5, December 1993

Box 2   Folder 9

Catwoman, #6, January 1994

Box 2   Folder 10

Catwoman, #7, February 1994

Box 2   Folder 11

Catwoman, #8, March 1994

Box 2   Folder 12

Catwoman, #9, April 1994

Box 2   Folder 13

Catwoman, #10, May 1994

Box 2   Folder 14

Catwoman Annual, #1, 1994

Box 2   Folder 15

Green Arrow, #86, May 1994

Box 2   Folder 16

Felicia Hardy: The Black Cat, #2, August 1994

Box 2   Folder 17

Wizard, #33, May 1994 [Note: This piece may not be removed from its original packaging.]