|King of the Cats|
|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Normal human with skills as a big-game hunter and inventor.
Excellent hand-to-hand combatant.
Cat-Car: Vehicle specially designed with a cat motif.
Cat-Man Costume: Costume purportedly fashioned from a cloth that once swaddled a primitive cat fetish - granting the wearer nine lives.
Catarang: Perfectly balanced boomerang with both a blunt face surface and razor sharp back surface capable of stunning or crippling opponents or cutting through bindings or tethers.
Catline: Cat clawed hook tethered to a line, which is used for swinging from building to building.
Various cat inspired weapons and devices.
|Detective Comics #311 (Jan. 1963)|
|Bill Finger & Jim Mooney|
No longer challenged by the sport of big-game hunting Thomas Blake retired to Gotham City. While at an elite social club, Blake was conversing with Bruce Wayne, when a fellow member jokingly suggested that the two should emulate Batman and become crime fighters.
Intrigued by the challenge, Blake instead used his expertise to challenge Batman and revive the thrill of the hunt. Donning a costume fashioned from the cloth that had swaddled a primitive cat fetish, Blake believed that he was endowed with nine lives.
Using his mastery over large cats and creating an arsenal of cat-inspired weapons, Blake set forth on his criminal career as Cat-Man.