Much like Captain Marvel became Marvelman and later Miracleman in the UK in the post-Second World War period, Catman was originally an American character who was later reenvisioned as an Australian character by Frew Publications. After an initial series illustrated by Jeff Wilkinson appeared in Super Yank Comics in 1951/52, Frew recruited John Dixon to create a new solo Catman comic book. Dixon produced 12 issues of Catman in 1958/59, and those issues were reprinted in the mid 1960s, riding a wave of super hero popularity because of the live-action Batman 1966 TV series.
Dixon’s work still stands up and has a flavour unique from the character’s American roots. Here’s a small sample from the comic, and some colour work of my own to accompany it.
Catman is © and TM by Frew Publications. If you’d like Frew to reprint Catman in colour, write them and point them to this post.