1966: Catwoman revival
Revival in Lois Lane after absence of 12 years
Catwoman had stopped appearing in the comics in 1954. That year, the Comic Book Code was implemented, out of concern that comics were a bad influence. Batman and Robin were reduced to fighting monsters and other "harmless" creatures.
Catwoman first appearance was on the 17-18 March 1966 episodes of Batman. Her first appearance in the comics would have to wait until November of that year.
The wait was worth it!
In Lois Lane #70 (November 1966), shown at right, Catwoman uses magic to turn Superman into a cat! This Silver Age comic also has an unusual bonus. President Lyndon B. Johnson makes a guest appearance!
Needless to say, Lois outwits the Feline Fatale. This is one fun tale!
Catwoman wears a purple Catsuit here, with a cape. The cape is a throwback to her Golden Age days, but the suit is a precursor to the Jim Balent outfit of 1993-2001.
Catwoman would soon sport a green outfit, and ears to match those of the Julie Newmar outfit. When The Batman/Superman Hour aired in 1968, this outfit was used. This animated series reflected the comic book version of Batman, rather than the live-action 1966-68 ABC series. Hence, it was more serious.