Green Arrow’s series moves from World’s Finest to Detective with issue 521 (Dec. 82). Along with Aquaman, Green Arrow had series in five of the earliest DC books: More Fun, Adventure, Detective, Action and World’s Finest.
After her happy, good girl story last issue, Catwoman’s violent attack on Vicki Vale is not the way one would expect this story, by Gerry Conway, Irv Novick and Sal Trapani, to begin. It turns out to be a dream, and leaves Selina Kyle shaky and upset.
While the story largely follows Catwoman, Batman is busy tracking and apprehending a gang of hoods who prowl the subway system.
Catwoman does break into Vicki’s apartment while she is sleeping, and demands that she leave Bruce Wayne to her, but does not physically attack her.
Spying on them, Catwoman overhears Bruce tell Vicki that Selina is part of his past, and the two embrace, unaware of the angry woman watching.
Green Arrow’s series brings writer Joey Cavalieri and artist Trevor Von Eeden along with it. Oliver Queen is, at this point in the strip, working as a columnist for George Taylor at Star City’s newspaper, the Daily Star.
His computer gets taken over by a hacker, called Hi Tek, who demands Oliver break into a computer company.
He does this as Green Arrow, because he never puts much work into his secret identity. But Hi Tek shows up on the company’s computers, and uses them to attack him, and alert the police to his break in.