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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Current Alias

Aliases
Catherine Morgan

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
Galaxy Broadcasting System

Relatives
Adam Grant (son, deceased); Joe Morgan (ex-husband)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Metropolis

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 10"

Weight
140 lbs (64 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Reporter, Anchor, White House Press Secretary (former)

Origin
Origin
Cat Grant is a former gossip columist from Los Angeles who worked first at the Daily Planet, then at WBGS, and finally as the White House Press Secretary.

Place of Birth
Unknown


Contents

History

Cat Grant was originally hired as a gossip columnist at the Daily Planet after moving to Metropolis six weeks after her divorce to Joe Morgan.[1] Cat had one child, Adam Morgan, who came with her.

Cat and Adam (along with Jimmy Olsen) are kidnapped by Col. John Morrison but Superman rescues them.[2] Cat and Clark part ways and she begins dating Jose Delgado, aka Gangbuster, although Adam did not like Cat's new boyfriend.

After a rough battle with Metallo leaves Jose hospitalized, Cat begs him to retire as Gangbuster, which he reluctantly agrees to do.[3]

Back in Metropolis, Cat is hired at WGBS and given her own daytime TV show, the "Cat Grant Show."

Early in the show's run, Cat lands the honor of a rare televised interview with Superman, shortly after the Justice League had been reactivated and Superman had returned to their ranks. The interview was cut short when a report reached the studio during a commercial break about a monster tearing across Ohio. Superman departs and finds the Justice League hard pressed against the creature later known as Doomsday.[4]

The battle with Doomsday would end in Metropolis--leaving both the monster and Superman dead. Cat was on scene and became WGBS's reporter in the field to cover the event live. She also spoke with Lois, who was almost numb with shock and grief. Jose, who is at home babysitting Adam, sees the coverage. Adam himself acts callously to the news of Superman's death. After snapping at Adam for being a "selfish kid who only thinks about himself", Jose realizes he is angry at himself for sitting on the sidelines. When Jose tells Cat he is resuming his role as Gangbuster, she angrily dumps him. She later admits to Vincent Edge she is worried about him. Edge first makes a pass at her, then offers some comfort in the form of a dinner invitation, and Cat decides to accept the offer (along with having her son come to dinner).[5]

During the Reign of the Supermen, WGBS decides to move Grant from daytime to Primetime. However, she finds herself someone marginalized at first, as WGBS has decided to focus exclusively on "The Metropolis Kid," later known as Superboy, and the Kid has a good rapport with new reporter Tana Moon. Cat quickly realizes Edge might be grooming Tana as her replacement.[6] After the Reign is over, however, Tana quits WBGS and Superboy leaves town, allowing Cat more of the spotlight.

Cat struggles to raise Adam on her own. He acts out more and more, but one day he confesses to her that he blames himself for Jose leaving. Cat assures him that it was not his fault and she loves him very much.[7]

Tragedy would befall Cat yet again. Shortly after the Return of the real Superman, Cat takes Adam to a birthday party one night. Disguised there was a Toyman robot, who kidnaps Adam. Jimmy Olsen stays with Cat as they alert the police. They try to get a hold of Clark and Lois, but the two had gone to Paris for a day's vacation. Adam is found along with several other missing children brutally murdered in an alley in Suicide Slum. Cat identifies his body at the morgue and nearly falls apart with grief.[8]

Adam is murdered by a malfunctioning Toyman robot

Cat nearly falls off the wagon. She visits an old bar that used to be one of her usual haunts, but does not start drinking. Lois stays with her, trying to offer whatever comfort she can for Cat, who "just wants to feel numb."[9] Vincent Edge continues to sexually harass her at work, even making light of her "not needing a babysitter anymore." Cat decides she will not take any more of his advances.

Superman apprehends Toyman and turns him over to police custody. Cat decides to visit Schott in jail, planning to shoot him with a revolver she recently acquired. On her way to the police station, she stops by a toyshop, and the side trip convinces her not to go through with her plan. She does go to the police station, however, and after causing a distraction, manages to slip past the metal detector with a revolver. She confronts Schott in his cell, and he is completely unrepentant. He blasts her for being a bad mother and a drunk and claims he is proud of what he did. He is also clearly insane, hearing the voice of his "mother" speak to him. Cat draws the gun and aims it at him, threatening to kill him and asking him to beg for mercy. At first Schott thinks she does not have the nerve, but then cowers at her feet begging for his life. Cat pulls the trigger, but the gun is a fake. Superman arrives a second later, having witnessed the event, but tells her he will not say anything about it. Cat leaves feeling a new sense of strength and self-reliance.[10]

Adam is buried in Metropolis. Even at his funeral, Vincent Edge hits on Cat. She angrily rebuffs him yet again. After the funeral is over and most of the attendees have left, Superman arrives to off his condolences--and to apologize for not being able to save Adam. Cat tells Superman she does not blame him, as she knows he cannot save everyone. She asks him to tell her what it is like "to be dead." Superman tells her that Adam is at peace, "beyond the reach of evil men." Later, following a news broadcast about a missing Lois Lane found to be perfectly alright, she announces that she is pressing charges against Vincent Edge for his sexual harassment. Edge is removed as the head of WGBS that same hour.[11]

Cat Grant moved to the West Coast, but years later she came back to Metropolis, to become the Daily Planet's entertainment and gossip columnist. She seems to have an antagonistic relationship with Supergirl, but as Supergirl spends more time on New Krypton, Cat Grant's career seems to be suffering.

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

None

Abilities

Cat Grant is skilled in the areas of media journalism and public speaking

Strength level

Normal strength for adult human female

Notes

Cat was played by actress Tracy Scoggins in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Trivia

Cat is a recovering alcoholic

See Also

Links and References

Cat Grant biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe

Footnotes

  1. The Adventures of Superman #424
  2. The Adventures of Superman #439
  3. The Adventures of Superman #491
  4. Justice League America (Vol.2) #69
  5. The Adventures of Superman #498-500
  6. Action Comics #688
  7. Superman: The Man of Steel #28
  8. Superman (Vol.2) #84
  9. The Adventures of Superman #507
  10. Superman #85(Vol.2)
  11. The Adventures of Superman #508, 510

This article uses material from the "Catherine Grant (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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