Launched as part of DC's 'New 52', Catwoman #1 shocked many readers by concluding with an explicit sex scene between the titular heroine and Batman himself.
Winick claimed that he is simply representing how the character would act in modern times given her personality and characteristics, but didn't directly refer to the scene in question.
"This is a Catwoman for 2011, and my approach to her character and actions reflect someone who lives in our times. And wears a cat suit. And steals," Winick told Newsarama. "It's a tale that is part crime story, part mystery and part romance.
"In that, you will find action, suspense and passion. Each of those qualities, at times, play to their extremes."
The series arrived as part of DC's 'New 52' relaunch alongside an extensive list of Batman-related titles including Batman, Detective Comics, Batman and Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood & the Outlaws and Batwing.
Catwoman #2 will be published on October 19.