From DC’s Press Release:
Replacing Nocenti on CATWOMAN is newcomer Genevieve Valentine (Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Mechanique, Geek Wisdom). “Selina Kyle has discovered she’s part of a legacy she never knew before, and heir to the family business,” Valentine told io9 of the upcoming storyline. “She decides to accept the position, both because she sees a chance to restore a ruined Gotham and because, deep down, Selina’s always played power games against herself. In this arc, she’ll be coming face to face with what she’s willing to do to keep her power, on a scale that could shake the whole city.”
If you’re not cheering about the new writer yet, you should be. Geneveive Valentine is an amazingly talented author whose Mechanique was nominated for a Nebula in 2012. It is an intense, complex book, and the thought of seeing what she will do with Catwoman has me dancing with happiness. She writes complex, interesting characters, both male and female, and can weave a plot that will keep anyone’s attention.
DC broke the news in an Io9 exclusive which includes an interview with Valentine giving some of her thoughts on the character.