The character soon found new life thanks to Gail Simone. She portrayed Thomas as a man who had hit rock bottom and undergone a journey to rebuild himself. Simone's revitalized Catman proved to be wildly popular with readers and became one of readers' favorite things about the new Secret Six team. Catman's status elevated so much that he quickly became regarded as one of DC's more dangerous fighters and one of its best trackers.
Sure he lost the fight, but Catman showed that he can compete with Batman.
Stalemates Bronze Tiger, one of the top ten greatest fighters in the DCU
Beats up Monsieur Mallah
Takes on an army of super villains, injuring three or more while he does
Breaks free from a torture chamber after being tortured and electrocuted
Green Arrow goes down, albeit by a cheap shot but still!
This is all I have hopefully some more people will add to this respect thread