Respect Your Cat Day falls on Caturday… you all know what to do.

March 28, 2015
Respect Your Cat Day - Catwoman & Batman

This year, “Respect your Cat Day” falls on #caturday . You know what to do.

It was on this day, 28 March 1384 that Richard II of England issued an edict forbidding the consumption of cats, known to the internet as RESPECT YOUR CAT DAY. Let’s see if we can do just a little better this year making Selina happy and so avoid another April Fool’s Day where the Batcave is transformed into a Hello Kitty nightmare.

Whiskers suggests gifts of caviar and foie gras. Nutmeg likes to nap on cashmere sweaters.


Happy Heist Day: The Cutest but Least Convenient Bat/Cat fight ever.

March 18, 2015

There are days when it’s ten kinds of awesome having a fully-characterized, three-dimensional, complex and nuanced Batman characters in your head. Then there are days like this, when I’m sipping morning coffee—innocently sipping morning coffee—and happen to hear that it’s the 25th Anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist.


I ignore this for a while, thinking it warrants no more than a link on the Cat-Tales facebook page, reminding readers how Selina taunted Bruce with information about the famous robbery in order to get him to come to bed in The Gotham Rogues, and a short while later, the FBI did in fact report a break in the case, anticipating recovery the art. Ha!

That was my plan… but then inner Selina starts campaigning to make it Heist Day, an international Cat Burglar Holiday, and I should call for everyone to wish her a happy one and post pictures, etc. etc. After all, half a billion dollars worth of art taken including three Rembrandts, a Vermeer, a Manet and sketches by Degas, THAT’s an anniversary the community celebrates.


Then Inner Bruce pipes up, reminding me that the heist inspired Senator Edward Kennedy to make the stealing of major art works from a museum a federal crime, increasing the statute of limitations to 20 years. Hardly something for criminals to take pleasure in, but a giant step forward for law enforcement.

The two of them have been bickering about it ever since, and it would be adorable except I’m trying to get stuff done.


Don’t blame me when The Neighborhood: Chapter 4 is late.  Blame them.


What are you drinking, Mr. Malone?

March 17, 2015


I generally post a few words in favor of a fine Irish Whisky over the St. Patrick’s Day… um, can’t rightly call it a beverage… over the St. Patrick’s Day observance that is “green beer.”  These are illustrated with Poison Ivy for the green, or with Bruce’s underworld identity Matches Malone since he’s a nice Irish boy from the neighborhood.

Except this year, we’re right in the middle of a story that’s actually starring Matches Malone, gone undercover with the Westies of Hell’s Kitchen.  He’s been visiting a good few Irish pubs and drinking a wee bit more alcohol than a typical Cat-Tale.  For a while, it even looked like we might be able to mark the day with the release of the final chapter.  Alas, it wasn’t meant to be, so for something different, I am inviting everyone to shout out what ol’ Matches should be drinking.

There’ve been a good few whiskies…


Although Bruce’s preferred beer, Innis & Gunn – Irish Whisky Cask of course – has made an appearance along with and other Irish craft beers.


So let’s hear it? What are you drinking, Mr. Malone?


Happy Anniversary, Cat-Tales

March 8, 2015

Calling out DC Comics on their bullshit since 2001


Cat-Tales celebrating 14 years since A Girl’s Gotta Protect Her Reputation.

Happy Anniversary to me.
Happy Anniversary to me.
Happy Anniversary, CallingOutTheGothamPostOnTheirBullshitSince2001
Happy Anniversary to me.



February 18, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen is changing.  And since Gina O’Malley arrived on the scene, so is Matches Malone in The Neighborhood, Part III: Gentrification

Matches Malone in a Hell's Kitchen alley

Matches Malone, Alley

Armed as he is with Batman’s physical prowess, mental discipline and genius for strategy, Matches could be a very successful criminal if he chose. You’ll get a tiny glimpse of it in the new chapter.

Matches Malone on the Waterfront

Matches Malone on the Waterfront


“Not as kinky as it sounds,” Bruce lied.

February 14, 2015

“It’s not as kinky as it sounds,” Bruce lied.


The Femme Fatale has arrived

February 5, 2015
Selina Kyle as Gina O'Malley

Selina Kyle is Gina O’Malley, femme fatale to Batman’s Matches Malone gone deep undercover with the Irish Mob in Cat-Tales: The Neighborhood

‘Got a match?’ Matches Malone inhaled, his eyes lingering just long enough on a delicately suntanned ankle to be tempted upward… The Femme Fatale has arrived in The Neighborhood- Chapter 2: Sitrep.  On the Cat-Tales website and mobile-friendly mirror Cat-Tales.mobi.


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