The Hour of Second NappingJuly 30, 2013
A few weeks ago there was a Gutters that showed a Justice League parody, killing The Grumpy Cat with the caption “I don’t think DC Comics understands how the Internet works.”
I do. Whenever I’m asked about the most popular original characters in Cat-Tales, I have to answer twice. Humans like Sly, Raven and the ex-henchman outfit known as The Z all deserve recognition, but the fact is, when it comes to fan favorites, no “two-foot” in the storyverse can hold a candle to Selina’s cats Whiskers & Nutmeg. The little furballs have a fan base, and not long ago, it mobilized lobbying to get them more screen time.
Never let it be said that Cat-Tales doesn’t respond to its most invested readers (even if those readers don’t technically read but arrange to have the stories read to them). Harking back to a time when mainstream comics also wanted to please readers, I grabbed the old “Because you demanded it” tag and put together an old school cover for The Hour of Second Napping, revisiting events from Cat-Tales: Inside an Enigma from the a POV within Wayne Manor and, uh, below the doorknobs.
Theatre fans among you may recognize this as the narrative model from Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, but I figured if I acknowledged that by calling it something like “Whiskers & Nutmeg Are Dead,” it might be misconstrued and our Feline Overlords might just shut down the Internet until the misunderstanding was straightened out.