New Cat-Tales CoversJune 4, 2014
A few of the original Cat-Tales covers were due for a new paint job. (Just showed my age, didn’t I? Some old covers were due to be reimagined for a new generation of readers.) At least 3 were, and one was suggested as a write in for the Catwoman-in-the-Batcave Wallpaper poll (still running, vote now.)
JLAin’t was the very first Cat-Tales spinoff, taking the Cat-Tales sensibility, humor and take on the characters and revisiting some stories from the Watchtower POV, while also telling some original tales. It’s a thoroughly entertaining mini-series and I’ve never known a reader who didn’t wish there were more.
Go Rin No Sho takes its titles from a 16 Century manual on Samurai sword fighting “The Book of Five Rings” by Miyamoto Musashi. Naturally Bruce has made a study of it, applying its principles to the management of his double life in the same way Wallstreet’s Gordon Gekko applied The Art of War. Like the original, Go Rin No Sho breaks down into a chapter of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Void – but the problem examined and the crisis Bruce faces has little to do with war. The crisis he faces is that Selina has moved into the manor. How can Bruce Wayne be a playboy with a live-in girlfriend?
Polishing Silver: The Journal of Alfred Pennyworth is on everyone’s Top 5 list, including mine. ‘Nuff said.
Sly was just trying to get through the opening night of Vault without running out of bourbon. He never meant to crown Catwoman “Queen of the Underworld” but somehow… Thing is, the Lex Luthors of the world have a way of noticing stuff like that.
The War of the Poses cover, with Selina in that iconic skirted costume in a burning batcave, was the write-in suggestion from the poll. Fear not, NostalgiCore, you will get your wallpaper also, but I decided if I was going to do it, we may as well have it for the cover of the story that inspired it.