Posts Tagged ‘bane’


Remembering the fan favorite moment from The Gotham Rogues: Riddler and Bane

October 12, 2018

On this day in 2011, The Gotham Rogues began to ultimately conclude as The Dark Knight Rises opened the following summer. A look back at a fan favorite moment


Batman Day – Minus 4

July 20, 2014

Batman Day is almost here, and… Uh boy.  Well, we at Cat-Tales had what we thought was a nifty idea getting our little stable of Rogues together to send a congratulatory message celebrating 75 years of the Bat they love to hate.  So far, it’s not quite working out the way we planned.  Their a self-absorbed lot and the concept of other people, even sending a message to other people, doesn’t always register.

Bane Shaming himself

Bane-shaming, is that a thing now?

First we have Bane, who somehow keyed into the idea of holding a sign being a shame sign and deciding to shame himself.  About his workout mix.   That came in #413 on our list.

And then…

Harley Quinn Shaming

Harley Shaming really should be a thing.


Okay, none of us really expected her to get it, now did we?


Theme Muggles! They’re not Batman Villains, they’re Muggles with a Hobby

March 29, 2014

It began with my beta-reader. Those who follow Cat-Tales are aware, I spell and type like Lois Lane with a case of the caffeine shakes, so Beta need to have a sense of humor. He does, he’s a cool guy, and inspired by one of his margin comments, I laid claim to the future Harry Potter parody: Bruce Wayne and the Smidgeon of Pettiness.

Those who follow Cat-Tales are also aware I rarely know when to quit.


Ra’s al Ghul and the Half-Baked Plan


Jonathan Crane and the Microsoft Terms of Service


Bane and the Unresolved Plot Thread

See the full collection, including a bouncy animated Harley here on the Cat-Tales website.


Superheroes should be fun

February 22, 2014

If you haven’t been Rick Rolled by Bane, you haven’t seen Shakespeare the way it’s meant to be played.


Boy, you got a crap name there, Bane

June 8, 2013

Since Cat-Tales is not a Femslash series, the F4F audience was more than patient when the bulk of my first interview spent so much of the hour+ on Selina Kyle, Bruce and Selina, Edward Nigma, Roxy Rocket, Victor Frieze, etc. When the conversation finally did turn to Harley and Ivy, Harvey Dent was part of the equation. That show is now signing off, and for its final 4 episodes, host Allaine is inviting back past guests in groups of four. I agreed to a return visit to round out the first foursome, fully expecting to make up for that first appearance and devote the bulk of the time to Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Imagine my surprise when this guy’s name came up:

Bane in the Gotham Subway station, upstaged by the real Gotham again

As it ever was, so shall it ever be: Bane upstaged by the real Gotham. Character portraits, Cat-Tales Gallery

Boy, you've got a crap name there, Ban

“One note, kind of like you.”
-Edward Nigma, The Gotham Rogues

Bane was introduced in Cat-Tales in Chapter 4 of Comedy of Errors. He’s discovered at Ramon’s Café & Bar Lounge in Lubbock, Texas. I asked a friend in that part of the country for a location that “wasn’t the absolute end of the world, but you can see it from there,” and that’s how Ramon’s and the Banester himself came to reside in Lubbock.

At the time of that first interview, those few scenes were all we had seen of Bane, but I knew what was coming. Storm clouds were forming over Gotham, there was a war coming between the Rogues and the Mobs, and it was Bane and not Carmine Falcone who would wind up being the major antagonist.

Now, I’ve never been one to play the spoiler game, but if I had known going in that Bane’s name would come up, I might have come prepared to drop a hint or two.  Having missed that opportunity, I will say here that while the man himself is no longer in Gotham, and while his appearance in the Tales was obviously to play along and have some fun with The Dark Knight Rises dusting off the big hulking steroid case, nothing in Cat-Tales Gotham happens in a hermetically sealed package that begins with the first sentence of chapter 1 and ends with the final period.  Pebbles were dropped in The Gotham Rogues and the ripples from those pebbles are still moving through the waters of Inside an Enigma.

There endeth the tease for the upcoming chapter of Enigma.  Now, let’s all enjoy one last laugh at the expense of Santa Prisca’s favorite son:


Final thought. While I badly want to go out on the Guns n’ Roses, I simply can’t hold off on saying this: Eddie was right. Do you know how hard it is to come up with a cute, punny title related to Bane? I wanted to title this entry something quippy and clever, but there’s not a Don’t Fear the Joker or Riddle Me-Tropolis to be had with him.


The Gotham Rogues: The Ebook We Deserve

August 7, 2012

The Gotham Rogues ebook and print-quality pdf is done and ready for download on the cat-tales website.  I’ve got mobi format for Kindle readers and epub, the universal ebook format should work for everyone else.  PDF for printing.

Long before they were a football team, they were The Gotham Rogues.


Carmine Falcone liked to think of himself as The Godfather, and nothing said Godfather like a big mob wedding. Bane liked to think of himself as ‘The Man Who Broke Batman,’ entitled to all the respect and homage of that achievement. You don’t trash their dreams without consequences, even if you’re The Gotham Rogues.



The Gotham Rogues: Why Do We Fall

July 20, 2012

It all began… Boy, how did it begin? Oh yes, a 40,000 carat fiberglass “diamond” taken as a trophy for the Batcave, a runaway chain of misunderstandings about Bruce Wayne getting engaged to Selina Kyle—which led the Gotham Rogues to trash the wedding of Carmine Falcone’s godson and led Batman to track down Bane, setting off years of pent up rage.

One man’s Legend is another’s “runaway bobsled to hell.” Whatever you call it, it ends in The Gotham Rogues: Why Do We Fall on the Cat-Tales website and the mobile-friendly mirror

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