Teaching Batman to be a world-class cat burglar, it seemed like a good idea at the time, and any minute now we might remember why.
It’s Part 4 of Cat-Tales’ Anniversary Countdown, and a steamy moment certain fans have been waiting for with less than a Zen Master’s patience has finally made the list.
Counting down the Top 15 Cat-Tales moments. It’s Part 3, have your favorites shown up yet?
What’s that, Bruce?
Clark, that would be cable car over Rio de Janeiro.
No, what is it really?
Clearly, an announcement that the new chapter of Knight of the Mirrors has dropped.
And so it has. Hope you’ve got your carnival masks ready, because the case has brought Bruce and Clark to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the data that will tell them if it’s a case against Demon, Lex Luthor or both.
On the off chance anyone’s forgotten where we left things, it went something like:
“Jason, don’t,” she whispered before it hit, then a dizzying spell gripped her mind like the flash of a distant explosion reaching her before the sound of the blast. The first waves of fear and dread, moving at the speed of light, reaching her before anything else, then the concussive blast of betrayal, the pain and cruelty, treachery and lies. Finally, the sound of the explosion: “Change, change the form of man; free the prince forever damned. Free the might from fleshy mire; boil the blood in heart of fire. Gone, gone the form of man, and…
Let’s be honest, Poison Ivy’s transformation and her rather horrifying new power aren’t the main attraction in this tale. You’re all waiting for “The Last Bimbo Hurrah.” Wait no more, you’ll tag along with Bruce Wayne, the Billionaire Playboy Fop on a date with the Jetset Twins from Norway at the most hedonistic happening/interactive theatre piece in Gotham memory: Queen of the Night.
Spontaneous Generation, Part 3: Queen of the Night on the Cat-Tales website and mobile-friendly mirror, Cat-Tales.mobi.
One of those facts of life certain creators would rather die than admit: some stories, some characters and some situations have more juice than others. Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered and all of a sudden there are 78 proposals for Data-centric stories. For Lt. Yar? 3.
In Cat-Tales, I’ve noticed the two stories that generate the most artwork and artwork requests are Not My Kink and The Gotham Rogues. They’re the source for the chessmen and catarang that just went on display in the Virtual Visitor Center, as well as inspiring multiple images in the new Scenes gallery.
Yes, we have a Scenes gallery now, under Character Portraits, and let me explain why. Consider Georgina Barnes, a cover that was introduced for Selina to infiltrate a few Wall Street firms in Not My Kink. She resurrected the cover as part of the con in Electron 29 and maybe that’s what gave Bruce the idea to create Gina O’Malley in The Gotham Rogues. Gina is a grifter Matches Malone was searching for who only becomes Georgina to get into places like BankLink and CashPulse. Bruce said he only needed a few pictures for Matches to circulate as an excuse to get close to the Westies, but I think we all suspected the lady herself would be making an appearance before long at the Downpatrick Carpentry Club.
That’s a complicated history to sum up in a traditional portrait, and so — new gallery. In addition to Matches and Gina, we have another artifact from The Gotham Rogues – that famous chess board again, this time with Eddie waiting…
Did I mention that in addition to certain stories that keep turning up in the artwork, certain characters do as well. You’d think it would be Harley or Poison Ivy but nope, it’s our anagraming Mr. Nigma. Two wallpapers he appears in – scenes from Not My Kink (again) and The Gotham Post – are also linked in the new gallery. As is… oh dear.