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Spotlight: Daughter of the Moon

June 9, 2013

Spotlight: Daughter of the Moon

After all the Bane yesterday, it’s time to reduce the testosterone levels around here. Selina: Daughter of the Moon by Remidar.

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Gallery Spotlight: Classic Catwoman

November 12, 2012
Cosplay: Classic Catwoman

Cosplay: Classic Catwoman – the sexy skirted costume now familiar to fans from The Brave and the Bold cartoon is the classic Golden Age Catwoman

Rather than focus on an artist or medium this week, I thought I’d feature some of the Classic Catwomans we have in the Cat-Tales gallery.  Known to some as the Golden Age or Brave and the Bold Catwoman, it’s the skirted costume that showed off her legs.   This beauty is from the Cosplay Gallery: she has the looks, she has the cattitude, and she absolutely has the knack for demonstrating why Selina’s legs were such a feature in the days when she wore that skirted costume.

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Cat-Tales Poster for Comic-Con 2011

July 22, 2011

It’s that time of year again, and since 2011 is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Cat-Tales, some new artwork was called for.

Cat-Tales Comic-Con 2011 Poster The Classic Catwoman, Jim Balent's Purple Catwoman, Selina Kyle in her best mask and costume

Cat-Tales Comic-Con 2011 Poster: Selina's startling eyes at her most beautiful shining through the night from behind the classic Balent Catwoman mask.

Cat-Tales Comic Con 2011 in Classic Catwoman Purple, Jim Balent Selina Kyle beautifully masked

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The week… Oh for Bast Sake! Now what?

June 14, 2010

Okay then, so much happened in Cat-Tales last week I didn’t even manage to get a blog out. I had another chance to play my friend’s Lego Batman game, and as Classic Catwoman, I opened a can of whoopass the goggled pretender—not once but many times, shocking my friend with the violence of a purple cat crossed. It would have been a very cute and entertaining entry, but nobody got to read it because I was more than occupied prepping for the big rollout over the weekend. In case you haven’t seen it:

  • The website got a makeover, including some spiff video wallpaper that did not shoot or edit itself.
  • Armchair Detective and Not My Kink are out for Kindle and Mobi.
  • Cat-Tales opened a virtual Visitor Center in Second Life (otherwise known in these parts as the TBA that ate Tokyo).
  • Shane Sahr, the rockstar bartender at Seattle’s famous Tini Bigs Martini Bar, released a quartet of Cat-Tales Cocktails that are too sinfully indulgent to be believed.

Now, that’s a lot to get ready, particularly when one of my clients had a press thing and needed a little extra web-work himself. Pulled it off though, got everything together, produced the triple launch without a hitch. Got some nice screenshots of the visitor center, got a new headshot of myself as a pixilated person IN the visitor center, got pictures of the criminally indulgent Cat-Tales Cocktails that should have you all on a plane to Seattle just to order one of these babies. I was all set to get up this morning write up a killer entry about the whole thing when…

Sean Hayes… dressed as Spiderman… singing Don’t Rain on My Parade

Picture a close-up on Chris with a strange little twitch above her right eye. “That’s… Sean Hayes… That’s… Radio City Music Hall… That’s…”

I’m a theatre-gal, folks. Remember
Reputation?  It takes a certain kind of mind to come up with an idea like “Cat-Tales: An Evening with Catwoman”, and that’s a mind who’s spent an awful lot of time backstage. I’m also hip deep in comic book superheroes. Sean Hayes hosting the Tony Awards, covering Streisand, dressed as Spiderman, that’s not something someone like me can me can just IGNORE! For the love of God and Stan Lee, that’s like… for 30 years we’ve all assumed the ’66 Batman was lightning in a bottle, a product of time and place that, if there is justice in the universe, should never be attempted again. But Sean Hayes? Don’t Rain on My Parade? CAMP LIVES, folks. Superhero Camp is alive and well and heading for the Lunt-Fontane.

And y’know what? I’m fine with it. Perhaps the most resilient aftereffect of Miller on the Bat mythos and comic books in general is this overblown seriousness. Maybe it’s not as corrosive to the soul as the other stuff, but it is every bit as damaging to the genre as a whole. It simply isn’t necessary to take this all so f-ing seriously 24/7/365.  It is permissible to lighten up and have a little goddamn fun, and by NOT doing so, a lot of people who would be fans are shoo’d away – because unlike the fanboys who keep enabling this crap, we demand our our entertainment make us FEEL GOOD. The new Brave and the Bold cartoon gets that.  The DC vs Marvel guys on YouTube certainly get it.  Hell, even the uber-realistic Nolan movies get it.  Look at Liam Neason’s face when Bruce finally makes his costumed entrance in Batman Begins. They get it.  They ALL get it.

Perhaps that’s why Batman can thrive in movies, in cartoons, in games, and (humbly) in prose fiction, in everywhere EXCEPT the comics medium where he began, is because those guys are the only ones locked into this mindset that Batman is a serious-fucking-business. Maybe if we can just get them to unclench, to embrace the lip twitch and all that it implies, there’s hope.  If not, we can just keep showing this:

and get days of free entertainment watching them try to prevent their heads from exploding.  That could be fun too.

Chris Dee
www.catwoman-cattales.com
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The week in Cat-Tales – Lego Catwoman sold separately

May 31, 2010

Wow. Just… WOW. Chapter 6 of Don’t Fear the Joker – RELEASED! Yippie! Unfortunately, I missed this Remidar’s release of this stunner from Something Old by about 2 hours…

So even though it didn’t get into the newsletter, it is up in the fan art gallery, and if you haven’t paid a visit recently, GO, lots of lovely new pieces are there.

I also get to do a Josh Lyman victory lap calling VICTORY IS MINE, VICTORY IS MINE! (Bring me the finest bagels and muffins in the land.) My victory? I beat the editing software into submission, which wasn’t nearly the torture test I was expecting, and then got the damn thing exported – which was completely the torture test I was expecting.

Rounded off the week by getting to play some Lego Batman. Now this game is not new, and it’s certainly not in the Arkham Asylum league for eye candy and general Batty goodness, but then it’s not supposed to be, they’re LEGOs. And they’re fun! As Game Radar put it:
“[Lego Indiana Jones] was about paying homage; Batman is about embracing the dizzying, if essentially silly scope of his universe. Sure, it may not revolutionize the LEGO formula, but if this is the price to see Batman finally done some virtual justice, then so be it.”
I know the big disappointment in the original Dave School Lego Batman was the goggle-whore. Lego Batman: The Game has the workaround. The default is still the regrettable biker-chick get-up that is an insult to the good name of Catwoman, but a simple code unlocks a variety of additional characters, including a properly purple Classic Catwoman.

Go to upper level of Batcave
Go to bat computer
Step through to “Enter Code”
To unlock the Classic Catwoman enter: M1AAWW

After that, select her for your first mission, and if she is in the right position among the characters (I think it’s the #4 slot), she’ll be featured on the splash screen introducing the mission. The text gives background on the villain to be faced in that mission, which is Clayface. Ignore that and watch her – let’s just say all the sass and attitude CT readers have come to recognize as the real Catty.

A couple touches that I really enjoyed – in a number of those intro shots, Batman has a twitch smile. Okay, technically it’s an asymmetric mouth (See above, they’re LEGOs) but it LOOKS like a lip-twitch. I also had to laugh when Robin the circus kid walks the batline like a highwire while Batman has to pull himself across underhand.

Happy Cat-Play everyone. See you next week.

Chris Dee
www.catwoman-cattales.com
cattales.yuku.com
cattales.wikispaces.com

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