Posts Tagged ‘selina kyle’

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Selina is Going Back to the Batcave and this time You Pick the Wallpaper

May 19, 2014

Several weeks ago I introduced a fun little picture for the scenes gallery called Coming to Bed Or Not?  inspired by a scene – or actually several different scenes – in various Cat-Tales.  What I learned from that little adventure is that the prospect of Selina in the Batcave is tremendously popular with many of you.  Also that you want wallpaper sizes and dimensions whether I think a picture’s PITA hologram is too grainy for HD or not.  Ok, message received.    More Selina in the cave.

To make it up to you, I’m going to let you decide what the next wallpaper will be.   I selected three stories that had Selina in the cave in a unique context, each with their own distinct flavor.  Identity Element, where she is researching the Justice League security system after the Dibny murder, Blueprints where the cave and its many secrets plays an important role in the search for some gold bars (and the reason for the search) and Not My Kink, where she’s taking over nightly patrols while Bruce recovers from an injury, even though it’s the dreaded C-word.

Not My Kink had the most diversity of tone, so the sample images are all inspired by that, but I’ve left open the option to write in suggestions from the other two.

Selina in the Batcave: my cave
Selina in the Batcave: Sexy Back
Selina in the Batcave:Log Entry
Selina in the Batcave: Lonely Cave
Selina in the Batcave: Just Me down here with the bats
Selina at Workstation One

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Batcave Tech

May 5, 2014

Curious about those Data Wells in the Batcave?

The first one appeared, hexagonal, appeared in Chapter 1 of Inside an Enigma while Bruce was mulling over the Diamond Heist puzzle and again when Selina was making her plans for Riddler and Doris.  Some saw a similarity to the forensic investigation in Hush, but the truth is, the new toy wasn’t inspired by any comic book but by Tony Stark’s playroom  in the movies.  (Say what you want about Mr. Stark, he’s a billionaire with a knack for eye candy tech toys.)

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Selina Kyle in the Batcave: Original Hexagonal Data Well from Inside an Enigma

Selina had a bit of Batcave-inspired tech in her new Cat Lair too, what Doris likened to an NSA Tech Bunker as pictured in movies and television. It had nothing to do with the data well, but was based on the configuration of Workstation One (Batman’s).

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Catwoman using Batman’s workstation to make log entries when she takes over for him in Not My Kink.

Finally, in the new story Spontaneous Generation, Selina has been tinkering with the data well, reconfiguring the screens to be less claustrophobic. It caused a little buzz among readers, leading to these pictures.
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Selina’s modification of the Data Well introduced in Spontaneous Generation

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Catwoman: Corporate Intervention

April 6, 2014
Lichtenstein-style Catwoman says "If corporations are people, we're looking at the DC Comics thing all wrong."

If corporations are people…

This is the third in a series of images in the style of Roy Lichtenstein, simulating a comic book look through those famous dots, and presenting a thought that – well, let’s just say the text and thought bubbles in Lichtenstein’s works generally presented something too complex to be boiled down to the four-color medium.   The first two in this series, ‘Lichtensteined’ the Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul from Batman Begins and Christian Bale as The Dark Knight with the most appropriate lines from each of those films.

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Ra’s al Ghul knows how to push my buttons

March 25, 2014

Ra's al Ghul knows how to push my buttons

“Let’s not endow him with special powers, Bruce. He knows your identity. At that point you’re one big button and the only thing that requires any intellectual acumen is not bumping it accidentally.”

~Selina Kyle, Wayne Rises

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Introducing The Walapang Protocol

March 7, 2014

One of the challenges with a series that’s been around as long as Cat-Tales is introducing new people without overwhelming them with it’s length.

Introducing The Walapang Protocol, it’s not just a free pass into the Batcave, it’s a way to meet characters one by one, in bite size snippets that give a a sense of the fun to be had. Bruce – we love him – but his files are a bit… one note. Seeing the Rogues and landmarks of Gotham City through Selina’s eyes will give newcomers some sense of the way Cat-Tales differs from all the dark and gritty Gotham-as-Mordor they’ve come to think of as Batman.

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“Of all my obje…

February 26, 2014

“Of all my objections to Jonathan Crane—and it is a lengthy list—the one point I will concede is that sometimes Fear has a purpose. Sometimes, fear is nature’s way of saying: Whoa there, Sundance, you sure you want to be jumping off that cliff, what with the rocky bed of the Colorado River churning 300 feet below?
“Sometimes, Fear has a point.”

Selina Kyle, Cat-Tales

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Cat-Tales Scenes

December 20, 2013

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.

Bruce-and-Selina-as-Matches-and-GinaThat’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…

Riddler waiting for Batman in The Gothamm Rogues

Riddler waiting for Batman in The Gothamm Rogues

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.

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Zatanna and Riddler vying for Houdini’s Tome of Secrets in Cat-Tales: Secrets

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