Catwoman comics lie. Cat-Tales is
the real story, a metafiction series by Chris Dee that tells the truth behind the fiction.
Letís say nearly everything youíve ever read in Catwoman comics is
wrong. The identities are correct: Bruce Wayne is Batman, Selina Kyle is
Catwoman. They live in Gotham City. There is a Wayne Manor, a Batcave and
Batsignal, etc. But the rest is all exaggeration, distortion, and often the
outright lies of a sensationalist tabloid called The Gotham Post, otherwise
known as DC Comics.
Cat-Tales tells the truth behind that fiction, revealing characters
that are more complex and fully-human than anyone thought possible.
Heart-stopping romance, side-splitting humor, and poignantly understated
tragedy, itís all here: the man inside the Bat, the woman within the Cat,
the life between the panels, the truth behind the masks.
The Dark Knight Rises opened July 20, 2012, and while we all hoped it
would set the record straight and give us a Bruce and Selina we could
believe in, the Batman and Catwoman we deserve in every sense, it only brought more
calumnies from the same source as the comics, a medium that refuses to portray these
iconic characters honorably. We saw a Bruce who had no commitment to his mission,
no will, no drive, a man who was Batman
for a few years at most and gave it up, and a Selina whose anger, bitterness
and insulting lower class origins missed the point of all the character is
and should be.
There is also an extensive
Fan Art Gallery for
lovers of all things Batman and Catwoman.