Let’s say nearly everything you’ve ever read in a comic book 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 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, it’s all here: the man inside the Bat, the woman within the Cat, the life between the panels, the truth behind the masks.
Read the Newest Tale
Pearl: The World's Greatest Detective marrying the World's Greatest
Thief. There are only a few ways this story can end. All of
them involve a heist.
The Knight of the Mirrors: Batman, Superman... a friendship, a partnership... a bad idea for a movie pitting them against each other... 'Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.' ~Don Quixote
Not everyone who likes Batman has a keen interest in comic books. While
there is plenty for a general audience to enjoy in the first two Cat-Tales
collections, there are more references to comic storylines than will be
found in the later stories, along with nods to and inversions of related fan
fiction clichés and tropes. A general reader might therefore want to begin
later and skip around. To help out, we've assembled some Reader and Author
picks for best comedies, dramas, tales focusing on Joker, Poison Ivy, Ra's
al Ghul, etc., as well as the favorite Bruce/Selina moments in a series
build around the pairing.
For newcomers who want a smattering of
everything and don't care so much about going in chronological order, click
here for The Best of Cat-Tales.
Starting at the Beginning:
The Tales are naturally offered as they were written, on the main story
page. Individual tales can be read online, or downloaded in
print-quality PDFs or ebook formats. They're also compiled into five
books, available in the same formats. The gateway is right here:
Welcome to the real Gotham After Dark.