Trick or Treat by Chris Dee
Halloween at The Gotham Folklore Museum opening an exhibit celebrating
the Murder Mystery Whodunit. Did we mention it's a costume party?
Did we mention Bruce's literary hero is Sherlock Holmes?
It is exceptionally refreshing to see a take on The Batman that can and
does include the feelings he SHOULD have.
Chris' Bruce is just so superior a character in comparison to Psycho-Bat
that the very contest is almost absurd. Before Cat-Tales, my favourite
version of Batman was Steve Englehart's, c.1978; that Bruce Wayne was a
civic and financial leader as well as a playboy, and his Batman was driven
and focused without being obsessed and psychotic.
Stories about people, even extraordinary ones, are the best kind. Luckily,
Cat-Tales has always been that.
Trick or Treat has a marvelous start and that every part of Cat-Tales turns
the characters more and more human, more real.
The story is fantastic and so well thought out! I have to admit that I am
not very astute on literary characters but the way they are incorporated is