|Catman is up to his usual mischief in Cats.|
(Second in a series of tribute posts for the Norm Breyfogle Stroke Recovery Fund)
Cats is a perfect little one-shot by one of my favorite Bat-teams, Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle. Catman is making mischief, Catwoman is being blamed, and Batman is in the middle of it. Oh, and did I mention there's a white Bengal tiger on the loose in Gotham City?
Both Batman and Catman set out in search of the missing tiger. They don't need to wait long. Notice the series of 'cats' on the following page, which Breyfogle unifies into a striking visual parallel.
Thanks to Catman, Batman ends up facing the tiger in gladiator-style combat. Catwoman has also come out to play, and admires the scene from afar.
I'll leave it to you to discover how this one ends. There's a lot in Cats, particularly in the relationships, and I urge you to visit your local comics shop and pick up a copy. For me, this one's got just the right mix of humor and adventure. It's beautifully scripted by Alan Grant and beautifully drawn by Norm Breyfogle. It's a testament to this issue that I still come back to it from time to time, almost 25 years after it was published.