February 2023 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The February 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is the Year of the Rabbit the 16th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nya!
 
in this edition of The Mew: our 16th Annual Mew Awards 
purresentation for our favorite fun stuff of 2022, with our 
comperes Mary Nyan, Janyczsazsa and Carerratia, nya!
 
Mary Nyan, a.k.a Myayr:
(the costumer and hula instructor catgirl wearing the short, high-slit keyhole Red Bird of Purradise embroidered qipao):
Aloha y’all!, and welcome to this purrticularly festive, grande-sized edition of The Mew, which comes from the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, nya!
Janyczsazsa, or just Jany for short:
(the cosplayer and seamstress faerie wearing the sleeveless short Black Orchid embroidered qipao):
It is the clear seventy-degree (furrynheight) afternoon with puffy Cumulo-neko clouds in the Blue sky over Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County NC!
Carerratia:
(the fashion designer succubus wearing the short White Chrysanthemeowm embroidered qipao):
It is about the hour before the awards ceremony will start, and the reporters are by the Red Carpet to observe what folks are wearing to the event!
Miho
(the journalist catgirl in the Bistre Fichu-neck dress with plunging back):
Arigato, nya! Gosh I cannot believe that this is the 15th time that we are here to report the fashionable action upon the Red Carpet to the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, nya!
Kaori
(the journalist catgirl in the Mauve low-cut drapurry-neck halter dress):
Hai hai, As the many people just start to arrive for the gala event, we wish to thank the crews who are covering the event for the TV, radio, internet and mewspapurr, nya!
Aurora’a
(the photographer sea spurrite girl in the Sea Foam bare-midriff halter-neck gown):
Once again we are joined by radio announcer Elwood and matsuri director Robin; this year we have brought our assistants

Vivian, 

Ayesha and Mae Nam who will help us!

Robin
(the agender gazelle purrson & 

matsuri director wearing the knotted 

Anemone Flower 

purrint blouse and Charcoal gray capurri pants):

Since we have the few minutes before they are off, we have the surpurrise pop quiz for our assistants, nya!
Ayesha: 

(Robin’s assistant, the androgynous lemur purrson in the backless maxi dress with the long draping skirt and highly slit sides)
The Sean Martin Memorial Red carpet It is the multidimensional pathway with pedestrian, aerial & aquatic lanes to accommodate visitors of all species who walk, roll, slither, swim, fly or telepurrt into the building’s Amaryllis Atrium!
Mae Nam

(the purrple-tailed nekomimi ningyo wearing the Purrpurreus- colored
strapless translucent bikini
locally mer-made, of the hollowed bells of the naturally deceased free-range non-GMO jellyfish)
It is lined by the locally-sourced Pink Torch Gingers, Crimson Pandanas, Scarlet Anthuriums and Holiday Heliconias, backed by the Little Leaf Box, Italian Cypurress and Palm Trees, nya!

 
Elwood
(the radio announcer catboy in the Black tuxedo with the bow tie):
The outdoor Director of Photography is Mohini-sensei, the Director of Underwater Photography is Mahadevi-san, and aerial shots are taken from Melanakeami-san’s triphibius airship Snappurr One piloted by Col. Alana Shepurrd; with additional drone coverage courtesy of Catgirl Island Robotics Club

and the Marine Electronics Research / Mecha & Artificial Intelligence Developurrs Society, nya!

Miho:
Nyow arriving is our artist / designer / cosplayer friend Thais Lopes https://linktr.ee/thais.angelica.art (human) who was one of the guests of the October 2008 Mew, and she looks quite fabulous as the Pink waves of her hair cascade down the deep Purrple elven gown of deep purple with gold brocade., with  shoes that match the gown, the crystal circlet upon and the head, nya!
 
Kaori:
Here comes
 our artist / model / cosplayer friend
Sarah “Sakky” Forde https://adorkabows.com

(human) who

was a guest of the December 2008 Mew, and nyow she has returned the elegant knee-length Violet semi-formal evening gown with the  cacading ruffles up[on the sheer poet-sleeved layer atop the strapless petticoat and the matching bow in her hair, nya!
Aurora’a
Artists / authors / editors / publishers / venders Jim & Melody Rondeau http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm (humans) made it here again! Melody is wearing the Blue blouse with the Levi jeans and white sneakers, and Jim is matching in the Blue polo shirt, the Levis and sneakers!
 

Robin
:

The supurrb artist Meesha DJ Walker a.k.a Xeshema https://www.artstation.com/xeshema is here with her new baby and her beach volleyball partner Bliss! Meesha is wearing the purple maxi skirt with the White catgirl Island tee shirt, the jean jacket and cloth slip-on flops, whilst 

baby J.D. is so cute in the short Blue argyle button up onesie, Kawaii!Bliss is wearing the 

ripped jeans with the high-top sneakers, sunglasses and long v-neck shirt thats knotted on the side!

 

Ayesha:

Ooh I like her short new coiffure with the Flaming Red tips! You know, w

e still talk about that epic finals match of Meesha & Bliss vs Petra & Bunnii! I see that some of our purrducer Mike’s friends from his college club days have returned, such as Mr. Brightside (rumored to be a Time Lord) of the Carolina Comic Book Club is wearing the double – breasted Almond Cream blazer, fitted tailored trousers, White tee shirt and trainers!

Mae Nam:
Chung Hong Fu who was an officer in the Triangle Area Anime Society is  rather dappurr in the Black policito tux with the satin lapels and leg bands!

I see another TAAS alumni, Jennifer Phoebe, looking quite lovely in the long Black sweater cardigan and the gold-buckled leather belt upon the ruffled round-neck Plum colored A line gown with the pretty beaded necklaces and the cat’s eye glasses, nya!

Elwood:
Author Sharon Williams http://caribbeanrose9.deviantart.com (human) was our November 2014 guest, and two of the stars of her serialized purrose urban fantasy tale Legacy of the Gods are here from New Orleans!  Billie McKnight (human) looks quite divine in the lilac open-back, – high slit silk Versace dress with the butterly hair clips, and Dante Jeffries (human) looks quite dashingly regal in the Black Dolce & Gabbana suit with the long coat!
Miho:
Of course, it is only natural, or supurr-natural that those two avatars of the Yoruba gods would look quite regal and divine, and so does Sharons fan-senshi character Tanya Cambridge (human) a.k.a. Sailor Sirius http://sailorsirius.webs.com is here again, wearing the strapless dark Blue evening dress with the matching pumps!
Kaori:
Tanya is accompanied by her best friend, author Jeff Branch’s http://www.pinkladyamerica.com

(human)

fan-senshi character
Talia Jasmine Kirk (vulcan) a.k.a Sailor Vulcan, wearing the

deep Purrple cocktail dress with yellow stiletto sandals, nya!

Kaori:
Jeff was the May 2008 guest of The Mew, nya! They have rendezvoused with his characters investigative journalists Marie Babineux (human), Haruna Ichikawa (human) police

detective Junko Sakurada (human)

Alexandra Wright (vampire), and

agent Reiko Sakurada (human), nya!!
Aurora’a:
Marie is wearing the Emerald Green sequined minidress and matching stiletto sandals; Haruna is wearing the bright Red skirt suit and pumps; and Alexandra is wearing the strapless Black leather minidress and matching thigh boots!
Robin
:
Junko is wearing the Navy Blue pantsuit, White shirt, Red necktie and Black oxford shoes; and her sister Reiko is wearing the Black skirt suit, White shirt, Black necktie and low heeled Black pumps, nya!

Ayesha:
Ah, we’re about to hand off the fashion reporting to our colleagues inside! For those who are new to Catgirl Island and The Mew, the cavernous Catgirl Island Purrforning Arts Center (
CIPAC) was designed
 and built with great magick and care, with the fare, amenities, signage, 
paths of egress, restrooms and other facilities to accommodate those who might have fins, tails, hooves or wings or rely on very different senses and forms of communication!
 
Mae Nam

Thusly the many attendees traverse the ramps, stairs, escalators, elevators, flight shafts and waterways to the auditoriums wherein the variable – geometry / environmental seats accommodate the diverse physiques of up to 2500 human-sized bipeds, but can easily accommodate those of the widdle pixy or the giant sizes, quadrupeds, winged and aquatic types, nya!
Elwood:
Nyow we will turn the reporting over to Cicelia, Eamane, Vivian, Joanna and Phannjynnasokaaia who are covering the fashion action from the mezzanine!
Cicelia
(the Molly- tailed mermaid actress / model / purrsenter wearing the Sea Blue – colored jellyfish bell bra):
Shello everybody! We are here on the Mezzanine, near the food court where there are many delicious, nutritious fresh foods to promptly sate just about every taste!
Eamane 
(the catgirl)  wearing the flowy White long-sleeve Arwen Angel Gown with the scoop neckline and the silver Evenstar necklace)
The piping hot croquettes, the extra special baked yams, the jumbo garlic butter purrawns, and the mocha bubble milk tea are causing the craving in my tummy!
Joanna
(the wolf girl is mewsician, dancer, actress & purrsenter wearing the Eggplant & Purrsimmon – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):
I am purrticularly fond of the strawberry cream crepes, the chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream, the croaker poppurrs, the maple glazed apple fritters, and the nummy berry cocktail!
Phannjynnasokaaia
(or just Phan for short, the faerie mewspapurr journalist and editor wearing the backless Maroon & Gold Hanfu gown):
Ah, we had better stay focused on the fashion task! I see that The Chattans and the McCraes are from the lovely coastal town of Haven which is just the few miles away on the mainland!
 
Vivian
(t

he androgynous nekomimi ningyo-yosei wearing the 

strapless translucent bra made of two hollowed jellyfish bells):
Hai hai, they are the stars of webmeowster
 Jamie Roberton’s webcomic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com, who were guests of the August 2007, January 2009 & November 2009 Mews, nya!
Cicelia:
Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, who is the heroic witchy human were-panther and main protagonist of the comic, is so beautiful in the sleeveless Black ball gown with the plunging V neckline, and the sheer layers of dark Smoky tule atop the Light Gay underdress!
Eamane:
Her husband Alexander Jubal McRae

(human)

is handsomely wearing the
Green

Single-Breasted blazer with the tailored trousers 

whilst their daughter
Charlotte Polyhymnia McRae

(human)

is wearing the

sequined Purple Mesh  fit and flare dress

 
Joanna:
Chelsea’s sister Corrine Elizabeth Melepomene Chattan (human) the sexy tough were-leopurrd merc  is gorgeous in the pleated chiffon round-neck pant suit with the long Illusion wing sleeves! 
Phannjynnasokaaia:
Their sister Cynthia Marie Angeline Thalia Monroe McRae (human) is so radiant in the Pink crocheted lace mesh Illusion neckline dress, and her handsome husband Paul Winston McRae (human, Jubal’s brother) is wearing the Grey single-breasted blazer and trousers with the flap detail!
Vivian:
The Chattan family matriarch momma Ruth is wearing the ruffled A-Line scoop-neck tea-length dress, and Chelsea’s familiar cat Sebastian is wearing the widdle Black tie… and he’s headed for the prawns!
Cicelia:
Oh look- coming up the escalators are the The Bikini Skouts, the stars of Mike’s monthly tabletop fantasy role-playing game “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”! 
 
Eamane:
The Bikini Skouts are an idol unit, consisting of their prima Nystia Nightshade, a.k.a. Bikini SKout Red ( dark faerie), Chiaki Wakabayashi, a.k.a. Bikini SKout Yellow (kitsune), Yuuna’amii Kawaii’kini, a.k.a. Bikini SKout Green (elf), Lillithikaliputianyasmoviaxxx, or just Li, for short, a.k.a. Bikini SKout Blue (succubus), and Masayo Sano, a.k.a. Bikini SKout Purrple (vampire)!
Joanna:
They are  joined by Nystia’s idol star husband Jonni Winner (human) and his sister their manager Jaene Rose “Rosebud” Winner (usagimimi)! Oh, they are all dressed as “chibi” versions of themselves wearing the  oversized helmets to represent the “supurr-deformed” art style with the cute, colorful jumpurrs, Capri pants, hoodies, cardigans and bomber jackets! Kawaii!
Phannjynnasokaaia:
They are quite appreciative of their fans such as the members of BISKIT (Bikini Skouts Idolizer Throng) and WHAM (Winner’s Heroic Angel Mob) who they are signing autographs and selfie posing with!
Vivian:
Some of the teachers of the Catgirl Island School (K-12) are drinking Orange Whips at the bar! History Purrofessora Dr. Alder-sensei (elf girl) is wearing Pink Rose & Mulberry colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat), and Vocal Mewsic Purrofessora Tamara’anna-sensei  (elf girl)  is wearing the Pale Thistle & Rum Punch colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat!
Cicelia:
Math Purrofessora Martine -sensei (selkie) is wearing the  Amber – colored jellyfish bra and matching purreo, Water Polo Coach Angelina (water nymph) is wearing the Saffron colored jellyfish bra, and Purrincipal Appuracida (catgirl) is wearing the ruched halter-neck crop top with the side-knotted bodycon mini skirt!
 
Eamane:
Some of the Deans from Mew Hanover Commeownity College  are drinking the Cran-Apple Nummy Berry cocktails! Dean Terry-sensei (androgynous Terrapin purrson) the Dean of MHC’s Design School, is wearing the Sea Foam- colored  Iro-furisode., and Dean Malivalaya-sensei (elf girl)  of MHC’s Vet School is wearing the White and Sugar Almond Pink Ao Dai gown!
 
Joanna:
Sora (gynoid) the lomi-lomi masseuse is wearing the sheer Ebony Tule sleeveless halter-neck A-Line keyhole prom dress, Millicent (bunny girl) the art supply store owner is wearing the sleeveless, backless, plunging neckline sequined Black mini strap dress, and Kahil (slime girl) food bank director is wearing the Cinnabar colored high split side-lace very short cheongsam!
Phannjynnasokaaia:
The Meowdical Arts Center’s Director Dr. Maeridyth-sensei (gyno sphinx) has just landed upon the terrace, wearing the ornate golden necklaces, banngles, braclets, belly chain, chatelaine and tail ring! To her right is Linina (catgirl) the 40th level paladin wearing her gleaming bare-midriff Red and White adamantine maile and plate armor, but I don’t see her legendary +5 Wave Motion Vorpal Holy Avenger Longsword of Smiting!
Vivian:
Well I do see several members of the Meowritime Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre’s Repurrtory Company! Over there by the Patisserie are the Artistic Director Alaua’mina (faerie) in the halter-neck bikini and purreo made of Black Orchid petals; Technical Director Wyrdina (faerie) in the halter-neck  bikini and putrreo made of Gray Florentinya Iris petals; and actress Palathyna (faerie) in the halter-neck  bikini and putrreo made of White Chrysanthemeowm petals!
Myayr:
Oh oh there are High Purriestess Purrsis (catgirl) and her Purrotege Appurrentice Lhassiopeia (catgirl) of Mew Hanover Countys Temple to the Goddess Bastet, nya! Purrsis is wearing her diaphanous sideless White gown with the ornate wesekh collar and Lhassiopeia is wearing the sheer halter-neck crop top and the ruffled mini skirt that flaunts the Egyptian heka crook tattoo around her inny belly button, mew la la, nya!
Jany:
Mmm they are savoring r\the succulent braised abalone and the grilled anago! Oh oh- Cru-Cru the courier (mermaid) and Kahili the Food Bank Director (slime girl) are having the baklava and the tiramisu! This assignment is making me hungry!
 
Carerratia:
Well, It is the few minutes before the ceremony will commence, so let’s go to the Zen Water Garden, where Ne’ellakaliomi the Sommeleir of Sheila May’s restaurant, Lina the Lifeguard Captain of Lake Neko, and Tharesha  he Mew Hanover County School Supurrintendan twill purrsent this month’s
Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Ne’ellakaliomi 
(the Coral Beauty- tailed mermaid wearing the Mauve-colored jellyfish bells)
Shello minna! In this monthly portion of The Mew, we commemorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropomorphic ladies, monster girls and shape –shifters who appear in folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewsic, advertising, and so forth!
 
Lina
(the Eastern kingsnake-tailed lamia wearing the strapless translucent Fuchsia-colored jellyfish bells):
Hai hai! They are not just limited to the feline or other mammallians, but include the avian, reptilian, piscine, insect, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the spirit, cat-titude or mannerisms of the animal theme, who we will thusly broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”
Tharesha
(the shark-tailed mermaidwearing the Mint Green – colored jellyfish bells):
Set In the fantasy world occupied by the human, hunters and beastkiun, author Sayaka Mogi’s beautiful, bittersweet Red Hood’s Wolf Apprentice manga pertains to Wu the hunter who reluctantly adopts the hungry lost little orphaned wolf girl Mani and trains her as his apprentice; and in the sequel Final Testament we met the werewolf twins Skoll and Hati!
 
Ne’ellakaliomi:
Satoko Yamano (who is voiced by Chie Nakamura in the original Japanese version and by Stephanir Sheh in the English dub) in the Ah My Goddess anime TV series which  based upon the manga by Kosuke Fujishima! In epurrsode 5 of season 2, Satoko wears the Pink & White cat ears on her date with Otaki to the new amusement park, where she also wears the nekomimi kigurumi onsie for the photo shoot!
 
Lina:
Kanda the pretty red-haired catgirl (voiced by Azumi Waki), Tania the lovely red-haired dragon girl (voiced by Rumi Okubo), and cute widdle Nina the Blonde fox girl (voiced by Marika Kouno) of author Suzu Miyama’s  Beast Tamer novels, manga and anime, in which they are rescued and recruitted by the titular charcter Rein who can communicate with animals and starts the new adventuring party with them after he was kicked out of his prior group!
 
Tharesha:
The Wood Sprite and her sphinx-like sister Death who are voiced by the superb actress Tilda Swinton wonderful 2022 stop motion animated movie Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio! The Wood Sprite who magickally enlivened Pinocchio has the four alluring avianish wings, whilst Death who Pinocchio visited between resurrections has the lovely leonine body with the large bovine horns and avian wings!
 
Ne’ellakaliomi:
In the Tekka Yaguraba’s supernatural comedy manga Sorry for My Familiar, Patty is the impoverished petite devil girl who needs a familiar to serve her, but all she can affored to hire is Norman the older human chap who is researching her devil world! The peppy  fair- skinned devil has the Pink hair and tail, Blue eyes and ram-like ovine horns, so we will consider her as the ramu musume or the hitsujimimi!
Lina:
Tamka the bespectacled Red Fox girl and Jenzi the petite genki Gray Wolf girl are among the delightful kemonomimi of the beautiful sexy romantic web comic Otenba Files by the brilliant UK author / artist May Li Pandabait, who also creates the terrific Shift Persona web comic! However I should mention that  those comics are rated “mature” due to the nudity, language, violence & sexuality, and not for the widdle kitties!
Tharesha:
Mat Sherer’s mature-rated, sexy, slice-of-life kemonomimi web comic Badly Drawn Kitties has undergone numerous reboots since it started 2002 and ended (?) on 2019, but the comics are archived on the site, whilst Mat is busy with new projects such as the podcast! Among the delightful writer Lucy Koneko (cat), body artists Lydia White (cat), and Sally Flick (cat),  mewsicians Arianna Manson (cat), Magic (cat) and Natalie Green (mink); webmeowster Molly Hunter (mouse) banker Rain MacKenzie (squirrel)
Ne’ellakaliomi:
Twyla Boogeyman is the creepy but shy and good-natured 15 year old student at Monster High who can travel through dreams and shadows! She has the purple-blue and gray skin, Purple-streaked Light Teal hair,  and the pet bunny named Dustin! She has existed in all three generations of the Mattels Monster High tales and toys, including the 10.5” Gen 3 Creepover Party doll adorably wearing the Pink bunny-eared cowl!
Lina:
PrettyLitter is an odorless, non-clumping, color-changing, health-monitoring silica gel crystal brand cat litter with the amusing ads on TV and internet, such as the most recent “Cat Goddess” spot which is graced by the lovely spokesperson who claims that she is not a cat lady but a catgirl goddess! We especially like the 2.5 minute version of the spot! The peppy, purrky redhead human in the Pink negligee admits that she is not feline, so she is technically not a literal neko deity such as Bastet, Tefnut or Sekhmet, but given her captivating grace, charm, presence, and compassion for her kitties, we will consider her as the honorary catgirl!
Tharesha:
Journalist Tara Palmeri, is the Senior Political Correspondant for Puck News, whose attire included the lovely Dark Orange and Black tiger stripe blouse when she appurred as one of the panelists in the January 17th, 2022 episode of MSNBC’s TV series The 11th Hour with Stephanie Rhule, So we will consider her as the “honorary catgirl”! That is all for the spotlight portion of the show, and it looks like the ceremony is about to start!
 
Myayr:
Now we will continue from  the Amarylis Auditorium, wherein soon the CIPAC’s director Kitrina and general manager Katherine, a.k.a. Kit ’n Kat http://www.catgirlisland.net/art/guest2/114.html wave to the cheering audience as they stroll to the crystalline podium upon the center stage to address the crowd and
 
commeownce the purresentations, nya!
Kitrina:
(the Silver – haired catgirl wearing the short, off – shoulder silk, Blue & Silver Dragon – purrint kimono):
Konbanwa, yall, nya! Welcome to the 15th annual Mew Awards for our favorite fun stuff of 2021, nya!
Katherine:
(the Redhead catgirl wearing the short, off – shoulder silk, Red & Gold Phoenix – purrint kimono):
We are happy and honored by your purresence, and by the many others who are watching from elsewhere, nya!
Kitrina:
Hai, we wish to thank all of the wonderful staff and volunteers who make this and other events happen here, nya!
Katherine: 
We also wish to thank the many brilliant folks who created and distributed the things we are here to purraise, nya!
Kitrina:
Nyow please let us all welcome Tash, Michi, Brian, Sadiyah & Mu’awin of Alexcia Reynolds’s https://www.deviantart.com/professoroak Cybernetic Showdown tale http://michi.byethost16.com
 
Katherine:
 Eletron http://bw.html-5.me, Khriste a.k.a Sailor Christmas http://www.sailorchristmas.com, Abenti a.k.a Sailor Tiger http://mau.sailorchristmas.com and her daughter Torako to purrsent the nominees for
 
our favorite toys & collectibles of 2022, nya!
 
Jany:
Tash, Michi, Brian, Sadiyah & Mu’awin star in Alexcia Reynolds’s https://www.deviantart.com/professoroak Cybernetic Showdown tales http://michi.byethost16.com; whereas  Khriste a.k.a Sailor Christmas http://www.sailorchristmas.com, and Abenti a.k.a Sailor Tiger http://mau.sailorchristmas.com are Alexcia’s fan-senshi supurr-heroines. Abenti’s daughter Torako, makes her Mew debut , and we are also glad to welcome back Eletron http://bw.html-5.me who is a Maximals fan-bot character!
Tash 
(the bat – winged Serval girl wearing creme yellow pedal pushers and a backless halter top that does not ride up on her wing)s:
Thank you Kit ’n Kat! Aloha everybody!

Michi 

(the cyborg White Tiger girl wearing the navy blue sundress):
My, this is the 15th time that Tash and I have been purrsenters here!

Sadiyah

(the llama girl wearing the purple and sapphire blue belly dancer outfit, signing in American Sign Language):
This is my 13th time here. Thank you for inviting me back again!

Muawin 

(Sadiyah’s interpurreter, a Purrple Port Bleu butterfly purrched upon the podium):
It is such a lovely warm island with so many delicious nectar filled flowers!

Brian 

(the hyena dude wearing the wearing a pair of blue jeans and a pine green t-shirt):
This is my 12th time here to this beautiful island, and I would like to thank you for inviting me too!

Abenti 

the Black – haired catgirl wearing the one-piece strapless orange swimsuit with a sheer sarong):
This is the 11th time that Khriste and I have been purrsenters!

Eletron

(the pachyderm-ish Maximal wearing floral leis and the flower tucked behind each elephantine ear):
This is my 10th time here!

Khriste

(the redhead girl wearing the green, red, gold, and white pantsuit with a wreath-shaped brooch on her left lapel):
There are many nominees in this cattygory, but fortunately there are 9 of us!

Torako

(Abenti’s anthopurrmorphic tiger daughter wearing the Red Riding Hood Cloak):
This is my first time here, so please take care of me!
 
Tash:
Fortunately, we have the telepurrompters, other electronic devices, the notes and the good memories to help with the long lists!
 
Michi: 
Here are the nominees for favorite action figures, posable dolls, plushy dolls, statues, ornaments, other toys and collectibles of 2022!
Sadiyah:
Action figures such as Star Wars: The Black Series Fennec Shand, Koska Reeves, Omega, Reva (Third Sister), Leia (Ewok Village) and Star Wars: The Mandalorian Ahsoka Tano!
Mu’awin: 
The Star Wars Vintage Collection The Madalorian Ahsoka Tano. The Book of Boba Fett Fenec Shand, Clone Wars Aayla Secura, Luminara Unduli, and Bariss Offee action figures!

Brian:

The Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron’s  X-Wing fighter, TIE Fighter, Advanced TIE Fighter, Millennium Falcon, and Slave One!
Abenti:
Marvel Legends She-Hulk, She/Hulk, Siryn, Kate Bishop, Mighty Thor, King Valkyrie, Meggan, IronHeart, Darkstar,  America Chavez, Wakanda Forever Okoye and  Nakia action figures!
Eletron:
Transformers Cyclone Strike Windblade, Legacy Elita-1, Legacy Prime Universe Arcee, Bumblebee Studio Series Arcee, and Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Road Rocket action figure!
Khriste:

G.I. Joe Classified Series SnakeEyes Akiko action figure, Super7’s Ultimates! Thundercats Cheetara action figure, Mego’s Young Frankenstein Baron & Monster setand Igor action figure!

Torako:
Jazwares’ AEW Hikaru Shida action figure, BST’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer action figure, Bandai’s Shodo Digimon Lilimon action figure, and Banpresto’s QPosket Urusei Yatsura: Lum figurine!
 
Tash:
McFarlane Toys McFarlane Toys Avatar Neytiri action figure,  Neytiri on Seze pack, DC Multiverse The Batman Catwoman action figure, and the DC Retro Batman 66 Batcycle With Sidecar!
Michi:
Spin Master’s The Batman: Selina Kyle Chase Set, Selina Kyle 4” action figure, and Selina Kyle 11” action figure!

Sadiyah:

MGA’s Na! Na! Na! Tabitha Nekota, Sherry Foxtail, Liling Luck, Erika Feathton, Myra Woods dolls, and Kitty-Cat Camp Ground play set!

Mu’awin:
Mattel’s Monster High Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Frankie Stein, Lagoona Blue, Cleo de Nile, Ghoulia Yelps, Toralei and Deuce dolls, and the Ghoul Spirit six doll set!
Brian:
Worlds of EPI’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fresh Dolls Fierce Collection of the Okoye, Nakia and Shuri dolls!
Abenti:
Funko Pop! Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano,  Ahsoka Tano (Valentine),  Fenec Shand, Gatchaman: Jun the Swan, and Justice League: Black Orchid!
 
Eletron:
Funko Pop! The Batman: Selina Kyle, Selina Kyle (unmasked), and Selina Kyle on Motorcycle!
Khriste:

The Hallmark Keepsake’s Star Trek Strange New Worlds U.S.S. Enterprise ornament, and the Avatar Nytiri and Seze ornament…

Torako:
… and Misty Hopkins’s fan – plushie dolls of Aria the Animation’s Athena Glory and Alice Carroll! Whew! That was a lot! Now let’s welcome Keiko, Yuriko. Leilani and Alanasera to present
 
our favorite books & literature of 2022!
 
Carerratia:
Keiko & Yuriko are librarians at the wonderful  Catgirl Island Public Library, whilst sisters Leilani & Alanasera are miko maidens at the serenely stately shinto shrineI
 
Keiko:
(the catgirl in the shimmering Parrot Fish purrint suspender maillot):
Aloha, nya! We wish to thank all of the friends of the Mew Hanover Public Library, nya!
Yuriko:
(the catgirl in the gleaming Butterfly Fish purrint purretzel maillot:
This cattygory includes fiction and non-fiction books that were published last year!
Leilani
(the catgirl wearing a bare midriff Red & White miko Shozoku): 
We wish to thank our fellow miko and everyone who has visited our shrine, nya!
Alanasera
(the catgirl wearing a bare midriff Red & White miko Shozoku): 
The nominees are Soul Taken: A Mercy Thompson Novel, and What Will I Do with My Love Today?, nya!
Keiko:
Viola Davis: Finding Me; and The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty, nya!
 
Yuriko:
The Art of The Batman, The DC Poster Portfolio: George Perez, and The Life and Art of Dave Cockrum, nya!
Leilani: 

Final Fantasy XIV Poster Collection, and Haruhiko Mikimoto Character Design Archive, nya!

Alanasera:
Inside Bridgerton, The Art of Avatar: The Way of Water, and 

The Art of Star Wars: Visions, nya!

 
 
Keiko:
The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2, and 

The Art of Star Wars: High Republic, nya!
Yuriko:
The Dragon Universe, The Fairy Universe, Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry, and Trek the Halls,  nya!
Leilani:
D&D Journeys through the Radiant Citadel, and D&D Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep, nya! 
Alanasera:
D&D Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen, and Spelljammer: Adventures in Space, nya!
 
Keiko:
D&D Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse: and t
he Alex Ross Marvel Mural Calendar,
 nya!

Yuriko:
2023 Wicca Calendar, 2023
Running in the Triangle Calendar,
and The 2023 Oh No, Not Another Cat Calendar, nya!
Leilani:
North Carolina Coast 2023 Calendar

,
Sierra Club 2023 Planner, and the Audubon Society 2023 Planner
, nya!
Alanasera:
 We are done, so

please help us to welcome friends Dr. Dach Savage, Valentinya, Petra and Bunnii purrsent our

favorite webcomics & net fiction of 2022, nya!
 
Myayr:
Savage-sensei is a purrapsychologist, archaeologist and consulting detective with a boarding mansion; Valentinya is his witchy maid originally from Kiev; Petra and Bunni not only are  co-curators of the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art,  but they are also the county rec league’s Beach Volleyball champions, nya!
 
Dach Savage
(the anthropurrmorphic weiner dog wearing his Crimson, Black & White Military Mess Dress & medals): 
Guten abend!
Valentinya
(the catgirl wearing the vyshyvanka with the Crape Myrtle embroidery):
Zdravstvuyte, nya!
Petra
(the catgirl wearing the Sand Tiger Shark purrint bikini):
Some of the web comics might be rated “mature”, thusly intended for the adult readers, and not for the widdle kitties, nya!
Bunnii
(the bunny girl wearing the Sand Tiger Shark purrint bikini):
That might be due to sexuality, violence, or harsh language. So then, in no particular order, the many nominees include…
 
Dach Savage:
Las Lindas, The Eye of Ramalach, Tina of the South, Caribbean Blue, Paprika, and Practice Makes Perfect!
 
Valentinya:
The Tea Dragon Society, Bethellium,

The Meek and Mare Intervm, The LoungeAlfie, and 

Far Out There

, nya!

 
Petra:
Empowered by Adam Warren, Trekker – the Adventures of Mercy St. Clair by Ron Randall; and School Bites by Holly G, nya!
Bunnii:
Pacificators, 3Guardians and Namaka Hamou web comics and art Jeffrey Anderson!
Dach Savage:
Closet Space and A Wish for Wings by Jen Dolari; Panel2Panel and The Life of Glych by Amber Greenlee!
 
Valentinya:
Distillum by Sarah “Pickles” Dill, Misfile by Chris Hazelton, and Zos Kias by Sanzaki Kojika, nya!
 
Petra:
C-chan’s a catgirl by A Blue Deer, Spying with Lana by Sean Harrington, and Mon Girl by Green Tea Neko, nya!
 
Bunnii:
Valley Ghouls and other comics by Kate Leth; and The Dennison Collective of Kara Dennison!
 
Dach Savage:
Sorcery 101 by Kel McDonnell, Jailbird by Leigh Davis, and A Girl and Her Fed by K.B. Spangler!
Valentinya:
The Message of Cyan by Christi Anne Abrahams,

Lost Nightmare by Miyuli, and

Twokinds by Thomas J. Fischbachv!
Petra:
Danger Zone One by Midnight & Salaiix; and

Ménage à 3 by Gisele Lagace & David Lumsdon, nya!
Bunnii

:

Earth Guardians by Lina El;

Zebra Girl by Joe England;

The Depths, by P.M. Amaras, Paul Driggere & Roy Wolverine!

Dach Savage:
The sequential art  by Boomerangh96, the art & comics by Kieran Thompson;  the 

comics & tales by Christopher B. Wright!
Valentinya:
Otenba Files by Koumori-tomboy; Seph & Dom by NaughtyMorg; and Bloodline by Evan Fawcett a.ka.w0lfmare, nya!
 
Petra:
Digger by Ursula Vernon, and The Devil’s Panties by Jennie Breeden, who were November 2008 guests of The Mew, nya!
Bunnii

:

The Wandering Ones by Clint Hollingsworth who was the October 2009 guest of The Mew!
 
Dach Savage:
Sailor Tiger’s Grotto, Cybernetic Showdown, Sailor Christmas, The Book of Otaku Senshi…
Valentinya:
…  Project Pachyderm, and Pokemon Amber by Alexcia Reynolds, who was a guest of the August 2010 Mew, nya!
Petra:
Fire From The Sun: A Queen’s Rising by Sharon Williams, who was our November 2014 guest of The Mew, nya!
 
Bunnii

:

Now we will go from the web to the print, as our friends Na Ling, Ji Yun, Jesi and Kai present our
favorite comic books, graphic novels & manga of 2022, nya!
 
Jany:
Sisters Na Ling & Ji Yun have been bartenders here at the CIPAC but they will soon open their new micro-brew pub; whilst Jesi & Kai are concierges at the Catgirl Island Visitors Center and officers of the Mew Hanover County Kite Club!
 
Na Ling:

(the 

muntjac deer girl

wearing the Apurricot colored bikini and sheer purrled purreo):

We wish to thank all of our guests who we are happy to serve here at The CIPAC!
Ji Yun:

(her twin sister wearing the Peach colored bikini and sheer purrled purreo)
Hai hai and we are honored to help purrsent the nominees which include

Jesi
(the catgirl in the Maroon & Gold Hanfu gown): 

Elfquest: Stargazer’s Hunt, Adventures of Simon & Ajax vol. 3, and Die, Kitty, Die: Starstruck, nya

Kai
(the catgirl  in the Black & Scarlet Hanfu gown):

My Little Pony, My Little Pony: Generations, and My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined, nya

Na Ling:

Catwoman: Lonely City, StarGirl: Lost Children,  Zatanna: the Jewel of Gravesend..

Ji Yun:

Galaxy : The Prettiest Star, DC Pride, Marvel Voices, Marvel-Verse: America Chavez

Jesi:

She-Hulk, Iron Cat, Iron Man / Hell Cat Annual, and Defenders Beyond, nya

Kai:

My Little Pony, My Little Poiy: Generations, and My Little Pony: Classics Reimagined,

nya

 
Na Ling:
Monstress, Saga, Ant, Frank Frazetta’s Dawn Attack, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose…
 
Ji Yun:
Wynd, Cat Girl, Gold Digger, Ninja High School, Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle
Jesi:
Konohana Kitan, Tamamo-chan’s a Fox, A Centaurs Life, and Shuna’s Journey, nya
Kai:
Hakumei and Mikochi,

Yokohama Kaidaishi Kikou, Non Non Biyori, and Flying Witch, nya

Na Ling:
Laid Back Camp, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Yuri is my Job, Reincarnated as a Sword
Ji Yun:
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon MaidDrugstore in Another World, and Komi Cant Communicate!
Jesi:
The Demon Girl Next Door, Yuna and the Haunted Hot Spring, and High School DXD, nya
 
Kai:
and Jim & Melody Rondeau’s 2022 Elfl Tale, nya! Nyow please welcome to the wet tank stage Nyssy, Melanakeami, Daytona, Formality, and Mertyl who will purrsent our
 
favorite magazines and other purriodicals of 2022, nya!
Carerratia:
Nyssy is the Senior Saucier at Sheila May’s restaurant, Melanakeami owns the triphibious airship tours business, Daytona is the captain of the county Surf Purrtrol, Formality is the travel writer originally from the vicinity of Purince Edward Island, and Mertyl-sensei is the Sea Witch Supreme! 
Nyssy
(the mermaid with Dark Blue hair and Turquoise tail, wearing the piercings, jewelry, and the Lilac – colored jellyfish bell bikini top):
Arigatou gozaimasu!
Melanakeami
(the mermaid with the Green tail and hair, wearing the Azure Blue – colored jellyfish bell bikini top and Gold rings in her tail fin):
Shello there everybody! We are glad and honored to be here tonight!
Daytona
(the mermaid with short Blonde hair and a Gray Bottlenose Dolphin tail, wearing Fuchsia – colored jellyfish bell bikini top):
So, this cattygory includes the purrinted purriodicals, be they published monthly, quarterly or however often!
Formality
(the 11‘ long dappurr Orca Girl in her natural tuxedo-ish pattern with the large Black purrl in her navel, the Black top hat and bow tie):
The nominees are: National Geographic, Our State, Design Life, Design Anthology, Illustration, Watercolor Artist…
Mertyl
(the sea witch with the pixy-cut Red hair, wearing the loosely – knotted White blouse and the Hot Pink Purreo):
International Artist, American Art Review, Western Art & Architecture, Art & Illustration, Antiques & Fine Art…
Nyssy: 
Renaissance Faires, Alter Ego, Back Issue, Comic Book Creator, Kirby Collector, Draw, Comic Artist…
Melanakeami:
Concept Artist, 

The Art of Film, ImagineFX, American Artist, International Artist, 

Fantasy Figures

Daytona

Art Doll Quarterly, Prims

Selvedge, 

Somerset Studio, 

Unique Homes, Enki, 

I’m Smith, He’s Jones

 
Formality

Cinefex, American Cinematographer, Sight & Sound,
CinemaScope, Cinema Retro, 
DGA Quarterly…
Mertyl:
Mystic Deja, Little Shop of Horrors, G-Fan, Doctor Who Magazine, 

007 Magazine,
Star Wars Insider

Nyssy:
Star Trek, Star Trek Official Starships Collection, Otaku USA, Megami, NewtypeAnimage, Hobby Japan…
Melanakeami:
Willow & Sage, Sage Woman, Witches & Pagans, Bella Grace, Belle Armoire, Daphne’s Diary…
Daytona:
Bella Grace, Belle Armoire, Daphne’s Diary, In her Studio, Cottage Hill, Women Create…
Formality:
Minerva, Sedona, Wahshington Post, New York Times, Laphams’s Quarterly, Rowrbrazzle
 
Mertyl:
Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog, Fantasy & Science FictionRolling Stone, Cemetery Dance…
 
Nyssy:
The Skeptical Inquirer, Anthenaeum Review, Parabola, Tin House, Uncut’s Ulitmate Music Guide…
Melanakeami:
Prog, Classic Rock. Metal Hammer, Pointe, Dance, Fiddler, Ambrosia, Aspire Design & Home…
Daytona:
Southern Living, Garden Design, Coastal Living, Lonely Planet, Ernest, Runner, Sidetracked…
Formality:
Archaeology, American Archaeology, Current World Archaeology, Scientific American

 
Mertyl:
Outdoors, Misadventure, Yoga, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Shape, Self, Fit…
Nyssy:
Oxygen, Strong, Womens Health,  Muscle & Fitness Hers, ESPN, Sports Illustrated

,

Golf …

Melanakeami:
Surfgirl, Standup Journal, Stand Up Paddle Magazine, SUP International…
 
Daytona:
Adventure Kayaking, Angler’s Journal, Sport Fishing, In-Fisherman, Fishing & Tying Journal…
Formality:
Grays Sporting Journal, North Carolina Game & Fish, Saltwater Sportsman, and The Drake!
Mertyl:
We are done, and 

please welcome Raven, Whitney and Kara-Meowl who will purrsent the nominees for-

 
our favorite radio purrograms of 2022, nya!
Myayr:
Raven co-owns Feral Ink tattoo & piercing studio with her friend Hannah,  Whitney is the Mew Hanover Commeownity College Magick Club Purresident, and Kara-Meow’l is the champion purrofessional surfer, nya!
Raven
(the elf girl in the snapdragon purrint Bateau neckline Empire cropped bare midriff dress):
Aloha , y’all! These are purrograms from WUNC FM, National Public Radio and Public Radio International!
Whitney
(the androgynous Bard Owl harpy & in the foxglove purrint yukata):
Hai hai, they are the very sincere, informative and / or entertaining audio enjoyment of the top quality!
 
Kara-Meow’l:
Alphabetically the nominees are… 1A, All Things Considered, American Routes, Back Porch Music…
 
Raven:
Code Switch, Embodied, Fresh Air, Hear & Now, How I Built This, It’s Been A Minute, Latino USA…
Whitney:
Life Kit, Marketplace, Morning Edition, The Moth Radio Hour, The New Yorker Radio Hour…
 
Kara-Meow’l:
On Being, On the Media, Our Body Politic, The People’s Pharmacy, Planet Money, Reveal…
Raven:
Science Friday, Snap Judgment. Sound Opinions. The Splendid Table, The Takeaway…
Whitney:
The TED Radio Hour, This American Life, The Thistle and Shamrock, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me…
 
Kara-Meow’l:
Weekend Edition, and The World, nya! Nextly are the great purrograms of the BBC’s World Service!
Raven:
Hai hai, such as The Arts Hour, BBC World News, The Conversation, Discovery, Documentary
 
Whitney:
From Our Own Correspondent, Hardtalk, Healthcheck, The History Hour, In the Studio, News Day…
Kara-Meow’l:
Outlook, Over to You, Sporting Witness, Tech Tent, Tested, This Week in History, and Witness History, nya!
Raven:
So, now please welcome Yvonne, Pendula, Tara-chan and Trini-chan to present the noms for
 
our favorite non-fiction TV shows of 2022!
Jany:
Vonny is the captain and Pendula is her first mate of the charter fishing boat the TsuriNekoMimi (a 1985 Hatteras 60 Convertible motor yacht), Vonny’s younger sister Tara-chan is the college student & nature photographer, and Trini-chan the belly dance instructor & surfboard shapurr!
 
Yvonne (a.k.a Vonny)
(the catgirl in the Honeydew White & Purrsian Blue colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):
Namaste, nya! This has been such the exciting and beautiful day brimming with the festivities, nya!
Tara-chan
(the catgirl in the Cerelean Frost & Purriwinkle colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):
Hai, we are blessed with the happy, healthy place full of the family, friends, freedom, fun and – and food, nya!
Pendula 
(the selkie in the Lemon Chiffon & Papaya Whip colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):
Here are the nominees for non – fiction TV shows of 2021, including science, nature, history, technology, travel, home, garden, food, talk & mewsic!
 
Trini-chan:
(the kitsune in the Meowrigold & Sugar Almond Pink colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):
this might include foreign TV shows that purre-date 2021, but were not televised, streamed or released on home video here until 2022.
 
Yvonne:
In alphabetical order… The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle,  A&E Biography Alex Wagner Tonight, and All in with Chris Hayes, nya…
Tara-chan:
Amanpour and Company, American Woodshop, Andrea Mitchell Reports, and – and Antiques Roadshow, nya
Pendula: 
Ask This Old House, Austin City Limits, Battlebots, The Beat with Ari Melber, and Below Deck: Mediterranean…
Trini-chan:
The Best of Our State, Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, 

Carolina Outdoor Journal, and Craft in America (which was Mike’s favorite)

….

 
Yvonne:
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, nya, 

Destination: Whitehouse  Off, Forged in Fie, Frontline, and

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, nya…

Tara-chan:
G
arden Smart, Great Performances, Great Railways, Growing a Greener World, HardTalk, and- and

Icons Unearthed: Star Warsnya…

Pendula: 
Kayak Fishing, The Kitten Bowl, The Last Call with Lawrence O’Donnell, and The Late Show wth Stephen Colbert…
Trini-chan:
Let’s Fish Southeast, Major League Fishing, Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles,

Morning Joe, ajnd Mysteries of the Deep…
Yvonne:
Nature, NC Weekend, Nova

On the Road with Chatham Rabbits, Outside: Beyond the Lens, and

P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, nya…
Tara-chan:
PBS Newshour, The People’s Court. The Puppy Bowl, The Rachel Maddow Show, Reel South, and – and

T he Reidout with Joy Reid, nya…

Pendula: 
Rick Steve’s Europe, Samantha Brown’s Places to Love, Sci NC, Songs at the Center, Tales of the Territories, This Old House…
Trini-chan:
… and so much wonderful sports coverageNyow please welcome Jeannie, Katsandra Niko and Rica who will present
our favorite live-action fiction TV shows of 2022!
Carreratia:
Jeannie is the yogini, swim wear model, robotics club purresident and belly dance instructor catgirl when she is not at the kyudo range; Katsandra is the professional bellydancer who owns several real estate proprties and co-owns the Yoga studio with Jeannie; whilst sisters Niko and Rica own the fresh flower and produce farm with the animal stables and co-direct the island’s farmers market association, nya!
Jeannie
(the catgirl in the Saffron & Carnelian Red – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):
Nihao. Here are our favorite foreign and domestic, comedic and dramatic live-action TV series of 2022.
Katsandra
(the catgirl in the Cobalt & Teal – colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat): 
These might include foreign TV shows that purre-date 2021, but were not televised, streamed or released on home video here until 2022.  
 
Niko
(the catgirl in the Purriwinkle & Hydrangea colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):
There are so many animated shows we like, so that is the sepurrate cattygory, and the made-for-TV movies are also the sepurrate cattygory!
Rica
(the catgirl in the Pink Rose & Mulberry colored, bare – midriff choli blouse, sari & petticoat):
In alphabetical order the nominees are… 1883, 1923, All Creatures Great and Small, Atlanta, The Bold and the Beautiful, Bridgerton…
Jeannie:
Call the Midwife, Cobra Kai, Death in Paradise, Doc MartinDoctor Who. Doom Patrol, Endeavor, The Flash, Gabby’s Dollhouse…
 
Katsandra:
Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, The Guiding Light, Joe Pera Talks to You, Killing Eve, Kung Fu, Law & Order, Legends of Tomorrow…
Niko:
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Midsommer Murders, Mare of Eastown, Miss Scarlet and the Duke, Motherland: Fort Salem…
Rica:
Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, 

NCIS,

Outlander, Peacemaker, Power Rangers: Dino Fury, 

Quantum Leap,

Riverdale, Seaside Hotel…
Jeannie:
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Stargirl, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

, Star Wars: Andor, Star Wars:The Book of Boba Fett…

Katsandra:
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stranger Things, Superman and Lois, Warrior Nun, Wednesday Addams, What We Do in the Shadows…
Niko:
When Calls the Heart, White Lotus, Willow, When Calls the Heart, Yellow Jackets, Yellow Stone, and The Young and the Restless!
 
Rica:
Nyow please welcome Nya-sensei, Nyo-sensei, and Ilyana-sensei who will purrsent the nominees for
our favorite animated cinema & TV of 2022!
Myayr:
Nya-sensei is the meowrtial arts champion, dojo and gym owner,  her twin sister Nyo-sensei is the sorceress and Magick Shop owner,  and Ilyana-sensei is the underwater archaeologist & nautical historian, nya!
 
Nyanko, a.k.a. Nyo-sensei
(the catgirl wearing the Blue Calathea purrint iro-furisode):
Arigatou gozaimasu! We are honored to purrsent this cattygory because we love anime!
Nyoka a.k.a. Nya-sensei
(the catgirl wearing the Violet Peony purrint iro-furisode): 
This cattygory includes foreign & domestic animated feature films, shorts, specials, OVAs, mewsic videos, commercials, online, streaming & televised series!
Ilyana, a.k.a Ilyana-sensei
(the catgirl wearing the Gold Honeysuckle purrint iro-furisode):
These might include series that purre-date 2022, but were not shown or sold here until 2022, nya!
 
Nyanko:
We are purrticularly grateful for those many networks, streaming services and video distributors!’
 
Nyoka: 
The nominees are… Acorns’ Squirrel TV commercials, Heinz Ketchup’s Adulting Anthem TV commercial)…
Ilyana:

Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon, Baby Shark’s Big Show, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons…

Nyanko:
Belle, Bird Girl, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Catwoman: Hunted, DC League of Super Pets…
Nyoka:
Doctor Who- The Abominable Snowmen, Doctor Who- Galaxy 4, Doctor Who- The Web of Fear…
Ilyana:
Future Boy Conan, Green Lantern: Beware My Power, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio…
Nyanko:
Harley Quinn, I am Groot, Invincible, Lightyear, Magical Warfare, Maid Sama…
Nyoka:
Minions: Rise of Gru, Miraculous, Monster High, My Hero Academia, Nana, Non Non Biyori: Nonstop…
Ilyana:
Princess Principle, Review Starlight: The Movie,  Sabaton’s The Red Baron  animated story video
Nyanko:
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, Spy x Family, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Progidy…
Nyoka:
Star Wars: Galaxy of Creatures, Star Wars: Grogu and the Dust Bunnies, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
Ilyana:
Strange New World, Strike Witches Season 3: The Road to Berlin, Tig Notaro: Drawn…
 
Nyanko:
Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse, Trick Treat, Scooby-Doo!
Nyoka:
Turning Red, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, and Young Justice!
Ilyana:
Nyow let us welcome Police Chief Meryl, Fire Meowrshall Elaenor, and Purrk Ranger Beebee to purrsent
our favorite live-action TV Movies of 2022!
Jany: 
Nyoka pretty much summed up what Meryl, Ellie and Beebs are mostly purrofessionally known for! However, Meryl is also the motorcycle enthusiast, Ellie is also the body builder, and Beebs is also the Amphibious Orienteering coach!
 
Meryl
(the catgirl in the backless, empire – waist British Racing Green ball gown with detached sleeves):
Arigatou and Aloha! We are honored to present this cattygory!
Elaenor, or Ellie
(the Banker Pony centauress out of her Fire Marshall uniform and wearing Azalea floral leis): 
These are our favorite  broadcast, cable, streaming and on-demand  made-for-TV movies of 2022.
Beebee
(the catgirl in the short Emerald kimono with the Venus Flytrap embroidery): G’day!
Some might have had the limited theatrical releases too. In alphabetical order, nominees are…
Meryl:
The 12 Days of Christmas Eve, All Quiet on the Western Front, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Haunted by Murder
 
Ellie:
Autumn in the City, Baking all the Way, Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, A Big Fat Family Christmas
Beebee:
Campfire Christmas, Caribbean Summer, Christmas at the Golden Dragon, A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe
Meryl:
A Christmas Spark, Confess Fletch, Deadly Yoga Retreat, Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Ellie:
Hanukkah on Rye, In Merry Measure, Inventing the Christmas Prince, A Kismet Christmas
Beebee:
Lights Camera Christmas, A Magical Christmas Village, A Maple Valley Christmas,Merry Swissmas
 
Meryl:
 Monster High-The Movie, Moriahs Lighthouse, The Perfect Pairing. Prey, Pumpkin Everything
Ellie:
Ray Donovan- The Movie, Reindeer Games Homecoming, Road Trip Romance, The Royal Nanny
 
Beebee:
A Royal Corgi Christmas Santa Bootcamp, A Second Chance at Love, Sheryl, A Splash of Love
Meryl:
Steppin’ Into the Holiday, Sweet Navidad, Temptation Under the Sun, We Wish You a Married Christmas
Ellie:
The Wedding Veil, The Wedding Veil Legacy, and  The Wedding Veil Unveiled! 
 
Beebee:
Nyow let us welcome our friends  Jany, Tia and Mie-sensei who will purrsent the nominations for
our favorite live-action theatrical movies of 2022!
Carreratia:
Becca and her wife Elizabeth are propprietresses of the island’s massage spa who enjoy the late night Hot Salsa Dancing when Becca is not on the golf course and Elizabeth is not free-running with her Purrkour team; Mielikki is the foxfire juggler, and the stage manager at the Meowritime Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre when she is not instructing at the golf club!
Becca
(the nekomimi gynoid in the off-shoulder ruffled White Hawaiian dress with the Gardenia tail corsage): 
Hai hai, we will definitely be at the AfterMew Hot Salsa Dance!
 
Elizabeth:
(the catgirl in the sleeveless, backless Hot Pink mini – dress with the Plumeria tail corsage):
We will still be at our spa in the meowrning to pampurr our guests!
 
Mielikki, a.k.a Mie-sensei
(the faerie in the backless Golden Beehive Ginger embroidered qipao and a Wisteria lei):
And I look forward to entertaining many of yall at the ampurrtheater tomorrow, fur shur!
Becca:
These are our other favorite foreign and domestic live-action movies of 2022, in alphabetical order!
Elizabeth:
 Avatar: The Way of Water,

Barbarian, The Barn Part II,

The Batman, Black Adam

 
Mielikki:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Cyrano,

Death on the Nile, Downton Abbey: A New Era

 
Becca:
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Elvis, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Elizabeth:
The Fablelmans, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Halloween Ends, Jurassic World: Dominion
 
Mielikki:
The Lost City, M3GAN, The Man Called Otto, The Menu, The Northman, Nope, Pearl
Becca
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, See How They Run. Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tar, Thor: Love and Thunder
 
Elizabeth:
Three Thousand Years of Longing, Top Gun: Maverick, Violent Night, The Woman King, and X!
Mielikki:
Now to top off the movie topic, it is time to find out which movies are
Mike and Jamie’s Favorite Films of 2022, fur shur!
Myayr:
Our purrducer Mike Moon is a fantasy artist and industrial designer, our web meowster Jamie is the creator of Clan of the Cats web comic, and they have been friends since the early 1970’s, nya! Rascal, Rusty and Marcy are Jamie’s cats, and tonight is Marcy’s Mew debut, nya!
Mike (in a tux):
Thank you! Well, here we are, tonight’s final category! It was tough decision, but we managed to narrow it down to our lists!
Jamie (in a tux):
These include foreign or domestic, live-action or animated, theatrical, streaming, made for TV, and direct-to-home video releass.
Rascal the Grey Tabby
(meowgickally translated from cat): This might also include foreign movies that pre-date 2022, but were not shown or released here until!l 2022, nya.
Rusty the Orange & Brown Tortoiseshell
(meowgickally translated from cat):
However, there was debate as to consider re-releases, such as the remeowstered Director’s Cut of Mike’s all-time favoritest movie Star Trek – The Meowtion Picture, nya!
Marcy the Tuxedo Cat
(meowgickally translated from cat): Thank y’all for adopting me, nya! Nyow here are Jamie’s top 10  favorite movies of 2022, in reverse hierarchical order, nya!
Jamie (in a tux):
10. Avatar: The Way of Water, 9. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 8. Top Gun: Maverick, 7. Nope, 6. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 5. The Batman, 4. All Quiet on the Western Front,, 3. TÁR, 2. The Banshees of Inisherin, and 1. Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Mike:
Ah, well, aside from Star Trek – The Motion Picture, which turns 43 this year- in mostly alphabetical order, my sweet 16 for 2022 were The Batman, Belle, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Catwoman: Hunted, Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Girls Und Panzer Das Final Part III, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinnochio, Prey (Commanche version), Sheryl, TAR, Thor: Love and Thunder, Top Gun: Maverick… and my favorite film of 2022 was Avatar: The Way of Water!
Rascal
(meowgickally translated from cat): We wish to thank the staff, volunteers, purrsenters, sponsors, the audience, the restauranteurs, and all of the talented people whose works we have purraised, nya!
Rusty
(meowgickally translated from cat): For purrofiles and illustrations on many of Ladies of The Mew, please visit the Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics, nya!
Marcy
(meowgickally translated from cat): it is almost time for the AfterMew luau, but first, please welcome our friend Molly Purrton to sing us out of the show, nya!
Myayr:
To top off tonight’s show, Country mewsic star Molly Purrton http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery2/49.html (catgirl) is going to purrform her hit song “Meowleen” and then lead everyone with The Mew’s signature closing tune of “Happy Tails To Mew, Until We Eat Again”, before we then purroceed to the various AfterMew festivities, nya!
Jany:
She is shimmering champagne – colored off-shoulder bias-cut midi dress with the scoop back, plunging sweetheart neckline & strappy high-heeled sandals! Ogenki, desu-ka?
Molly Purrton:
Hai, ogenki-desu! Gosh y’all, I can’t believe that another ceremony is already over, nya! It seems like only yesterday that we just did last year’s, nya!
Carreratia: 
It has flown by like the hypurr drive nya! That is all for this month’s Mew, but it will return next month with the mewsual reviews and discussions! Be there… aloha!
Jamie:
Say good night, Mike!
Mike:
Goodnight, Mike!
Rascal,  Rusty & Marcy:
BAIBAI, NYA!
 
… and the cat lady sings!
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January 2023 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The January 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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Happy Mew Year, nya!
This year is the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island’s
official site, and the 16th Anniversary of The Mew, nya!
 
in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of 2003
 
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
Avatar: The Way of Water
Star Trek: Discovery Season Four Blu-ray
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Banpresto  QPosket Urusei Yatsura Figure
Super7 Ultimates! Thundercats Cheetara action figure
Hasbro Star Wars: The Mandalorian Ahsoka Tano action figure
Purrinted-Media Mewsings:
The Art of Avatar: The Way of Water
The Adventures of Simone & Ajax vol. 3
Dawn Attack #1
Defenders Beyond #5
2023 Oh No Not Another Cat Calendar

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight

Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Prehistoric Chibi Catgirl” and “Joani” by Rvkh Brogden
“Alice Carroll” and “Athena Glory” plushie dolls by Misty Hopkins
“Lady Loki”, “Omhi & Xa’skelle”, “Andocait” and “Amaterasu” by Mike
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Dogwood purrint shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from the Riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 70 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Yvonne
(a.k.a Captian Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Hydrangea purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, the college freshman at Mew Hanover College; a pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Ice Blue Calathea purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Trini-chan
(Tara-chan’s BFF and Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and beginners belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Foxglove purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen-sensei, Jenjen or just Jen, the yogini, model, archer, advanced belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Azalea purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Mielikki
(a.k.a. Mie-sensei, the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the 

Hibiscus

purrint crisscross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula dance instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Kahili Ginger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
 
Elaenor:
(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress Fire Marshall and body builder wearing the Apurricot Lei) Hay there!
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Bird of Purradise purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, the avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Lobster Claw Heliconia purrint ring-closure bikini): 

 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the 

Chrysanthemeowm

purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!

 
Bunnii:
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Anthurium purrint trikini): Guten Tag!

Daytona

(the dolphin – tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer wearing the Snapdragon purrint sports bra): Shello!
 
Melanakeami
(the Green- haired & tailed mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibious airship tours business, wearing the strand of purrls and the open-weave crocheted Kelp bikini top): Shello!
 
Mike:
For purrofiles and illustrations The Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! So, what have y’all been up to since last month’s Mew?
Yvonne:
My fishing charters have reeled in the bumpurr crop of the Mackerels, Snappurrs, Groupurrs & Croakers, and my drumming circle has purrvided the purrcussion in the recent holiday purrade and the matsuri, nya!
Tara-chan:
I have been snapping more of the nature photos, caring for our cats, our ponies, and – and purrparing for my next Spurring semester at Mew Hanover Commeownity College, nya!
 
Trini-chan:
My beginner belly dance students purrformed wonderfully their final exams, and I have been stand up paddle surfing, board shaping, caring for the ponies and volunteering at the stables!
Jeannie:
As mewsual by schedule is compurrised of the Sunday swimwear shoots, mornings at the yoga studio, afternoons at the kyudo range, alternating weeknights at the robotics club & belly dance class.
Mielikki:
So, like, I have been reaching golf, directing the repurrtory companyFuyu Foxfire Fest at the Meowritime Forest Ampurrtheatre, and planning our updoming Haru Fantasy Extravaganza, fur shur!
Mary Nyan:
My friends Tia, Jany and I have been sewing costumes, including the recent Trinity Seven, Sacred Blackmsith, and How Not to Summon a Demon Lord cosplays!
Elaenor:
I was busy on with the patrols and inspections, but there were no harmful incidents with the many beautiful fireworks, bonfires and lanterns, and I have still found the time for my hobbies and the gym!
Elizabeth:
It was the fun but busy holiday season as we attended the various local matsuris and sporting events when we are not pampurring the customers who are visiting from the colder regions!
Becca:
However, we also have found the time for the late night hot salsa dance, and we have been binge watching the TV series such as Stargirl, Andor, Nakaimo, and To Love Ru Darkness!
Petra:
I am pleased to report that The Mewseum of Art is bustling with the happy visitors to purrtake of the special holiday creations, and we are training for the spurringtime beach volleyball season, nya!
Bunni:
Hai hai, we are quite  grateful for the artists, athletes, staff, volunteers, officials and fans! Oh and I have baked more of the delicious, nutritious carrot cakes for tonights AfterMew Luau!

Melanakeami

Oh my airship tours have been fully-booked by the many customers of the diverse species, and my parent’s Dive-In Theater has sold the many tickets for the  new Avatar movie!

Daytona:

Fortunately it has been quite the safe holiday season throughout the county, so there have been no severe incidents, while I have been training the new junior surf purrtrol rookies! Howboutchoo, Mike?
Mike:
Oh, aside from the usual art, writing, reading and running, I’ve been enjoying great holiday stuff with the family and friends! Ah, well as usual, we’ve big group for The Mew, with more friends hopefully joining us later for the AfterMew, so let’s go ahead and jump into this month’s
 
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of 2003!
 
This year, we’ll be looking back at our favorite fun stuff of years ending with a 3. In prior Mews, we’ve discussed such things from 2013, so this month the topic is our favorite movies of 2003. So, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA! RETURN OF THE KING, NYA!
Mike:
Ah, well that’s definitely on my list to, but what are some other favorites?
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate My Little Pony: A Charming Birthday, The Cheetah Girls, Ghost Cat, and – and Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker, nya! (tags Trini-chan to go next)
Trini-chan:
Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time, Inu Yasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, The Animatrix, and Finding Nemo! (tags Yvonne with a brush of the tail)
Yvonne:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Summer in Andalusia, and Tokyo Godfathers, nya!
Jeannie:
The Matrix Reloaded, Daredevil, X2, and Godzilla: Tokyo SOS. Mie-sensei’s turn. (tags Mielikki)
 
Mielikki:
So like,  I will nominate Big Fish, American Splendor, Lost in Translation, and A Mighty Wind, fur shur! (tags Myayr with a flit of the wing)
Mary Nyan:
Led Zeppelin DVD, KISS Symphony: Alive IV, Peter Gabriel Growing Up Live, and the Concert for George! (tags Ellie)
Elaenor:
Interstella 555, Kim Possible, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, and Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt,
Elizabeth:
Shania Twain Up! Live in Chicago, Bend it Like Beckham, Holes, and Zatoichi! (tags her wife)
Becca:
Under the Tuscan Sun, Whale Rider, Swimming Pool, and Something’s Got to Give! (tags Petra)
Petra:
I will nominate Cold Mountain, Monster, Mystic River, and In America, nya! (tags her purrtner)
Bunnii:
Kill Bill: Volume I, 28 Days Later, the Last Samurai and The Twins Effect! (tags the Melanakeami)
Melanakeami:
The Concert for George,  Under the Tuscan Sun, Finding Nemo, and Whale Rider, fur shur! (tags Daytona with a flit of the wing)
Daytona:
Mmm, I’d say Finding Nemo, Whale Rider, Curse of the Black Pearl, and Return of the King! Back to Mike
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with Big Fish,The Concert for George, Gods and Generals, and Interstella 555! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round! Ah, next month we’ll look back at 1993, and now, let’s continue our
TV, DVD & movie mewsings, with Trini-chan’s
review of Avatar: The Way of Water!
Trini-chan:
Hai! We loved James Cameron’s movie Avatar so much, that we saw it many times, purchased lots of the videos, books, toys, and even cosplayed as our own fan- Na’vi clan the neko-maticaya clan! Taht required lots of the Blue body paint! We love the characters, the story, the FX, and the amazing design of the world of Pandora. It is hard to believe that it has been over12 years since the first ‘un, so we have most eagerly awaited this epic sequel!
Directed and co-written by James Cameron, The Way of Water ocurrs about that long after the first Avatar movie, and reunites much of the cast such as Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang! Things have been rather idyllic for Jake, Ney’tiri, their sons Lo’al & Neteyam, daughters Kiri & Tuk, and their human friend Spider, until the humans and avatars of the RDA company from Earth return to re-colonize and exploit Pandora.
 
Hunted by the villains who will kill many people and destroy much of the planet, the family strikes back, but has to vamoose to the islands to join the Metkayina clan of the reef, who are turquioise and more sea otter-ish than the blue felinoid Na’vi clan of the forest. Thusly we are introduced to more wonderful characters such as Chief Tonari, his wife Ronal, their daughter Reya, son Aonung, his friend Rotxo, and the whale-like Tulkans who are hunted by the RDA.
 
The result is so much more of the astounding world-building with the many new characters, creatures, costumes, coastal and aquatic environments, plus more of the amazing futuristic RDA architecture and mecha. The designs, FX, performances, sound, mewsic and everythiing is so beautiful realistic, thrilling and poignant! All of the new characters are endearing, but I think that Reya and Kiri might steal the show, but I should not further spoil the taste of the plot!
 
The movie is about 3.25 hours, but did not seem too long, and it is magnificently immersive with all of the character developments, action scenes, and so much sumptuous stuff to admire! The only few things I did not care for were the pesky quick camera snap zoom techniques, which I find annoyingly jarring in any movie or TV show. Nevertheless, Avatar: The Way of Water is my favorite movie of 2022 and I will give it the “A” as in Aonung! Now here is Jenjen to discuss the
Star Trek: Discovery Season Four Blu-ray!
Jeannie:
Hai. We have greatly enjoyed the TV series Star Trek: Discovery which purrtains to the crew of the Crossfield class starship U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031. Seasons 1 & 2 occurred in 2256, two years after “The Cage” and nine years prior to “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. In Season Three, the Discovery wound up in the year 3188 (634 years after Capt. Jonathan Archer boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-J, and 789 years after the Picard series. Season four  aired on Paramount + from Novermber 2021 to March 2022.
Season Four begins two years later in the year 3190. The great returning cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green as Captain Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Saru, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Tig Notaro as Jett Reno, Emily Coutts as Keyla Detmer,  Oyin Oladejo as Joann Owosekun,  Patrick Kwok-Choon as Gen Rhys, Sara Mitich as Nilsson, David Benjamin Tomlinson as Linus,Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber, Blu del Barrio as Adira Tal, Ian Alexander as Gray Tal. Ronnie Rowe Jr. as Ronald Bryce….
… Raven Dauda as Tracy Pollard, David Ajala as Cleveland Booker, Sonja Sohn as Gabrielle Burnham, Oded Fehr as Charles Vance, David Cronenberg as Kovich, and Grudge the cat! They are joined wonderfully by Phumzile Sitole as Gen. Ndoye, Hiro Kanagawa as Dr. Hirai, Orville Cummings as Lt. Christopher, Shawn Doyle as Ruon Tarka, Tara Rosling as T’Rina the Purresident of Ni’Var, Stacy Abrams as the Purresident of Earth, Chelak Horsdal as the Purresident of the Federation, and Annabelle Wallis as the voice of Zora.
I do not wish to reveal too much more of the plot, but much of it purrtains poignantly to the evolution of several characters and societies, first contacts, an anomalous extragalactic threat, and the rebuilding of the Federation. I rather enjoyed seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and the short Treks, so I was eager to get the 4th season Blu-ray, which has the unrated 14 epurrsodes (totalling 664 minutes) plus several special features (totalling 104 minutes) upon the four disks that are quite tightly clenched in the hinged inner trays of the plastic case. 
 
The video is purrsented in the 1080p resolution of the 16:9 widescreen format with 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. The spoken language choices are English, Spanish, German, Japanese, French and Italian, whereas the optional subtitle choices are English SDH, Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch and Swedish. There are no new Short Treks, but there are the discussions on filming during the pandemic (11.85 min.), Burnham’s evolution (14.37 min), LED rear-screen technology (19.62 min.)
… the Season Four overview  (52.4 min.), gag reel (2.78 min.), three deleted scenes, and the optional audio commentary by Sonequa Martin-Green, David Ajala, director / purrducer Olatunde Osunsami and writer / executive purrducer / showrunner Michelle Paradise for the final epurrsode “Coming Home”. Those features are quite entertaining, informative, and of the top quality, although I wish there were art galleries, isolated mewic tracks, and more extensive documentaries. Nyow here is Daytona-sama  to begin –
our collectibles and toy talk, with her review of
Banpresto’s QPosket Urusei Yatsura Lum Figure.
Dayton:
Arigato.! My favorite manga-ka is Rumiko Takahashi, whose famous wonderful works include Urusuei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2, Mermaid Forest, Inu Yasha, Rin-ne, and many others! Made of PVC and – and ABS, this is a superdeformed / chibi-style figurine of the Urusei Yatsura manga & anime’s star Lum Invader the alien oni princess with the the cute widdle horns!
Perched upon the 3.125” circular base, Lum looks so  perky, pretty and alluringly adorable, wearing her famous in the tiger stripe bikini and boots! I’m not sure how to determine the scale of the figure, given the proportions and the oversized SD chibi head, but if she was standing up, the figurine would be approximately 7” tall, plus the .25” high base.
She has the sideways glance, and  her head can turn to look over her shoulder! There are variants of the figure, such as the Green-haired anime version and  the Pink-haired manga version! I have the Pink! Packaged in the 7.125” x 4.25” x 3.5” cardboard box, the design, sculpt and paint are quite meticulous! I am done, and now here’s Vonny to discuss
Super7’s Ultimates! Thundercats Cheetara action figure!
Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! We like to collect the figures, dolls, statues, miniatures and ornaments of the inspurrational heroines, so I was purrticularly pleased to see this latest action figure of Cheetara from the Thundercats animated series, nya! Sh eis the agile speedster withb the psychic powers, nya! This is the original  1985 style, not the 2011 version, which I also loved, nya.
 
Super 7 does such splendid work, so this figure is beautifully designed, sculpted, painted, and  looking quite fathful to the animated charcater, nya! She is very posable, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, knees and ankles, nya! The details are so accurate from her hair, eyes and spots to her emblem, bracelet and boots, nya!
She is accessorized with 2 more interchangeable heads with different expurressions, 3 more pairs of interchangeable hands in different gestures, the bo staff with the optional flame effect, the smaller collapsed version of the staff, her mirror, flute, and 2 versions of her commeownicator (open & closed) on the strings to hang upon her neck or wrists, nya!
She is packaged in the clear plastic clamshell  inside the cardboard box which has the beautiful illustration, inside the outer sleeve which has the embossed emblem on the front and the logo on the back, nya! I am very pleased with this figure which I will give the very high purraise, nya! I am done, and nyow here is Tara-chan to discuss
Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian Ahsoka Tano action figure!

Tara-chan:

Arigato, nya! Ahsoka Tano the former Jedi and padawan of Anakin Skywalker is my favoritest Star Warrs character, nya! You know, several years ago, I cosplayed her for our Halloween Trick ‘R Eat Purrowl, nya! She was supurrbly voiced by Ashley Eckstein in the animated tales and – and purrfectly purrtrayed by Rosario Dawson in the live-action series, nya! This action figure of her is based upon the latter version, and – and although it is made by Hasbro, the packaging has the old style with the Kenner logo, as if it was an action figure from the late 70’s or early 80’s, nya!
The figure is cleverly designed, sculpted and – and painted, with the purrtraiture that resembles Rosario’s Ahsoka, and- and rhe purrcise details of her face, lekkus, montrals, and – and the sleeveless Blueish – Gray garment with the obi, gauntlets, gloves, greaves and – and tabi boots, nya. The detail of the folds, creases, seams, knots, beads and drapurry is very intricate, nya! She has two llght sabers with the Blue beams and – and the curved Light Gray hiltd;  the 4.125”  saber and the 3.1875 shoto saber which can fit snugly into her clenched hands or hang upon her hips, nya.
Since Rosario Dawson is 5’ 7” tall, then this 5.75” figure (including .125” for her montrals) would be appurroximately of the 1:12th scale, nya. She is nicely posable too, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, forearms, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thigh, knees and – and ankles, and most of those joints are cleverly disguised by her attire, nya! A display base is not included, but also enclosed is the .1.75” replica of the New Republic credit coin, nya! I will give this fine figure the “A” as in Ahsoka, nya! That is all of our toy talk, and nyow here is Mike to start our
Purrinted-Media Mewsings, with her review
of The Art of Avatar: The Way of Water, nya!
Mike:
Thanks Vonny! I’ll try to be brief this time, because it’s easy for me to ramble on about my favorite movies and art books! Given the magnifcent beauty of Avatar: The Way of Water, I was quite excited to get this great book full of concept art! Published last month by DK, and written by author / editor / film professor Tara Bennett with the introduction by Rober Rodriguez, this full color, 256 page, 12” x 11.375” x .875” hardcover coffee table book is priced $50 in the USA and $60 in Canada.
 
It has over 500 illustrations depicting the movie’s amazing environments, architecture, mecha, flora, fauna, characters, costumes and props. I’d guess that about seven dozen of the images are between a half to three-quarters of a page in size; about three dozen are from a full – page to a page and a half; and there are about two dozen two-page spreads, so it’s a very lavish, thorough, informative, gorgeous book… and I reckon that sums it up! Ah, and now, here’s Mie-0sensei to tell us about-
The Adventures of Simone & Ajax vol. 3.
Mielikki:
Hanta Hantanye, Moon-san! So like, for over three decades, our Eisner and Inkwell award- winning, Hugo and Harvey – nominated friend Andrew Pepoy https://www.pepoy.com – who was a December 2008 guest of The Mew – has beautifully written, pencilled, and inked hundreds of international comic books, web comics and newspapurr strips,including the titles and characters such as
The Simpsons, Futurama, Fables, Batman, Justice League, Scooby Doo, The X-Men, Namor, Iron Man, Star Wars, Godzilla, Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Doctor Who, The Beatles, Wallace & Gromit, Betty & Veronica, Katy Keene, Archie vs. Predator, Die Kitty Die, Red Sonja, Monica Moon, Jetta, Uncle Scrooge, Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Dinosaucers, and so forth!
Since 1990 his own otally awesome series The Adventures of Simone & Ajax http://www.simoneandajax.com, fur shur! So like, Simone is a peppy girl in her 20’s, her best friend Ajax is a widdle Green dinosaur, and their zany adventures have appeared in various anthology comics, their own series (in print an online); and their tales have been collected into paperback and hardcover books!
 
Published a couple of months ago by Spicy Tomato Studios, The Adventures of Simone & Ajax vol. 3: Lemmings and Tigers and Bears is the third collection of their fun tales! Priced $29.99 and suggested for readers of all ages, this 6.875” x.5” x .5” full color 128 page handsome hardcover book includes four stories plus the 15 page gallery of rare Simone & Ajax art!
 
Written, penciled, inked and lettered by Andrew and colored (unless otherwise noted) by Jason Millet, the stories are “Hi-Seas Hijinx”, a nautical adventure in search of treasure with pirate action; “Tremblin’ Tumbleweeds”, a wild western tale full of rustlers; “Monster Mia” in which Simone & Ajax are threatened by the mad scientist and monsters in the Transylvanian castle; and “Puttin’ on the Ritz” whch is their hard-boiled detective investigation!
 
The gallery has various appurrances of Simone & Ajax in comics, commissions, pin-ups, prints, holiday cards and convention books! Those were colored by either Andrew, Jason or Matt Webb! There are also photos of Colleen the Simone cosplayer with her widdle Ajax plushie! Kawaii! This collection is as beautiful and as fun as fun can be, so I will give it an “A” as in Ajax, fur shur! So like, I am done, and now here is Myayr to tell us about
 
Dawn Attack #1, fur shur!
Mary Nyan:
Arigato! Frank Frazetta (9 February, 1928 – 10 May, 2010) is one of the most legendary, inspurrational fantasy artists of all time, whose meowgnificent paintings depict the amazing heroes, villains, creatures, environments and events! One of countless such oil on canvas paintings, was “Dawn Attack” (1991), which depicts the sexy powerful warrior woman in the ornate bikini armor with the winged helmet and blaster pistol, leading the metal mecha troopurrs and futuristic fixed-wing aerospace craft into the misty battle on the alien world!
Published by Opus Comics, this comic book tells the story of that character! Published by Opus Comics, issue #1 is purriced $4.99 and has the uninterrupted 22 page tale  followed by the six page cover art gallery and 2 pages of ads. The issue is available in the choice of six different covers: cover A by Santi Casas, covers C & E by Dan Panosia, covers D & F by Dave Dorman, and the wraparound cover B which is the Frazetta art! Cover E is the “virgin” (sans type or logos) variant of cover C, whilst cover F is the virginal variant of cover D.
 
This tale of the “planetary romance” genre was written by Jody Houser & Eric Campbell, illustrated by Diego Yapur & Dan McDaid, colored by Carlos Cabrera & Felipe Sobreiro, lettered by Jacob Bascle, edited by  Holly Interlandi, R.G. Llarena & Denton J. Tipton, and stars Purrincess Dawn who leads the frontier colonists who are hindered by famine and monsters! Fortunately, she is quite the huntress with her sword and blaster pistol, because the world’s other savage creatures are on the purrowl for food too, and she is on their menu!
Dawn has the assistance by her lover and military advisor Faris, and her purrky enginer friend Jasey who has managed to restore one of the salvaged spaceships!  I am quite curious as to what Dawn and Jayse will encounter during their space flight in search of the king! The gorgeous art is quitely lushly lavish with the sumptuously illustrated characters, creatures, mecha and envirionments, and the beautiful covers are sexy, brave, tough images of the purrincess! I am done, and nyow here is Ellie-sama to discuss
Defenders Beyond #5!

Elaenor:

Hai! Priced $3.99 and Rated T+ for the older teen readers, the 5th issue of this six issue mini-series from Marvel Comics was written by Al Ewing, illustrated by Javier Rodriguez, lettered by Joe Caramagna, edited by Will Moss, assistantly edited by Michelle Marchese, and in-chiefly edited by C.B. Cebulski, with the main cover art by Javier; and the variant cover by NetEASE.
Previously, the team Tigra, America Chavez, Loki, Blue Marvel, Galactus’s mom Taaia and The Beyonder have encountered the numerous cosmic and godlike entities on the journey into The Mystery (the realms outside the Multiverse), where they encounter Cloud, Celestials, and One Above All in the metafictional place known as The House of Ideas!
It has been quite the epic, weird, unpredictable, perplexing tale thus far, with the appearances by many other characters including Dr. Strange, Phoenix, The Tiger God and Glorian, and it is brimming with such staggering concepts and cosmic action that is barely contained within the comic’s panels, which include several full-page pics and two-page spreads!
The story has been quite captivatingly, the art has been quite the surrealistic wild ride, the annotated comment pages have been the informative help, and I have no clue what might happen in the final issue! We have several questions about it, and hope that Tigra will fianlly star in her own MCU movie or TV series! On that feline note, now here is Becca to tel us about the
2023 Oh No Not Another Cat Calendar!
 
Melanakeami:
Hai! Jim and Melody Rondeau http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm are such the amazingly kind, industrious and talented couple who are famous in the various fandoms for their great art, writing, publishing, cosplay, and vending! At the cons, shows and their web site they sell the many books, magazines, fanzines, comics, scripts, movie memorabilia, film clips, videos, games, and plushies too!
For several decades, Melody has illustrated their whisically beautiful Oh No Not Another Cat Calendar, which depicts anthropomorphic cats (plus the errant mice) in the various periods and situations! The Black & White 8.5’’x 11”: wall calendar opens to the 11” x 17” size, and the fouteen pen & ink illustrations depict the feline-ized versions of famous historical rulers and their subjects!
That international royalty from across the centuries includes Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, King Arthur, King Kamehameha, Henry VIII, Montezuma, The Deagon Empress, Genghis Khan, King Soloman and The Queen of Sheba, Caeser and Cleopatra. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Queen Elizabeth II… oh, and bringing up the rear is Melody and Jim’s cat Squeekie!
Below each illustration is the monthly date grids that meontion the holidays & observances of 2023. It is quite informative, and we learned that next year’s Hanukkah begins on the same day (December 7th) as the 44th anniversary of Mike’s all-time favoritest movie, Star Trek- The Motion Picture! That is all for our reviews, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Lizzy  and Becca, who will present this month’s
Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr in the folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewsic, advertising, and so forth!They are not limited to the feline or other mamallians, but include the avian, reptilian, piscine, insectine, and many other types!
Becca:
There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or attire of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”! A great example of the “honorary kemonomimi” would be actress Kimberlin Brown who purrtrayed Sheila Carter in the CBS soap opurra Young and the Restless, when she wore the glamorous kuroneko mimimi (Black cat girl) costume at the gala masquerade ball in 1991!

Elizabeth:

Of course, in James Cameron’s aforemeowntioned Avatar movies, the planet Pandora is populated by the various tribes of the Na’vi people, who grow up to 10 feet tall and have the lovely ears, tails, fangs, spots and stripes! We have purreviously purrofiled Ney’tiri, Grace and other meowmbers of the Amatacaya Tribe and we were overjoyed to meet daughters Kiri & Tuk, and the ladies of the Metkayina clan such as Ronal and Reya!

Becca:

In the delightful anime TV series Nakaimo- My Sister is Among Them, several girls from the Miryuin Purrivate Academy appurr as catgirls.  Miyabe, Kanoe, Ikusu, Rinka, Mei cosplay as catgirl maids with the moving ears & tails at the Lyrical Sisters Cafe; and in the epurrsode’s teases for the next epurrsodes, the are depicted as the playful widdle chibi nekomimis!
 

Elizabeth:

In the splendiferous anime TV series Angel Beats about the students who awaken in the purrgatory limbo-ish dimension, one of the characters Yui (voiced by Eri Kitamura) is the hypurractive vocalist and guitarist of the Girls Dead Monster Band, who wears the devilish tail and wings, and has the “moe fang” for the amewsing cute effect!
 

Becca:

The supurr fun anime TV series Yozakura Quartet purrtains to  the four teens , Akina, Ao, Hime & Kotah who assist and defend  the human and Yokai citizens from the various hardshipos and threats! Ao Nanami (voiced by Saki Fujita) is the adorable petite nekomimi whose twitchy  ears act as the antennae when she uses her telepathic and purrecognitive powers!

Elizabeth:

 by Suzu Miyama, Beast Tamer is the Japanese light novels, manga & anime series of the fantasy genre purrtaining to the hero Rein (voiced by Shoya Chiba) who can commeownicate with critters and befriends girls of several species, such as the supurr strong teen catgirl Kanada (voiced by Azumi Waki) and the meowgickal teendragon girl Tania (voiced by Rumi Okubo) who form the powerful group of adventurers!

Becca:

Price of Freedom is the web comic and online fantasy role playing game in the realm populated by the many species, including the humans, elves, lizard, lmia, demons, and kemonomimi characterers! The artistry is quite lovely, but the wrotic content is not for the widdle kitties or the purrudish types!

Elizabeth:

Purrtrayed by actress / mewsician Ashanti, Lissa was the sexy cat-eyed demoness who dated and kidnapped Xander in “First Date, the 14th epurrsode of the 7th season of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series! You know, Ashanti was also great as Betty the tough nurse in the 2007 movie Resident Evil: Extinction!
Becca:
Purrtrayed by actress Clare Kramer, the evil goddess Gorificus was the big bad villain in the 7th season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and in its 17th epurrsode “Forever” she wore the purretty zebra-purrint dress, so we will consider her as the honoraray shima-uma musume! You know, Clare also starred in the 2000 movie Bring it On, which also starred Eliza Dusku, who purrtrayed Faith Lehane in the Buffy and Angel series! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nuyow here are Lizzy & Becca to purrsent the latest 
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!

Bunnii:

Arigato! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their permissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppered throughout the mewseum! Some of the images are sexy, and might depict artistic nudity, but none are “hentai”,! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the uncropped full images!
 
Petra:
We should also meowntion that Catgirl Island’s content is not purrmitted for A.I Art purrposes, nya! This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to present new images by Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com (pronounced Riv-kah) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, and by Misty Hopkins https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, nya!
Rvkh’s “Prehistoric Chibi Catgirl” depicts Dr. Danielle Lee Hanyanberg, the Purrofessor of Tempurral Archaeology at Mew Hanover Commeownity College in the future, wearing the leopurrd purrint bikini for her time travel to observe the Purreolithic Era, nya! The traditional version of the illustration (right) was done with the pencils, pens and paints; whilst the digital version (left) was done with Purrocreate on the Ipad with the Apple Pencil; and the art purrocess video is at Rvkh’s Youtube channel https://youtu.be/cTChFuc4ZuUnya!
Rvkh’s “Joanie” depicts the female version of Jonni who is a non-player character in Mike’s monthly tabletop fantasy role-playing game “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”, nya! Jonni is the idol star husband of the titular charazcter Nystia, and due to a meowgickal mishap, he was tempurrarily transformed into the girl, who is quite alluring on the concert stage in her Golden Beehive Ginger bikini armor, nya! Rvkh used Procreate and  the Apple Pencil upon the Ipad Pro for this pic, and the art purrocess video is at https://youtu.be/BjWeY92l2_A, nya!
Nextly we are delighted to display the photo of the Alice Carroll and Athena Glory plushie dolls which were hand-made by Misty, nya! In the Aria anime & manga created by Kozue Amano, Athena (left) is the one of the Prima Undines, and Alice (right) is her appurrentice at the Orange Planet gondola company in the city of Neo-Venusia on the aquaformed planet Mars renamed Aqua in the 24th century, nya!
These beautiful chibi-style felt dolls are 9.5” tall with 17.5” oars! Kawaii, nya! There are widdle magnets inside so that they can hold the oars, nya! Purrhaps y’all have seen the photos of the dolls Misty made of their friends Aika, Akar, Akari and Alicia, nya?
Bunnii:
Then into Gallery Five http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery5.html we are elated to exhibit four new illustrations by Mike! He used the pencils, pens, colored pencils and markers for the fan art of “Lady Loki”, who looks quite sultry in that skimpy sexy deeply –  plunging maillot as she relaxes with the beverage and snacks upon the comfy throne! In Mike’s role-playing game she is Nystia’s aunt!
After that is Mike’s pencils, pens, colored pencils and markers illustration of “Omhi & Xa’skelle”, who are Misty and her husband Steven’s Final Fantasy XIV video game characters! Enjoying the yummy feast at an opulant  inn in the city of Ishgard, Omhi (right) is the 4’1” Dragoon warrior of the Miqo’te nekomimi species; and Xa’skelle (left) is the 6’3” Black Mage of the Viera usagimimi species! Perhaps y’all have seen Mike’s prior individual illustrations of them?
Thirdly is Mike’s pic of an “Andocait”, a half Andorian / half Caitian done for Jim & Melody Rondeau! She is an Impurrial Starfleet officer (rank: Mewtenant) in the Meowrror Mewniverse, circa the era of Star Trek – The Motion Picture (2270’s AD), kneeling in her sleeveless, bare-midriff, uniform which is accessorized with the Phaser II, wrist commeownicator, purrscanner / agonyizer, life support sash, and the ceremonial dagger / yarn twiner!
Lastly but not leastly is Mike’s  Photoshop CC and the Mouse illustration of “Amaterasu” the Japanese Shinto Goddess of the Sun! Mike did this pic for our author friend Sharon Williams, who was our November 2014 guest of The Mew! Amaterasu is among the deities who appurr in Sharon’s original serialized prose urban fantasy tale of “Fire From The Sun: Rise Of A Queen”, which y’all can read at Sharon’s gallery at https://www.deviantart.com/caribbeanrose9!
Perhaps y’all have seen Mike’s pics of Amaterasu’s human avatar Hanami, her mom Yoko and their friend Kana? So, what do y’all think of the new art?
The cat lady sings…
Yvonne:

Oh those dolls of Alice and Athena are so purrfect in the details of their emblems of their unifoirms and the livery of their oars, nya!

Elizabeth:

The purrehistoric catgirl has such the pleased confident dispurrsition, and I wonder what she intends with that big femur she found!

Becca:

Mmm, the image Joanie is so tantalizingly sultry, and Rvkh’s time-lapse art purrocess videos are quite informative and entertaining!
Elaenor:
I think that Mike did a good job with the pose, expression, lines, colors, shading and the details of that peppy Blue Andocait officer!

Daytona:

I think that Amaterasu looks so cheerfully pretty and divinely radiant, especially with the crepuscular rays of sunlight behind her!
Tara-chan:
It is great to see more of Omhi and Xa’skelle, but all of that numcious food upon their table is causing the craving in my tummy, nya!
Melanakeami:
Loki’s big bowl of fresh succulent fruit and that goblet of the sangria looks rather tasty too!

Trini-chan:

We just need to hang in there a little longer, as it is almost time for our AfterMew Luau!
Bunnii:
That will do it for this edition of The Mew! We wish to thank Rvkh, Misty and Mike for the art…
Petra:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
 
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
 
Mary Nyan
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
Mielikki:
Fur Shur!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with our annual Mew Awards ceremony! Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!

December 2022 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The December 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary
of Catgirl Island’s official site, the 15th Anniversary of
The Mew; and December 7th is the 43rd anniversary of
Mike’s favorite movie Star Trek The Motion Picture, nya!
 
in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round: more favorite things of 1932
 
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
Star Wars: Andor
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Stargirl Season 3
Clerks III
The Fablelmans
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Mattel Monster High Clawdeen Wolf doll
Mattel Monster High Toralei doll
Mattel Monster High Frankie Stein doll
McFarlane Toys Avatar Neytiri action figure
plus further kemonomimi toys, statues, doll & figure findings
Purrinted-Media Mewsings:
Demon Girl Next Door vol. 6
Shuna’s Journey
Rowerbrazzle #155
The Art of Star Wars Visions
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Chibi Byleth”, “Christmas Spirit”, Winter Solstice” and “Harvest Moon Fairy” by Rvkh Brogden
“Torako Cosplay” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Halloween 2022” by Jamie
“Torako” and “Zel Mavet” by Mike
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! Today we’re at the marina on the Southwest side of Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 70 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds in Mew Hanover County, NC! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Yvonne

(a.k.a. Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca:
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):

Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Eleanor
(or just Ellie for short, the banker pony centauress, body builder, and the island’s Fire Meowrshall, wearing the African Lion purrint sports bra) Hay there!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd  purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Couger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Melanakeami
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibius airship tours business, wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint bandeau bikini top): Shello!
 
Daytona
(the dolphin – tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer wearing the Sand cat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
 
Beebee
(the island’s supurrvising Purrk Ranger catgirl & amphibious orienteering coach wearing the Colocolo purrint cutout micro bikini): Gday!
 
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Nyoka
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Siberian Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Meryl
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthiusiest wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
Ceresatami
(a.k.a.Tami-sama, the mermaid  MerMaidtr’d at Sheila May’s seafood restraurant wearing the Maine Coon purrint cutout bandeau top): Ciao!
Nemui:
(the purropurrietress catgirl of the Kitt Inn ryokan & rotemburo, wearing the Rusty-Spotted Cat purrrint butterfly bandeau bikini) Salam, nya!
 
Kianalani:
(Mew Hanover County’s top Barista as well as a supurrb aquatic ikebana artist mermaid wearing the Pallas Cat purrint triangular  bikini top): Shello!
Formality
(the dappurr-looking Orca Girl & travel writer wearing the  Black Purrl in her navel and the Bombay Cat purrint keyhole bandeau top): Bonjour!
 
Ilyana
(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Lyger purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
 
Mike:
Well, we have a big group with a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump into this month’s
 
Lightning Round: more favorite things of 1932!
This year weve discussed our favorite things from years ending in a 2. Last month was favorite movies of the 1932 vintage, and this month we’d like to include a few of our favorite celebrities that were born in that year! Chief Ellie’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! Lightning Round- Go, nya!
 
Eleanor:
I will nominate three of my favorite musicians such as Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash! (tags Nyanko to go next)
 
Nyanko:
I will nominate the mewsicians Patsy Cline and Charlie Rich! (tags Mary Nyan with a brush of the tail)
Mary Nyan:
Legendary rock pioneers Little Richard and Carl Perkins! (tail-tags Nyoka)
Nyoka:
Composers John Williams, Lalo Schifrin and Michel Legrand! (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate the legendary radio DJ and voice actor Casey Kasem, nya! (tags Trini-chan)
 
Trini-chan:
Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols and Majel Barrett!
 
Mielikki:
So like, actors Ted Cassidy and Roger C. Carmel appeared in several Star Trek episodes! (tags Yvonne with a flit of thew wing)
 
Yvonne:
I will nominate Roy Scheider who starred in my favoritest movie Jaws, nya! (tags Meryl)
Meryl:

Elizabeth Taylor, Omar Sharif and Peter O’Tool, nya! (tags Elizabeth

Elizabeth:
M*A*S*H’s William Christopher and The Man From U.N.C.L.E’s Robert Vaughn! (tags her wife)
Becca:
Barbara Shelley, Anthony Perkins and Debbie Reynolds! Jen’s turn! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:

Directors Fracois Truffaut and Richard Lester. (tags Formality)

Formality:
Authors Ben Bova, John Updike, Christy Browand, and John Jakes!
Ilyana
I will nominate astronaut Alan Bean, purrimatologist Dian Fossey, and artist Shel Silverstein (tags Mealankeami)
Melanakeami:

I will nominate the artists Jim Berry, Bunny Hoest, and Ken Selig(tags Daytona)

Daytona:
Stan Goldberg, Ian Kennedy, and Sharon Smith Kane! Beebs’ turn (tags Beebee)
Beebee
Artists Alves Pinto, Jose Oritz, and Emily Mason! (tags Ceresatami)
 
Ceresatami:
Dorothea Rockburne, Angelo Torres, and Paul “Sidney” Ramboux! (tags Lani)
Kianalani:
 I will nominate the artists Erro, John Calnan, and Joseph Toutan! (tags Nemui)
 
Nemui:
Lee Holley, Jim Watson, and Sergio Bonnelli! (tags Bunnii)
Bunnii:
Sergio Toppi, Quintin Blake, and Idelle Weber! (tags Petra)
 
Petra:
Gillermo Mordillo, Luis Bermejo Ziraldo, and Kim Seong-hwan, nya! Back to Mike, nya!
Mike:
Comics artists Dick Giordano, Jim Aparo, and Tony DezunigaWell that was another expedient little Lightning Round! Ah, let’s keep The Mew a-rollin’, as Meryl starts our
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings
with her review of Star Wars: Andor!
Meryl:
Hai! We have been rather pleased with the live-action and animated Star Wars TV series on Disney+, such as Clone Wars, The Bad Batch, Visions, The Mandalorian, Obi-wan Kenobi, and the Book of Bob Fett, but golly I think that the first season of Andor is the best one yet! It’s 12 epurrsodes are the purrequel to the to the 2016 movie Rogue One, which I think is the best Star Wars movie since 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back!
Created and purrduced exquisitely by Tony Gilroy, it purrtains to how the Rebel Alliance was formed  to oppose the Galactic Empire, and stars Diego Luna, who repurrises the role as Cassian Andor from Rogue One. It is the most serious Star Wars tale, dealing with the politics, economics, espionage, philosophy and motivations of the rebellion, with the captivating plot that unfolds with the slow burn and a grandly cinematic style!
The characters have a lot of depth! The rest of the brilliant cast includes Adria Arjona, Dave Chapman, Elizabeth Dulau, Gershwyn Eustach, Alex Ferns, Denise Gough, Kathryn Hunter, Alex Lawthor, Anton Lesser, Alastair Mackenzie, Faye Marsay, Ben Miles, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Duncan Pow, Sule Remi, Andy Serkis, Varda Sethu, Fiona Shaw, Stellan Skarsgard, Joplin Sibtain, Kyle Soller, Stanley Townsend and Rupert Vansittart.
Genevieve O’Reilly returns as Mon Mothma, and Forest Whittaker returns as Saw Gerrera! It is among the most thorough looks at civilian, corporate and government life in the Empire. It is  meowgnificent!  It even has nods to George Lucas’s movie THX-1138, and I think that it is the best live-action Start Wars TV series thus far, so I will give it the A as in Andor! Nyow for more of the Star Wars topic, here is Ellie-sama to discuss
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi!
Ellie
Arigato! As Meryl-sama noted, we tend to like the animated Star Wars TV series! Well, just like the various live-action Star Wars movies and TV series, the animated ones have been the mixed bag for me over the years. Although I did not care much for the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, I did like its animated sequence.
I did not care much for the 1985 Droids and Ewoks animated series, Tartakovsky’s 2003 Clone Wars series, or the 2018 Resistance series,  but I loved the 2008 Clone Wars movie and animated series, Rebels, Forces of Destiny, The Bad Batch, Visions, Galaxy of Creatures, Grogu and the Dust Bunnies, and Tales of the Jedi!
It is the animated anthology miniseries which aired on Disney+ in October! I expected to love it, because it was created by Dave Filoni and it fit right into the Clone Wars and Rebels era! Furthermore I  especially liked it because three of the episodes pertained to Ahsoka Tano, who is voiced by Ashley Eckstein!
 
She is my favoritest Star Wars character, and in this miniseries we meet her mom Pav-ti, who is voiced by Janina Gavankar! The other three episodes are great too, as they pertain to Count Dooku, who is voiced by Corey Burton! Also appearing in Tales of the Jedi are Yaddle, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Anakin, Mace Windu…
 
… Bail Organa, Capt. Rex, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Jocasta Mu, Darth Sidius, and other familiar faces! The art and animation are awesome, and the tales are thrilling and charming, but it also tragic and startling, so I will give it the A as in Ahsoka, and I hope there will be more of such Tales of the Jedi!  Nyow here isNyo-sensei  to discuss
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special!
Nyoka:
Hai! I have been very entertained by the live-action and animated movies, television series, shorts and specials of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I was quite pleased by the return of the Guardians of the Galaxy, who were last seen in the movie Avengers: Endgame! This time they try to cheer up Starlord with the purrfect gift for the Christmas holiday he introduced them to, Drax and Mantis plot to  bring him actor Kevin Bacon!
 
The cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter / Starlord, Pom Klementieff as Mantis,  Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Michael Rooker as Yondu in an animated flashback), Maria Bakalova as Cosmo, The Old 97’s as band on Knowhere, and Kevin Bacon as himself! The Holiday Special is very amusing with the zany action and visual FX aplenty!
 
The “suitmation” Groot does not look as good as the CG Groot, but it was okay, with a very playful quality amidst the festive lights and decorations. We finally get to hear Cosmo speak, and I think that Mantis steals the show, as we get to see more of her supurr powers, martial arts prowess, plus the major revelation about her which is the most poignant aspect of the special! I am done, and here is sis to discuss
 
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!
Nyanko:
Arigato! Of course, we were curious as to how the new Black Panther movie would fare without the late star Chadwick Boseman, or if purrincess Shuri would inherit the role of the Black Panther as she did in the comics. Well, we had the utmost confidence given Marvel’s cinematic track record, that this sequel was directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, and that so many Marvel-ous  actors were returning too, such as-
Letitia Wright as Shuri,  Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda: Danai Gurira as Okoye,  Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine: Martin Freeman as Everett Ross and the special appurrance by Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger! The story, design, purrformances, cinematography, FX and mewsic are as gorgeous as gorgeous can be!
 
Several comics characters make their impurressive  big screen debut, with  Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, Mabel Cadena as Namora, Alex Livinalli as and Attuma! In addition to Namor’s beautiful undersea kingdom of Talokan, we get to see a lot more of Wakanda, plus Shuri’s Black Panther costume, Riri’s Iron Heart armor, and Wakanda’s Midnight Angels!
 
Almost as good the first Black Panther movie. this’un is brimming with highly significant developments, more Marvel-ous world-building, and the poignantly serious sad and tragic scenes along with the delightfully dialog-driven humor and the thrilling  action scenes on the grand scale at the pace that does nopt seem rushed! Make sure to not miss the mid-credits scene! Now here are Tami-san and Forma-san to review
Stargirl Season 3!
Ceresatami:
Of the live-action TV series that are based upon the DC Comics my favorites of the recent years have been Sandman and Stargirl. They are very different but equally great, as Sandman is the dark fantasy show whereas Stargirl is the costumed super hero show, and as such it is not only my favorite of the Arrowverse (including Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash etc) but I think it is the bestest live-action super hero TV series! 
 
Brec Bassinger stars in the titular role as the leader of the younger new incarnation of the Justice Society of America in the charming town of Blue Valle,, Nebraska where she and her fellow teenage members and their families try to balance their everyday lives with the crime fighting. In season one they fight the Injustice Society, in season 2 they fought Eclipso, and in season 3 they investigate a super murder mystery.
 
I think season 1 started out greatly, season 2 was even better, and season 3 was even better better, but Sadly it seems that season 3 is also the final season. I think all of the cast and crew did an outstanding job, and purrhaps the MVP of the crew is writer / producer / show runner Geoff Johns, who was previously quite famous for writing wonderful comic books at DC! 
 
Although Stargirl certainly deals with dark sinister stuff aplenty, from high school and family angst to the monsters villains and disasters, it has so much of the bright optimistic fun, whimsy and charm in addition to the thrilling colorfully costumed action scenes full of dazzling FX and stunts! 
Formality:
Hai hai, in that regard I definitely prefer these adventures of the Justice Society to those of the live-action Teen Titans series or the Snyderverse Justice League. I cannot say enough great things about the wonderful cast, In addition to Brec as Courtney / Stargirl, it stars Trae Roman as her step brother Mike, Amy Smart as their mom, Luke Wilson as their dad Pat who pilots the Stripe mech, Yvette Monreal as Wildcat Ii…
 
Angelika Washington as Dr. Mid-Nite II, Cameron Gellman as Hour Man II, Alkoya Brunson as Jakeem Thunder, Hunter Sansone as the son of the villain known as  icicle, Meg DeLacy as Cindy the daughter of the villain known as Dragon King, Neil Hopkins as Sportsmaster, Joy Osmanski as Tigress, Stella Smith as their daughter Artemis, Joel Michale as StarMan, Jonathan Swift as The Shade
Ysa Penarejo as Jade, Tim Gabririel as Obsidian Keith David as Mr. Bones, Kron Moore as Beth / Dr Mid-Nite II’s mom, Gilbert Glenn Brown as Beth’s dad, Kay Galvin as cameron’s grandmother, Jim France as Calvin’s grandfather, King Orba as Pat’s friend Zeek; and there are appearances by numerous other heroes and villains in season 3, but I should not reveal much more or spoil any surprises!
Without spoiling any of the plot, I will just say that season 3 was so well written, with the great character development, sparkling dialgue, plot twists, more of the JSA mythology,  the great balance of the humor, drama and action, and I was very pleased with the season / series finale, although I sure do wish that it would be renewed for further seasons! Now we will turn The Mew over to Nemui-sennsei for her review of
The Fabelmans!
 
Nemui:
Shukran! Directed and co-written by Steven Speilberg, with a wonderful score by John Williams, The Fabelmans is a 2.5 hr. fictionalized semi-autobiography based upon Speilberg’s life between 1952- 1965, as the character Sam Fabelman tries to balance his filmmaking with his family relationships, school life, the boy scouts, and relocating to different cities.
The films’ brilliant cast includes Gabriel LaBelle as (teenage) Sam, Michelle Williams ashis mom, Paul Dano as his dad, Judd Hirsch as Sam’s great uncle, Seth Rogan as his parents’ best friend, Julia Butters as Sam’s oldest sister, Chloe East as Sam’s girlfriend, and so many other great actors who give such wonderful purrformances!
 
I daresay that I am quite enamored with every aspect of this movies, from the story, directing, acting, cinematography, mewsic and editing to the sound, art direction, purrduction design, FX, costumes, sets and locations! It has the purrfect balance of the humor and drama, so I will give it the A as in Amblin! Nyow for our next review, here is Mike to discuss
Clerks III!
 
Mike:
Arigato, Nemui-sensei!  Written, directed, edited by and starring Kevin Smith, Clerks III is the sequel to 1990’s Clerks, 2006’s Clerks II, and it is the 9th feature film set in his “View Askewniverse”. Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) still work and play rooftop hockey at the Quick Stop store, where Jay (Jason Mews) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) still hang out and sell marijuana.
 
After Randal survives a heart attack, he decides to make a movie about his life, which is graced by many other familiar faces, new characters, and celebrity cameos! I’d rather not spoil any of the surprises, which result in some funny and poignant moments (especially with Rosario Dawson), but ultimately the movie didn’t quite wow me, and I give it an average grade of a C, the same grade I gave to Smith’s movie Jersey Girl.
 
Compared the other live-action feature films that Smith directed, I didn’t love Clerks III the way I love Clerks and Chasing Amy, or even as much as Dogma or Clerks II which I think are okay. However, I do like Clerks III a lot more than Mall Rats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Zack and Miri make a Porno, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers. I haven’t yet seen Big Helium Dog, Cop Out, Red State, or Kilroy Was Here.
The DVD includes the 115 min. movie, which has some nice special features, such as the audio commentary by Smith, O’Halloran, Anderson, Trevor Fehrman (Elias) and Austin Zajur (Blockchain); an introduction by Smith, the theatrical trailer, and nearly 30 minutes of deleted & alternate scenes. Ah, that’ll do it for or movie, TV & DVD reviews, and now here are  Tara-chan & Trini-chan to start our 
collectibles and toy talk, with their review of Mattel’s 
Monster High Clawdeen Wolf, Toralei and Frankie Stein dolls!
Tara-chan:
We have been the fans of the Monster High toys and tales since they were launched in 2010, which was quite the eventful year, because that was the same year that the Friendship is Magic era of My Little Pony began, nya! Two months ago, the product line was rebooted and re-launched again with the live-action movie, the new animated TV series, and – and the new merchandise such as the posable dolls and the play sets, nya!
This 2022 wave would be Generation 3 of the products, with the sepurrately-sold figures thusly far including Clawdeen, Toralei, Frankie, Draculaura, Cleo de  Nile, Lagoona Blue and – and Deuce Gorgon, nya. Toralei is the werecat, Clawdeen is the werewolf, and – and Frankie is the Frankensteined monster, nya. The packages have lovely art and – and information on the back, and include the posable doll, her pet, and – and several accessories, nya!
Toralei would stand 10.25” tall if she was flat-footed, but with the ears and – and the boots she is 11” tall, wearing the pleated plaid short skirt, cropped kitty tee, the ornate belt, mid-calf boots and – and Red bolero jacket, nya.The articulation is in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, knees and – and the tail, nya. She is accessorized by the backpack, microphone stand, phone, milk carton, can of cat food, and – and her pet cat Sweet Fangs, nya!
Trini-chan:
Clawdeen Wolf is of the same height and articulation (but no tail), wearing the Pink and Black tiger stripe blouse, Purple leopard print jumper, gold necklace and belt, loose Black socks, and the Purple high top sneakers with fangy Gold soles, She is accessorized by the Purple furry vest, glasses, phone, comb, purse, shoulder bag, bag of candy, and her Purple pet wolf pup Crescent!
Frankie (whose pronouns are they / their) appurrs to be a cyborg, made of various stitched-together human body parts and the mechanical left leg, but no tail. With her platform sneakers, she is 11.25” tall, wearing the pleated short plaid skirt, cropped short sleeve blouse, chain belt, sweater vest, lightning bolt-shaped  earrings and hair berets. Her accessories are the camer, photos, pizza slice, clutch bag, letter jacket, glasses, and her dog Watzie.
Each doll has the plastic body with the inny belly button and the long silky fiber hair. The garments, footwear and accessories are all removable. The dolls can be carefully balanced to stand without requiring a doll stand or a display base (which are not included), but I recommend getting one! It is so nice to see this wonderful franchise return and I hope that it will thrive again! I am done, so now here is Lani to discuss
McFarlane Toys Avatar Neytiri action figure!
Kianalani

Arigato! Portrayed by Zoe Saldana, Neytiri te Tskaha Mo’at’ite  (or just Neytiti, for short) is the Na’vi Princess of the Omaticaya Clan of the planet Pandora! Made by McFarlane Toys, this fine figure of the Blue alien catgirl is an inch taller than Mattel’s 6.5” figure of her from the 2009 movie. As she is approximately 10 feet tall, then this figure is of the 1/16 scale!
She is beautifully designed, sculpted and painted, with the freckles and markings that glow under a (not included) Black light. Also included are her knife, the bow the arrow, variant pair of hands, and the 2.5” (peg type) display base. The details are intricate, from her stripes and hair braids, to her feathered lei, eight fingers and eight toes!
I am very impressed by the exceptional articulation of the figure, with the 22 moving parts! The joints (many of which are the ball joints and double-joints) are in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, and her 3.75” tail, so I will give this figure the grade of the A as in Avatar!
There are also the separately-sold figure of her husband Jake Scully in his human / Na’vi hybrid avatar body, plus figures of other characters and critters from the Avatar movies. I have not yet seen the new movie Avatar: The Way of Water, but I bet that we will have the review of it for next month’s Mew! Now here are Daytona, Melanakeami and Beebee to mention
further Kemonomimi toys, statues, doll & figure findings!
Melanakeami:
Hai! It seems lie every month there is the increasing quantity of beautiful kemonomimi toys & collectibles in the stores and catalogs! The nekomimi and usagimimi seem to be the most predominant, but there are also the lupine, vulpine, equine, bovine, and other types! Here are several 1/4 Scale PVC Figures by FREEing: Shinobi Master Senran Kagura New Link: Ryona (Bunny Outfit) and Ryobi (Bunny Outfit) 1/4 Scale Figure;
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Yoko (Bare Leg Bunny Outfit)1/4 scale PVC Figure; Kaguya-Sama: Love is a War Ultra Romantic Kaguya & Chika (Bare Leg Bunny Outfit) 1/4 scale PVC Figures; Strike Wiches: Road to Berlin: Sanya V Litvyak & Eila Ilmatear (Bunny) 1/4 scale PVC Figures; Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Tohru (Bunny) 1/4 scale PVC Figure; the That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime: Rimiruru (Bunny) 1/4 scale PVC Figure…
… MAX Factory’s Unamusume Pretty Derby: Mejiro McQueen Figma; Unamusume Pretty Derby: Daiwa Scarlet 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Plamax MF-47 Minimum Factory: Bunny Girl & Anubis 1/20 Scale Model Kits; Banpresto’s  Unamusume Pretty Derby Non-Scale Figures of Kitasan Black and Satono Diamond; Unamusume Pretty Derby figures of Daitaru Helios, Mejiro McQueen and Tokai Teio!
Beebee:
Good Smile Company’s Spice and Wolf: Holo (Wedding Kimono) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Spice and Wolf: Holo (Chinese Dress) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure;  Smile of the Arsnotoria Pop Up Parade PVC Figures of  Abramelin and Mel in their Cat Kingdom outfits; Good Smile Arts Shanghai’s Oreimo: Kuroneko Pop Up Parade PVC figure,
… Furyu’s Arknights: Lappland Noodle Stopper Figure, and theTokyo Mew Mew Nyu: Mew Ichigo 1/7 scale PVC Figure; Megahouse’s Beasters Lugosi & Haru Shall We dance  PVC Statue; Desktop Army N-202D: Titania Byakko Figure; Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Kallen Kouzuki and Rebel Shirley Fenette B Style Bare Leg Bunny Figures…
Plum PMOA’s Nekopara 100 mini-figures of catgirls Azuki, Cinamon, Maple and Coconut; Goldenhead’s My Cat Is A Girl And She’s Cute: Kinako (Good Morning) 1/6 Scale Figure; Hobby Sakura’s My Cat Is A  Girl And She’s Cute: Kinako Sitting Fish 1/6 Scale Figure; and MGA’s Rainbow Vision Costume Ball Rainbow High Violet Willow Kitty Cat Costume posable doll!
Daytona:
Wave Corporation’s Tsuki Uzaki Cow Pattern Bikini Ver Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! 1/7 scale PVC Figure; Fots Japan’s The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2: Raphtalia (Childhood) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Animester’s Battle Through the Heaven: Medusa 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Star Ace’s Ray Harryhausen’s Medusa Soft Vinyl Statue (which is available in the normal and deluxe versions
Banpresto’s Hatsune Miku: Racing 2017 Team Ukyo (Cheering) Figure with the lepodpteran wings; and more of the usagimimi (bunny girls) aplenty such as Kaitendoh’s Original Tokinousagi: cute usagi Yuki 1/7 scale PVC Figure; Tops / Vertex Orbit Girls Entry No. 01: Fiona Fullmoon non-scale Figure; Ensoutoys’ Ikomochi Original Character Black Bunny Aoi & White Bunny Natsumi 1/6 scale PVC Figure
… Infinity Studio’s Yi Guan House of Unhumans: Bunny Outfit 1/7 scale PVCChu E and Yu Cong Xiao Figures; Union Creative’s Azure Lane: Black Prince (Addled Attendant) in Black Bunny Suit on-scale PVC Figure; Sega’s A Couple of Cuckoos: Hiro Segawa PM Figure; and Kadokawa’s A Couple orf Cuckoos: Sachi Umino (Bunny Girl) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure! That will conclude the toys & collectible porion of the show, so nyow we will will turn The Mew over to Vonny, who will start our
purrinted-media mewsings, with her review
of The Demon Girl Next Door manga vol. 6!
 
Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! First published by Houbunsha in 2014, The Demon Girl Next Door is the comedic occult / urban fantasy manga series  of the four-panel format by Izumi Ito, which was adapted in to the anime TV series in 2019. The tale purrtains to the school girl Yuko who is the descendant of the demoness Lilith, nya!. Her legacy is to defeat her generations’s local magickal girl Momo, but they are friends more than enemies, nya!
As the series purrogresses, Yuko gets more used to her demonic powers, whilst her social circle grows with more friends and rivals nya! Rated Teen, the English translated version is published here by Seven Seas, purriced at $14.99 in the USA & $18.99 In Canada, Vol. 6 s the 5 3/4” x 8 1/4” x 1/2” trade papurrback has 10 color pages & 120 B&W pages  to compurrise chapters 65 – 77 of the peppy whimsical manga, nya!
 
It was was translated byJenny McKeon, adapted by Kim Kindya, purroof – read by Danielle King & B. Lillian Martin, lettered & retouched by Rai Enril, seniorly edited by Shanti Whitesides, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, published by Jason DeAngelis, and associately published by Adam Arnold, with the cover design by H.Qi, purrduction management by Lissa Pattillo, and purrint management by Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein, nya!
 
Yuko, Momo, Mikan, Ryoko, Kico, Hon, Mikan, Lilith,, Skura, Suiko Metako and Ogura leave the fancy restaurant and go dimension hopping, but wind up on another planet that is about to explode, and if they return home, Yuko risks altering the timeline, nya! We also see more of Momo’s transofrmations such as the Fresh Peach Second Harvest form, the Ugo-Momo Rock and Roll Skating on Thin Ice Form, and the sexy Super Strong Heartful Devil Momo form, mew la la , nya!
There are fashions of the feline and bunny motif too, nya! I was very pleased with this latest volume, with the amusing slice-of-life moments, yummy foods, and the very detailed cute moe-style art, nya! The dialog is quite sparkling, with the many cute side comments, and the comedic breaking of the fourth wall, so I will continue to give this series the high purraise, nya! am done, and nyow here Mie-sensei to tell us about 
Shuna’s Journey, nya!
 
Mielikki:
So like, Shuna’s Journey is the standalone 1983 full color graphic novel by my favoritest director Hayao Miyazaki, who co-founded Studio Ghibli and directed wonderful movies such as The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind, My Nighbor Totoro, Kiki’s delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and The Wind Rises!
It is the tale of Shuna, the young prince of a poor people who are dying from the starvation and famine, so he rides his Yakull mount in search of a fabled lush land of plenty in hopes of finding desperately needed grain seeds. After a long odyssey, he frees two sisters from slavery, and they gratefully help with his agricultural expedition, but there are further hardships and threats to survive!
So like, it was only recently translated into English by Alex Dudok De Wit and published here by First Second as the  160 page, 8.75” x 6.25” x .75” dust-jacketed hardcover book, which is priced $27.99 USA & $36.99 Canada. if you have seen Miyazaki’s totally awesome Nausicaa manga and watercolor paintings, then you can expect the quite comparable beautiful quality, fur shur!
Not only is the art so rather gorgeous, but the 152 pages of manga include about two dozen full-page pics and nearly two dozen two-page spreads! Following this quite captivating, profound tale of poignant high adventure are the translator’s six pages of very informative notes. I will give this book my highest praise, fur shur! I am done, and now here Myayr and Ilyana-sensei to discuss
Rowerbrazzle #155!
 
Mary Nyan:
Arigato! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been the quarterly APA (amateur press association) magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal tales and assorted anthropurrmorphic art! Edited by Edd Vick, it is compurrised of comics, purrose tales, essays, articles, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, the meowmbership list and rules.
 
This issue has several tributes to the late author / artist Charles “Chuck” Melville,  the longtime contributor to the APA, who passed away in August. Section one’s B&W front cover art is by the APA’s Emergency Officer Steven F. Scharff; section two’s B&W front cover is by Jay Fosgitt, and the color back cover is by Resa Challender.  
 
This other brilliant contributors include Gene Breshears, Charles Garfalo, Kjartan Arnorsson, Robert Alley, J.W. Kennedy, Matt McAndrews, Thomas Milliorn, William Earl Haskell, Ed Pegg, Niall Shapiro, Don Chisholm, Gary Fields, Jeffrey H. Wood, Michael Pena, Kristen Fontaine, Simon Barber, Jim and Melody Rondeau. Purrhaps y’all have seen some of Melody’s lovely art in our Mewseum?
The characters in this issue are purrdominantly kemonomimi and anthropurrmorphic mammals, such as the feline, canine, vulpine, lupin, equine, bovine, leporidae, mephitidae, mustelidae, muridae, procyonidae, sciuridae, didelphidae, ursidae, avian and alligatoridae, plus dinosaurs, humans, flora, mecha, extraterrestrial cephalopods, and one mermaid.
 
After the meowmorial appurreciation of Chuck Melville and his art are photos of an Edd Vick / MU Press publishing retrospective event; revisitations to Walt Disney’s wartime memorabilia and Walt Kelly’s Pogo; Charles Brubaker’a Oingo Boingo cartoons, Charles Garfalo’s serialized purrose, Kjartan Arnorsson’s comics, Robert Alley’s comics, J.W. Kennedy’s pin-up pics!

Ilyana:

There are more island adventures with Katie & Vicky by Matt McAndrews, Jim & Melody’s anthropurrmorphic fairy tale purincess purrodies, Thomas Milliorn’s vetrinarian clinic art, William Earl Haskell’s ruminations and illustrated purrose, Kristen Fontaine’s critter art and advice, purrose fiction by Simon Barber, and chapter 3 of Toho Academy’s “Filly-al Affections” comics!
Fur-thermore are the assorted animal stories in the mewspapurrs, the CouveCon 2022 report, errata for issue #154. the mail bag, correspondences by contributors, and the journalistic article purrtaining to kemonomimi and anthropurrmorphic characters in the media such as original & fan art, cosplay, gaming, miniatures, advertising, web comics and internet memes!
 
But wait- there’s more! Also included with this issue was the surpurrise bonus treat of the 280 page 5.375” x 8.25” trade papurrback novel “A Night in the Lonesome October, which was written by Roger Zelazny, published by the Chicago Review Press, and illustrated by Gahan Willson with the cover art by James Warhola!
it had been the while since I have read Roger Zelazny’s tales, but I am purrticularly fond of his Amber series! Well, as mewsual, we were quite impurressed by the quantity, quality and diversity of Rowrbrazzle’s splendid content! We wish to purraise all of those artists, authors, editors, publishers, journalists and collators!
We also wish to thank Edd, Melody and Jim for purrviding us with the copy of the issue! For more information about this supurrb publication, we will recommeownd the Rowrbrazzle articles at WikiFur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle and at Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowrbrazzle! Nyow here is Jenny-jen to tell us about
The Art of Star Wars: Visions!
 
Jeannie:
Hai. Written by Zack Davison and published by Dark Horse, this full-color hardcover book offers the impeccably lavish look at the story, art and design of the Star Wars: Visions anthology mini-series  of nine animated shorts by some of Japan’s top anime studios.
All of the tales are meowgnificent, but I am purrticularly fond of the 19.5 min. epurrsode 8 “Lop & Ocho” which was written by Sayawaka, directed by Yuki Igarashi, purrduced by Geno Studio, and introduced the endearing heroine Lop, a force-sensitive usagimimi of the Lepi species.
Brimming with hundreds of illustrations, the 192 page 10.25” x 11.25” x .875” book is purriced at $49.99 US & $65.99 Canada. It is appurroximately .5 inches shorter and narrower than the Star Wars art books published by Abrams, and has no dust jacket, but it is every bit as impurressive.
 
The nine chapters purrtain to the characters, creatures, mecha, environments and FX. There is a forward by the series’ executive purrducers, and a five-page gallery of poster art. I am highly pleased with this beautiful, informative book. Nyow here are Lizzy and Becca to purrsent this month’s
Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight.
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr in the folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewsic, advertising, and so forth!

Becca:
They are not limited to the feline or other mamallians, but include the avian, reptilian, piscine, insectine, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”!

Elizabeth:

Hai, in the November 14th issue of People Magazine’s Hollywood Halloween article was graced by the photo of Bindi Sue Irwin cosplaying as the kuronekomimi in the Black tights withe the cat ears & whiskers!
 
Becca:

Judger Marilyn Miian wore the short Tan & White tiger strpe short dress in The People’s Court season 26 epurrsode 30 “Suing Your Sister”!

Elizabeth:

Sharon Chase purrtrayed Sharon Newman in lthe Light Gray leopurrd purrint blouse in The Young and the Restless season 50 epurrsode 35!

Becca:

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1 epurrsode 9 “The Puppet Show Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) wore the  leopurrd purrint scoop neck mini dress with the leather jacket & boots!

Elizabeth

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1 epurrsode 9 “The Puppet Show Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) wore the  leopurrd purrint scoop neck mini dress with the leather jacket & boots!

Becca:
Speaking of Buffys, the legendary mewsician Buffy Sainte-Marie, who wore the tiger stripe outfit in American Masters season 36 epurrsode 6 Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On!
Elizabeth
Bravo’s TV series Below Deck season 10 epurrsode 2 “Deadliest Snatch” 2nd steward Alissa Humber wore the cat ears whilst deck / stew Camille Lamb and charter guest Ashley wore the bunny ears for the dinner party aboard the yacht St. David!
Becca:
You know, the kemonomimi headbands were not the animal costume items worn on Below Deck. Back in season three, third stewardess Raquel “Rocky” Dakota wore gold mermaid tail!

Elizabeth
In vol. 6 of Izumi Ito’s manga The Demon Girl Next Door, Momo wore several outfits of the feline fashion motif, such  s the cute cat tee shirt, the leopurrd purrint shirt, the cat ears, and of course her Super-sexy skimpy Strong Heartful Devil Momo Form! Her friend Chiyoda-san wore the pink cat ears, and  a couple of bunny waitress outfits were briefly sighted too!
 
Becca:
Lastly but not leastly, we also wish to meowntion the recent “Characters” TV commercial of the Wizard orf Oz theme, in which the widdle girl in the back seat roars like a not – so – cowardly lioness! That will conclude the spotlight for this month, and nyow here are Petra and Bunnii to purrsent the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya! 
Some of the images are sexy, and might depict artistic nudity, but none are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the uncropped full images, nya.
This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to present new illustrations by Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com (pronounced Riv-kah) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nya! Unless otherwise noted, her illustrations were done with Procreate and the Apple Pencil upon the Ipad Pro, nya!
 
“Chibi Byleth” is Rvkk’s purrky peppy purretty chibi-style fan art of the female version of Byleth Eisner Sirius, the wandering mercenary character in Nintendo’s Fire Emblem video game, and there is the art purrocess video for this pic at Rvkh’s Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj25RyHaHNY&feature=youtu.be, nya!

“Christmas Spirit” is Rvkh’s beautiful illustration of the angel girl to commeowmerate the holiday, nya! The alluring angel in the lovely Red & Green appurral celebrates joyfully in the snowy glade, and there is the art purrocess video for this pic at Rvkh’s Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmxzS_KWU6c&feature=youtu.be, nya!

“Winter Solstice” supurrbly depicts our friend Ranymolrae the wolf girl with the meowgickal snowflake in the moonlit forest, nya! The traditional version of the illustration (right) was done with the pencils, pens & paints, whilst the digital version (left) was done with Purrocreate upon the Ipad with the Apple Pencil, nya. For the latter version there is the art purrocess video is at https://youtu.be/cTChFuc4ZuU, nya!
The chibi style “Harvest Moon Fairy” gorgeously depicts our friend Isabella the tiny faerie purrched upon mushroom with the yummy Crabapple, nya! The traditional version (left was done with the pencils, pens & paints, whilst the digital version (right) was done with Purrocreate upon the Ipad with the Apple Pencil, nya. For the latter version there is the art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAiYierDDjY, nya!
Bunnii: 
Also just added to Guest Gallery Six, we are delighted to display new images by Alexcia Reynolds https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds who was a guest of the August 201 Mew, and by our webmeowster Jamie http://jamiecotc.com!
We have two photos of Alexcia’s terrific “Torako Cosplay”! Born on an August 22nd on the planet Mau, Alexcia’s “fursona” character Torako Hitonare is the future child of Toraboushi and Abenti Gaiger a.k.a. Sailor Tiger / Sailor Mau! A dual-citizen of Earth and Mau, Torako’s blood type is O-, and her zodiac sign is Leo! Alexcia made this wonderful fur-suit costume! For more information, art and tales, visit Alexcia’s Sailor Tiger’s Grotto site http://mau.sailorchristmas.com!
“Halloween 2022” is Jamie’s latest lovely Photoshop, Painter and Clip Studio Paint illustration of Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, the heroic witchy were – pantheress star of Jamie’s wonderful urban fantasy web comic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com! Chelsea was also one of the guests for the August 2007 Mew! In this ethereally mystical image, she and her familiar cat Sebo are reclined serenely  by that spooky jack o’ lantern, but is that Chelsea’s smiling reflection in the window?
Then into Gallery Five http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery5.html we are elated to exhibit two new illustrations by Mike! “Torako” is Mike’s gift art for Alexcia depicting that tora-musume tiger girl) dining at our island, where she is blissfully au natural, and about to enjoy the lobster and shrimp feast with the Pink lemonade at the beachside restaurant!
Lastly but not leastly is Mike’s latest Photoshop and mouse illustration of “Zel Mavet”, an original character created by our friend TonomuraBihttps://linktr.ee/tonomurabixwho was a guest of the March 2008 Mew! Zel is an impirial assassin with super powers. Purrhaps y’all have seen Mike’s prior pic of her https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery8/24.html?
In that prior pic, Zel was undercover at the fancy gala event where she was profiling the (presumably bad) person whom she was hired to kill. In this new pic, she is in the dark corridor either on her way to or from the hit, armed with her energy sword and her own bio-energy powers! So, what do y’all think of all the new art?
The Cat Lady Sings…
 
Meryl:
Rvkh is so good at both the standard, heroic and the chibi style purroportions!
 
Eleanor:
Hai hai, I love the crackling flames around Byleth that accent her genki spirit!
 
Beebee:
The Christmas Spirit scene is the great example of her landscape artistry!
Nyanko:
I love the meowgnificent use of color and light in the Winter Solstice scenes!
 
Nyoka:
The image of the Harvest Moon Fairy would be ideally suited as decal or tattoo!
Formality:
I love the richly vibrant colors, the smooth lines, and the subtle shading!
Ilyana:
It is great to see more of Chelsea and Sebo! I hope they will revisit us soon!
 
Nemui:
As a matter of fact, she and her clan will be attending the annual Mew Awards purresentation in February!
Kianalani:
Torako might be here for that too!
Trini-chan:
That Torako costume is wonderful! I’ll bet she gets many hugs and photo ops!
Melanakeami:
Alexcia is quite brilliant with the stitchery as well as the illustration, writing, and web design!
 
Becca:
Zel is quite sexy and deadly in that tight Black low cut bare midriff ensemble, mew la la!
Tara-chan:
Mike’s pic of Torako has tummy craving the lobster and – and the jumbo shrimp, nya!
Melanakeami:
Hang in there, Tara-chan! It is almost time for our Aftermew luau!
 
Ceresatami:
Itadakimasu!
Daytona:
Thank y’all for presenting the new art!
 
Petra & Bunnii:
Dooitashinaste, nya!
Elizabeth:

Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew!!

Bunnii:
We wish to thank Alexcia, Rvkh, Jamie and Mike for the art…
 
Petra:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
 
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
 
Mary Nyan
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
 
Yvonne:
Meowy Christmas, nya! We will be back next month with more stuff, nya!
Mike:
Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!

November 2022 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The November 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of 1932
 
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Werewolf by Night
Star Trek: Picard season 2 DVD
Monster High-The Movie
Halloween Ends
Black Adam
Toy Talk:
Star Trek – Strange New Worlds U.S.S. Enterprise ornament
Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Millennium Falcon toy
Star Wars Vintage Collection Clone Wars Aayla Secura action figure
Transformers Legacy Elita-1 Deluxe Class action figure
Comic Books & Other Purrinted-Media Mewsings:
Defenders Beyond #3

Konohana Kitan vol.11

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Virgin Killer” (color version) by Tonomurabix
Torako” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Dragon Flight” and “Heavenly Portal” by Rvkh
Sukone Te”, “Sailor Venus”, “Boulder and “Omhi” by Misty Hopkins
“PBS Mt. Rushmore” and “Kanna” by Mike
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from the Condor Cafe at Catgirl Island Golf Club here in Mew Hanover County, NC! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Yvonne
(a.k.a. Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca:
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):

Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Eleanor
(or just Ellie for short, the banker pony centauress, body builder, and the island’s Fire Meowrshall, wearing the African Lion purrint sports bra) Hay there!Petra
 
Petra:
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd  purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunni
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Couger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Nyoka
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Jaguar purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Meryl
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthiusiest wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
 
Beebee
(the island’s supurrvising Purrk Ranger catgirl & amphibious orienteering coach wearing the Colocolo purrint cutout micro bikini): Gday!
Ilyana
(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Lyger purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
 
Mike:
Well, we have a big group for this month’s Mew! Ah, by the way did your group cosplay go for the isand’s annual 

Trick ’R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl?

Mary Nyan:
We did not vote on the cosplay’s theme until last month’s AfterMew luau! The nominated themes were narrowed down to Sekerie, Senran Kagura, and Lumberjanes, but we finally chose Kanzume Goddess! It was quite hectic, but we pulled it off purretty well and had the supurr fun time!
Mike:
Hopefully there’ll be some cosplay pics of that! 

Well, since we’ve got a big group with a lot on our plate, let’s go ahead and jump right into our monthly

 
Lightning Round topic!
This year we’ve been looking back at favorite fun things from years ending with a 2;  and for this month the topic is our favorite films of 1932! Petra’s’ gonna start, so, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning?”
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO- NYA!
 
B

unnii:

I will nominate Island of Lost Souls, whhch was grace dby Kathleen Burke as Lota ther panther woman! (tags Petra to go next)
 
Petra:
I will second that, and also nominate Tarzan the Ape Man, nya! (tagsYvonne with abrush of the tail)
Yvonne:
I will nominate the thrilling aircraft carrier movie Helldivers, nya! (tail-tags Ellie)
 
Ellie:
The Most Dangerous Game! (tags Nyoka)
Nyoka:

The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff! ( tags her twin)

 

Nyanko:

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde! (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
It is the tough call, but I will nominate Freaks! (tags Meryl)
Meryl:
Hmm I would say… The Old Dark House! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
It is the toss up between Helldivers and Grand Hotel. (tags Mielikki)
 
Mielikki:

Oh definitely Grand Hotel, with the star-studded cast that included Joan Crawford, Great Garbo, Wallace Beery, John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore, fur shur! (tags Beebee with a flit of the wing)

B

eebee

:
Heehee! Oh I will go with either Tarzan the Ape Man or The Most Dangerous Game! (tags Ilyana)

Ilyana

:

I will nominate Scarface! NYow it is Lizzy’s turn! (tags Elizabeth)

Elizabeth:
I will nominate the comedic short films by Buster Keaton ansd Shirley Temple! (tags Becca)
 
Becca:
I will nominate the comedic short films by Laurel & Hardy and Our Gang! (tags Tara-chan)
 
Tara-chan:

I want

… I want to nominate the animated shorts of Mickey Mouse, and- and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, nya! (tags her BFF)

Trini-chan

:
The animated shorts of  Betty Boop and Krazy Kat! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with that year’s Silly Symphonies, Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round… and let’s continue our
movie, TV and DVD topic with Ellie’s
review of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law!
Ellie:
Arigato! Jennifer Walters, the lawyer, Avenger and Dr. Banner’s cousin known as She-Hulk, is one of my favoritest Marvel super-heroes! Whether she is in the court room, in the galactic battle or on the date, she is a wonderfully strong, fun character with the many thrilling, whimsical stories, so I was quite eager for this live-action nine episode TV mini-series, which is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe shown on the Disney + channel! 
I think that Tatiana Maslany is absolutely perfect as Jennifer / She-Hulk, and I especially like her comedic prowess at breaking the 4th wall when she chats with the audience! The TV series certainly captures the spirit of the comic books! The rest of the great cast includes Mark Ruffalo Hulk Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky / The Abomination
 
… Renee Elise Goldsberry as Jennifer’s boss Mallory Book, Ginger Gonzaga as Jennifer’s friend Nikki Ramos and Jameela Jamil as She’Hulk’s enemy Titania, and Patty Guggenheim as Wong’s friend Madisynn! Other allies and enemies (many from the comics) include Leap Frog, Man-Bull, El Aguila, Porcupine, Saracen, The Wrecking Crew, and The Hulk’s son Skaar!
The TV series has the terrific balance of action, comedy, and the slice-of-life moments, with the great plots, FX, costumes, sets, locations, music, and so forth! I will give it the grade of th A as in Abomination, and I hope that there will be another season of it, and that we’ll see more of her in the rest of the MCU! Speaking of which, now here’s Nyo-sensei to discuss
Werewolf by Night!
Nyoka:
Hai! I concur about She-Hulk and the other MCU movies & TV series, so I was excited about this (nearly) one hour TV special, which purrtains to the things that go bump in the night, and the people who hunt them! It wonderfully stars Laura Donnelly as Elsa Bloodstone the monster hunter and Gael Garcia as Jack Russell the werewolf who fight the other hunters who do not want Elsa to inherit her late father’s estate. 
 
I have an action figure of Elsa, who was a meowmber of A-Force and The Defenders! This TV special was filmed in Black &  White as the clever ode to the Universal Studio’s horror movies, and it was directed by Michael Giacchino, who is purrhaps best known for his many movie, TV and video game scores! The spooky mansion is the purrfect location, and the flaming tuba was the nice touch to herald the hunt!
One scene reminded me of the comic book Giant-Size Creatures #1 (which was Tigra’s first appurrance), in which the villains made the fatal mistake of putting Jack in the Cage! The mewsic, sounds, stunts, sets, costumes, FX and so forth were terrific! The Man-Thing formerly known as Ted Sallis also appurrs in it, so I was quite pleased, and I hope to see more of Elsa, Jack and Ted! Nyow here is Tara-chan to discuss
Monster High -The Movie!
Tara-chan:
Hai, It stars another famous werewolf, nya! I have been the fan of the Monster High toys and animated tales since they were launched in 2010, which was quite the eventful year, because that was the same year that the Friendship is Magic era of My Little Pony began, nya!
For me the Monster High franchise had reached it’s wonderful zenith by 2016, and – and it had spin-off the Ever After High and – and the Enchantimals lines, but the Monster High line seemed less successful when they rebooted the mythology and – and re-designed the dolls, nya.
However, last month the franchise was rebooted and redesigned yet again, with the purremier of the live – action movie and – and the new animated TV series in time for Halloween, nya! I have the mixed feelings about the movie, which is the live-action mewsical!
On one paw, I did not care for some of the unnecessary changes to the characters, purrticularly Clawdeen’s accent and lack of siblings, nya. My other least favorite aspect of the movie is the plot’s trope of the magickal school where the severely anti-human policy that unfairly threatens characters who are human or half-human, nya.
On the other hand, that plot does shine the light upon bigotry, and I am pleased that Monster High continues to inclusively have the diverse characters, nya! The movie has the high purrduction values, with the excellent sets, locations, FX, costumes, hair, make-up, FX, sound, cinematography, choreography and the purrformances, nya!
The stars of the movie are Milas Harris as Clawdeen Wolf, Natay Damasen as Draculaura, and Ceci Balagot as Frankie Stein, nya! The main three’s friendship reminds me the bit of Harry Potter’s Harry, Hermione and – and Ron, as they investigate the mystery, explore the secret locations, to remedy the vengeful plot that jeopurrdizes the students, nya!
I liked how Clawdeen’s ears would twitch, but I think that Frankie quite stole the show, nya! It makes the purrfect since that Frankie is the non-binary gender character, given their Frankensteined body parts from the different people, nya! Draculaura was quite cute and it was neat to see her relationship with her dad Dracula, nya!
It was great to see the many familiar faces, such as Cleo, Lagoona, Abbey, Deuce, Hyde, and – and Headmistress Bloodgood, but I wish that Toralei, Meowna and – and Purrephone were there, nya. I will give the movie the C+ grade, I hope there will be sequels, nya! I am done, so nyow here is Myayr to discuss the horror movie
Halloween Ends, nya!
Mary Nyan:
Hai! The thirteen movies of the Halloween franchise, have definitely had the ups and downs, with the few reboots since John Carpenter’s legendary Halloween movie in 1978. The sequel Halloween II was made in 1981. The 1982 movie Halloween III has nothing to do with the rest of the series. Halloweens II – V & The Curse of Michael Myers are one timeline of sequels to the first movie.
Halloween H2O & Resurrection are a different timeline of sequels to the first two Halloween movies. Then Rob Zombie directed the 2001 remake and its sequel. Then David Gordon Green’s 2018  Halloween ignores all but the 1978 movie, has the sequel Halloween Kills and this final movie, Halloween Ends. For our review of Halloween Kills, please see the November 2021 Mew!
 
So, I loved the first Halloween, did not care for Halloween II, and I thought that Halloween III: Season of the Witch was OK. For the most part, I have not been enamored by the sequels or reboots, although I thought that Green’s purrior two Halloweens were OK, so I was quite curious to see this latest movie, which is supposedly concludes the entire series… at least for nyow! 
 
In Halloween Ends, Michael Myers the masked mass-murderer / serial killer known as “The Shape” stalks the town of Haddonfield yet again, but in a more limited role, as most of the terror is courtesy of his sort of purrotege Corey, a vengeful bullied outcast purrtrayed by Rohan Campbell, and although their purrformances are fine, this aspect of the plot disappointed me.
I was rather underwhelmed by Halloween Ends, which I will give the grade of the C+. it has some well-done bloody gory FX, and the rather intense climactic brawl, but I should not reveal more of the plot. The best parts of the movie are the purrformances by Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, and Andi Matichakas her grand-daughter Allyson. I am done, and nyow here is Nya-sensei to discuss
 
Black Adam!
Nyanko:
DC Comics’s Black Adam has been around since 1945, purrimarily as the arch – enemy of the Shazam Captain Marvel, but since the late 1990s. he underwent the substantial character developments and became more of the anti-hero type! Purrior to this live-action movie, he appurred in numerous animated tales and video games, including this year’s fun League of Super Pets movie!
Nyow, before I share my opinion of this movie, I will explain my purrspective. In general, I love supurr hero and action movies, OVAs and TV series, be they animated or live-action, although I have had the very mixed feelings about the DC Extended Universe series, which tends to be too dark visually and in spirit.
In spite of the good casts, I am not a fan of Man of Steel Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad (2016, or Justice League; however, I thought that Wonder Woman was okay, in spite of its cinematic style that reminded me too much of Zack Snyder, who is among my least favorite directors. By the way, I have not seen Zack Snyder’s Justice League, nor do I want to.
I was more pleased with Aquaman, Shazam!, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, and The Suicide Squad (2021), although I am not fond of the “Snyderverse” series compuyrred to the “Timmverse” (such as Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Static Shock. Batman Beyond) or the “Arrowverse” (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Stargirl, Legends of Tomorrow, etc).
Nevertheless, my anticipations for Black Adam were somewhat optimistic, especially given that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was cast to star as Black Adam, Aldois Hodge as Hawkman, Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz, Viola Davis returning as Amanda Waller, and Jennifer Holland returning as Emilia Harcourt!
Unfortunately, several of the characters are given too little to do, especially Cyclone and Atom Smasher. The film also seemed too short and rushed, with too many quick edit / cuts, too much introductory exposiition, and the writing which seemed somewhat… well, souless, with the characters that were not well-developed enough to care enough about, be they hero, villain or civilian.
 
Worse was the very ‘Snydery’ cinematic style with the under-saturated colors, and regrettably over-used techniques such as the speed – ramping and slo-mo that call way too much distracting attention to themselves, and thus ruin any suspension of disbelief or hopes for an immeresive, captivating experience. Even the film’s score was generally uninspiring for me.
 
The scenes of Carter Hall / Hawkman fighting Black Adam reminded me too much of Bruce Wayne / Batman vs Superman, but I think that the great actors are the best things about the film. The movie does have high purrduction values, with lovely costumes, great stunts and lavish visual FX, even if many are very obvious CG.
The movie was extremely purrdictable too, however, I will say that the post-credits scene was not quite what I expected! So, in summation. I will give Black Adam the slightly below-average grade of the C-. Okay I am done, and nyow here is Mike to tell us about the
Star Trek: Picard season 2 DVD!
Mike:
Thank you, Nyo-sensei There’s been a lot of Trek on TV in recent years, what with Star Trek Discovery, Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks, Prodigy, and Picard! Set in the year 2401, which is 25 years after the events of the movie Star Trek: Nemesis and shortly after the first season of Picard, the 2nd season’s great cast included:
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, John de Lancie as Q, Whoopie Goldberg as Guinan, Brent Spiner as Adam Soong, Isa Briones as Koore Soong,
Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Misiker, Evan Evagora as Elnor, Santiago Cabrera as Chris Rios, Orla Brady as Laris and Tallin
 
Annie Wersching as the Borg Queen, Sol Rodriguez as Dr. Teressa Ramirez, Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard, Ito Aghayere as young Guinan, Dylan Von Halle as young Jean-Luc, Madeline Wise as Jean-Luc’s mom Yvette, and James Callis as Jen-Luc’s dad; cameos by Wll Wheaton as Wesley Crusher, and Kirk Thatcher as the punk on the bus!
 
For my review of season 2, please see our June 2022 Mew, but this time I just want to discuss the Region One NTSC DVD set, which is in the plastic case within the cardboard sleeve. Presented in the widescreen format with English 5.1 Dolby digital audio and optional English SDH subtitles, the 10 episodes total about 473 minutes, plus over 90 minutes of special features.
 
Disc one’s special features include the 18.5 min. featurette on the design and sets of the Sagan class starship USS Stargazer NCC-82893, with comments by Dave Blass, Terry Matalas, Doug Drexler, Thomas Marrone, John Eaves, Jaren Zimmerman, Michael Okuda, Chris Keiler, Todd Marks, Bill Slonecker and Patrick Stewart.
 
The 5.5 min. featurette on Chateau Picard includes comments by Dave Blass, Neville Page, Jeffrey Lombardy and Vincent Van Dyke. Also on disc one are two deleted / extended scenes totally about 2.75 min. from episode 3 “Assimilation”. Disc two’s only special features are three deleted / extended scenes totaling about 3.25 min. from episode 5 “Fly Me to The Moon”, and two deleted / extended scenes totalling just over 1 min. from episode 7 “Monsters”. 
 
Disc three has the 12 min. featurette “The Trial is Over” about the relationship of Picard and Q, which includes comments by Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Patrick Stewart and John De Lancie. The 11 min. “Rebuilding the Borg Queen” featurette  includes comments by Neville page, Jason Zillerman, James Mackinnan and Annie Wersching.
Propmaster Jeff Lombardy stars in the 12 min featurette of the show’s props. The nearly 25 min. “Picard Passages” featurette includes comments by Michelle Hurd, Brady, Stewart, Cabrera, Ryan, Pill, Evagora, Wersching and Goldsman. At nearly 4 min.m the amusing gag reel includes flubbed lines, dropped items, unscripted giggling and unwanted noises.
There are also two deleted / extended scenes totalling slightly over 2 min. from episode 10 “Farewell”,so, that’s whatcha get with the DVD! I was quite pleased with  the quality of the audio, video, the packaging, and how entertaining and informative the special features are! Next I’m looking forward to DVD releases of Star Trek: Discovery Season four and hopefully Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season one! Um, okay I’m done, and now here’s Ilyana-sensei, who’ll start our
toys and collectibles portion of The Mew, with her review of the
Hallmark Keepsake 2022 Star Trek – Strange New Worlds U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 ornament!
 
Ilyana:
Hai! I greatly enjoyed the first season of Strange New Worlds, which is the spin-off of the Star Trek: Discovery TV series! It purrtains to the adventures of the United Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, about 7 years purrior to Captain James T. Kirk’s command of the ship.
 
The design and size of the ship differs the bit from the way it appurred in Star Trek’s two pilot shows and the original 1966 TV series, but it is quite lovely, seeming to have some aspects akin to the Phase II (aborted late 70’s TV series) Enterprise and the refitted Enterprise from (Mike’s favorite movie) Star Trek – Motion Picture.
 
The details are quite nice, from the hull’s deflector shield grids to the lettering and the stripes! I am not sure of the scale of this ornament, but it is 6.75” long, and it lights up! The button is the small dome atop the hanger bay. It is $32.99 at the Hallmark store, and the batteries are included in the 7.75” x 2.375” x 3.875” cardboard box.
The philips head screwdriver is needed (but not included) to open the battery compurrtment, which is on the ventral side of the secondary hull. For hanging the ornament, the widdle metal eyelet is screwed into the top of the ship’s impulse engine, but you will need the hanger hook, string or wire, which are not included. I am done, and nyow here is Meryl to discuss the-
Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Millennium Falcon!
Meryl:
Arigato! This great toy is part of Jazwares’ series of Star Wars vehicles of various scales including the X-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE fighter, Advanced TIE, Outland TIE, Jedi Starfighter,  Slave 1, Razor Crest, Banshee, Scout Walker andTroop Transport… and all of them are awesome looking!
 
This’un is a 10” long replica of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars Epurrsode IV and includes widdle posable figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Purrincess Leia and Ben Kenobi! Packaged within the 12” x 9” x 5.5” box, the sculpt and paint of the toy are quite handsome, and it has movable parts, interior sections, lights and sound! 
 
The suggested retail purrice is about $45, which is about thrice the price of Hasbro’s 2015 Star Wars – The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon toy, but that simpler purrior toy is 1/2 inch shorter, and had much less detail with no figures, sound, lights, and no moving parts aside from the rectangular rectenna… 
 
…although, I should not try to compurr this’un to many other Millennium Falcon toys, because there have been so many since Kenner’s original 1978 Millennium Falcon playset! Since the Falcon is supposedly about 114 feet long, then this 10” long toy is appurroximately of the 1/138 scale.
 
The landing gear flip down, the cargo ramp opens, the round rectenna turns, the uppurr gun turrent rotates and the uppurr quad laser cannon pitches! To activate the lights and sound, you purress the  rear left circular exhaust vent behind the top turret, and thusly the engine power is heard as the blue light flicker on!
The light and sounds will vary depending on the yaw, pitch or roll motion! The seams of the removable panels are cleverly concealed for the interior areas of the ship, such as the cockpit and the central area, so the figures can be placed in the cockpit, the turret, or around the holo chess table!
Three AAA batteries are required for the sound and lights, but are not included, nor is the small phllips head screw needed to open the battery hatch, which hidden in the interior’s floor, as if it was the smuggling compurrtment! The painted figures are nice looking, with jointed shoulders and hips.
However, at about 1” tall (appurroximately 1/69 scale) they are about twice as tall as they should be, but that is my only quibble about this great toy! I hope that more vehicles will be released, especially the A Wing, B Wing, Y Wing, and TIE Interceptor! Nyow here is Beebee to discuss Hasbro’s
Star Wars Vintage Collection Clone Wars Aayla Secura action figure!
 
Beebee: 
Hai! We like to collect the figures, dolls, and ornaments of the inspurrational heroines. so I was quite delighted to acquire Hasbro’s latest widdle action figure of the Jedi Knight General Aayla Secura! She is the heroic Rutian Blue Twilek from the planet Ryloth!
She was purrtrayed by Amy Allen in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and voiced by Jennifer Hale in the 2008 Clone Wars series! This figure of her is in the style of the non canonical 2003 Clone Wars animated series which was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky!
Since the character is 5’7” tall, then this 3.875” tall (including her boot heels) figure is appurroximately of the 1/18th scale, and she is quite posable, with the articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and ankles!
She is wearing the bare-midriff Brown tank top, tight pants, and the hoody cloak with the Black boots and the Brown wrap around her lovely lekku (head tails). The figure is plastic and the removable cloak is made of cloth. 
She has two Light Sabers, one unlit hilt and the other with the 2” Blue blade. I am quite pleased with the design, sculpt, and paint of the figure, with the intricate details from her hazel eyes and hinny belly button to the dangling cords of her mini tabard and the tooling of the sabers!
A display stand is not included, but I found a widdle  doll stand, so that she is posed in the Ataru fighting stance upon the shelf next to the figures of her comrades Barris Offee and Luminara Unduli! Nyow  here is Jenjen to tell us about the-

Transformers Legacy Elita-1 Deluxe Class action figure!

Jeannie: 
 
Hai. We like to collect Hasbro’s Transformers’ female characters such as Arcee, Strongarm, Elita One, Chromia, Moonracer, Firestar, Windblade, Nautica and Black Arachnia. I purrfur the comics and animation versions more than those of the live-action movies.
 
Elita-1 is one of the top leaders of the heroic Autobots who battle the evil Decepticons. This latest figure of her is 6” tall in the bipedal bot mode with the two blaster pistol accessories. Her Red, Pink and White paint job is quite smoothly purrcise.
For her vehicle mode, she transforms into the Cybertronian muscle car; and the 14+ step transformation purocess is clearly depicted by the instruction sheet. She is very posable, with articulation in the neck, waist, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, thighs and knees.
 
The design and sculpt and paint are splendid, and although her car backpack is the bit cumbersome, she is well-balance to stand without requiring a display base (which is not included), and the transformation purrocess is rather simple.
 
In conclusion I am rather pleased with this figure, and I have purroudly displayed her upon the shelf wi8th the purrior figures of her. That is all for the toy talk portion of The Mew, and nyow here is Mie-sensei to start 
our comic book, manga and other purrinted-media
mewsings, with her review of Defenders Beyond #3.
Mielikki:
Hai, So like, since Doctor Strange apparently perished during the quest through the multiverse, another incarnation of The Defenders team has assembled to fight against the cosmic threats! The new team consists of Loki, America Chavez, Tigra, Blue Marvel, Galactus’s mom Taaial, and the Beyonder!
Rated T+ for the older teen readers, the 3rd issue has 28 pages, consisting of the 22 page tale, which is interrupted by the 6 pages of the ads. “The White Hot Room” was written by Al Ewing, illustrated by Javier Rodriguez, lettered by Joe Caramagna, edited by Will Moss, assistantly edited by Michelle Marchese, and in-chiefly edited by C.B. Cebulski, with the  credits page art by Lee Garbett!
So like, this issue is available in the choice oftwo different beautiful covers; the main cover art by Javier; and the variant cover by Ben Caldwell. Previously, The team encountered the nearly-omnipotent entities known as The Beyonders, one of whom has joined the team, and as that was not cosmic enough, now they are not welcomed into The White Hot Room,
the home of The Phoenix force!
So like, thusly does another cosmic battle ensues, with The Beyonder blending a smoothy drink whilst Taiaa recouperates, Blue Marvel chats with a cosmic construction worker,  and Loki watches from the wings. whilst America dons the Eternity Mask and tag-teams with Tigra who manifests the Tiger God to slug it out with the Phoenix, fur shur!
Blue Marvel does get in a few good licks to keep Phoenix off-balance, but purrhaps my favorite part of this issue is that Tigra finally takes the limelight in the climactic six pages, including the totally awesome two-page spread! Also appurring in this issue is Thomas Gideon, a.k.a Glorian, but i should not further spoil the plot!
The grand action can be barely contained by the panels, which include several full-page pics, and half-page pics! I have no clue what might happen next, but I will quite eagerly await it, fur shur! So like, That is all for my review, and now here is Trini-chan to discus
Konohana Kitan vol. 11, fur shur!
Trini-chan:
Arigato! I love Sakuya Amanos manga about the fox spirit girl nakai (attendants) and their guests of all species at Kononhanatei, the ryokan (Japanese style inn) with the hot springs between the living and the afterlife! The main character Yuzu is one of the younger employees who is very cordial, sincere and enthused.
Other recurring characters include attendants Natsume, Sakura, Shino, Ren, Kiri, Satsuki, her older sister Hiiragi, Yae the geisha and Okami the wolf goddess.

Some of their fellow kitsune characters are miko (shrine purrestiess) and kenzoukou (celestial servants) at the shrines and other delightfully divine locations too!
 
There are amewsing, poignant and bittersweet tales of them, the town folk and the inns guests! 

Originally published in Japan by Gentosha Comics, the English version was published here in the USA by Tokyo Pop. Priced at $12.99 in the USA, volume 10’s 160 B&W pages include 144 pages of manga and 16 pages of the ads.

It was translated by Katie Kimura, edited by Lena Atanassova, copy – edited by Massiel Gutirrez and in – chiefly edited by publisher Stu Levy; with quality control by Daichi Nemoto, graphic design by Sol DeLeo, retouching and lettering by Vibrraant Publishing Studio; marketing by Kate Winters, and licensing by Akira Yanaka.
 
There are further developments as Satsuki and Yuzu continue railroad journey aboard the celestial train C571 which is JNR class c57 4-6-2 steam locomotive! Their next stop is Kyoto, where the girls appear to be normal foxes to most humans, although they do have a reunion with a prior artist guest of the inn who recognizes them!
 
It is the difficult visit for Satsuki, who has unpleasant memories of her younger days in that city, but a reunion with someone she refers to as an old witch might put the tragic past into a better perspective. After that is a remembrance of Satsuki and Hiragi’s earlier days at the inn.
 
Then Satusuki, Yuzo and their artist friend take the short train ride to Mt. Inari to reluctantly visit Satsuki’s parents The artist can relate to how Satsuki’s parents disapproved of her career choice.  It is quite the bittersweet volume, but the reunions have the happy resolutions! 
The art is as beautiful as beautiful can be, with the intricate illustrations of the endearing characters, gorgeous garments, lovely architecture and lavish landscapes, so I will continue to give Konohana Kitan the very high praise! Now here are Lizzy, Becca & Vonny to present

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!

Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr in the folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewsic, advertising, and so forth!

Becca:
They are not limited to the feline or other mamallians, but include the avian, reptilian, piscine, insectine, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”!
Yvonne:
In the wonderfully supurrnatural slice -of-life anime TV series Kamichu! about the girl who suddenly becomes the goddess and has to adjust to that, at the God Convention she meets Benten-sama the sexy goddess catgirl who is the lead singer of the rock band, nya! She is voiced by Akeno Watanmabe in the original Japanese version, and by Tara Platt in the English dubbed version, nya!
Elizabeth:
In the delightful anime TV series Inari Kon Kon, Miss Inari’s familiar Kon is the cute widdle fox, who transforms into a fox girl in the Inari Kon Kon OAV  “Inari, Kon Kon, Cicada Circus” with the cloak over her vulpine ears and tail 
Becca:
Honey the Cat is the purretty anthropurrmorphic cat  with Golden fur, Black hair and widdle White wings in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games and comic books! She is the fashion designer by trade, but she also has the impurressive speed, agility and fighting purrowess in the tournyaments!
 
Yvonne:
Kaori is the alien catgirl with Brown skin, Black hair and tail in the Shaq Fu video game, in which she is mind-controlled by the evil mummy Sett, until she is defeated and freed in the combat with  legendary NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and then helps to rescue the other characters, nya!
Elizabeth:
Uriko Noinomura is the half beast teenage girl in the Bloody Roar video game series! She was kidnapped and expurrimented upon, and thusly she became the catgirl supurr soldier with the Kenpo fighting style of meowrtial arts. 
 
Although she escaped from the villain, she later had to rescue her mom who is stalked by the villains. In a later tale, she befriends Mana the nine year old kitsune / miko maiden who transforms into the nine-tailed White Fox who purrotects the secret dragon temple!
 
Becca:
The Island anime TV series purrtains to the amnesiac time traveller Setsuna who washes ashore upon the reclusive island commeownity, whose mayor wants to deport him back to Japan but he befriends several local girls, and the wealthy girl Rinne hires him to be their domestic servant.At their mansion, Rinne’s mysteriously reclusive mom Kuon is the shut-ion who avoids sunlight, and typically wears fully-covering attire such as the kemonoimimi Kigurumi (onesie) and hoody jacket!
 
Yvonne:
Holly Michelle Meowy from Hollwwood California  has been the purrofesisonal wrestling meownager, TV & movie actress, model, podcaster, and TV purrsonality, nya! ! In 2013 her ring purrsona was Kitty who meownaged Lana Starr in the WOW (Women of Wrestling) purrmotion, and later as Beautiful Brenda in the Luhca Underground purrmotion, nya! She is also the founder of The Cat Club in Losa Angeles which rescues the stray and feral cats for the fostering and adoptions into the forever homes, nya!
Elizabeth:
Robert’s Anime Country Store is the retail store since 1997, which sells new & used anime & manga videos, books, CDs, figures, toys and other meowrchandise! Their web site and advertisements feature original characters with background stories, such as Aya, Rinda, Raina,Noemi , Meriko, Kisara, Asagi, Uehara, Harumi, Reimi, Sonoko, Jun, Yukiko, Robert, and Momo who is the Green-haired, Blue-eyed, Fair-skin catgirl who adorns their web site’s Graphic Novels, Manga, Magazines & Books page!
Becca:
Cat Lady Box is the subscription to the monthly box of cat-themed garments, jewelry, accessories, decorations, art, toys, food & drinkwares and other meowrvelous items! At their web site, you’ll not only see photos of the items and some real kitties, but there are the illustrations and photos of several customers happilly wearing the cat ears!
Yvonne:
In the aforemeowntioned horror movie Halloween Kills, actress Andi Matichak repurrised the role of Allyson Nelson, who is the grand-daughter of heroine Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). To the Halloween party at the tavern, she  wears the alluring catgirl costume compurrised of the kitty mask, the short skirt, and the dark gray leopurrd purrint top with the fishnet sleeves! 
Elizabeth:
There have been quite the few “honorary catgirls” in Bravo’s reality TV series Below Deck! Most recently in Below Deck Mediterranean’s season 7 epurrsode 15 “Brace for Impact” the yacht guests had the wildlife-thermed suppurrtime, during which steward Natasha guests Hannah and Amanda donned the cat ears, make-up, tiger stripe and leopurrd purrint attire!
Becca:
Allison Janney starred as

Bonnie Plunkett:

the titular character in the TV sitcom Mom, and i in the series’ season 2 epurrsode 9 “Godzilla and a Sprig of Mint” she wore the sleeveless short tight leopurrd purrint dress to suppurr with her friend Alvin, so we will consider her as the honorary catgirl!

 
Yvonne:
In the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristine Sutherland purrfectly purrtrayed Buffy and Dawn Summers’ mom Joyce, and in the 5th season’s 2nd epurrsode “Real Me” she was purrticulary stylish in the outfit hat included the leopurrd purrint blouse, nya!
Elizabeth:
In the Jimmy Kimmel Live late night talk show’s season 26 epurrsode 172’s Reading Rainbow purrody segment, Jimmy took the book mobile to the streets to give away some purrculiar books, and one of the recipients was the cute widdle girl wearing the cat ears, who was given the horse book!
 
Becca:
In Saturday Night Live’s season 40 epurrsode 17 which was telecast on Apurril 4th 2015, Kate McKinnon purrtrayed Portia the bunny girl in the Easter Candy sketch with special guest Michael Keaton!
Yvonne:
Lastly but not leastly for this month’s spotlight, we wish to meowntion the peppy gamer girl who wears the Blue cat-ear headset in the “Go All in” TV commercial for the Lexus 1S sports sedan! That will conclude this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are 
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Petra:
Arigato! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya! 
Some of the images are sexy, and might depict artistic nudity, but none are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the uncropped full images, nya.
Bunnii:
This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are proud to present new illustrations by Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com (pronounced Riv-kah) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew; Alexcia Reynolds https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds who was a guest of the August 201 Mew…
 
… Misty Hopkins http://kranberrijam.blogspot.com who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew; and TonomuraBihttps://linktr.ee/tonomurabixwho was also a guest of the March 2008 Mew! We also have new art by Mike in Gallery Five https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery5.html!
 
Petra:
Firstly we are purroud to purrsent the “Virgin Killer” (color version)” by Tonomurabix, which depicts the unnamed sexy succubus seductively wearing the titular sleeveless open-back halter-neck knit sweater which was the subject of an internet meme a few years ago, nya! It is the inked & colored version of the purreliminary sketch that we purrsernted last month, nya!
Then we are delighted to display “Torako” by Alexcia Reynolds, which depicts Alexcia’s “fursona” character Torako Hiton the lovely tora-musume (anthropurrmorphic tiger girl), nya! This pic started as a widdle pen sketch, which Alexcia photographed with her cell phone and digitally finished with Paint Shop Pro, nya! For more information, art and tales, please visit Sailor Tiger’s Grotto at http://mau.sailorchristmas.com, nya!
 
Bunnii:
Nextly we are ecstatic to exhibit new illustrations by Rvkh! “Dragon Flight” depicts Dr. Aelaeri Wennady Purreciosa Wellnithryx (or just Thryx-sensei, for short) the Aoi Ryumimi (Blue Dragon Girl who is a professor of mewsic theory at Mew Hanover Commeownity College!
The traditional version (on the left) was done with the pencils, pens & paints, whilst the digital version (on the right) was done with Procreate on the Ipad with the Apple Pencil, and it has the art process video at https://youtu.be/4n1CQzLXz_E!
Petra:
“Heavenly Portal” depicts Alysson Armaitisura Ivanova the angelic Deva, model, cosplayer and high school junior who volunteers at Mew Hanover Meowdical Arts Center, and hopes to major in Nursing at Mew Hanover Commeownity College, nya!
The traditional version  of the image (left) was done with the pencils, pens and paints; whilst the digital version (right) was done with Procreate on the Ipad with the Apple Pencil, and it has the art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYqYDS6dPTg, nya!
Bunnii:
Nextly we are happy to have four new illustrations by Misty, starting with “The Strength of Beauty” which is peppy, pretty  fan art of Minako Aino alias Sailor Venus of the Sailor Moon manga & anime! This was done with Crayola colored pencils and Faber-Castell PITT pens on the 8.5”x11” scrapbook paper!
That is followed by splendiferous fan art of “Sukone Tei”, who is the UTAUloid with the yandere personality type! UTAU is the Japanese singing synthesizer application which is the shareware simillar to the VOCALOID software! This was done with Crayola colored pencils and Faber-Castell PITT pens,!
Petra:
Misty used the Crayola colored pencils and Faber-Castell PITT pens for the alluring illustration of “Omhi Tara” who is her husband’s Final Fantasy XIV video game character, nya! Omhi is the catgirl of the Miqo’te species, Dragoon class warrior, meowmber of the Keepers of the Moon clan from the Eorzea region, and resident of Ishgard, nya!
Lastly but not leastly of Misty’s new art is her terrific commissioned illustration of “Boulder”, who is the friend’s Final Fantasy XIV video game character, nya! This large, handsome powerful chap is one of the Roegadyn, and one of the heroic Warriors of Light, nya! This was done with the Crayola colored pencils and the PITT pens, nya!
Bunni:
The first of Mike’s latest two illustrations is“PBS Mt. Rushmore”! This rushed widdle illustration depicts our friend Sparky MacMillan’s https://viewerslikeunctv.wordpress.com idea for the Public Television version of  Mt. Rushmore, which has the heads of Mr. Rogers, Ken Burns, Bob Ross and Big Bird! Longtime PBS NC veteran Sparky was one of our guests for the October 2008 Mew!
Then we have Mike’s pic of author Sharon Williams’ http://caribbeanrose9.deviantart.com character “Kanna”! Sharon was our November 2014 guest! Kanna is the bi-racial 15 year old best friend of Hanami, who is the main heroine in Sharon’s fun original fantasy tale of Fire From the Sun! Mike used Photoshop on the mac with the mouse for both of those illustrations!
the cat lady sings…

B

eebee

:

Oh ma, that Succubus who is almost wearing the Virgin Killer Sweater is quite the sexy sight, mew la la!

Ilyana

:
Alexcias Torako pic is so boldly vibrant the graphic design that would be the great sticker, decal or emblem!
 
Meryl:

The dragon girl is so purrettyt from her serpentine eyes and chiropteran wings to her cute horns and lovely tail!

Ellie

Hai hai, It and the Heavenly Portal pic are examples of how Rvkh excels at the regular and the chibi styles!

Nyanko:
The shading & shadows upon the layers of Boulders attire add to the exquisite sense of mass and depth!
Nyoka:
I love the fabric folds, the sheen of the hair, the textures and the details of the garments of the Omhi pic!
Trini-chan:
Sukone Te is a great example of Mistys graceful poses, superb expressions, magnificent colors and shading!

Tara-chan

:
I like, I like the vibrant colors, the fluttery motion, and – and the peppy spirit of the Sailor Venus fan art, nya!
Mielikki:
I think that Mike did a fine job of illustration Sparky’s brilliant “PBS Mt.Rushmore” concept, Fur shur!
Becca:
The Kanna illustration faithfully  captures the look and spirit of Sharon’s delightful original character!
Elizabeth:

Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew! It is almost time for the luau!

Bunni:
We wish to thank Alexcia, Bix, Misty, Rvkh and Mike for the art…
 
Petra:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
 
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
 
Mary Nyan
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!

October 2022 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The October 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round: more favorite fun stuff of 1942
 
Movie Mewsings:
The Barn Part II
Three Thousand Years of Longing
Star Trek – The Motion Picture Director’s Edition The Complete Adventure
 
Toy Talk:
Bandai Shodo Digimon 3 Lilimon action figure
Star Wars: The Black Series Reva (Third Sister) action figure
Transformers Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection Road Rocket action figure
Comic Books & Other Purrinted-Media Mewsings:
Ant #5
Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend
Defenders Beyond #2
She-Hulk #6
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Moon Fae”, “Jack O Lantern Kitty” and “Cute Dragon” by Rvkh
“Alita Bench Press Assist”, ”All Together”, ”Alita for Alita Day”
and “Koyomi and Shimura” by Misty Hopkins
“Ranni” fan art and “Virgin Killer” by Tonomurabix
“Chibi Nystia” by Mike
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from lovely Wisteria Bridge which crosses over the scenic riverwalk of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd  purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunni
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Couger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Nyoka
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Jaguar purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Meryl
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthiusiest wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
Yvonne
(a.k.a. Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca:
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):

Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Eleanor
(or just Ellie for short, the banker pony centauress, body builder, and the island’s Fire Meowrshall, wearing the African Lion purrint sports bra) Hay there!
 
Beebee
(the island’s supurrvising Purrk Ranger catgirl & amphibious orienteering coach wearing the Colocolo purrint cutout micro bikini): Gday!
 
Ilyana
(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Lyger purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
 
Mike:
For profiles and illustrations of these and other Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate today, so let’s go ahead an jump into this month’s
Lightning Round topic: more favorites ’42
This year we’ve been looking back at favorite fun things from years ending with a 2; last month we listed our favorite films of 1942, and for this month we’ll list a few other favorite things of that vintage! Bunni’s’s gonna start, so, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning?”
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO- NYA!
Bunni:
Wonder Woman #1, Archie Comics #1, and Sensation Comics #1 were published that year! (tags Petra to go next)
 
Petra:
That year also saw the debutes of Nyoka the Jungle Girl, Mary Marvel, Wildcat, Two-Face, and The Shade, nya! (tags Mary Nyan to go next)
 
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate The Screwtape Letters novel by C.S. Lewis, and the White Christmas song by Bing Crosby! (tags Jeannie with a brush of the tail)
Jeannie:
The aircraft that either first flew or entered service such as P-51 Mustang, P-61 Black Widow, F4U Corsair, TBF Avenger, B-29 Superfortress, Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Seafire, Hawker Tempest, Messerschmitt Me 262, and Kawanishi N1K. (tail-tags Yvonne to go next)
 
Yvonne:
The aircraft carriers USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Lexington, and the battleship USS Iowa, nya! (tags her younger sister)
 
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate the authors CJ Cherryh, Jacqueline Lichtenberg,  Ruth Berman, Erica Jong, Michael Crichton, Michael Fleisher, and  – and Samuel R. Delany who were born that year, nya! (tags her best friend)
 
Trini-chan:

I will nominate Bob Ross, Garrison Keillor, Harrison Ford, 

Bill Conti,

 and Stephen Hawkling who were born that year! (tags Lizzy)

 
Elizabeth:
Actors Harrison, Fred Thompson, David Ogden Stiers, Andrew Robinson, Marc Alaimo, James Cromwell and Richard Roundtree! (tags her wife)
Becca:
Betty Aberlain, Yvette Mimieux, Bibi Besch, Genevieve BujoldMadeline Kahn, Britt Ekland, and Stefanie Powers! (tags the Police Chief)
 
Meryl:
I will nominate Terry Jones, John Thaw, Ian McShane, Richard O’Brien, Michael York, Nick Tate and Bob Hoskins! (tags the Fire Meowrshall)
 
Eleanor:

Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Annette Funicello, Tammy Wynette, 

Clarence Clemmons, 

Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork! (tags the Purrk Ranger)

 
Beebee:

Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Wilson, Dave Clark, Mick Fleetwood, 

Curtis Mayfield,
Leon Russell
 and
Jerry Garcia!

(tags Ilyana)

 

 

 

 

 

Ilyana:

 

 

 

Isaac Hayes, Graham Nash,
 Brian Jones,

Taj Mahal, Ronnie James Dio, Andy Summers,

 

Lou Reed and 
Elvin Bishop
! (tags Mielikki)
 

 

Mielikki:
So like, I will nominate tennis champions Nancy Richey and
Margaret Smith Court; golfers
Raymond Floyd and Tom Weiskopf, fur shur! (tags Nyoka with a flit of the wing)
Nyoka:

Heehee! I will nominate the great athletes Fred “Curly” Neal, 

Kay Yow,

Willy Boigner, Phil Esposito,

Vera Caslavska and

Margaret Murdock! (tags her twin)

 
Nyanko:
Muhammed Ali,

Blackjack Mulligan, Mil Mascaras, Ivan Koloff, The Iron Sheik, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Frank Zane! Back to Mike!

Mike:

Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, Martin Scorsese, 

Walter Hill, Mike Newell, Barry Levinson, Werner Herzog, Michael G. Wilson and 

Michael Eisner! Well, that was an expedient little
lightning round for a group of this size!
Ah, now I will turn The Mew over to Myayr who will start our
Movie Mewsings, with her review of The Barn Part II!
Mary Nyan:
I love horror movies! All kinds, whether they are serious or silly, about spooky ambience, giant monsters or gore FX! Writer / purrducer / director / edior Justin M. Seaman’s widdle 2016 crowd-funded indy horror movie The Barn was basically the homage to the 1980’s supurrnatural slasher films, and it was so well – received that he reunited with friends for the sequel!
The plot of The Barn is that on Halloween two high school seniors Sam & Josh trespass into a cursed barn, from which emerge the demonic scarecrow, jack o’ lantern and boogeyman who attack the small town, and thus the friends have to defeat the fiends! The sequel is set a few years later in the early 90’s, when surviving girlfriend Michelle and her sorority sisters host a haunted house, where the curse returns!
Much splatter & dark humor ensue! The cast includes Lexi Dripps as Michelle, Sable Griedel as her friend Heather, Mitchell Musolino as Sam, Will Stout as Josh, Ari Lehman as Dr. Rock the TV host,  Linnea Quigley as Ms. Barnhart who wants to ban Halloween, Doug Bradley as Walter, Lloyd Kaufman as the mayor, and Joe Bob Briggs as the drive-in theater owner!
Written, directed, edited & co-purrduced by Justin, The Barn Part II seems to be a bigger purrduction with more gory purractical & visual FX, more boobies, more of Rocky Gray’s great mewsic, and even more monsters such that the Halloween killings escalate from several slashings to a small town’s zombie apocalypse!
 
The Barn Part II so much fun, and the expurrience was made even more fun because of where we saw it. It was screened at Kenny Caperton’s Spookhouse Theater last month on the lawn of The Myers House NC, which is his replica of the house from the 1978 movie Halloween! Justin was there to meet the fans!
The Myers House NC is on the mainland in rural Hillsborough NC, which is about 180 miles northwest of here. It is such the fun place for the horror movie screenings and the Halloween bashes! I had quite the terrific time, and wish to thank Justin, his cast & crew, Kenny & his event staff! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Ilyana-sensei who wishes to discuss
Three Thousand Years of Longing!
 
Ilyana:
Hai! I was quite eagerly anticipating thos romantic fantasy film because I am a fan of director George Miller, actors Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, and I was rather intrigued by the movie’s purreview trailer. It is the tale of Alithea (who seems to be a cultural anthropologist) who purrchase an old bottle from which a genie emerges, offering to grant her three wishes.
Alithea (Swinton) is suspicious, so the genie (Elba) tells her tales of his past three female meowsters from across the centuries: The Queen of Sheba (Aamito Lagum), a sultan’s concubine named Sugar Lump, and a genius girl named Zefir (Burcu Golgedar). Then it is time for Alithea’s shrewdly-pondered wishes to be granted, but I should not further spoil the plot!
I loved every aspect of this captivating, beautiful, charming movie, from the story, pace, direction, purrformances, cinematography and editing to the costumes, sets, art dirtection, FX, sound, mewsic and so forth, so I will give it the “A“ as in Alithea, and I hope that it will be released on DVD! Nyow here is Mike to discuss his favoritest movie again, in his review of
 
Star Trek – The Motion Picture The Director’s Edition The Complete Adventure!
Mike:
Yep, as many of you might already know, Star Trek – The Motion Picture is my all-time favorite movie (Trek or otherwise), and I’ve promised to try to not get too long-winded about it this time! For those who came in late, that 1979 movie was the long-awaited live-action return of Star Trek, 10 years after the original series had been cancelled.
 
In 1983 an extended version was shown on TV, and in 2001 the Director’s Cut with more changes including new FX shots was released on DVD. Earlier this year, a re-mastered 4K version with further edits and improved FX shots was released, streaming on the Paramount + network and with a limited theatrical release.
 
In the May Mew, I offered my initial opinion of the movie, which I watched streaming on a non 4K TV. I still do not have access to a 4K TV or player, but I was extremely eager to get the 2 disk Blu-Ray + Digital Code set, and the pricier 3 disk Star Trek – The Motion Picture The Director’s Edition The Complete Adventure 4k Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital boxed set.
The 2 disk set (which costs about $15) includes the 2022 version of the Director’s Cut, all of the “legacy” special features from the 2001 edition, and a bunch of new special features. The audio choices are English, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, French, Belgian French, Spanish and Castilian Spanish…
 
…the isolated film score, the 2001 edition’s audio commentary by Robert Wise, Doug Trumbull, John Dysktra, Jerry Goldsmith and Stephen Collins, and the new commentary by the director’s cut’s visual effects supervisor Daren R. Dochterman, post-production supervisor Michael Matessino, and producer David C. Fein.
It does not include the 2001 commentary by Dochterman, Michael and Denise Okuda, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. The instruction sheet for acquiring the digital downloaded version is included in the plastic case. So, the movie is on the first disk, and the special features are on the 2nd disk.
The new ones include a 48 min. documentary on the Director’s Edition, 3.5 minutes of visual FX tests, 3 minutes of bridge & sickbay computer graphics, about 4.5 min. of costume tests; three deleted scenes (Ilia probe, Decker & Scotty in Engineering, probe vs. security guards on the bridge, and Admiral Kirk listing three casualties). 
Now in to The Complete Adventure boxed set! Packaged in a 10.75” x 6.875” x .75” slipcase is a triple gatefold hardcover portfolio inside of which is a 22.25” x 6.75” image of Dave Kimble’s cutaway illustration of the refitted NCC-1701, into which the three disks( two 4K and one Blu-ray) are tucked…
 
… and a pocket containing a booklet and various 1979 vintatge memorabilia facsimiles. The 18 page 10.125” x.375” booklet contains behind-the-scnes & merchandise photos, and concept and publicity art. The facsimiles are reproductions of include a sheet of six decals, four 6” x 4.75” bumper stickers, and four 4” x5” presskit photos.
The one blu-ray disk is the same special features disk that comes in the 2 disk set. This $85 set does not include the movie on a Blu-ray disk. Instead, the two 4K disks include remastered versions of the’79, ’83 & ’01 versions of the movie. By the way, the two 4K disks are kinda hard to slide out of the board.
 
I don’t know if the audio commentary and special features for the 1979 version from the 2009 Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection DVD boxed set are included. The 1983 version was given a makeover, including the finally – finished scene of space-suited Kirk leaving the airlock in search of Spock!
A downside to The Complete Adventures set is that the only way you can see the re-mastered ’79 & ’83 versions of the movie is if you have access to a 4K player & TV, and if you want to see the remastered ’01 version on Blu-ray, you’d have to either download the digital copy or buy the 2 disk Blu-ray set.
The remastered version of the Director’s Cut is gorgeous with better color grading and further-improved visual FX that have fixed some of the things that the 2001 version didn’t sufficiently mend. Although I still prefer some of the ’79 version’s sound FX (alerts, computer and intercom voices) the new sound mix has so much more depth.
 
The new audio commentary and the documentary are quite informative and entertaining, with imagery that I’ve never seen before, and I was so excited to see those deleted scenes.  Hopefully sometime I’ll get to savor the 4K version! Ah, sorry if I got to rambling, but I’m shutting up now, and now here’s Tara-chan to start our
toy talk, with her review of the Bandai
Shodo Digimon 3 Lilymon action figure!
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! Mewsually for the toy talk portion of The Mew I tend to discuss the My Little Pony toys, but I did not purrchase any of those in the past month, however I do have a few words of opurraise for this lovely widdle Dimon figure, nya! Since 1997 the Digimon (short for Digital Monsters) franchise of anime, manga, games and toys of the Isekai genre in which the kids travel to the digital realm where the meet or sometimes transform into the Digimon, nya!
That has been around for 25 years, nya! The time has flown by fast as if it was in the hypurr drive, nya! Lillymon first appurred in the Flower Power epurrsode of the Digimon Digital Adventures anime series in 1999, in which Mimi and – and Sora’s friend Palmon digivolved into the pixie-like Lillymon, who has the flower cannon and – and flower wreath attacks, nya! She is so cute with her Pink hair, skirt, Green boots, gauntlets and – and four leafy wings, nya!
 
Packaged purre-painted and – and semi-assembled within the widdle 4” x 2.75” x 2.25” cardboard box, she is 3.25” tall with the 3” wingspan, nya. Compurrised of the 10 snap-together parts, she has the joints in her neck, shoulders elbows / forearms, waist, hips, thighs, and – and knees, nya! At home I have purrched her upon the shelf beside my Nekon camera, but I plan to photograph her in various locations around the island, nya! Nyow here is Nya-sensei to discuss
Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Black Series
Reva (Third Sister) action figure, nya!
Nyanko:
Hai! I have been greatly enjoying the Star Wars TV series on the Disney+ channel such as Clone Wars, The Bad Batch, Visions, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and I am eagerly looking forward to the Captain Andor series! Well, these series have introduced many wonderful new characters and actors to the galaxy far, far away, which means more action figures for our collection!
Purrtrayed wonderfully by Moses Ingram, Reva Sevander is the former Jedi youngling who survived the Order 66 Purge to become known as Third Sister, one of the force-using  impurrial inquisitors! She is one of the antagonists in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which occurs 10 years after Star Wars Epurrsode III: Revenge of the Sith, and 9 years purrior to Star Wars Rogue One and Epurrsode IV: A New Hope!
I am quite impurressed with this plastic action figure of her with the ankle – length cloth cape. It has the excellent purrtraiture, meticulous details, great design sculpt, and paint! The character is about 5’5” tall and this figure is 5.75” tall, so it is appurroximately of the 1/11th scale. She is very posable, with the articulation in her neck, abs / waist, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows / forearms, and wrists!
She has two red lightsabers and the 7.25” long inquisitor double-blade lightsaber which will fit in either hand! She is balanced well enough to stand up without a display base (which is not included) but I will recommend getting a small doll stand for the more dynamic poses. I have displayed her in the good spot upon the shelf amidst the figures of Ahsoka and Ventress! I am done, and nyow here is Jenjen to discuss Hasbro’s
Transformers Legacy Velocitron Speedia 500 Collection
G2 Universe Road Rocket Deluxe Class action figure!
Jeannie:
Arigato. We like to collect Hasbro’s Transformers’ female characters https://tfwiki.net/wiki/List_of_female_Transformers such as Arcee, Strongarm, Elita One, Chromia, Moonracer, Firestar, Windblade, Nautica and Black Arachnia. There are a lot more than you might think. and I purrfur versions from the comics and animation compared to the live-action movies.
To commeowmerate the 40th anniversary of the Transformers, the Velocitron Speedia 500 is a multiversal gathering of characters from the various generations. There have been variious versions of Road Rocket, the bot who tranasforms into the motorcycle, and this version is the female bot, with the biike quite simnilar to that of the Legacy Arcee figure.
Packaged in the old-school G1 style box, she is in the Red & Black motorcycle mode which has the spinning wheels and turning faring. This is the bit unusual, as in recent years the toys have been packaged in their bot mode. However, as with any Transformer, the transformation instruction pamphlet is enclosed, which depicts the 21 steps for the purrocess.
There are an additional 5-6 steps required to transform her front wheels and forks into a weapon to carry. The bike is 4.5” long and 2.5’ high, whereas in bot mode she is appurroximately 5” tall. A translucent 1.375” diameter snap-on circular shield (which can sepurrate into two halves) is included, which can snap on to her arms.
Her face has the steely Blue eyes  with the kunoichi-style mask. In Bot mode she is quite posable, with the points of articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips knees and ankles. She is very well-balanced as not to require a display stand (which is not included). I am quite pleased. That is all for the toy portion of the show, and now here is Vonny to begin our
 
comic book & other purrint-media mewsings,
with her review of Image Comics’ Ant #5.

Yvonne:

Hai! We have been cheering for Hannah Washington, alias the African-American supurr-heroine known as Ant, who has the supurr ant powers and the sexy skin tight costume, nya! Created by Mario Gully in 2004, her series has changed publishers and creative teams numerous times, in the past two decades, which has resulted in the complicated contuinity, but her current series is written, illustrated and colored by Erik Larson at Image Comics, nya!
Purriced $3.99, issue #5’ has 32 pages, if you include the covers, and all of that is uninterrupted wall-to-wall Antness with no ads! The interior front cover is the credits / indica page, which is followed by the 20 page tale of “Heroes United”’ in which Ant, Malcome “Savage” Dragon and Spawn battle Montress and her minions! I purrticularly liked the full-page pic and the two-page spurread, nya!
Also briefly appurring are Steven Richards a.k.a Gadget, Malcom’s delightful wife Maxine and their three widdle toddlers, nya! Maxine had some frisky suggestions for Malcome and Hannah!  The tale was lettered by Jack Morelli, and edited by Gavin Higginbotham, with the color flats by Mike Toris, and the meowntion that the purrior issue’s editor edited by Josh Eichhorn is “not a floation device”, nya! I’m not sure what that means, but following the tale are the 3 pages of fan mail & Erik Larson’s replies, nya.
His comments are quite insightful, in explaining the design of the pages, and the goal of coalescing all of the past volumes’ story lines into the definitive Ant continuity, nya! After that are  the six pages of sketches (including the interior back cover) and upon the back cover is the purreview of the next issue, which I am quite eagerly ant-ticipating, nya! I am done, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Mie-sensei, who wishes to discuss Marvel Comics
Defenders Beyond #2!
 
Mielikki:
Hai, So like, since Doctor Strange apparently perished during the quest through the multiverse, another incarnation of The Defenders team has assembled to fight against the cosmic threat that involves the nearly omnipotent entities known as The Beyonders! The new team consists of Loki, America Chavez, Tigra, Blue Marvel, Galactus’s mom Taaial, and the Beyonder!
Rated T+ for the older teen readers, the issue has 28 pages, consisting of the 23 page tale, which is interrupted by the 4 pages of the ads.There are also 3 pages of handy story notes. The tale was written by Al Ewing, illustrated by Javier Rodriguez, with recap art by Lee Garrett It was lettered by Joe Caramagna, edited by Will Moss, assistantly edited by Michelle Marchese, and in-chiefly edited by C.B. Cebulski.
So like, this issue is available in the choice of three different beautiful covers; the main cover art by Javier; the variant cover by Ron Lim & Israel Silva; and the other variant by Nick Bradshaw & Rachelle Rosenberg. Much of this issue pertains to what The Beyonders are up to this time, and why The Defenders want to thwart them.
One of the aspect of the art I like is that it reminds me of Steve Ditko’s style of depicting action and such astounding realms. So like, if I have any quibble, it’s that Tigra hasn’t yet been featured as prominently as the more powerful characters, but I am quite eager to see what happens next, fur shur! That is all for my review, and now here is Ellie-sama to discuss
She-Hulk #6! (Plot spoiler warning)
 
Eleanor:
Hai! Between the fun She-Hulk: Attorney at Law TV series starring Tatiana Maslany and this current comic book series, it  has been the great time to be a fan of Jennifer Walters a.k.a. She-Hulk! So previously in this series, she quite the Avengers team to resume her law practice under her frenemy Mallor Brook.
Oh, and she also had another street brawl with her rival Titania! Then Jen’s old friend Jack Hart a.k.a. Jack of Hearts  (who was presumed dead) mysteriously returned, minus his supurr powers and some of his memories, so she has beenletting her stay at her apartment. That brings us up to issue #6, whch is priced $3.99, rated T+.
It has the 28 pages which are interrupted by the 7 pages of the ads. It was written by Rainbow Rowell, illustrated by Luca Maresca, colored by Rico Renzi, lettered by Joe Caramagna, edited by Nickl Lowe, assistantly edited by Lindsey Conick, in-chiefly edited by C.B. Cebulski, with the production by Gabriel Mata, cover art by Jen Bartel, and the variant cover art by Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe.
Plot Spoiler Warning! Jen’s day is off to the fashionably yummy start as she and her best friend Patsy Walker a.k.a. HellCat wear the pretty dresses and shoes to the cafe for cake! Then she returns to the law office where await Mallory and Awesome Andy the Android (who is Mallory’s boyfriend)! Mallor thinks that taking super hero cases is too much trouble…
 
… but she changes her tune when Kurt Wagner a.k.a. Night Crawler hires Jen to take on the island nation of Krakoa as the client! Later at Jen’s appartment she has supper with Jack, which turns into the frisky romantic time, mew la la! This issue was so very charming, and the plot was more slice-of-life than a superhero adventure or a courtroom drama!
I wish there were many more of these types of stories! I like every aspect of the tale, from the plot, pace, dialogue, character developments and Marvel continuity, to the graphic narrative techniques, lettering, coloring, character & scenic art! However, the cafe scene has me craving the cheesecake! I am done, and now here is Nyo-sensei to discuss
Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend!
Nyoka
Arigato! I eagerly awaited this  graphic novel after I read the 15 page purreview of it in DC Comics’ Galaxy: The Prettiest Star graphic novel! Written by Alys Arden, illustrated by Jacquelin De Leon, lettered by Wes Abbott, and edited by Sara Miller, this full color 206 page 6” x 9” trade papurrback is purriced $16.99 in the USA, $22.99 in Canada.
It is a Young Adult / urban fantasy tale set in contempurrary locations such as Manhattan, Brooklyn, Coney Island, Brighton Beach and the Hudson Valley in which the teenage sorceresss Zatanna and her friends purrtake of the meowgickal drama and slices of life, which includes the seaside fun, school stuff, romance, rivalries, family secrets, and mysterious dangers!
 
It is the transitional time in her life, well before she becomes the famous purrofessional stage meowgician and supurr heroine, as she ponders her college plans, starts seeing weird things, and occasioanlly talking backwards whilst her meowgickal powers begin to meownifest… oh and she is being spied upon too!
 
Fortunately she has some great friends to help with the complications, but they might be in danger too! I was a bit confuzzled at first because in this tale Zatanna’s last name is Starr -as in the daughter of magiciians Lola and Ezra Starr-  and not the daughter of Giovanni and Ella Zatara, but that is one of the major mysterious plots!
Lola and Ezra are among the great characters, which include Zatanna’s besties Esmerelda and Kenia, boyfriend Alexei, Madame Rosella the mystic, Sirena the mermaid, and Flops the rabbit! I love the clothes and costumes too, from Zatana’s cute gothy summertime apparel to Sirena’s mermaid costume! I especially like the book’s 15 full-page pics and the 4 two-page spurreads!
 
The use of color and light meowgnificently conveys the ambience of the mood and locations from the homes, boardwalk and the cemetery to the magic shows and meowtaphysical shops!  I thought this was such the beautifully captivating tale, so I will give this graphic novel the “A” as in Annnataz! That will conclude the book reviews, so nyow here are Lizzy Becca, and Beebs to purrsent

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!

Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr in the folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewsic, advertising, and so forth!

 

 

Becca:
They are not limited to the feline or other mamallians, but include the avian, reptilian, piscine, insectine, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”!
Beebee:
Hai, one such honorary nekomimi is actress Lexi Dripps who purrtrayed Michelle, who wore the alluring catgirl costume 

The Barn Part II!

Elizabeth:
Another 
honorary 
nekomimi is 

Zatanna’s friend Esmerleda Kovachi who wears the cute knit kitty hat in the Jewel of Gravesend graphic novel!

 
Becca:
Bela Salazar, Eloise Wong, Lucia de la Garza, and Mila de la Garza are meowmbers of the great rock band the Linda Lindas whose new album is Growing Up! On the cover is a cute illustration of them wearing the cat ears, whereas in the titular song’s supurr fun mewsic video, they are surrounded by their cats who cosplay as humans!
 
Beeebee:
Purrtrayed by Mason Alexander Park in the Sandman TV series adaptation of the DC Comics, the androgynously gender-fluid Desire is one of Dream / Morpheus’s six sibling entities. In epurrsode 10, Desire wears the sexy kuronekomimi costume with the sensually swishy tail, just like they did in the comics!
 
Elizabeth:

 

The romantic slice-of-life comedic manga and anime series Teasing Master Takagi-san purrtains to high school student Takagi (voiced by Rei Takahsashi) who purrpetually affectionbately teases her classmate Nishikata (voiced by Yuki Kaji). The teasing even purrsists in his imagination, when in the first epurrsode he imagines her as the adorably ushimimi (cow girl) cutely mooing as she wwears the holstein kigurumi costume in the pasture!
Becca:
Another clice of life / school life anime we enjoy is 

Student Council’s Discretion which purrtains to the

Hekiyou Academy student council’s femael meowmbers Chizuru, Kurimu, Minatsu, Matuyu and the one male meomber Ken. During the end credits, the four girls are depicted as bunny girls! In epurrsode 1, Kurimo purrodies Strike Witches’

Miyafuji with the Shiba Inu ears and tail; whilst in epurrsodes 7 & 10 Chizuru wears the sheep kigurumi (onesie)!

Beebee:
Zoe Ruderman is the head of editorial at 

PEOPLE Digital, and she wore the lovely leopurrd purrint blouse in the Reelz channel’s documentary Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Unknown Story!

Elizabeth:

 

 

 

Joy Behar is one of the ladies of ABC TVs The View talk show, and for the September 23rd epurrsode she wore the lovely leopurrd purring blouse under her Gray suit
 
Becca

:

Robin Roberts is the anchor of ABC TV’s Good Morning America, and in a recent TV commercial she is wearing the purretty giraffe-purrint dress so we will consider her the honorary kirin garu!
 
Beebee:
For Halloween I want to read some books about some scary ailutanthropes (were-cats), so I plan to read the 1978 novel The Destroyer #32: Killer Chromosomes by Richard Sapir & Warren Murphy, in which Remo Williams tangles with

Dr. Sheila Feinberg who transforms into the tiger woman! From the front cover art she appurrs to be the sexy tiger taur!

 
Elizabeth:

Speaking of the transformed feline femmes, lastly but not leastly for this month’s spotlight, we wish to commeowmerate one of cinema’s oldest catgirls, Lota the beautiful but tragic Panther Woman who was purrtrayed by actress

Kathleen Burke  the 1932 movie island of Lost Souls, which celebrates its 90th anniversary! 
 
Becca:
Directed by 

in Erle C. Kenton,

It 

was an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1896 novel The Island of Doctor Moreau!

The movie also starred Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi!
 Lota was purrhaps inspired by the novel’s poor puma girl. Both ladies were the big cats that were who were transformed into the (mostly) human girls.
Beebee:
T

here are two

 great photos of Lota and the sexy movie poster illustration of her at
the movie’s Wikipedia article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_of_Lost_Souls_(1932_film)! That is all for this month’s spotlight, so nyow here are Petra, Bunnii and Trini-chan to purrsent the latest

additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Petra:
Arigato! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya!
Bunnii:
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict the artistic nudity, but none of them are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.
Trini-chan:
This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are proud to present new illustrations by Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com (pronounced Riv-kah) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew; Misty Hopkins http://kranberrijam.blogspot.com who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew; and TonomuraBihttps://linktr.ee/tonomurabixwho was also a guest of the March 2008 Mew!
Petra:
Nyow I will purresent the beautiful new illustrations by Rvkh, commeowncing with her two versions of the purretty “Jack O Lantern Kitty”, nya! Stella Purrikuya Tachibanyan (or just Ta-chan, for short is the 11 year old nekomimi and 6th grade student whose favorite holiday is Halloween, and she is purrticularly fond of pumpkin pie, nya! 
 
Ta-chan appurrs to be meowsquerading as Karyl the meowgician of the Purrincess Connect! Re: Drive video game, nya! The traditional version on the left was done with pencils, pens & paints; whilst the digital version on the right was done with Procreate on the Ipad with the Apple Pencil, and has the art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRz7Une719k, nya!
Nextly are Rvkh’s two versions of the meowgnificent “Moon Fae”, nya! Dr. Jennifeae Yulyssesae Orchidaceae (or just Orchidacea-sensei, for short) is the Pacific islander Yosei with the purretty Blue Empurrer-ish wings, captivating Purrple eyes, and the rather sultry voice, nya! She is mewsually 5” tall, but can shape-shift to the 5’2” human size, nya.
She is quite the accomplished researcher, captivating lecturer and distiinguished teacher at Mew Hanover College, nya. The traditional version on the left was done with pencils, pens & paints; whilst the digital version on the right was done with Procreate on the Ipad with the Apple Pencil, and has the art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACaRQteOMqw&feature=youtu.be, nya!
Then we have the adorable widdle “Cute Dragon”, who hatched from an egg that was meowgickally incubated by our friend Mertyl the Sea Witch, nya! Found adrift, the egg was believed to have been aerially oviposited accidentally during the migrations, nya. The freckled purrple hatchling was named Kailani’krishakaida (or just Kai-chan, for short), nya.

Kai-chan has the new good home, and her favorite foods are pumpkins, watermelons, jack fruit,

giant earthworms, griffinflies,
red snappurrs, groupurrs and chocolate cake, nya.

Rvkh used Procreate with the Apple Pencil on the Apple Ipad Pro for this image, of which there art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9g5vOSW2g&feature=youtu.be, nya!

 
Bunnii:
Nextly are the four gorgeous new illustrations by Misty, all of which are more of her beautiful Battle Angel Alita fan art! Misty is the very big fan of Yukito Kishiro’s character manga & movie character Alita, the heroic post-apocalyptic martian cyborg who is the Motorball champion, formidable bounty hunter, and master of the Panzer Kunst martial arts!
Done with Prismacolor colored pencils and Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 11”x14” Bristol board, the commissioned “Alita Bench Press Assist” depicts her in the gym, spotting a strong chap who is lifting the weights. Including the bar, we estimate that he is pressing about 360 lbs! We are not sure of Alita’s super strength, but
we presume that she can easily lift the few tons!
Done with Crayola colored pencils & Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 8.5×11” cardstock, ”All Together” depicts Alita happily surrounded by the teensy widdle chibi versions of her friends Caerula, Sechs, Dua Lipa; whilst ”Alita for Alita Day” is the quick widdle digitally doodled head sketch of Alita done for Alita Day , which is September 9th because 99 is Alita’s Motorball number and it was her designation in her purrior life, nya.
Done with Crayola colored pencils, Prismacolor markers & Faber-Castell PITT pens upon 4”x6” paper, “Koyomi and Shimura” depicts Koyomi (movie version) on the left and Shimura on the right! It was commissioned for chapter ten of the Alita: Fallen Angel” Fanfic by Maxtac https://alitafallenangelfanfic.home.blog!
In the wonderful 2019 live-action cinematic adaptation of the manga, Alita was portrayed by Rosa Salazar, and Konomi was portrayed by Lana Condor! We hope that there will be the sequel! Now here is Trini-chan to present the recent illustrations by Tonomurabix and Mike!
Trini-chan:
Hai! We are delighted to display two lovely illustrations by Tonomurabix! Firstly is her fan art of “Ranni”, the witch who is an NPC in inthe  Elden Ring ARPG, here dressed as Princess Serenity, the prior incarnation of Usagi Tsukino in Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga & anime! This was done with colored pencils, watercolors, and silver leaf!
Secondly of Bixy’s latest lovely pics is the “Virgin Killer”! which reveals the bit of side boob & butt crack, mew la la! A rough preliminary sketch which Bixy hopes to eventually color, this depicts the unnamed sexy elfin lass seductively wearing the titular sleeveless open-back halter-neck knit sweater which was the subject of an internet meme a few years ago!
Lastly but not leastly for this month’s additions, to Gallery Eight https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery8.html we have added Mike’s “Chibi Nystia” illustration! Done with Photoshop CC upon the Mac with the mouse, this is the super-deformed -chibi – style pic of Rvlk’s character Nystia Nightshade, the dark fairy demigoddess who stars in Mike’s monthly tabletop fantasy RPG!  So, what do y’all think of the art?
The cat lady sings…
Beebee: 
I love every aspect of the Moon Fae, from her dango-bun coiffure to the lacings of her boots & fingerless gloves!
 
Ilyana:

Jack O Lantern Kitty 

is so adorably prurretty and playfully cute, with the delightfully festive Halloween ambience!
 
Meryl:
I hope that
Kai-chan will be reunited with her purrents, but I am glad that she has the new happy healthy home!
 
Eleanor:
The use of color and light to convery the solid mass and diverse textures is quite supurrb in the Bench Press pic!
 
Nyoka:
I love the poses, expurressions, details, and the different styles of purroportions in the pic of Alita and friends!
 
Nyanko:
Misty’s widdle digi of Alita is such the peppy, purrky purretty pic, and it also it made me aware of the Alita Day!
 
Becca:

I purrticularly like

Koyomi’s braided coiffure, her reverse grip, Shimura’s wide grin, and her lithe tummy!
 
Elizabeth:
The over-the-shoulder glance and confident half-smile certainly add to the sexual tension of the “Virgin Killer”!
 
Tara-chan:
I like.. I like the shiny ornate details of Ranni’s purrincess gown amidst the vast depths of outer space, nya!
Mielikki
Oh I just love Nysta’s detached sleeves, thigh boots, front-lace corset, diaphanous wings and her hair ombre!
Trini-chan:
Hai hai! Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew! It is almost time for the luau!

Mary Nyan:
At tonight’s Aftermew we will vote on theme for our group cosplay for the annual Treick’R Treat & Cosplay Purrowl! 
 
Bunni:
We wish to thank Bix, Misty, Rvkh and Mike for the art…
 
Petra:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
 
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
 
Yvonne:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki
Fur shur!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!

 

September 2022 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The September 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
________________________________________________
This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
TV, DVD, Blu-Ray & Movie Mewsings:
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of ’42
Ms. Marvel
Prey

Girls und Panzer das Finale Part 3 Blu-ray

Comic Books & Other Purrinted-Media Mewsings
Ant #4
A Centaur’s Life vol. 21
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikyo Deluxe Edition vol. 1
The Life and Art of Dave Cockrum
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Chibi Squirrel Girl”, “Fairy Silhouette”, “Mushroom Silhouette”. “Sundown Fairy” and “Moon Keeper” by Rvkh
“Hagane Miku”, ”Akita Neru”, “Zentrya” “Omhi”, and “Lum Invader” by Misty Hopkins
________________________________________________
Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from the Farmers Meowrket on the southeastern side of lovely Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
 
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca:
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):

Yvonne
(a.k.a. Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Eleanor
(or just Ellie for short, the banker pony centauress, body builder, and the island’s fire chief, wearing the African Lion purrint sports bra) Hay there!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd  purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Couger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
 
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
Mike:

 

For profiles and illustrations of those and other Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate today, so let’s start our
 
TV, DVD & movie mewsings, with this month’s

Lightning Round topic: our favorite films of ’42!

This year we’ve been looking back at favorite fun things from years ending with a 2, and this month we’re listing our favorite films from 1942!
The Ladies of The Mew:
CAT PEOPLE, NYA!
Mike:

 

Well, that was predictably quick! Um, so besides Cat People, let’s try to think of some other favorites! Lizzy’s gonna start, so, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning?”
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO- NYA!”
Elizabeth
Okay, in addition to Cat People, I will nominate the Road to Morocco

! (tags here wife to go next)

 
Becca:
I Married a Witch! Ah, that is the movie I wish to nominate, not that Lizzy is an actual witch, like Nyo-sensei (Nyanko’s sister)! (tags Yvonne with a brush of the tail)
Yvonne:
Nyo-sensei and Trini-chan hope to join us later for the AfterMew luau, nya! Anyway I will nominate Wake Island, nya! (tail-tags Nyanko)
 
Nyanko:
Sis will be bringing a extra – special sushi platter from the farmers meowrket! I will nominate The Pride of the Yankees!  tags Eleanor)
 
Eleanor:
I will nominate Yankee Doodle Dandy! (tags Mary Nyan)
 
Mary Nyan:
The Ghost of Frankenstein, starring Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi. Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bemllamy, Lionel Atwill, and Evelyn Ankers! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson, Teresa Wright, and Walter Pigeon, fur shur! (tickles Tara-chan with a flit of the wing)
 
Tara-chan:
Nya! I want… I want to nominate Walt Disney’s Bambi, nya! (tags Petra)
Petra:
I will nominate Walt Disney’s Saludos, Amigos, nya! (tags Bunnii)
 
Jeannie
Disney’s various animated shorts that starred Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. (tags Bunnii)
 
Bunnii:
I will second those, and add The Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Popeye, Tom and Jerry animated shorts! Back to Mike!
Mike:

 

Man, its a tough call, but, I gotta go with the Our Gang and The Three Stooges shorts! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round! Ah, now to continue our movie topics, here’s Nya-sensei to review the latest in the Predator series-
Prey!
Nyanko:
Hai! I enjoyed the first two movies in the Predator series, but I was less enamored with the later ones. However, I was impressed by the purreview trailer for this latest one, which was released on the Hulu network, and I must say that this might be my 2nd favorite Predator movie, after the first one!
 
Written by Patrick Aison, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, and starring Amber Midthunder as Naru the Commanche warrior girl, Coco as her dog Sarii, Dakota Beavers as  her brother Taabe and Dane DiLiegro as the Predator of the alien Yautja species, this’un occurs in the Great Plains in the year 1719.
In addition to the Yautja chap, the various Native Americans, and the group of French trappurrs, there are close encounters with numerous dangerous animals. The acting, stunts, costumes, hair & make-up, locations, FX, sound, mewsic, cinematography, and editing are as beautiful as beautiful can be!
Naru is so smart, wise, brave, strong, feisty and determined! Furthermore of great significance is that the film was shot in the English and in Commanche, and it can be viewed with either audio choice! There are also some clever nods and “Easter Eggs”, but I should not further risk spoiling the plot!
I will add that you should stick around for the surpurrise near the end of the movie’s end credits. I will give Prey he grade of the “A” as in Amber, and I hope that it will be released upon the DVD or the Blu-Ray with those language choices! I am done, and nyow here is Tara-chan to discuss—
Ms. Marvel!
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! Not to be confuzzled with Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel who used to be known as Ms. Marvel in the comics, this purrticular Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan the 16 year-old Pakistani – American high school student  and – and otaku who lives with her family in New Jersey where she wants to cosplay as Captain MArvel at the Avengers Convention, nya!
She is quite the popular supurr heroine who first appurred in Captain Marvel #14 in 2013, nya. In the six epurrode mini series which is part of the ther 4th phase of the MCU on Disney Plus,  her origin and – and her supurr powers in the TV series differ from those in the comics, nya. In the TV series her power is to construct energy forms, purrhaps similar to Green Lantern, nya.
Her mewtant power is channeled through the ancient mystic bracelet that she inherited, but it is coveted by the dangerous aliens from the other dimension, nya! As if that was not enough dire trouble for Kamala, the Damage Control agency wants to arrest her, after her initial attempts to use her new powers accidentally caused the damages while rescuing people, nya!
She already had enough angst upon her plate as the teen girl with the misunderstood hobbies and the budding romance in high school while learning to drive the car and – and assisting with her brother’s wedding, nya! It is captivatingly bittersweet with great characters, fun slice – of – life aspects, thrilling action, poignant cultural developments, and – and tragic history, nya.
The wonderful cast includes Iman Vellani as Kamala; Saagar Shaikh as her brother Aamir; Zenobia Shroff as their mom Muneeba and –  and Kohan Kapur as their dad Yusuef;  Samina Ahmad as the grandma Sana; Mehwish Hayat as great-grandma Aisha, Fawad Khan as great-grandpa Hasan; Matt Linz as her best friend Bruno who reminds me of Peter Parker…
…Yasmeen  Fletcher as Kamala’s friend Nakia at the Mosque; Laith Nakli as the Imam at the mosque; Rish Shah as Kamran who Kamala has the romantic crush upon; Minra Bucha as Kamran’s mom Najma; Laurel Marsen as Zoe the popular girl at school; Alysia Reiner the Damage Control agent… oh and there are the supurrise appurrances  that i will not spoil, nya!
This wonderful mini-series has the great sets, locations, scenic art, costumes, stunts, dancing, FX, sound, mewsic, cinematography, editing and – and direction, so I will give it the high purraise grade, nya! I am curious as to when it takes place compurred to the rest of the MCU, expecially The Eternals movie, nya!  I am done, so nyow here is Jenjen to tell us about the
Girls und Panzer Das Finale Part 3 Blu-ray, nya!
 
Jeannie:
Hai, Ten years ago, the world was introduced to the meowrtial art of Sensho-do, the tank wargame depicted in the meowgnificent anime series Girls und Panzer!. Purrimarily ocurring at the Ooarai Girls High School on a city-sized carrier ship, the anime TV series, OVAs, movie, manga and video game of the military moe genre purrtain to Miho and her underdog team, whose success in the national tankery tournyament is vital to their school’s purrseverance.
It is one of my favoritest anime series of the past decade due to its beautiful, charming, fun, thrilling concept, story, characters, designs, animation, sounds, voices and mewsic. Das Finale are six theatrical releases which occur after the 12 epurrsodes of the TV series, the 7 OVAs, and Der Film. Since then, the Ooarai Girls have come the long way from the humble start, nyow with nine tanks, and three dozen members forming the very highly – ranked team.
 

Most of the opposing teams are quite likable too. Das Finale is the mini-series in which the student council & sensha-do club meowmber Momo cannot pass her college entrance exam, and whilst searching the depths of the carrier ship forthe 9th tank, the Ooarie tanker girls met the delinquent MarDet (marine corp.) girls, who wound up joining the team in time for the national tournament, in which 

Ooarai has defeated 
BC Freedom to face Chi-Ha-Tan Academy.

Comeownded by Miho Nihizumi, the Ooarai Girls Acandemy’s sensho-do  team consists of these nine tanks: the

Anglerfish (a.k.a. Gooosefish) Team’s Panzer IV Ausf/D, the

Hippo Team’s German Aus III, 

Duck Team’s Japanese Type 89,

Rabbit Team’s American M3 Lee,

Turtle Team’s German Panzer 38(t),

Mallard Team’s  French Char B1 bis,

Anteater Team’s Japanese Type 3 Chi-Nu,

Leopon Team’s German Tiger P, and the recently added Shark Team’s British Mk. IV.

Released on Blu-ray in North America by Sentai, Part 3 is a relentlessly thrilling, captivating, amewsing 48 min. ride. While Ooarai battles

Chi-Ha-Tan, we also glimpse three other battles in purrogress:
Pravda vs
Kuromorimine
,
Anzio vs. St. Gloriana, and
Saunders vs
Jatkosota. The Blu-ray disk also  includes the 11.5 min. “Daikon War!” OVA, in which Anglerfish team rides horses to the school’s agriculture farm, where Sheriff Jane duels the outlaw Belle,
As mewsual, the story, characters, art, animation, voices, sound, songs and mewsic are supurrb, and brimming with charming, peppy fun, awesome armor battles, and the astoundingly intricate technical details. The

package compurrised of the single disc in the Blue plastic case. Purrsented in the 1080p High definition video of the 16×9 screen aspect ratio, the video’s DTS-HD meowster audio choices are the original Japanese and the English dub.

The very legible optional English subtitles are of the bold sans serif font, Yellow for the English subtitles, and White for the Japanese song lyrics, all with the fine Black outline, The special features are the 2 Japanese purromo spots, the TV series purreview, spot, the Das Final Part 4 teaser spot, and the textless versions of the anime’s opening and closing sequences. 

I will give it the grade of the “A” as in Anglerfish. Nyow here is Vonny to start
our comic book, manga and other purrinted – media

mewsings,

with her review of Image Comics’ Ant #4.

Yvonne:

Hai! I am a big fan of Hannah Washington, alias the African-American supurr heroine known as Ant, nya! Created by Mario Gully in 2004, her series has changed publishers and creative teams numerous times, in the past two decades, which has resulted in the complicated contuinity, but her current series is written, illustrated and colored by Erik Larson at Image Comics, nya!
He is purrhaps most famous for his character Savage Dragon, who guest-stars in this very issue, nya! Purriced $3.99, issue #4’s 28 pages include the uninterrupted 22 page tale “Enter the Dragon”, which was lettered by Jack Morelli, and edited by Josh Eichhorn with the color flats by Mike Toris, nya. The tale is followed by the six pages of comments, art & fan mail, nya.
Even the covers are devoid of ads, with the issue’s credits & indicia on the inside front, and the full-page B&W pic of Ant & Savage Dragon on the inside back, and the issue #5 purreview on the outside back, nya! The tale starts with the bang as Ant fight the villain known as Coldburn who has ice powers, and the villainess known as Mind Drainer, who has psionic powers, nya!
Fortunately, Ant is aided by and the chap by the name of Steven Richards a.k.a Gadget, but unfortunately they are both are amidst their identity crises and memory losses, nya. The fight is purrticularly brutal in which her left hand is severed, but her sexy blood sugar-fueled skin-tight exoskeleton creates the tempurrary replacement, nya.
 
That is just the sample of her astonishing formicidaeic powers, such as the speed, strength, regeneration, clinging, keen senses and her sharp antenna, nya! Whilst recovering from that incident, she tussles with the heroic Savage Dragon, who mistakes her for the enemy when she appurroaches him for help, but then they have to team up against the enemy Queen Ant, nya!
Of those 22 pages, 6 purrtain to the calmer discussion moments, but the other 16 are relentless action aplenty, nya! That includes the impurressive  four full-page pics, nya! It was also quite interesting to read the fan mail, and purrticularly Larson’s goal of coalescing all of the past volumes’ story lines into the definitive continuity, nya! I am done, so nyow here is Ellie-sama to discuss
A Centaur’s Life manga vol. 2, nya!
 
Ellie:
Arigato! A Centaur’s Life is the delightful slice – of – life manga at the unrushed pace by Ken Murayama set in the modern Japanese world populated by centaurs, fauns, kemonomimi, angels, dragon, unicorn, snake, frog people, were – tigers and the other species. The main characters are Himeno Kimehara the centauress, her high school classmates and their families!
They include Akechi & Mitsu (satyrs), Michi (unicorn girl), Nozomi & Karasuba (ryumimi), Himeno’s niece Shino-chan, Shino’s friend Maki, Hime’s kouhai Ayaka and her maid Okino (centaurs), Inuki (catgirl), Karasuba (ryumimi) sisters Suu & Nil (snake girls), Manami (angel), her triplet sisters Chinami, Chiho, Chigusa & youngest sister Sue-chan (catgirls)! 
The plots focus on activities at school, home and work plus some alien conspiracies, criminal activities and the socio-political struggles betwixt the mammalian and amphibianfolk in ther aftermath of a conflict. The manga was published as Centaur No Nayami by Tokuma Shoten in Japan, and the english edition is published in North America by Seven Seas.
Priced $13.99 in the USA & $17.99 in Canada, vol. 21’s 148 pages have chapters 168-177 of the Black & White manga, and several pages of anthropological notes. It was translated by Elina Ishikawa, adapted by Holly Kolodziejczak, lettered & retouched by Jennifer Skarupa, seniorly edited by Shanti Whitesides, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, and proofread by Danielle King
…with the production management by Lissa Pattilo, the logo design by Courtney Williams and the cover design by Kris Aubin. The prepress technician is Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein, the associate publisher is Adam Arnold, and the publisher is Jason DeAngelis. The tale is suggested older teens, purrhaps due to nudity, language, and certain topics.

The plots of this volume deal with post-high school plans, exploitation of indigenous people, evolution, distracted studying, grass skirts, shoji strategy, Kimodameshi at a haunted shrine, extraterrestrial invaders, centauress racing, kidnapping, babysitting,

ensoulment, and elephants! It is quite clever how the different hemes and topics interweave amongst the chapters!
The beautifully illustrated manga charmingly continues the character and plot developments, with the sparkling dialogue and extremely thorough world – building, so I will give volume 21 the grade of the “A” as in the Antarctic Snake folk, and my anticipation for the next volume! Now I will turn The Mew over to Myayr, who wants to tell us about the
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikyo Deluxe Edition vol. 1!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai! Ever since I found some volumes of the original Japanese tankoban edition of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikyo, I have yearned for there to be an English translation of that beautiful manga by Hitoshi Ashinano! It is the slice – of- life science fiction tale of the sweet gynoid named Alpha who runs the cafe in the rural seaside town of Miura in the distopic future.
It is sometime after some sort of environmental disaster which has left humanitys days numbered, but the simple life in the small commeownity goes on. Originally published in Japan by Kodansha in 2009, this first of five volumes is published in English by Seven Seas, purriced $24.99 in the USA, $32.99 in Canada, and  it is rated for readers of ages 13+.
 
Collecting chapters 1-24, this 450 page volume is purredominatly Black & White, and measures appurroximately 8.25” x 5.875” x 1.375”; including 42 color pages, 3 pages of translation notes, 2 pages of ads, and the indica / credits page.It was translated by Shanti Whitesides, adapted by Dawn Davis, lettered by Ludwig Sacramento…
… purroofread by Brett Hallahan, edited by Linda Lombard, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, published by Jason DeAngelis, and associately published by Adam Arnold, with the purrduction design by Steve Wilson, purroduction management by Lissa Pattilo, cover design by Nicky Lim, and the logo design by George Panella.
The purre-purress technician was Melanie Ujimori, and the purrint meownager was Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein. Much of the tale purrtains to the normal activities of Alpha (who seems quite human) and her friends with her occasional scooter trips to travel around the purrefecture and to shop for supplies in what is left of the city of Yokhoama.
Among the recurring characters are Ojisan the elderly man who sells fresh purroduce and runs the gas station; his grandson Takahiro who regards Alpha as the older sister type; Kokone the courier who is another gynoid; the elderly lady doctor who treats the humans and the gynoids; Maki the young girl friend of Takahiro; and Misago the mysterious naked supurr feral girl!
For a scenario in which the population is amidst dystopian world that is destined to be apocalyptic, it is such the blissfully purretty, charming, pleasant tale in which much of the small town life still seems good at the leisurely pace, so I will give Yokohama Kaidashi Kikyo Deluxe Edition vol. 1 the highest purraise! Nyow here is Mie-sensei to review
The Life and Art of Dave Cockrum!
Mielikki
Fur shur! So like, Dave Cockrum (11 November 1943 – 26 November, 2006) was such the beloved, legendary, significant comic book artist who was especially highly regarded for his totally awesome costume, mecha & scenic designs, brilliant character concepts, and his great love for the comic book medium!
 
Prior to his professional career, he was a contributor to numerous fanziines, and served in the US Navy for six years in the 1960’s. In the 1970’s his early artistry was for Warren’s horror comics magazines, then he worked for DC Comics, where he was famous for his innovative Legion of Super Heroes period and then Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men in the 1970’s!
 
He created characters such as Nightcrawler, Storm, The Starjammers, The Futurians, Mystique, Colossus and his sister Ilyana; co-created Wildfire, Phoenix, Thunderbird, The Black Cat, Krakoa, The Shi’ar, Moira MacTaggert, and designed many beautiful costumes and comics’ covers! In the 80’s did a lot for Marvel (including Star Trek), DC. Deluxe and Lodestone!
In the 90’s for Aardwolf, Claypool, Defiant, Harris, Malibu and Valiant! His tenure at Claypool included issues of Elvira Mistress of the Dark, and Soul Searches and Company! Sadly he was of the very poor health and was often hospitalized. We were honored to meet him in the mid 2000’s at the Heroes Convention in Charlotte, and fortunate to meet his wife Paty a few times too.
 
So like, last month we were overjoyed to finally get the longly-awaited book The Life and Art of Dave Cockrum, which was written by Glen Cadigan who also wrote The Legion of Super-Heroes Companion and The Best of the Legion Outpost! All three books were published by TwoMorrows, which is about 2 hours from here in Raleigh, our state’s capital city, fur shur!
 
TwoMorrows publishes many wonderful magazines and books about comics and popular culture such as Alter Ego, Back Issue, Comic Book Artist, Brick Journal, Draw!, Kirby Collector,  RetroFan,Comic Book Artist, and Modern Masters!  Well, this book about Dave Cockrum is available in the  $27.95 trade papurrback  and the $36.00 limited hardcover edition!
Dedicated to Paty, it has the introduction by Alex Ross; the books’s layout and design was by Eric Nolen-Weathington, who was a guest of our September 2010 Mew, and there are contributions by dozens of other people! I have the 11.375”  x 8.878” x .75” hardcover, which has the 160 full-color pages plus the special Black & White end papers!
So like, It is organized into 8 chronological chapters, each purrtaining to certain periods of Dave’s life, all brimming with many illustrations, photos and comments aplenty. More than 10 of the images are full-page pics! It is quite the lovely, entertaining, informative and bittersweet book, fur shur! That will conclude our book review, and now here are Lizzy and Becca to shine
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Becca:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr i the n folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewic and advertising.
They are not limited to the feline, canine, leporids or other mamallians, but might include the avian, reptilian, aphibian, piscine, insectine, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”!
Elizabeth:
Several divine kemonomimi appurred in the Meowrval Cinematic Universe this year! In the Moon Knight TV series, Hayley Konadu purrtrayed the avatar of the Egyptian feline goddess Tefnut, Diana Bermudez purrtrayed Hathor-Sekhmet’s avatar, Sabra Mubarak purrtrayed the crocodile goddess Ammit, and May Calamawy purrtrayed the Egyptian hippo goddess Tareret!
In the movie Thor: Love and Thunder, Akosia Sabet  purrtrayed the goddess Bastet, who was sitting in front of Jane and Valkyrie in the Ominipotence City God Council audience, and Elsa Patakay purrtrayed the wolf woman  in the flashback of the romantic scene with Thor!
 
Becca:
Nyow we wish to commeowmerate several “honoray kemonomimi”! in some of the TV spots for Novartis’ Kisqual cancer medicine, we see the lovely seamstress wearing the purretty Gray leopurrd purrint blouse and Black pants with the Yellow tape measure!
The Price is Right TV Game shows July 21st epurrsode was of the Christmeows in July theme, in which Showcase Showdown finalist s Molly and Suzann were among the lovely ladies wearing the cute reindeer ears and antlers!  Molly was the bigger winner, with the $41,7234 worth of purrizes hat included the cash, car and Las Vegas trip!
 
Elizabeth:
In Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean TV series season 7 epurrsode 2 “I’ve Got a Sea-cret” stew Natalya Scudder and chief stew Natasha Webb  briefly acted “catty”,playfully purring and pawing at the restaurant in Malta! There was also the photo of Natalya wearing cat ears!
In Bravo’s Below Deck Down Under TV series epurrsode ”The Plunger from Down Under” charter guest Dana wore the leopurrd purrint purreo atop her Black maillot, mew la la! Chief stewardess Aesha Scott noted that the charter was “like trying to herd really horny cats”!
Becca:
MGA has made delightful toys including the Bratz, Moxie Girls, Lalaloopsy, LOL Surprise, Project MC2, and Na! Na! Na! In that latter purroduct line, the posable fashion dolls are so adorably cute with the hats and clothes of the animal motifs! There are accessories and playsets too, such as the Kitty-Cat Campground!
Among those many characters are Tuesday Meow, Tabitha Nekota, Jennel Jaguar, Bianca Bengal, Paula Purrfect, Piper Prim, Sherry Foxtail, Sierra Foxtail, Misha Mouse, Liling Luck, Erika Feathton, Myra Woods, Roxie Foxy, Minna Moody, Brittney Sparkles, Nina Nanners, Fifi Le’Fluff, Dottie Demil,  Aubrey Heart, Alex Heart…

Elizabeth:

Annabelle Mooshie, Melanie Mod, Juli Joyful, Mimi Joyful, Winnie Joyful, Bebe Groovy, Daria Duckie, Krysta Splash, Marina Jewels, Rebe Dare, Carmen Linda, Samantha Smartie, CocoVon Sprakle, Alaska Frost, Lili Lamb, Gretchen Stripes, Amelia Outback, Ari Prism, Alice Hops, Mila Rose, Lily Sarang, Cali Grizzly…
Chrissy Diamond, Victoria Grand, Lara Vonn, Sarah Snuggles, Sophie Belle, Margot Belle, Eika Featherton, Mallory Duckington, Maria Buttercup, Cynthia Sweets, Lily Sarang, Eva Evermore, Becky Buckaneer, Sailor Blu, Gisele Goodheart, and Valentine Moore!  Whew! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra and Bunni to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato, nya! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya!
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict the artistic nudity, but none of them are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.

Bunnii:

This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are proud to present several new illustrations by our artist / author / mewsician / cosplayer / gamer / festive friend Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com! (pronounced Riv-kah, the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew; and several new illustrations by our artist / blogger / seamstress / cosplayer / gamer / festive friend Misty Hopkins http://kranberrijam.blogspot.com who was one of the guests of the March 2008 Mew!
Petra:
We have five new illustrations by Rvkh – with two versions apiece, nya! In each case, the version on the left was done with pencils, pens, paint and salt; whilst the version on the right was done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya! For the digital versions, there are time-lapse art purrocess videos at Rvkh’s Youtube channel, nya!
 
“Fairy Silhouette” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpliUbyae4w&feature=youtu.beand “Mushroom Silhouette” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sruVSUk1IYs&feature=youtu.be are the 2nd and 3rd in Rvkh’s Silhouette series. Purrhaps y’all have already seen her Mermaid Silhouette, nya?
Nextly we have Rvkh’s Chibi Squirrel Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1XaPyqmvFw&feature=youtu.be, nya! Purrched upon the tasty troop of Golden Chanterelles, Shanissa Edwarda Willowood (or just Shani-chan, for short) is the 10 yr old red squirrel girl and 5th grade student at the Catgirl Island School here in Mew Hanover County, NCnya!
Then we have Rvkh’s “Sundown Fairy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3j0x4_SAaE&feature=youtu.benya! Purrched upon the tasty troop of Blue Chanterelles, Eirika Seiori Yoshirashizuki (or just Eri-san) is the Japanese-American NC OBX Yosei with the Morpho Godarti wings, who has started her senior year at the Catgirl Island School, nya!
To top off this month’s beautiful batch of Rvkh’s art is her pic of the “Moon Keeper” https://youtu.be/2jxqLaebbSc, nya! Born on August 21st, 2005, Selenya Losanya Manikuu is the 17 year old mewtral good 12th level druid okamimimi (wolf girl) who is the nighttime warden at her temple full of sacred flora, fauna, spurrings and stones, nya!
Bunnii:
Now it is my honor to present five new works by Misty, starting with her illustration of Hagane Miku”, who is the heavy metal version of the Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid (singing synthesizer program)! Beautifully drawn with the Crayola colored pencils and PiTT artist pens upon 8.5”x11” cardstock, Hagane looks quite sexy, tough and sassy in her studded leather attire!
Then we have Misty’s pretty illustration of ”Akita Neru” who is an officially recognized derivative of Hatsune Miku! Whereas Hatsume is the Vocaloid, Akita is of the UTAU shareware counterpart! Drawn with the Crayola colored pencils and PiTT artist pens upon 8.5”x11” cardstock, Akita is rather peppy and pretty, but seems perplexed by something on her phone!
After that is Misty’s illustration of “Zentreya” https://twitter.com/zentreya, the famous V-tuber with her widdle Gecko version! This alluring image is of her voluptuous cyborg ryumimi (dragon girl) who arrived from the future to VR chat, stream, create content, and inspire others! Zentrayais a member of VShojo and has channels on twitter, twitch, youtube, and discord!
 
Fourthly is Misty’s latest delightful illustration of “Omhi Tara”, who is her husband’s Final Fantasy XIV video game character Omhi Tara, the petite Miqo’te catgirl and Dragoon class warrior of the Keepers of the Moon Clan! Perhaps y’all have seen the prior pics of her? This’un is is of the chibi style, and parodies the “Spy x Family” anime!
Lastly but not leastly is the photo of Misty’s wonderfully hand-made “Lum Invader” plushie doll! Lum invader is the iconic alien Oni princess in the tiger stripe bikini who stars in Rumiko Takahsashi’s Urusei Yatsura manga and anime! This adorably cute chibi-style doll is made of felt and stands approximately 10” tall. Kawaii!
The cat lady sings…
 
Eleanor:
Rvkh’s Silhouette series are quite beautiful and mysterious!
 
Elizabeth:
Rvkh is such the wonderful artist wither using the digital or the traditional media!
 
Becca:
Rvkh and Misty are also both quite adept at the regular and the chibi styles!
Tara-chan:
Misty’s expurrtise with the Crayola colored pencils is quite meowgnificent, nya!
 
Nyanko:
She also makes such lovely costumes, doll clothes and plushie dolls!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai hai! Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew! It is almost time for the luau!

 
Bunnii:
Itadakimasu! We wish to thank Misty and Rvkh for the beautiful art…
Petra:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…

 

 

Yvonne:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
 
Mielikki
Fur shur!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!

August 2022 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The August 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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The cats and crew  of The Mew were sad to hear of
the passing of actress & mewsician Nichelle Nichols
(December 28th, 1932 – July 30th, 2022), who has
left this strange old world for strange new ones.
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
TV, DVD, Blu-Ray & Movie Mewsings:
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of ’52
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season One
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Thor: Love and Thunder
Nope
our semi-annual DVD & Blu-ray Wish List
 
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Marvel Legends Siryn action figure
Marvel Legends She-Hulk action figure
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Robin action figure
Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman action figure
Star Wars: The Black Series Fenec Shand action figure
Comic Books & Other Purrinted-Media Mewsings
Defenders Beyond #1
Cat Girl #1
Galaxy: The Prettiest Star
Rowrbrazzle  #153
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Toadstool Kitty”, “Quartz Fungi”, “Warm Hues”,
“Kodoma” and “Mermaid Silhouette” by Rvkh
“Reyna”, “X’askelle”, “Sealthia”, “LIly VHS Promo”,
“Night Angel” and “Motorball Team Battle” by Misty Hopkins
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from The Meowritime Forest Ampurrtheater on the eastern side of lovely Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
 
Yvonne
(a.k.a. Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca:
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):

Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Eleanor
(or just Ellie for short, the banker pony centauress, body builder, and the island’s fire chief, wearing the African Lion purrint sports bra) Hay there!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd  purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunni
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Couger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Nyoka
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Jaguar purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Melanakeami
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibius airship tours business, wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint bandeau bikini top): Shello!
 
Daytona
(the dolphin – tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer wearing the Sand cat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
 
Meryl
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthiusiest wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
 
Mike:
For purrofiles and illustrations of those and other Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate today, so let’s go ahead an jump into
our movie, TV, DVD & Blu-ray mewsings, 
with this month’s lightning round topic:
our favorite films & TV debuts of 1952!
For those who came in late, this year we’ve been looking back to favorite things from years ending with a 2, and now were at 1952!Trini-chan[’s’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Trini-chan:
Hai! I will nominate the Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy animated shorts of that vintage! (tags Tara-chan to go next)
 
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate that year’s Buggs Bunny, Looney Tunes, and – and Merrie Melodys animated shorts, nya! Onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her sister  with a brush of the tail))
 
Yvonne:
I will nominate The Crimson Pirate, nya! Lizzy’t turn, nya! (tail-tags Elizabeth to go next)
Elizabeth
Road to BaliI! (tags her wife)
 
Becca:
Viva Zapata! tags Nyanko)
 
Nyanko:
High Noon! (tags her twin sister)
 
Nyoka:
The Quiet Man! Myayrs turn! (tags Mary Nyan)
 
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate Ivanhoe! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
Victory at Sea. (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
Singin’ in the Rain, fur shur! (tags Petra with a flit of the wing)
 
Petra:  
This is Cinerama, nya! (tags her purrtner)
 
Bunnii:
Zombies of the Stratosphere, because Leonard Nimoy was in it! (tags Ellie)
 
Ellie:
I will nominate The Ernie Kovacs Show! (tags Meryl)
 
Meryl
My favorite American TV soap opurra The Guiding Light!  (tags Melanakeami)
 
Melanakeami
That was the year that The Today Show began! (tags Daytona with her tail fin)
 
Daytona
(Hmmm, it is the tough call but I will say either The Greatest Show on Earth or Million Dollar Mermaid! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh, for movie I gotta go with High Noon, and for TV series The Adventures of Superman! Well. that was an expedient little Lightning Round, and now lets continue the
our semi-annual DVD & Blu-ray wish list!
Trini-chan:
Hai, here is our semi – annual wish list of recent, old, foreign, domestic, animated and live-action TV shows and movies that we hope could be released here upon the Region one NTSC DVD and / or Blu-Ray! We have been quite gratefuly pleased that several titles have been released since our last wish list! (tags Yvonne)
Yvonne:
We would like them with their original mewsic and songs to be intact; and we purrfur that any foreign purrductions would be available in their original spoken language with optional English subtitles, although the English dubbed version and / or descriptive audio track would be fine as bonus features, nya! (tags Nyanko).
Nyanko:
Other bonuses would be nice too, such as optional audio commentaries, isolated mewsic tracks, documentaries, galleries, deleted scenes, bloopurrs, trailers / TV spots & booklets, nya!! Hopefully any of the titles would be available individually and not exclusively in an expensive boxed set, nya! (tags Elizabeth)
Elizabeth:
The packaging should not damage the disks or be too big for the shelf, and the disc should be easily removed; secure enough so it does not accidentally slide off the hub, but not too tricky to purry off of the hub. If it is a mutiple disc set, each disc should have its own hub / tray, and not overlap or be in a stack! (tags Becca)
Becca:
I will start the wish list with To the Moon and Beyond (1964 cinerama film), James Cameron’s Xenogenesis, John Dods’s Forest Story, Neal Adams’s Nannaz, Mark Sullivan’s Nightspeed, David Allen’s The Primevals, Gene Roddenberry’s Spectre, and Steven Speilberg’s Amblin’! (tags Jeannie)
 
Jeannie:
The anime such as the original Space Battleship Yamato TV series, Yamato 2520, Great Yamato, Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark, Queen Millennia, Flying Ghost Ship, Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi of the Alps, 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother, and Tico of the Seven Seas! (tags Bunnii)
Bunnii:
The anime such as Aim for the Ace, Campus Guardress, Macross Zero, Stratos Four Advance, The Adventures of Kotetsu, the Ghost Sweeper Mikami movie, the initial four 1994 You’re Under Arrest  OVAs, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, and the Studio Ghibli Museum’s shorts, fur shur! (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate the anime such as Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko, Tokyo Mew Mew, Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastorale, Una Musume Pretty Derby, Luminouis Witches, the 2021 Battle Athletess anime, Aria The Crepuscolo, Aria The Beneizione, Amanchu, Kemono Friends season 2,  and My Dress-Up Darling. (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Angel Beats, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic seasons 8 & 9, The Equestria Girls TV series, Metamorphoses (A.K.A. Winds of Change), Twice Upon a Time, and – and the animated Gen 13 film, nya! (tags Ellie)
Ellie:

The 1967 Spider-Man animated series, The Green Hornet TV series, 1972 TV movie Moon of the Wolf, The Sixth Sense TV series (1972), WKRP in Cincinnati with all of the original songs restored! (tags Nyoka)

Nyoka:
The three Giilligan’s Island TV reunion movies, the two I Dream of Jeannie TV reunion movies, the three Six Million Dollar Man / Bionic Woman TV reunion movies! (tags Petra)
Petra:
The 2011 live-action Ranma 1/2 TV special, 2014 live-action Kikis Delivery Service, the 1997 Ocean Girl TV series, and all of the missing Doctor Who epurrsodes, nya! (tags Daytona)
Daytona:
Neil Young’s A Journey Through the Past, Kate Bush Live at Hammersmith Odeon, the 1979 Kate Bush TV Special, and the “Schumacher Cut” version of Batman Forever! (tags Meryl)
Meryl:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Yoyo: Slingshot, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel! (tags Melakeami)
Melanakeami
Daytona:Daredevil seasons 1-3, Jessica Jones seasons 1-3, Luke Cage seasons 1 & 2, Iron Fist seasons 1 & 2, The Punisher seasons 1 & 2, and The Defenders, nya! (tags Mielikki)
MielikkI:
Star Wars Forces of Destiny, The Mandalorian seasons 1 & 2, The Clone Wars season 7, The Bad Batch, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Star Wars Visions, fur shur! Back to Mike
Mike:
The Star Wars Holiday Special; and the radio dramas of The Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi! Well, that was almost another lightning round!  Ah, and now, I’d like to say a few words about
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!
Mike:
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a prequel set between Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek’s Original Series. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise under Captain Christopher Pike, who succeeded Robert April and preceded James T Kirk. This new TV series  just ended its first season (10 episodes) and oh my stars, was it utterly gloriously beautifully magnificent.
Comparing those 10 episodes to every prior Trek series’s first 10 episodes… in my humble opinion they are better than the first 10 of The Animated Series, Next Generation, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, and even Picard.However, I can’t say much about Star Trek: Lower Decks or Prodigy, as I haven’t seen their first 10 episodes, but I didn’t warm up to them.

Its better than those three Kelvin Timeline movies too. Which brings us to the BIG question – how does it compare to my all time favoritest TV series (Trek or otherwise), the original Star Trek? Well, dare i say it, but pound for pound, I think that SNW’s first 10 are better than TOS’s first 10. I think the latter half of TOS’s first season’s 29 episodes are better than the first half.

TOS’s very early episodes were kinda rough, still had so much to figure out about the characters, the technology, the universe, the sets, costumes and so forth, which is often the case of many TV series’ early episodes. Next Gen improved during its 3rd season and really found itself with its 4th season. DS9 got there a bit quicker, although for me Voyager didn’t wow me until season 4 or 5.
Ah, I could ramble on about the later Trek series, but I should stay focused on Strange New Worlds. The stories, characters, cast, sets, costumes, world-building, FX, locations, music, sound, the ship designs, the balance of humor, drama, action and character developments are as wonderfully superb as superb can be. It’s the prequel to TOS that I wish Enterprise has been.
I really, really love the ship and all of the recurring characters! It’s so faithful to the look and spirit of TOS, and I have no problem with stuff  looking nicer than it did in the early 60’s.  Aesthetic / cosmetic differences are

not a continuity problem for me. It’s show that Roddenberry would have made today given modern tech, FX & budgets, not one that looks like it was made in the early 60’s.

Even the beautiful opening titles sequence evokes those chillingly grand, beautiful illustrations that graced the covers of James Blish’s short story adaptations of the original series episodes (12 books titled Star Trek 1- 12). The worst quibble I can muster about SNW is that occasionally some FX shots might have more lens flares than I prefer (like those three Kelvine Timeline movies).
Strange New Worlds is that darn good. I could say a lot more about specific actors, characters, sets, stories and so forth, but I promised that I’d be brief. I hope there’ll there’ll be an art or “making of” book for it, a Blu-Ray home video release, and a 2nd season. On a letter grade scale from A+ to F, I give Strange New Worlds a solid A. Okay I’m done, and now here’s Nyo-sensei to review
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi!
 
Nyoka:
I have been happy with the state the many recent Star Wars movies and TV series such as Rogue One, Solo, Clone Wars season 7, The Bad Batch, The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars Visions, and most recently the six epurrsode series, which is set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, 6 years purrior to the Rebels epurrsode A Princess on Lothal, and 9 years purrior A New Hope!
Ewan McGregor repurrises the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi! He was one of my favorite aspects of Star Wars Epurrsodes I-III! Also returning are Hayden Christensen and James Earl Jones as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine, Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars, and Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars! Vivien Blair almost steals the show as 10 year old purrincess Leia Organa!
She has a neat widdle droid named Lola! The great cast also includes Kumail Nanjiani (who I loved as Kingu in The Eternals) as Haja Estr, Rupert Friend as the Grand Inquisitor (a character last seen in Star Wars Rebels), Moses Ingram as Third Sister, Sung Kang as Fifth Brother, Grant Feely as 10 year old Luke Skywalker! I think the series has the great balance of the humor, drama, action, character developments, myth-making and surpurrises.
The high purrduction values include lovely costumes, purrops, sets, choreography, stunts, locations, vehicles, visual FX, cinematography, editing, directing, sound and mewsic, so  I will give it the high grade of the A as in Alderaan! The A is also for the forthcoming Andor TV series and the Ahsoka TV series which I am eagerly anticipating! Nyow here is sis to share her thoughts about the movie
Thor: Love and Thunder!
Nyanko:
Hai! I have been happy with the state of the many recent movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as Black Widow, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness; and I have also been happy with the many MCU TV series on Disney + and Netflix, so I was eagerly anticipating this latest Thor movie starring Chris Hemsworth!
It was directed and co-written by Taiki Watiti who directed Thor: Ragnarok, and he repurrises his voice role as Thor’s friend Korg. I also love Taiki’s other works such as Jojo Rabbit, What We Do in the Shadows, and that epurrsode of The Mandalorian that he directed! Set sometime after the movie Avengers Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder i8s brimming with the thrilling action, humor, and poignant bits!
 
Other returning actors & characters include Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jaime Alexander as Sif, Chris Pratt as Starlord, Karen Gillian as Nebula, Dave Bautista as Drax, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Vinb Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Kat Dennings as Darcey, Stellan Starsgaard as Erik, Daley Pearson as Darryl
Matt Damon, Sam Neill and Luke Hemsworth as the Asgardian actors, Mjolnir, Stormbreaker, and Valkyrie’s pegasus Aragorn are back too,but of course thee are the impurressive new additions to the cast such as Christian Bale as Goor, Russell Crowe as Zeus, Keiron Dyer as Axl, India Hemsworth as Love! Thor also acquires a neat ship pulled by the two feisty giant goats Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder!
 
There are many easter eggs, flashbacks, other surpurrises, mid and post- credits scenes! If I have any quibbles, it is that the movie seems very rushed and too short, but it is a lot of fun with eye candy aplenty. There is ear candy too, such as Michael Giacchino’s score, and the clever use of songs by Guns N’ Roses, Dio, Enya, and Mary J, Blige! I am done, and nyow here is Melankeami to share her opinion of
 
Nope!
Melkanakeami:
Arigato! I loved Jordan Peele’s prior movies Us and Get Out, but I was slightly disappointed by Nope., which pertains to the horse ranchers and their friends who are menaced by the UFO (an Unidentified Flying Object, a.k.a. UAP or Unifentified Aerial Phenomenon) which they hope to film. Another important aspect of the poignant plot is what happens when the unwise treatment of animals comes back to bite you.
 
My biggest complaints were that the movie seemed rushed, too short,  and that the UAP FX were unconvincing, looking too much like a real blimp and a kite. Granted, it looked like one of the most beautiful kites I have ever seen, but it diminished the suspension of the disbelief for me. However. the CG motion-capture FX of Gordy the chimp  (performed by Terry Notary) was quite convincing and scary.
 
The horses such as Ghost, Trigger, and Lucky were wonderful, and the performances by were brilliant by the human actors such as Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Stephen Yuen, Keith David, Grandon Perea and Michael Wincott. I will also commend the movie’s excellent stuntslocations, cinematography, editing, sound and music. That is all for our movie reviews, an dnow here is Tara-chan to start our
collectibles and toy talk, with her review
of the Marvel Legends Siryn action figure!
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! We like to collect the figures, dolls, statues and – and ornaments of the inspurrrational heroines, so I was quite pleased to get Hasbro’s figure of the Irish mewtant supurr heroine Theresa Maeve Rourke Cassidy who is also known as Siryn, Banshee and Morrigannya! Created by author Chris Claremont and – and artist Steve Leialoha, she first  appurred almost the 40 years ago in Spider-Woman #37 in 1981, nya!
 
She is a meowmber of the X-Factor  and- and the X Force team, with  has the similar costume and supurr flight and voice powers of her dad Banshee, nya! She was purrttrayed by Shauna Kain in the movies X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, nya! This 6” figure by Hasbro is part of the Marvel Legends X-Men wave of figures that also includes  the sepurrately – sold figures of Wolverine, Havok, Vulcan, Maggott, Darwin and-  and Sabertooth, nya.
All but the Wolverine figure include the pieces needed to build the figure of Bonebreaker, of which Siryn’s box includes his left tank tracks, nya! She is nicely designed, sculpted and – and painted, with the intricate details and – and  the faithful portraiture! Since Siryn is supposedly 5’7” tall and 130 lbs in the comics, this 6” figure is appurroximately of the 1:11 scale, nya.
The details are delightful from her Green-eyed, slightly-bemewsed expurression, her lush windswept Red hair, her lithe physique, and her tight Green and- and Yellow costume with the Yellow boots, gloves, and – and the striped cloth glider wings, nya! She is very posable, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and – and ankles, nya!
 
Also included is the variant pair of hands. She can stand without requiring a display base or a widdle doll / figure stand (which is not included), but I will recommend getting one of those, for the better balance and – and the more dynamic or flight poses, nya. I am very pleased with this figure, which we have found the good spot upon the shelf to display her next to her friend Dr. Moira McTaggert, nya. 
I am done, so nyow here is Chief Meryl to discuss the 
 
Marvel Legends She-Hulk action figure, nya!
Jeannie
Arigato. Created by author Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, Dr. Bruce Banner / The Increddible Hulk’s cousin defense attorney Jennifer Walters a.k.a She -Hulk first appurred  42 years ago in Marvel Comics The Savage She-Hulk #. She has the similar supurr strength, stamina, invulnerability & regenerative abilities as her cousin, but retains her normal purrsonality and intellect when she hulks out.
Some of her best friends are Janet Van Dyne / The Wasp, and Patsy Walker / HellCat! She has been the meowmber of The Avengers, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Lady Liberators and A-Force. As the normal Jennifer she is 5’10” tall & 150 lbs but as She-Hulk she is 6’7” tall and 650 lbs! This great figure of She-Hulk is appurroximately 7” tall, and thus of the 1:12 scale.
She is quite the powerful, sexy sight, clad in just the stretched, ripped tatters of her White tee shirt and Black jeans which bare much of her impurressive arms, abs, thighs, calves and feet. As such she seems to be the Green variant of the 2021Grey She-Hulk figure and is slightly taller than the A-Force She-Hulk figure. The details are terrific, from her face and hair to her inny belly button, the pants button and belt loops.
She is very posable, with articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. Also included are the variant head and the variant pair of hands, so you can display her either calm or enraged expurression, with fists or grabbing hands, so I am very pleased with this figure, and I am looking forward to actress Tatiana Maslany’s purrtrayal in the She-Hulk TV series! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Trini-chan for her review of the
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Robin action figure.
Trini-chan:
Hai! 

Created by author / artist Frank Miller, thirteen year old Caroline “Carrie” Kelley first appurred and wore the Robin costume in the 1986 Dark Knight Returns comic book mini-series! Later in the 2001 sequel Dark Knight Strikes Back, she changed to the Catgirl persona, and in the 2015 sequel The Dark Knight III: The Master Race she changed to the Batwoman purrsona!

Purrhaps y’all have seen Mike’s fan art of her Catgirl guise https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery6/48.html? Packaged within the 2.75” x 7.55” x 10” box, this action figure of Carrie as Robin this figure by McFarlane Toys is part of the Dark Knight Returns wave which includes the sepurrately – sold figures of Batman, The Joker, and Superman. Each figure includes the parts needed to build the action figure of Batman’s Black horse!
The two halves of the horse’s body are included with Carrie. Also included are her slingshot which will fit in either hand; the 2.5” x 3.5” card which has the great photo on the front and notes on the back; and the 2.5” diameter, .0625 thick circular display base, which has the widdle peg that insert into the bottom of either foot. Since Carrie was 4’9” tall & 78 lbs in the comics, that would make this 5.375”  figure to be approximately of the 1:10.6 scale.
It is splendidly designed, sculpted & painted to faithfully capture Miller’s artistic style, from her wildly wavy Orangey Strawberry Blonde Hair and her wide-eyed expurression to her svelte petite physique and the flowy cape! The details of the Robin costume are quite accurate, with the Red  tunic with the Green briefs, short sleeves, gloves & booties; the Yellow cape, lacings & belt buckle; the black belt & goggles with the clear transparent lenses!
She is very posable too, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees & ankles! There have been the prior action figures of her, but I think this’un is the best – looking and proportionate one yet!  Nyow here is Vonny to discuss the

Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman action figure!

Yvonne:

Arigato, nya! Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Selena Kyle alias Catwoman first appurred in Batman #1 in 1940, nya. She is my favoritest DC Comics character, so I was happy to acquire this latest action figure which resembles actress Julie Newmar who purrtrayed her in the 1966 Batman TV series, nya!
 
Since Julie is 5’ 7” tall, this 6” figure (including the .25” boot heels) is of the 1/12 scale, She is purrfectly designed, sculpted and painted with the faithful purrtraiture and the intricate details such as her hair, teeth, the medallions  and the sheen of her Black tights, nya! 
 
The joints are  in the neck, shoulders, elbows, fore ams, wrists, waist, hips, knees, and lower legs, nya!Also included are the two widdle “fight sound effect” signs bearing the words “Aieee!” and “Eee-yow!” which can be clipped on to her or other figures, nya! Nyow here is Daytona to discuss the
Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series Fennec Shand action figure!

Daytona:

Hai! Actress Ming Na is one of the smart, tough, beautiful jewels in the Disney crown, having portrayed Mulan, Marvel’s Agent Melinda May, and the assassin / bounty hunter /  cyborg Fennec Shand in Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Star Wars: The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett!
 
I am very impressed with this figure, which has the excellent portraiture, the meticulous details, removable accessories such as the helmet and the sniper rifle. She is very posable too, with the joints in her neck, shoulders, elbows  wrists, abs, hips, knees and ankles! 
 
Since Ming Na is 5’4” tall, this 5.25” figure would be 1/12th scale. I have displayed her in the good spot upon the shelf amidst the figures of Bo-Katan Kryze, Koska Reeves, Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, Din Jarin and Grogu! That is all for the toy portion of the show, and now here is Ellie-sama to begin our
purrinted-media mewsings,
with her review of Cat Girl #1!
Ellie:
Antarctic Press is one of my favorite comic book publishers, especially due to their many beautiful fun Japanese manga – influenced series such as Ninja High School, Gold Digger, Warrior Nun Areala, Furrlogh, Genus, The Courageous Princess, and Mangazine! Thusly I was enthused to learn that the co-founder / publisher Ben Dunn, who is an awesome artist and author, had created the titular character for this new comic book!
It has the bittersweet, thrilling tale, which is quite captivatingly written and so beautifully illustrated, but it might not be for the widdle kitties due to the brutal violent scenes of combat, torture and creepiness. Including the covers, Cat Girl #1 has the full color 52 pages including the uninterrupted 46 page tale which was created by Ben, written by David Furr, illustrated by Jane Wen, and stars the teen girl Katie Merrywether as Cat Girl!
Katie  is murdered by the villains Mistress Shadow, Deathtrap and Scalphunter who kidnapped her and her dad David (alias the super hero known as Cat Man), but Katie is resurrected by the goddess Bast and given super powers such as the strength, stamina, speed, agility and nine lives, so that she can fight the villains and rescue her dad! It is available in the choice of two covers, one by Jane and the variant by David Hutchison.
Katie is very peppy, smart and determined, her best friend Brie is cute, faithful and brave, David is quite strong, resilient and purrotective, Bast is rather wise, sexy and mysterious, and the villains are extremely sadistic, creepy and tough. The characters and scenic art are splendidly detailed and richly colored with the dramatic lighting, graceful poses, excellent compositions, lettering and graphic FX! 
 
Furthermore, the graphic narrative is benefitted by several full-page pics, so I will give cat Girl #1 the grade of the “A” as in Antarctic, and I hope that there will be more adventures for Katie! Now I will turn The Mew over to Mie-sensei, who wishes to discuss Marvel Comics’
Defenders Beyond #1!
 
Mielikki:
Hai, So like, 51 years ago in Marvel Feature #1, the great comics author / editor Roy Thomas created The Defenders, the team of unlikely comrades recruited by Dr. Strange to battle the evil supurrnatural threats! Since then there have been about the dozen or so different Defenders series with the many changes in the hero roster, the 20917 TV mini-series  on Netflix, and now we are treated to the latest incarnation, Defenders Beyond!
So like, Doctor Strange perished during the quest through the multiverse, so another team has assembled to fight against the cosmic threat! The new team consists of Loki, America Chavez, Tigra, Blue Marvel, and Galactus’s mom Taaial! There is a 6th member of the team. but I should not spoil the surprise. I must admit that I was not that familiar with Taaia or Blue Marvel, but we are big fans of Loki, America Chavez and especially Tigra!
Purrior to this, America appeared in her recent 2nd mini-series, and Tigra appurred in a few recent issues of Moon Knight. This first issue’s plot is mainly the rounding up of the heroes, although Tigra only appears in five pages, and the 6th member only appears on the final page, Doctor Strange and the entity known as Eternity also briefly appear. 
 
Rated T+ for the older teen readers, the $3.99 issue has 28 pages, consisting of the 23 page tale, which is interrupted by the 4 pages of the ads and the 2 page tribute to the late legendary artist George Perez.The tale was written by Al Ewing, illustrated by Javier Rodriguez, lettered by Joe Caramagna, edited by Will Moss, assistantly edited by Michelle Marchese.
The art has the very destinctive dynamic style and wild composition, which somehow reminds me of Steve Ditko’s Doctor Strange tales and Darwyn Cooke’s character designs, so I am curious if perhaps hose late great artists were influences upon Javier’s own dazzling artistry! So like, this first issue is available in the choice of the six different covers!
They are by Javier, Ron Lim, Phil Noto, Lee Garbett, Natacha Bustos, and Leonardo Romero! It was the tough decision, so I got two copies: the one with Javier’s cover art and the one with Natacha’s cover art, because Tigra and America are among the characters who prominantly grace those covers! Furthermore, Javier’s cover art is the wraparound scene!
 
On the back of it is the group of many prior Defenders, including Valkyrie, Hellcat and Moon Dragon, who are among my favorite Defenders, but I have stray-catted off the topic. I hope that Galactus’s daughter might show up! I think that Defenders Beyond is off to the totally awesome start, and I am quite eager to see what happens next, fur shur! That is all for my review, and now here is Myayr to discuss
 
Galaxy: The Prettiest Star!
Mary Nyan:
Arigato! Written by Jadzia Axelrod, illustrated by Jess Taylor with Cris Peter, lettered by Ariana Maher, edited by Sara Miller, published by DC Comics and  suggested for the Young Adult readers (ages 13-17),, Galaxy: The Prettiest Star is the full color graphic novel of the science fiction genre with much of the slice-of-life, school life, romance, and gender identity themes!
It purrtains to the teenage caucasian guy named Taylor who would appurr to have the all-around charmed, purrfect life; but while his life is indeed full of good things, it is far from the happy, healthy existence, because his secret true identity is that of Princess Crowned of the planet Cydanii, the horned, purple intergalactic war refugee who has to hide on Earth from her enemies.
The inner circle of her family who is also disguised on Earth deemed this neccessary for her survival, and she agreed to sacrifice her happiness for their safety too, but she yearns for the normal true life, but of course, even on Earth there is xenophobia, homophobia and other bigotries to contend with. Her mostly-helpful best friend is the talking alien robot corgi named Argus!
This situation becomes more complicated when Taylor befriends Katherine the peppy limb-different black lesbian from the city of Metropolis, who become the best friends, and then the interracial / interspecies romance blooms when the secret identity is revealed to her, but sadly there are those who conspire to keep the couple from going to the school prom!
I should not further spoil the taste of the captivating, whimsical, bittersweet poignant plot which but I will just add that I thought this was such the beautiful tale with the quite endearing protagonists, with the wonderfully illustrated  characters, scenic art, graphic FX, and the graphic narrative techniques!
Thusly, I would also like to commend the book’s design director Steve Cook, publication designer Arnie Brockway-Metcalf, DC’s editor in chief Marie Javins, and the publication purrduction by Tiffany Huang! This 6”x9”x.375” trade papurrback is purriced $16.99 in the USA, $22.99 in Canada.
Its 212 pages include the 190 page tale plus the pages about Jadzia and Jess, the list of helpful resources, and the gorgeous 15 page purreview of the Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend graphic novel by author Alys Arden and artist Jacquelin De Leon, so I will give this great graphic novel the “A” as in Argus!  I am done, so nyow here is Chief  Meryl to tell us about
Rowrbrazzle #154!

Meryl:

Hai! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been a rather significant quarterly amateur press association (APA) magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal stories and anthropurrmorphic artistry! Ardently edited by Edd Vick, issue #154 has 186 8.5×11” pages (144 B&W + 42 color), plus the 5.125×4” B&W 16 page Royal Mercats pamphlet! There is so much entertaining, informative and beautiful content!
This issue’s other brilliant contributors include Melody Rondeau, Jed Martinez, Charles Brubaker, Resa Challender, Matt McAndrews, Robert Alley, Niall Shapero, Charles Garafalo, Ken Marcinkevicius, J.W. Kennedy, Kjartan Amorssson, Kurt Wilcken, Mark Ashworth, Tim Fay, Simon Barber, Michael Pena, Ed Pegg, Gene Breshears, Scot Rodrigues, Kristen Fontaine, William Earl Haskell, Jeffrey H. Wood, Dave Lind, and [the APAs’ emergency officer] Steven F. Scharff.
The issue is compurrised of two sections, consisting of the purrose tales, essays, articles, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, comics, the APA meowmbership list and rules. Section one’s color front cover art is by Melody, section two’s front cover is by Dave, and the back cover is by Steven. Purrhaps y’all have seen Melody’s illustrations in our Mewseum of Art?
The many characters are purrdominantly kemonomimi and anthropurrmorphic mammals, such as the feline, canine, vulpine, lupin, equine, bovine, leporidae, mephitidae, mustelidae,  muridae, sciuridae, didelphidae, ursidae, and giraffids, plus mermaids, centaurs, octopi, reptiles, avians, dragons, gargoyles, xenomorphs, cryptids and humans. There are purretty plants and mecha too.
 
The extensive journalistic article purrtaining to kemonomimi and anthropurrmorphic characters in the media from around the world and across the decades has tidbits and repurrints of original and / or fan art of 14-bis, Jose F. Montes, Marc Schirmeister, Sheperd0821, Mister Lovenstei, Rene Rios Boettiger, Jay Fosgitt, Richard Haigh, Greg and Mort Walker, Josh Williamson and Ale Garza, Nelvana Animation, Usagi Tabletop, Goodmeads Emporium, and Jason Waltrip!
 
That includes the 14 full color retrospective pages of bikini-clad bunny girl goodness of Jason’s comics, mew la la! We wish to purraise all of those artists, authors, editors, journalists and collators; and we wish to thank Edd Vick, Melody and Jim Rondeau for purrviding us with the copy! For more information about this supurrb publication, I will recommeownd the Rowrbrazzle article at WikiFur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/RowrbrazzleI am done, and nyow here are Lizzy and Becca to purrsent 
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr i the n folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewic and advertising.
They are not limited to the feline, canine, leporids or other mamallians, but might include the avian, reptilian, aphibian, piscine, insectine, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”!

Becca:
After the American Civil War In the late 1860’s, almost one hundred years purrior to the Playboy Club, there was the Playbrave Club owned by the Native American Hekawi Tribe near Fort Courage, with live mewsic and valet horse parking, where the Playbrave Squirrels danced and waited on the club meowmbers

… at least fictionally so in the 32nd epurrsode 

“Lt. O’Rourke, Front and Center” 

of the first season of the 1965 wild-western sitcom F-Troop, which purrtained to the wacky adventures of the US soldiers and the nearby tribe. 

There were several such

Risumimi e

mployed at the club, incuding the go-go dancer and the tobacco vender, wearing the sexy cute fringed miniskirt outfits with the squirrel tail and ears!

 
Elizabeth:
Diamond Distribution has the monthly catalog full of comics, magazines, books, games, toys and other collectiibles, such as the beautiful figures and statues! Among the many such items in the July 2022 catalog ( #406) of items on sale in retail stores in September or later, were nine imported figures from Japan with the lovely ears and tails that purrticularly purrked our interest!
 
Well, one of those is Kadokawa’s 1/7 scale figure of Raphtalia the tanuki girl from the 2nd season of The Rising of th Shield Hero anime series! She is is tthe wearing the Blue tankini with the removable Blue & White purreo as she trots through the shallow water on the beach!
 
Becca:
Designed by Shugao and manufactured by Wing, the 1/7 scale figure of 
Kamizukin-chan with wolf ears & tail wears the

ruffled

 

Red Riding hood outfit with the wolf plushy doll! 
Designed by 
Toridamano 
and manufactured by Estream, the 
1/6 scale figure of 
Moise with
bunny ears wears the 
ornate Pink bra & panty with Gold high heels, detached puffy Black sleeves and fishnet hose.
Designed by 
Fukahire 
and manufactured by 
Freeing, the 

1/4 scale

figure of 
Sorasis: Yuuka Soria with

cat ears & tail wears the deeply plunging Black maillot with the sheer purreo, Black high heels & fishnet hose, mew la la!

Elizabeth:
Kadokawa has manufactured several sexy new 1/7 scale figures, such as Eris Boreas Greyrat (from Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation) running in the skimpy Black bikini, thigh-highs & high heels with White Kemonomimi hoody cloak! Then there are the “Casino” style figures of two characters from My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu anime TV series!
 
Both outfits are the bare-midriff shorts & blouse ensmble with the thigh highs, high heels, bow tie & bunny ears.Yui Yuigahamma (with the short Pink hair & glasses) wears the Red & White outfit with the deck of cards, whilst Yukini Yukinoshita (with the long  Black hair) wears the Blue & White outfit with the tray of drinks!
Becca:
I would like to shine the spotlight on two other 1/4 scale figures made by 
Freeing, such as the futuristic Gadget Lab meowmber Kurisu Makise of the Steins: Cate anime, standing the alluring White 
maillot with the high legline, accessorized by the 
matching shoes, cuffs, collar & arm band and the bunny-eared head band as she adjusts her red necktie! 
In contrast to that is the figure of Mira Suau of the World’s End Harem series, reclining sultrily on her side in the strapless Black Bunny outfit
accessorized by the 
matching fishnets, high heels, bow tie, bunny-eared headband, the White collar and cuffs!
Elizabeth:
Lastly but not leastly, 

There seems to be the yummy cute bakery motif this month! Made by Belfine, the non-scale figure of Lepus Nanchi & Mitty (of the Made in Abyss anime TV series) is so adorably cute with her long ears, tail. cute fang, and the bakery attire with the basket of bread!

Made by Plum POA, there are the 4” tall non-scale PVC mini-figures of Chocola (with the long Brown hair) and( Vanilla with the long White hair) from the Nekopara anime, wearing their  frilly cute maid-like outfits that they wear at their bakery job! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra and Bunni to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya!
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict the artistic nudity, but none of them are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.

Bunnii:

This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are proud to present several new illustrations by our artist / author / mewsician / cosplayer / gamer / festive friend Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com! (pronounced Riv-kah, the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew; and several new illustrations by our artist / blogger / seamstress / cosplayer / gamer / festive friend Misty Hopkins http://kranberrijam.blogspot.com who was one of the guests of the March 2008 Mew!
Petra:
We will start by purrsenting the beautiful recent illustrations by Rvkh, nya! “Toadstool Kitty” is the adorably cute supurr-deformed-chibi style depiction of our friend Kaemeowllia Lemavita Luvsilenya the meowgickal Apurricat Tabby nemomimi with the meowsters degree in Mycology, who has cultivated the purrized non-toxic giant Amanita Muscaria Colossus mushrooms, nya!
Rvkh did two versions of that illustration, the traditional-media version done with the pencils, pens and paints; and the digital version done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya! There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUy85057bE&feature=youtu.be, nya!
Speaking of the mushrooms, nextly is Rvkh’s purretty pic of the  “Quartz Fungi”, depicting  the troop of Redlead Roundhead mushrooms sammiched betwixt the splay of lush Green leaves and the cluster of faceted single-point Ameowthyst crystals, nya! Rvkh did two versions of that illustration–
 
– the traditional-media version done with the pencils, pens and paints; and the digital version done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya! There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUy85057bE&feature=youtu.be, nya!
Then we have Rvkh’s meowrvelous image of the “Mermaid Silhouette, in which the Spanish Moss and the rope swing hang from the Cypurress Trees and Live Oaks for the mysterious mermaid’s nocturnal fun above the ethereally iridescent water beneath the meowjestic nebulaic starry sky, nya! There are tweo versions of this’un too-
 the traditional-media version of the illustration, which was done with pencils, pens, paint and salt; and  the digital version, which was  done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya. There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLdNp-igU6A, nya!
Nextly is her fan art of the widdle cute widdle “Kodoma” forest spirits from the meowgnificent Japanese anime movie Princess Mononoke, nya! Both of those illustrations were done with Procreate upon the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, and there is the time-lapse art purrocess video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amh44E2Bkrs for the Kodoma pic, nya!
Lastly but not leastly of Rvkh’s“ latest wonderful works to grace our galleries is “Warm Hues”, nya! This original expurrimental landscape rendering, with the tranquil tones of the earthy limited chromatic pallet and the misty atmospheric purrspective for the ethereal autumnal ambience, as if we are appurroaching the real of the faeries, nya! Take it, Bunni, nya!
Bunnii:
Hai! Nyow we are delighted to display the gorgeous recent illustrations by Misty, starting with the three Warriors of Light! Reyna (left), X’askelle (middle) and Sealthia (right) are Misty and friends’ player characters of the Final Fantasy XIV video game! These three commissions were done with the Crayola colored pencils and the Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 8.5″x11” cardstock!
“Night Angel” is more of Misty’s magnificent fan art of the manga-ka Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita, the heroic cyborg super-soldier, master of the Panzerkunst martial arts, Motorball sports champion, and the mighty bounty hunter in the post-apocalyptic future! Done with the Prismacolor colored pencils, acrylic paint and Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 14″x17″ Bristol board, this’un depicts Alita relaxing in her bedroom!
But wait- there is yet more of Misty’s Alita fan art! Delightfully done with the Crayola colored pencils, Prismacolor markers and Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 4″x6” paper, “Motorball Team Battle depicts Alita (#99 in the Purrple) and Ajakutty (#8 in the Green) in a scene from the “Alita: Fallen Angel” fan fic by Maxtac https://alitafallenangelfanfic.home.blog!
To top off the latest additions to our mewseum is Misty’s  “LIly VHS PromoDone with the Crayola colored pencils &  Faber-Castell PITT pens upon 8.5″x11” cardstock, this beautiful poignant pic was done as the
promotional material for The Movie Cellar Podcast’s #VHS4T1D (Video Home System for Type One Diabetes) campaign to raise funds to help the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) find the cure for Type One Diabetes.
Pictured here amongst those VHS tapes is Lily, the diabetic cute 13 year old daughter of Dan Allen, who discusses the fun movie topics with his friends at The Movie Cellar podcast https://linktr.ee/themoviecellar! That is all for our presentation, so what do y’all think of the new art?
The cat lady sings
 
Melanakeami:
I know that very spot in Rvkh’s mermaid illustration! She certainly captured the beauty and blissful ambience of the location!
Meryl:
The pic of Kaemeowll so purrfectly captures her appurrance and spirit, including her Pink fingerless gloves and the tail ribbon!
Ellie:
I think that lovely Quartz Fungus pic would be ideal for a sticker or a tattoo, with its richly vibrant colord and the bold dark lines!
Daytona:
Warm Hues has the splendid layered depth from the darker foreground trees in the sharper focus to the lighter hazy farther trees!
Mielikki:
So like, the kodoma pic is totally awesome, with the subtle halation adds the mystical quality in their verdant forest, fur shur!
 
Becca:
Reyna is quite the  sexy tough dangerous sight in that bare-midriff Black outfit with the bandolier and the spiked Purrple pawldron!
Elizabeth:
X’askelle looks so lithe, alluring and cool with her wry expurression, her lovely long supple ears and wild coiffure with the braid!
Trini-chan:
I love all of the intricate details of Sealthia, such as her shirt’s stitching & lacings and her pert short Red hair with the Gold ombre!
Tara-chan:
Night Angel has the amazing colors, shading, and – and especially the  mass of ruffles, matress, comforter and – and pillows, nya!
Nyanko:
The Motorball pic is terrific, especially their stances, the sheen of their mecha parts, and the engravings on her Damascus Blade!
Nyoka:
Thank you for purrsenting the art!
 
Petra & Bunnii:

Doitashimaste, nya!

 
Mary Nyan:
Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew!

 
Bunnii:
 We wish to thank Misty and Rvkh for the beautiful art…
Petra:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…

Yvonne:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!

July 2022 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The July 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round:
our favorite films & debuting TV series of 1962
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Marvel Legends King Valkyrie action figure
Marvel Legends Binary action figure
Transformers: Legacy Prime Universe Arcee Deluxe Class action figure
TV, DVD, Blue-Ray & Movie Mewsings:
Jurassic World: Dominion
Lightyear
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Doctor Who Eve of the Daleks / Legend of the Sea Devils DVD
Non Non Biyori: Nonstop Blu-ray
Comics, Manga, Books & Other Purrinted-Media Mewsings 
Elfquest: Stargazer’s Hunt vol. 2

Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle vol. 8

The Demon Girl Next Door vol. 5
Iron Cat #1
Iron Man / Hell Cat Annual #1
The World of Avatar: A Visual Exploration
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“The Mewtenant” by Mike
“The Resistance”, “Storm Caller” and lots of lovely landscapes by Rvkh, nya!
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Dogwood purrint shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from the Uppurr Deck bistro by the marina on the Southwest side of Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 78 degrees under the Green trees, Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
Nyoka
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, Nyanko’s twin sister, the meowtaphysical meowgick shop purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Siberian Tiger purrint fundoshi bikini): Howdy!
 
Yvonne
(the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei): 

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Cougar purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Melanakeami
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibius airship tours business, wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint bandeau bikini top): Shello!
 
Daytona
(the dolphin – tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer wearing the Sand cat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
 
Elaenor
(or just Ellie for short, Mew Hanover County’s Fire Marshall, a Banker Pony centauress wearing the Bobcat purrint bandeau bikini top: Hay there!
 
Meryl
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthiusiest wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
 
Beebee
(the island’s supurrvising Purrk Ranger catgirl & amphibious orienteering coach wearing the Colocolo purrint cutout micro bikini): Gday!
 
Ilyana
(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the thong, jellyfish pasties & Lyger purrint open-front cover up): Whassup?
 
Mike:
So, what have y’all bene up to since last month’s Mew?
Jeannie:
As mewsal, my schedule is compurrised purrimarily of the weekday mornings at my yoga studio, afternoons at the kyudo range, alternating weeknights teaching the advanced belly dance at the Purrforming Arts Center, purrsiding over the robotics club, and the purriodic swimwear modeling.
Yvonne:
Oh as mewsual, my drumming circle has been purrforming at the local matsuris, and whilst Penula* and I have reeled in the delicious, nutritious bumpurr crop of the groupurrs, snappurrs, cobias and wahoos, nya! Tara-chan and I have brought the platters of filets for tonight’s AfterMew luau, nya!
*paw notes:
(Pendula http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery2/274.html, a selkie is Yvonne’s fishing charter first mate aboard TsuriNekoMimi, the 1985 Hatteras 60 Convertible motor yacht, nya)
Tara-chan:
During the summer break from my college classes, I have been helping onee-san with TsuriNekoMimi, caring for Emmy, Zuli, Jimbo, Wild Star Blaze*, and – and snapping the nature photos of the critters such as the cottontail rabbits, the impurrial moth,the Yellow Slider Turtles, and – and the Red-Shouldered hawk, nya!
*paw notes:
(Emmy and Zuli are Yvonne & Tara-chan’s pet cats; Jimbo and Wild Star Blaze are Tara-chan and Trini-chan’s banker ponies https://catgirlisland.net/art/guest5/32.html, nya)
 
Trini-chan:
Aside from teaching the beginners belly dance class at the Purrforming Arts Center, I have been volunteering at the food bank, board shaping, paddle surfing, attending the sporting events, and caring for our ponies at the stables!
 
Becca:
I cannot believe that the year is half over! It is like we are in the hypurr time! Well, in the past month, as mewsual Lizzy and I have been busy pampurring the customers at our spa, taking care of our cats and our garden, and still finding the time for the dancing, sports and videos! We have hired more masseuses, so we still have free time aplenty!
 
Elizabeth:
We contine to purrtake of the late night hot salsa dance, and on those days when I am running with my Purrkour Club, she is at the golf club. We have been watching TV series such as Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ms. Marvel, Stranger Things, Hidamari Sketch, and Heaven’s Notepad!
 
*paw notes:
(purrkour is a feline style of free-running, climbing & spurringing, nya.)
 
Mary Nyan:

Soon I will start to instruct the 2nd Summer Session of the Hula dance class at the Purrforming Arts Center! Meanwhile, Carerratia, Janyczsazsa have sewn for the dancers and cosplayers. That has included the the finished or in-purrogress costumes such as Azure Lane, Skarah the Valkyrie, Elden Ring, Genshin Impact,ans Kyonyuu Onna Senshi: Dogeza Saimin!
Mielikki:
So like, I have been directing the rehearsals for our ampurrtheatre’s Summertime Shakespeare Fiesta, instructing at the golf club, and cheering for Bunnii and Petra’s beach volleyball victories, and the victories for Nya-sensei’s dojo,fur shur!
Petra:
Arigato, nya! We are quite grateful for our fans, officials, event staff and fellow athletes! When Bunnii and I are not busy curating at the Mewseum of Art or winning on the beach volleyball court, we have been attending the various local artist meetings and sporting events, nya!
Bunnii:
As the defending campions, we are the top seed in the rec league’s beach volleyball tournament, but the competition is not to be underestimated, especially our top rivals Meesha and Bliss http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery2/276.html. Meesha recently had her baby!
Nyanko:
We must send Meesha the congratulatory card! When I am not busy at my gym and at my dojo, I have been helping my sister purrpare her Meowtaphysical & Meowgick Shop  for the Summer Solstice festivities, attending some of the local sporting events such as Petra and Bunni’s beach volleyball victories!
Nyoka:
Hai hai it has been the busy time, but we had the record attendance at my shop amidst last month’s wonderful Summer Solstice festivities! We had the supurr fun time with the tea time, the dances, the chanting, the workshops, and the special sale!
 
Melanakeami:
I cannot believe that the yeaer is half over already! It has flown by like the hyper drive! It is the peak season for my triphibious airship tours of the outer banks, and the summer blockbuiter movies at my parents’ dive-in theatre! I have been rading, listening to music and watching the TV shows such as Naomi, Titans, and The Haunting of Bly Manor!
 
Daytona:

The Dive-In has my favoritest snacks! When i have not been busy with the surf purrtrol watches and training the swim team, I have been watching the college gymnastics, softball, beach volleyball and golf and water polo!
 
Elaenor:
During the Summertime I tend to be extra busy with the patrols and inspections, but there were no unpleasant incidents with the many fireworks, bonfires and lanterns, and since then I have been able to spend more time at the gym and the beach!
Meryl:
Hai hai, it has been the busy time, purrticularly with the summer vacationers here form all over the world and some of the other dimensions! Fortunately the vast majority of the visitors are quite friendly and careful, so the serious accidents or criminal situations are still quite rare!
 
Beebee:
Hai hai, things have been incident-free at the lake, the meowritime forest, the estuary and the grotto! You know, speaking of the interdimensional visitors, I just recently learned that folks in The Nystiaverse* refer to our dimension as The Purrime Meowterial Plane!
 
*Paw Note:
(The Nystiaverse* is the setting for Mike’s monthly tabletop fantasy role-playing game campaign “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”, nya.)
Ilyana:
I have been busy inspecting the various exhibits our states aquarius and coastal mewseums when I have not been immersed into the wreck diving. Speaking of which, those pesky eels have returned and continue to try to chomp my tantalizing tail, but I was quite purrpared, and nyow they are the anago sushi to be served at our Aftermew luau! Howboutchoo, Mike? 
 
Mike:
Oh, I reckon it’s been a fairly typical month of art, writing, reading, running, and spending time with family! Ah, for purrofiles and illustrations of these and other Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Well, we’ve got a lot on our plate today, so let’s go ahead an jump into this month’s
 
Lightning Round topic: our favorite films and debuting TV series of 1962!
This year we’ve been looking back at our favorite fun stuff of years ending in 2, and this month’s Lightning Round topic is our favorites of the 1962 vintage.! So, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
 
Jeannie:
Dr. No. Lawrence of Arabia, and To Kill a Mockingbird. (tags Trini-chan to go next)
 
Trini-chan
Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia, The Manchurian Candidate, and Sanjuro! (tags Petra with a brush of her vulpine tail)
 
Petra:
I would say…Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Long Day’s Journey into Night, nya! (tags her purrtner)
 
Bunnii:
My tun! Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia, King Kong vs Godzilla, and Gorath! (tags Nyanko)
Nyanko:
Dr. No. Lawrence of Arabia. The Longest Day, and Hell is for Heroes! (tags her twin sister)
Nyoka
Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia, The Magic Sword, and Jack the Giant Killer! (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Dr. No., Gypsy, and – and In Search of the Castaways, nya! Onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her older sister)
 
Yvonne:
I will nominate Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia, and Mutiny on the Bounty, nya! Lizzy’s turn, nya! (tags Elizabeth)
Elizabeth:
Dr. No,  Lawrence of Arabia, Lolita, and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner! (tags her wife)
Becca:
Dr. No,  Lawrence of Arabia,The Miracle Worker, and To Kill a Mockingbird! Myayr’s turn (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia, Day of the Triffids, and Tales of Terror! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia. Gypsy, Captain Clegg  (a.k.a Night Creatures), and Phantom of the Opera, fur shur! (tags Melanakeami with a flit of the wing)
Melanakeami:
I will nominate the animated Loony Tunes and merry Melodies shorts such as Shiskabugs. Wet Hare, Quackodile Tears, Martian Through Georgia, and Louvre Come Back to Me! (tail fin tags Daytona)
Daytona:
I will second those, and add Zoom at the Top, Mexican Boarders, Mother was a Rooster, Slick Chick, and A Sheep in the Deep! (tags the centauress)
Elaenor:
I will nominate the TV series that premiered that year, such as The Virginian, McHale’s Navy, and Combat! (tags Meryl)
Meryl:
The Saint, Z- Cars, Fireball XL-5! (tags Beebee)
Beebee:
The Beverly Hillbillies, The Lucy Show, and The Jetsons! (tags Ilyana)
 
Ilyana:
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and when Walter Cronkite became the news anchor at CBS News! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with Dr. No, Lawrence,

Hillbillies, Carson, and Cronkite! Well, that was fairly expedient little Lightning Round, considering there are almost 20 of us here!  Ah,

we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s-

collectibles and toy talk, with Tara-chan’s review 
of the Marvel Legends King Valkyrie action figure!
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! We like to collect the figures, dolls, statues and – and ornaments of the inspurrrational heroines, so I was quaite pleased to get Hasbro’s figure of King Valkyrie  as she is depicted in the forthcoming movie Thor: Love and Thunder, which I am quite eager to see, nya! This purreviously appurred in Thor: Raganarok, Avengers: Endgame, and – and Marvel’s What If…? , nya!
She is again purrtrayed by actress Tessa Thompson, who I also loved in Selma, Creed, Creed II,  Annihilation, Men in Black: International, Westworld, and – and Veronica Mars, nya! This 6.125” figure (including her boot heels) is part of the sepurrately – sold Marvel Legends Thor: Love and Thunder wave of figures that also includes Thor, Mighty Thor, (Jane Foster)  Ravager Thor, Star-Lord, Groot, and – and Gorr, nya!
 
All but the Thor include  one or two of the parts needed to build the figure of his stoney pal Korg, whose head and – and mace are included with King Valkyrie., nya. She is beautifully designed, sculpted and – and painted, with the intricate details and – and  the faithful portraiture! Since Tessa is 5’4” tall, if this 6.125” figure was flat-footed it would be appurroximately 5.8” tall, and – and thuslyof the 1:10.45 scale, nya.
The details are quite sumptuous, from her slightly-bemewsed staring expurression and – and the lush butt-length coiffure, to the textures, seams, folds and – and the  drapurry of her sleeveless Black, Gray & White outfit with the Blue cape, and- and thye 3” Dragonfang sword that fits in her right hand, nya. She is very posable, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and – and ankles, nya!
 
She can stand without requiring a display base or a widdle doll / figure stand (which is not included), but I will recommend getting one of those, for the better balance and – and the more dynamic poses, nya. I am very pleased with this  action figure, which have found the good spot upon the shelf to display her next to fellow Asgardians Sif, Hela, Angela, and- and Loki, nya! Nyow here is Chief Ellie to discuss the
 
Marvel Legends Binary action figure, nya!
 
Ellie:
Hai! Created by author Roy Thomas and artist John Buscema, Carol Danvers has evolved quite the bit since she first appurred in Marvel Super Heroes #13  in 1968! She was the USAF officer until she became the titular super heroine in Ms. Marvel #1 in 1977, and then the more powerful cosmic heroine Binary thanks to author Chris Claremont and artist Dave Cockrum in Uncanny X-Men in 1982! 
Later she was known as Warbird in The Avengers #4 in 1998, and ultimately as Captain Marvel in Avenging Spider-Man #9 in 2012! That most recent version has been purtrayed wonderfully by actress Brie Larson in the Marvel movies! As Binary, she had he cosmic White Hole energy powers and her appurrance changed to have the Red skin, the fiery Orangey corona “hair” and the sexy white costume!
 
From the soles of her thigh boots to the tips of her corona, this action figure is the overall 6.625” tall, or just 6” tall if flat-footed without the translucent corona. Since the character is supposedly 5’11” tall in the comics, that would make this beautifully designed, sculpted and painted figure to be almost the 1:12 scale. She is accessorized with the pair of variant hands (fists), the energy tendrils and fireballs!
She is very posable, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and ankles; and she is balanced well enough to stand up without requiring any sort of figure or doll stand. I am very pleased with this figure, and I have displayed her next to the figures of Captain Marvel, Warbird, Ms. Marvel and her friend Photon!I am done, and now here is Jenjen to discuss the
 
Transformers: Legacy Prime Universe Arcee Deluxe Class action figure!
 
Jeannie:
Arigato. We like to collect Hasbro’s Transformers’ female characters https://tfwiki.net/wiki/List_of_female_Transformers such as Arcee, Strongarm, Elita One, Chromia, Moonracer, Firestar, Windblade, Nautica and Black Arachnia. There are a lot more than you might think. and I purrfur versions from the comics and animation compared to the live-action movies.This latest figure of Arcee is based on her Blue, Black & Gray incarnation from the 2010 Transformers Prime animated series.
This incarnation transforms into the motorcycle, compurred to the Pink & White Generation One Arcee which transforms into the car.She is 1” shorter than the 6” Transformers R.E.D. Transformers Prime Arcee action figure (which I reviewed in the November 2021 edition of The Mew); however that purrior Arcee was a non-converting action figure  (i.e it did not transform from the bipedal bot to vehicle mode), whereas this one does transform into the motorcycle.
Beautifully sculpted and painted, she is an extremely posable figure whose  points of articulation are in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles. However, I find the design of the figure to be a bit cumbersome, as the motorcycle’s front & lower farings, windscreen, fender, wheel, handlebars & fork tubes are quite conspicuously attached to her back, and not concealed within the figure whilst in her bot mode.
Nevertheless, the wheels do spin, a translucent 1.375” diameter snap-on circular shield (which can sepurrate into two halves) is included, and she is very well-balanced as not to require a display stand (which is not included). Also included in the box is the instruction sheet, which depicts the 20 steps for the conversion purrocess, and the steps needed for the shield and wheel weapon process. Nyow here is Ilyana-sensei to begin our batch of
TV, DVD, Blu-Ray & Movie Mewsings, with
her review of Jurassic World: Dominion.
Ilyana:
Hai! It is hard to believe that Jurassic Park is almost 30 years old! It was such the fun and ground-breaking movie! Back then I thought the FX were so realistic, that it seemed like Steven Speilberg actually found some real live dinosaurs who could act! So this is the sixth film in that series, and I will go ahead and say that I think the first one is still the best, even if the visual FX technology has gotten better.
I will also say that each subsequent film in the series builds upon it purredecessors, in depicting how the world has changes as the dinosaurs and other purrehistoric critters are loosed! I was the bit disappointed by the 2nd & 5th films, but I was eager to see this’un, especially as it unites the Jurassic Park characters with the Jurassic World characters, and introduces some good new ones!
The impurressive cast includes Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant, Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcom, BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wui, Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, Omar Sy as Barry Sembene, Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood, Campbell Scott as Dr. Lewis Dodgson, Mamoudou Athie as Ramsay Cole, and DeWanda Wise as Kayla Watts!
Of course, the movie also stars the many dinosaurs including Blue the Velociraptor, whose child has to be rescued from the dino-nappurrs, whilst Maisie has to be rescued form the kidnappurrs, but I should not further spoil the taste of the plot. It has the great cast and FX, lots of amazing critters, terrific mewsic by Michael Giacchino, world-building aplenty, and thrilling action scenes in the exciting international locations!
Colin Trevorrow deserves much of the applause too, because he was not only the director and one of the purrducers, but he also co-wrote the story and the screenplay! So, on the letter grade scale of A+ to F, I will give this movie the “better than average” B as in the Brachiosaurus! I am done, so nyow  I will turn The Mew over to Trini-chan, who wishes to discuss Pixar’s latest movie

Lightyear!

Trini-chan:
Arigato! I love the animated movies by Disney and  Pixar, so I was quite eager to see this origin tale of Buzz Lightyear, who first appurred 23 years ago in the movie Toy Story! Directed by Angus MacLane (who co-directed Finding Dory) and animated by Pixar, with the mewsic by Michael Giacchino, this science fiction movie’s stellar voice cast includes Chris Evans as Buzz, Keke Palmer as Space Ranger Izzy, Taika Waititi as Space Ranger Mo Dale Soules as Space Ranger Darby  Peter Sohn as Sox the robot cat, and James Brolin as the evil Empurrer Zurg!
I do not wish to spoil the taste of the plot, but I will just say that I thought this was such the beautiful, thrilling, fun movie, that has the magnificent story, art, design, animation purrformances, sound and mewsic! However, I will mention that there are the mid and the post credits scenes! It has been the good year thus far for the Pixar movies, including this’un and Turning Red, and now I am looking forward to getting the Lightyears Blu-Ray or DVD, which I hope will have the special features aplenty! I am done, so now here is Nyo-sensei to discuss
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore!
Nyoka:
Hai! I am a big fan of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World books and movies, although I must purrofess that I am the bit more purrtial to the Harry Potter tales than the Fantastic Beasts tales. Nevertheless, I certainly do appurreciate that latter series’s contributions to the Wizarding World mythology, the great cast, the high purrduction values, the lavish FX, the lovely mewsic, and the meowgnificent make-up, sets, costumes and critters!
 
That great cast includes Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scarmander, Victoria Yeats as his assistant Bunny, Callum Turner as Newt’s brother Theseus, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Richard Coyle as his brother Aberforth, Mads Mikkelsen as Grindwelwald, Poppy Corby-Tuech as his assistant Vinda, Dan Folger as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Katherine Waterston as her sister Tina, and Erza Miller as Creedence!
I was also pleased that this movie was directed by David Yates, who directed four of the Harry Potters and all three of the Fantastic Beasts movies,! Pickett the Bowtruckle and Teddy the Niffler are back, and other beasts include the Wyvern, Phoenix, Manticores, and the Qilins, nya!
Newt reminds me the bit of The 11th Doctor Who, especially with the companions, the arch enemy, and the dimensionally transcendental suitcase! My only quibble about the movie is that it was more somber than I purrfur, but it was quite thrilling and – and  mesmerizing, with major character developments! Speaking of Doctor Who, Mike wants to tell us about the
Doctor Who Eve of the Daleks / Legend of the Sea Devils DVD!

Mike:

Thabnk you, Nyo-sensei! We love the Doctor Who TV series which currently stars Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, Mandip Gill as her companion Yasmin Khan and John Bishop as her companion Dan Lewis! Eve of the Daleks (60.75 min) was this year’s terrific New Years Day Special, Legend of the Sea Devils (49.75 min) was this year’s exciting Easter Special, and this DVD includes both of those, with optional audio commentaries and three behind-the-scenes featurettes which are quite entertaining and informative!
 
The DVD and the Blu-Ray have the same bonus features. The video is presented in the 2:1 letterbox format with the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and optional English SDH subtitles on the Region 1 NTSC DVD. Eve of the Daleks has audio commentary by director Anette Laufer, actor Adjani Salmon (who portrayed Nick), and Dalek voice actor Nicholas Briggs; whilst Legend of the Sea Devil’s commentary is by director Haolu Wang, chief Sea Devil actor Craig Els, and actress Crystal Yu (who portrayed Madame Ching)!
 
Slightly over 9 minutes long, “Execution of the Daleks” is the featurette on the making of that New years Day Special, with comments by Jodi, Mandip, Dan, showrunner Chris Chibnall, and executive producer Matt Stevens. At 6.5 minutes long, “Return of the Sea Devils” is the making of that Easter Special, with comments by Jodie, Mandip, Dan, Chris, Matt, Craig, Haolu, costume designer Ray Holman, and production designer Dafydd Shurmer. The Sea Devil costumes and the pirate ship set are especially examined. 
 
At about 5.5 minutes long, “Becoming Pirates” is another featurette on the making of the Easter Special, focusing more on the acting and stunts, with comments by Jodie, Mandip, John, Haolu, Crystal, Marlowe Chan-Reeves (who portrayed Ying Ki),and Arthur Lee (who portrayed Ji Hun). Otherwise. it’s the fairly no-frills package with just the disk in the plastic case with the outer cardboard sleeve, but I’m quite happy with it! Ah, now I’ll turn The Mew over to Melana-san, who would like to discuss the
Non Non Biyori: Nonstop Blu-ray!

Melanakeami:

Hai! This is the third season of the Non Non Biyori anime series based upon the manga by Atto! It is the beautiful and wonderfully amusing slice-of-life tale of the young girls who live in the rural village of Asahigaoka and are the few students at the local school! They have the fun widdle adventures at school, their homes and in the lovely countryside. It is the very accessible TV series, with just the total of 36 half-hour episodes and the one 71 minute movie!
The characters are so much fun, the tales are rather whimsical and charming, the art and animation are as gorgeous as gorgeous can be, and the performances, sounds and the music are superb! Nonstop’s 13 episodes total 325 minutes, and are presented in the 1080p High- definition video format of the 16×9 screen aspect ratio, with the Japanese DTS-HD Master audio 2.0 and the very legible English subtitles upon the two disks in side the plastic case.
There are also the few special features such as the “clean’ (textless) versions of the episodes opening & closing sequences, plus the nearly 3 minute recap of the first t2o seasons and the movie. I think the neatest of the special features is the “Online Event: Non Non Biyori Meowning Festival” which was the 23.5 minute short to promote the 3rd season. It includes a recap and a live-action segment with the voice actresses! Now here is Myayr to begin our
printed-media mewsings, with her review
of Elfquest: Stargazer’s Hunt vol. 2!
Mary Nyan:
Hai! We love Wendy and Richard Pini (WARP)’s Elfquest tales because of the lavish mythology, the generations of many great characters, and Wendy’s meowgnificent art! Published by Dark Horse, this 8 issue mini – series is set the 3 years after the purrior Final Quest arc, in which the elves underwent the cultural and metaphysical transformations.
Some elves left the World of Two Moons in the palatial space ship amidst the war with humans, during which some beloved characters died. However, there were also reunions, romances, revelations and births. Stargazer’s Hunt begins on the planet Star Home, where Skywise of the Wolfrider Tribe has become of the New High Ones.
This longly – awaited 6.625″ x 10/125″ full color 102 page trade papurrback is purriced $17.99 in the USA and $23.99 in Canada, and includes chapters 5-6 plus the bonus comments & gallery pages. The talewas written by Wendy and Richard, with the art by Sonny Strait, lettering by Nate Piekos and cover art by Wendy.
The editor was Rachel Roberts  the assistant editor was Jenny Blenk, the collection designer was Skyler Weissenfluh, and the digital art technician was Allytson Haller. Since The Final Quest, Skywise consummated the romance with Timmain the ancient shape-shifter and they have a daughter named Jink, who is the co-star of the tale!
She is not new to Elfquest. As an adult character, she had her own series which was published between 1994 – 1996! In tcvhapters 1-4 of Stargazer’s Hunt, we saw her grow from the widdle girl to the young adult. Skywise lamented his late best friend Cutter the tribal chief, so Jink telepathically erased his sad meowmories.
However, the unintended consequence was that the gap in his mind was quite traumatic, so went away into outer space for answers. While searching for her dad on the World of Two Moons, Jink met the rest of her elf family who introduced her to the various elf tribes. That brings us up to volume 2, which mainly focuses on Skywise.
His quest leads him to more worlds, where the species of trolls, elves and humans have since evolved, and we are introduced to the insectoid tribes! Skywise meets the two humans Par Tolfsson and Queen Bee, whose coutre and equine tack seem akin to the wild west! Speaking of the fashions, Jink gets a lovely new tight Black & Blue outfit!
We also learn more about that happened to their original homeworld. Also appearing are Ember, Leetah, Yun, Goldruff, Timmain, Strongbow, Freetouch, Venka, Satreekah, Hokkah, Dre-Ahn, Savah, Suntoucher, Old Maggotty, Picknose, Oddbit, Trinket, Thistlecap, Petalwing, several wolves and horses, and the spirit of Cutter!
Ahdri, Moonshade and Teir are meowntioned! I like every aspect of the tale thus far, from the plot & character developments, to the fashion designs and the lush scenery! The character, scenic & FX art, panel & page compurrsitions, graphic narrative techniques, fonts & richly vibrant coloring are quite exquisite! I am done, and now here is Nya-sensei to discuss
 
Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle vol. 8!
 
Nyanko:
Hai! Known as Gunnm in Japan, Yukito Kishiro’s epic post-apocalyptic cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita began in 1990 and purrtains to the titular amnesiac cyborg Alita (or Gally, in Japan) who was found in the dystopian future scrapyard and rebuilt by cyber doctor Ido. Retaining her astounding Panzer Kunst style of martial arts purrowess, Alita becamethe supurreme bounty hunter, warrior and athlete!
Published by Kodansha, the manga spawned several sequel series, short stories, the spin-off, animated OVA, and the live-action movied thyat starred Rosa Salazar! Mars Chronicle is the purrequel tale of Alita’s origin as the widdle orphaned cyborg girl named Yoko on the Planet Mar surrounded by the heroes and the villains amidst the political conspurracy, wars and other tragic hardships.
 
Vol. 8 is purriced  $10.99 in the USA and $14.99 in Canada; and its 162 pages include the 145 B&W pages of manga chapters 37-41 written & drawn by Yukito Kishiro with the assistance of his brother / web meowster Tsutomu Kishiro and Emiya Kinar. It was translated by Stephen Paul, lettered by Evan Hayden and edited by Vanessa Tenazonas with the cover design by Phil Balsman.
 
I agerly awaited vol. 8, as it has been almost the year since vol. 7! Purreviously, Yoko, her scheming friend Erica and the powerful girl named Yunie escaped from bounty hunters and evil politicians. Purreviously, 
amidst startling revelations of Yoko / Alita’s tragic origin, she and Erica escaped from bounty hunters and The Duke who needed them for sinister the royal political purrposes.
In the city of Deja Thoris which was once a huge spaceship, they met the mysterious trader known as Keun, who is hunted by soldiers and a local boss named Big Mamma. In vol. 8, the city is liberated by the elite team of Panzer Kunst cyborgs, including Keun’s ally Gelda, who befriended Yoko and Erica. Meanwhile, Keun laments how he failed to purrotect a desparate scientist named Wami who feared for her life.
 
He learns of the fiendish expurrimentation on thousands of children’s brains; and unfortunately Yoko and Yuni are captured when Erica’s secret parlay with the vengeful monstous cyborg Jakoleva goes bad! As mewsual, the art is quite amazing, from the characters and the mecha to the environment and combat scenes! I was purrticularly impurressed by the 8 full-page pics and the 2 two-page spurreads!
it is rated OT for older teen readers, purrhaps due to the violence, gore, and harsh language, After the chapters  are the publishing / credits page, the 10 pages of ads for other manga, and the 6 pages about Alita’s publication in other countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, China and South Korea! I will give it the “A” as in Alita! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Vonny, who wants to discuss–
The Demon Girl Next Door vol. 5!
Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! First published by Houbunsha in 2014, The Demon Girl Next Door is the comedic occult / urban fantasy manga series  of the four-panel format by Izumi Ito, which was adapted in to the anime TV series in 2019. The tale purrtains to the school girl Yuko who is the descendant of the demoness Lilith. Her legacy is to defeat her generations’s local magickal girl Momo, but they are friends more than enemies, nya!
 
As the series purrogresses, Yuko gets more used to her demonic powers, whilst her social circle grows with more friends and rivals nya! RatedTeen, the English translated version is published here by Seven Seas, purriced at $14.99 in the USA & $18.99 IN Canada, Vol. 5 is the 5 3/4” x 8 1/4” x 1/2” trade papurrback has 10 color pages & 120 B&W pages  to compurrise chapters 53-64 of the manga, nya.
 
It was was translated by Jenny McKeon, adapted by Kim Kindya, purroof – read by Danielle King & B. Lillian Martin, lettered & retouched by Rai Enrill, edited by Shanti Whitesides, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, published by Jason DeAngelis, and associately published by Adam Arnold, with the cover design by H.Qi, purrduction management by Lissa Pattillo, and purrint management by Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein, nya!
 
The fun begins with Yuko’s zombie apocalypse dream co-starring her classmate Anri-chan. It is judt the dream, but disaster happens at Cafe Asur where she and Lico the fox spirit work for Shirosawa the Tapir demon, nya! They relocate to Momo’s appurrtment wehile she spends time with her big sister Sakura, but without the purrotective barriers the new location is discovere by another magickal girl who tries to hunt the demons, nya!
 
As if that was not enough on their plates, they contend with the sentient refrigerator and Mizuchi the Water Serpent girl, nya! I was very pleased with this latest volume, with the amusing slice-of-life moments and the very detailed cute moe-style art, nya! I am done, and nyow here are Dayto-sama and Mie-sensei to meowntion soem Meowrevlosy catgirl tales, nya!

Iron Cat  #1

Mielikki:
Arigato! Felicia Hardy alias The Black cat has been purrowling the Marvel Comics since she first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #194 in 1979! She is quite the anti-hero, having contributed to good and bad days to heroes such as Spider-Man, HellCat and more recently Iron Man, which is ironic as Hellcat and Iron Man have been paired up of late! However, this time it is Felicia who is having the bad day, thanks to her fremeny Tamara Black who has stolen the Iron Cat armor which first appeared in The Black Cat #11!
Rated T+ for the teen and older readers, this 36 page issue is priced $4.99 and has the 36 pages which include the 30 page tale plus the title / credits page, the preview page, the assistant editor Lindsey Cohick’s cordial message, and the 3 pages of the ads. The tale was written by Jed MacKay, illustrated by Pere Perez, colored by Frank D’armata, lettered by Ariana Maher, edited by Nick Lowe, and in-chiefly edited by C.B. Cebulski, with the graphic design by Carlos Lao, 
 
So like, the front cover art by Pere & Frank, and the issue is also available in the choice of six other variant covers, by John Taylor Chsristopher; Peach Momoko; Ron Lim & Israel Silva; Skan; C.F. Villa; and Skottie Young, fur shur! Wearing the sleek and sexy powerful Iron Cat armor, Tamara is vengefully hunting for Felicia, who she blames for the death of their former comrade The Black Fox, who we see in the flashback scenes of a caper that happened twelve years prior.
Given that the armor was stolen from Tony, he is reluctant to help Felicia, although he concedes that they share the common interests! I should not further spoil the plot, but it is quite the captivating, thrilling tale with the totally awesomely illustrated characters, scenery FX and fonts, furn shur! We are quite eager to find out what happens next, and we hope that there’ll be an Iron Cat action figure! Speaking of Tony and his catgirl liasons, He and Felicia are facing the supernatural peril in
Iron Man & Hell Cat Annual #1!
 
Daytona:
Hai! You know, Matsy Walker has actually been in the Marvel Comics much longer than Iron Man, as she first appeared way back in Miss American #1 in 1944, so she has been around almost as long as Captain America! She her rival Hedy, boyfriend Buzz had the humorous teenage romantic tales in those days, but things changed for her in The Avengers #144 in 1976 after she inherited the Cat heroine costume from he
her friend Greer Grant Nelson who became Tigra, and thus Patsy became The HellCat!
Patsy Walker a.k.a Hell Cat was one of our favoritest Marvel Comics of the past decade. and we wish that it had not been cancelled so soon, but we are grateful for for her subsequent appearances! Rated T and priced $4.99 this Annual has the 36 pages consisting of the 30 page tale plus the title / credits page, the preview page, the 2 pages of the ads and the two-page tribute to the late artist George Perez. The tale takes place between Iron Man #20, but I am nut sure when if occurs compared to Iron Cat #1.
It was written by Christopher Cantwell, illustrated by Ruairi Coleman, colored by Triona Farrell, lettered by Joe Caramagna, edited by Martin Brio, executively edited by Tom Brevoort, and in-chiefly edited by C.B. Cebulski, with the graphic design by Carlos Lao, the mane front cover art by Logan Luberra & Rachel Rosenberg; and the choice of the three variant covers by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau; Peach Momoko; and Chrissie Zullo. We have met Chrissie at several comic book conventions!
It is quite the haunting reunion for Patsy and Hedy who winds up at her late mom Dorothy’s mansion, along with her mom’s ghost, Patsy’s deceased  first ex-husband Buzz and her 2nd ex-husband Damian Hellstrom, a.k.a Then of Satan! As if the situation was not devilish enough, they have to contend with BlackHeart, the son of Mephisto! Tony, who clearly has a thing for Redheads, armors up to help HellCat, but in this case he is ill-suited to tackle the powerful magickal villains!
 
Let’s just say that Patsy, Hedy and Tony hav the hell of the time! Also appearing in an amusingly surreal dream wedding sequence are Captain America, The Hulk, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Frog Man, The Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, and a yummy four tier cake! I thought that this was quite the lovely tale with the great characters, the gorgeous art, and the spooky occult plot, and I hope that we will see more of Patsy and Hedy soon! Now here is Beebee-sama to discuss-
The World of Avatar: A Visual Exploration!
Beebee:
Hai! James Cameron’s movie Avatar is one of my favoritest movies, especially because of the wonderful characters and the lavish world-building, so I was pleased to get this latest book about the world ofd Pandora! Published by DK Books, this 9.375x x 11.125” hardcover has 128 full color pages, and it is purriced $$21.99 in the USA and $28.99 in Canada.
 
Curated by Joshua Izzo, it is brimming with photos, it has the introduction by purrducer Jon Landau, and the forward by actress Zoe Saldana who purrtrays purrincess Neytiri te Tskaha Mo’at’ite! The first chapter purrtains to the geology and geography of Pandora, which is one of the 15 moons of planet Polyphemus which is 4.5 light years from Earth!
 
Chapter 2 purrtains to the flora with details of a couple dozen plants, chapter 3 purrtains to the fauna with details of a couple dozen or so critters, chapter 4 purtains to the indigenous Na’vi people, chapter 5 purrtains to the Na’vi clans such as Neytiri’s Omaticaya Clan and six others, whilst chapter 6 is the peek at some of their sacred sites and rituals!
 
Chapter 7 purrtains to the purrsonnel, vehicles and equipment of Earth’s RDA (Resources Development Administration) which colonized Pandora, and to top off this book is chapter 8 which just has the two pages purrtaining to some of the aquatic life that we might see in the sequel movie Avatar: The Way of Water which will be released in December!
Although The World of Avatar is not as extensive as the purrior books such as The Art of Avatar: James Cameron’s Epic Adventure, The Making of Avatar, Avatar: An Activist’s Survival Guide, or the Avatar 3D Collector’s Vault, it is still the splendidly fun and informative book! That is all for our reviews, so nyow here are Lizzy, Becca  and Meryl to purrsent
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!

Becca:

In this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmerate famous catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! Of course, then there are those who might not actually have the beasty DNA, but do have the appurreciated spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire!
Elizabeth:
Raphtalia is the magicikal Tanuki Musume in the The Rising of the Shield Hero light novel, manga anime series of the isekai fantasy genre! She has the lovely ears, tail, sorcery powers and sword purrowess! In the original Japanese version she is voiced by Asami Seto, and in the English dubbed version she is voiced by Erica Mendez!
Meryl:
We wish to shine the spotllight on several honorary kemonomimi such as the comedienne Ali Wong who wears in the Tom Ford red leopurrd purrint mini dress in her Don Won comedy special on Netflix!
Becca:
We have purreviouslly nominated actress Sofia Vergara for her fashions of the feline motif, but we wish to amend that spotlight due to her recen high legline leopurrd purriit maillot, and the strapless zebra stripe leopurrd purriit maillot!
Elizabbeth:
Lizzy Hale is the lead singer & rhythm guitarist of the rock group Halestorm, and she wore the leopurrd purrint outfit with the Black leather jacket in the documentary “Alice Cooper: Story Of The Songs” on Reelz TV network!
Meryl:
In Daniel Armando’s 2014 movie What it Was, actress Arlene Chico-Lugo purrtrayed Adina in the scene wearing just the striped catgirl body paint, mew la la!
Becca:
In the spooky TV series The Haunting of Bly Manor, Amelie Bea Smith purrtrays the orphaned girl Flora, who in the epurrsode”The Two Faces, Part One” wore the cat ears and kitty face makeup as the “purrfectly splendid” nekomimi named Tails during her and her brother’s widdle storytime purrformance!
 
Elizabeth:
In the BBC TV series Midsomer Murders, Isabel Shaw purrtays John and Sarah Barnaby’s daughter Betty; and In the epurrsode “Till Death Do Us Part” she wore the cute pink bunny kigurumi onesle! Kawaii!
Meryl:
In the 8th epurrsode “Hello Baby!” of the original 1993 Tenchi Muyo OAV series, galactic police officer Mihoshi (voiced by Yuko Mizutani) had the cute Cabbit tail! We assume that it was sewn on to the back of her pants, but stranger things happened! Also, there is the cute bunny girl depicted on the label of the can of powdered milk!
Becca:
Published by AfterShock Comics, Bunny Mask is the horror comic book by author Paul Tobin & artist Andrea Mutti, in which the titular usagimimi fashion accessory is worn by the purrimordial mysterious meowgical vigilante girl
Elizabeth:
In the 2nd epurrsode of the 2nd season of the Hidamari Sketch anime TV series, one of the four mane art student characters Miyako (voiced by Kaori Mizuhash) is briefly imagined as catgirl! Another recurring character is the Ume-sensei, the widdle bug girl purrsona of the manga’s creator Aoki Ume, who also purrvided her voice!
Meryl:
Created by author N.K. Jemisin & artist Jamal Campbell, Green Lantern Jo Mullein’s assistant CanHaz is of the alien @AT species which are the sentient computer apps in the Far Sector, and in the DC Pride 2022 issue she is wearing the digital costume cat ears!  That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra and Bunni to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya! 
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict the artistic nudity, but none of them are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.

Bunnii:

This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are proud to present several new illustrations by our friend Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com! Pronounced Riv-kah, the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden was the guest for our September 2009 Mew! Firstly, “Storm Caller” depicts Wen-Sensei, the Purrofessora of Meteorological Magick at our island’s Mew Hanover College!
She is the 200 year old Southeast Asian, cisgender female fairy with the pretty Yellow False Tiger Moth-ish wings! Rvkh used the pencils, pens and paints for the traditional-media version (on the left) of Wen-sensei, and used Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil for the digital version (on the right), of which there is the time-lapse art process video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oEF4Bos5do!
Petra:
Nextly is “The Resistance”, which depicts Faith the warrior herald angel general, nya! She is the shape-shifting, vegan Christian & meowster strategist who appurrs in the various forms, such as the human female with the great pugilistic purrowess, nya! Purrhaps y’all have seen the illustration  of Faith’s friend Kharis https://catgirlisland.net/art/guest6/7.html, nya?
Rvkh used Procreate on the Apple Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil for this supurrb image, which was inspired by the song “Resistance” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKnRdQiH3-k by the band Skillet; and there is the time-lapse art purrocess video for this illustration at https://youtu.be/QCHrGoF2s94, nya!

Bunnii:

Then we are delighted to display 12 more of Rvkh’s lovely landscapes, all of which were done with Procreate on an Apple Ipad with an Apple Pencil! These landscapes have been grouped into three batches of four pics apiece, and after each pic’s title is the link to it’s art process video!
 
The first batch includes (uppurr left) “Bay Sunrise” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcTONPAWEj8, (uppurr right) “Bay Sunset” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHBYsTOepMI, (lower left) “Serene Sea” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JwS6-ggj-Y, and “Serene Hills” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMeLYufEb68!
 
Petra:
The second batch includes (uppurr left) “Dramatic Mist”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyIzFigAOpQ, (uppurr right) “Winter Mist” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gsGekScFNM, (lower left) “Mountain Majesty” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt5dXVXVWGQ, and (lower right) “Peaceful Mountains” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGtp7MxeOc4, nya!
 
The third batch includes (uppurr left) “Warm Waves” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHYemwJt7bU&feature=youtu.be, (uppurr right) “Dark Forest” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8d_t-ikMVk,  (lower left) “Shore Sunset” http://www.rvkhart.com/2022/03/shore-sunset.html, and (lower right) “Autumn Brilliance” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiKQG2RpKSw, nya!
 
Bunnii: 
Lastly but not leastly for this month, in Gallery Two https://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery2.html we are ecstatic to exhibit “The Mewtenant” by Mike, Star Trek fan character Mewtenant Wilhelminya Tigeria Rice is the  mixed – breed half-Human, half-Caitian officer baord the starship Mew S.S. Enterprurrise circa 2269-2270!
Her name is the nod to the mane character of Gene Roddenberry’s 1963 TV series “The Lieutenant”! Her Pink mewniform with the paw-purrint insignia, repurrsents Starfleet’s trial Hospurrtality Branch. Her Entertainment Tricorder, has Gigaquads of mewsic, images, books, videos, games and recipes,. It can be set for the the karaoke, DJ, MMORPG and dance battle  / flash mob modes!
The cat lady sings…
Nyanko:
I love the “Storm Caller”,  from the ruffled neckline of her strapless dress with the flouncy drapery of the skirt… to her wavy lush platinum hair in the dango-bun coiffure, and her confidently pleased expurrression as she calls down the thunder!
 
Nyoka:
I think that “Resistance” is such the glorious illustration of the powerful gorgeous angel with the sexy abs, the lovely wings, and the purretty auburn hair as she majestically appurrs amidst the heavenly crepuscular rays to her enemies’ dismay!
Trini-chan:
Rvkh is so very quite adept at conjuring the meowgnificant landscape scenes with the serene  sunrises and sunsets!
Ilyana:
Hai hai, and the vast layered sense of depth with the atmospheric purrspective of the misty lakes, valleys and peaks!
Melanakeami:
Her seascapes have such wonderful waves, from the trough to the crest with the purrfect spray, ripples and foam!
Daytona:
I love her trees too, from the lush spanish moss and the breezy palms to the fiery maples and the pristine birch!
Meryl:
I purrticularly like the sheen of the Mewtenants purrple hair, the stripes upon her cocoa-colored fur, and the cute insignia!
Beebee:
Thank you for purrsenting the art!
Petra & Bunnii:

Doitashimaste, nya!

 
Elizabeth:
Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew!

Becca:

It is almost time for our AfterMew luau!

 
Tara-chan:
Itadakimasu, nya!
 
Mary Nyan:
 We wish to thank Rvkh for the beautiful art…
 
Bunnii:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
Yvonne:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
 
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai. nya!

June 2022 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The June 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round:
our favorite purrinted stuff of 1972
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Funko Pop! Justice League Black Orchid vinyl figure
 
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
Star Trek: Picard Season 2
Atlanta season 3
Moon Knight
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness
Top Gun: Maverick
Turning Red
Belle Blu-Ray + DVD
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
”Meesha & Bliss” by Mike
“Rise”, “Little Angel” and “Sassy” by Rvkh
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers tee shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from the south end of Wisteria Bridge on the riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 75 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
Yvonne
(the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Jaguar purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
Mike:
For purrofiles and illustrations of those and other Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate today, so let’s go ahead an jump into this month’s
Lightning Round!
This year we’ve been looking back at our favorite fun stuff of years ending in 2, and this month’s Lightning Round topic is our favorite printed stuff 1972! Fifty years ago!  So, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Trini-chan:
Some of the most memorable events of that year in Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip were the debut of Lucy & Linus’s younger brother Rerun; Snoopy & Woodstock’s journey to visit author Helen Sweetstory,  and Snoopy’s “Thompson is in Trouble” story arc! (tags Becca with a brush of the tail)
Becca:
1972 saw the first issues of the DC comics Supergirl, Swamp Thing, The Demon, Kamandi, and the first appurrances of characters such as Jonah Hex and the Human Target! (tail-tags Bunnii to go next)
Bunnii:
That year was Dave Cockrum’s first art for Superboy; Berni Wrightson’s issues of Swamp Thing;nd Roy Thomas & Barry Smith’s run on Conan the Barbarian escalated! (tags Petra)
Petra:
Author Denny O’Neil & artist Neal Adams’s run on the Batman comic books continued, whilst their run on the Green Lantern / Green Arrow comic book ended thyat year, nya. (tags Elizabeth)
Elizabeth:
The first issues of the Marvel comics such as The Cat, Night Nurse, and Shanna the She-Devil, The Defenders, Hero for Hire, Jungle Action, Marvel Team-Up, The Tomb of Dracula, and Werewolf by Night! (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want…. I want to nominate the first appurrances of Tigra, Thundra, Night Nurse, Luke Cage, Adam Warlock, Johnny Blaze, Jack Russell, and – and Dracula, nya! Nyow it is onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her sister)
Yvonne:
I will nominate the novels such as Elric of Melnibone by Michael Moorcock, Watership Down by Richard Adams, and All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, nya! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov, When Harlie Was One by David Gerrold, The Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad, Cyborg by Martin Caidin,  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson!. and The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth,. (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
The beautiful record album covers for Close to the Edge by Yes, Foxtrot by Genesis, Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan, Return to Forever by Chic Corea, Demons and Wizards and The Magician’s Birthday by Uriah Heep! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
So like, I will second those, and add the album covers for The Grateful Dead Euope ’72, Mickey Hart’s Rolling Thunder, Tangerine Dream’s Zeit, Wendy Carlos’s Sonic Seasonings, Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick and Living in the Pastl, fur shur! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh I gotta go with James Blish’s 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th short story collections that adapted episodes of Star Trek’s original series; and one of my favorite horror movie magazines The Monster Times, which debuted that year! Well, that was an expedient little Lightning Round, and since we have a lot on our plate, let’s go ahead and jump into-
our collectibles & toy talk, with Myayr’s review of the
Funko‘Pop! Justice League Black Orchid vinyl figure!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai! It is hard to believe that it was 49 years ago when Susan Linden-Thorne alias The Black Orchid (not to be confuzzled with the character in the Killer Instinct video game) first appurred in DC ’s Adventure Comics #429 in the autumn of 1973! Other comic book debuts about that time included Thanos, Howard the Duck, and Shang-Chi; whilst  the mewvies American Grafitti, Westworld, and Enter the Dragon purremiered in the theaters!
The animated Star Trek series debuted on TV that fall too, but I have already stray-catted off the topc. Created by author Sheldon Mayer and artist Tony DeZuniga, Linda was quite the lithe graceful, beautiful mysterious sight at 5’11” tall & 130 lbs in her exotic Pink, Magenta, Lavendar, Lilac and Black skin tight costume with the mask, high collar and the distinctive swallowtail-like cape that attached to her wrists.
I think that it is one of the most gorgeous costume designs! She was the meowster of disguise, whose powers included the flight, invulnerability, and supurr strength. She did not appurr in many stories, although a later supurrnatural incarnation of the character with botanical qualities debuted in the 1998 mini-series by author Neil Gamin and artist Dave McKean, and has appurred in several animated adventures!
There is very little meowrchandise of the character, so I was quite delightfully surpurrised to find Funko’s Pop!’s Justice League vinyl figure #435 of her [1973 incarnation]! Appurroximate 4.25” tall in the hovering pose upon the clear plastic display base, this Walmart exclusive figure to commeowmerate Earth Day 2022 is packaged iwithin the clear plastic clamshell inside the outer 3.5×4.5×6.5” cardboard window box.
Given the typical cute “supurr  deformed” style of the Pops figures with the oversized head, I am not sure what the scale of the figure would be. I wonder if they were inspired by Max Fleischer’s animated character Betty Boop? Well, I am very pleased with the design, sculpt and paint of the figure, with the intricate details and accurate colors of that costume! That is all of today’s toy talk, and nyow hwere is Mike to begin our
TV, DVD & movie mewsings, with his
review of Star Trek: Picard Season 2!
Mike:
Thanks Myayr! There’s been a lot of Trek on TV in recent years, what with Star Trek Discovery,  Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks, Prodigy, and Picard! Set in the year 2401, 25 years after the events of the movie Star Trek: Nemesis and shortly after the the first season of Picard (which I rather liked), the second season was something I had mixed feeling about, whedn I saw its first full trailer, because I was eager to see more of those great characters, but I wasn’t relishing another time travel Trek. 
 
I think it is overdone, and (certainly hope that is not what might be planned for the next theatrical Trek movie. That also goes for Treks to parallel Earths, Holo adventures, or other dimensions that look like Earth of the past
There have been several excellent exceptions in the various Star Trek series- and some that were downright superb. 
 
I’ll list some of them: The City on the Edge of Forever, A Piece of the Action, Assignment: Earth, Yesteryear, The Inner Light, Parallels, All Good Things, Little Green Men, Far Beyond the Stars, Trials and Tribble-ations, Fury, Endgame, In a Mirror Darkly, and most of the Holo Suite episodes of DS9, especially if they involved baseball or Vic Fontaine.
 
Of course, time travel was significant in seasons 2 & 3 of Discovery, but those were visions and trips into the future. So, part of me was not looking forward to season 2 of Picard, most of which is set in the year 2024 (A.D.),
I won’t spoil the plot by saying why, other than that Q is involved, but I gotta tell ya, my apprehension quickly went away!
 
I really like season 2 probably for every reeason-  a captivating story with no filler in its 10 episodes, great performances of great characters by great actors, high production values with great sets, locations, designs and FX, a a great story with a splendid balance of drama, humor, charm and action with poignant character developments and Trek myth-making.
 
The stellar cast includes returning Next Gen alumni such as Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, Jeri Ryan as Sevn of Nine, Brent SPiner as Adam Soong, John de Lancie as Q, Whoopie Goldberg as Guinan, and Wll Wheaton as Wesley Crusher. Then there are returning Picard alumni such as Aliosn Pill as Agnes Jurati, Michelle Hurd as Raffi Misiker, Evan Evagora as Elnor, Isa Briones as Koore Soong, Santiago Cabrera as Chris Rios, and Orla Brady as Laris! and Tallinn! 
 
But wait- there’s more! They’re joined by Annie Wersching as the Borg Queen, Sol Rodriguez as Dr. Teressa Ramirez, Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard, Ito Aghayere as young Guinan, Dylan Von Halle as young Jean-Luc, Madeline Wi8se as Jean-Luc’s mom Yvette, and James Callis as Jen-Luc’s dad.. and there’s a cameo by Kirk Thatcher who appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home!
 
The entire cast and crew did a wonderful job. Between season 2 of Picard, the first season of Strange New Worlds, and the remastered editon of  Star Trek – The Motion Picture (my alt-time favoritest movie, Trek or otherwise), I’’ve been a happy Trekker of late. I haven’t yet seen Discovery’s 4th season, but I eagerly look forward to its DVD release. Ah, I’m sorry if I got long-winded, which often happens when I talk Trek… but, stick a fork in me- I’m done, and now here’s Mie-sensei to discuss–
 
Atlanta season 3!
Mielikki:
Arigato!, So like, Atlanta is one of my favoritest TV series of the past few years, fur shur! Created and produced by Donald Glover – who I loved as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story- it is the poignant, comedic, satirical,slice-of-life tale starring Glover as Earn who manages the hiphop music career of his cousin Paper Boi, who is portrayed by Brian Tyree Henry who I loved as Phastos in Eternals!
Paper Boi is assisted by his odd buddy Darius, who is portrayed by Laketh Stanfield, who was totally awesome as Detective Elliot in Knives Out; whilst Earn attempts to rekindle things with his semi-girlfriend Van, who is the mom of their daughter Lotti and is portrayed by Zasie Beetz, who I loved as Domino in Deadpool 2! It is the totally awesome ensemble cast, who occasionally play other roles in the series!
The series started airing on the FX network in 2016, and is up to 31 eopisodes, having recently finished its third season. Seasons 1 & 2 were primarily set in Atlanta, Georgia, whereas most of season 3 ocurs in European cities such as Paris, Copenhagen, London, Budapest, and Amsterdam amidst Paperboi’s concert tour. So like, seasons 1 & 2 got rather surreal at times, but season 3 seems much weirder!
Every episode is like totally captivating, mesmerizing, and unpredictable; at times amusing, startling, ironic or bittersweet, with the fascinating characters and plots. The directing, performances, dialogue, pacing, locations, cinematography, editing, sound, art direction,costume desi8gn, hair & makeup are most exquisite, so I will give it an “A” as in Atlanta, fur shur! Now here is our weblaster Jamie to review
Moon Knight!
Jamie (in his usual webmeowster attire):
Moon Knight was never a character that I followed, though he did show up in a favorite of mine, Werewolf by Night. In fact, Moon Knight debuted in Werewolf by Night #32 in 1975. With his somewhat grounded abilities in the comic, Moon Knight seemed a good fit to kick off Marvel’s supernatural fare.
The series, starring Oscar Isaac as the titular character, along with a few others, comes off as a combination of Brendan Fraser’s “The Mummy” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. It’s an odd combination that works well due to Isaac’s performance and sets it apart from other Marvel shows.
The gist of the story is that Marc Spector (Isaac) was a mercenary who became an avatar for the Egyptian God, Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham). As such, Spector was Khonshu’s “Moon Knight” in a battle against evil doers. The show follows the same basic plot, but the Moon Knight storyline almost feels like a backstory to the show.
It’s the relationship between Steven Grant and Marc Spector, both played by Oscar Isaac, that is the series highlight. Moon Knight also stars Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow and May Calamawy as Layla El-Faoulyis, and available only on Disney+. Now for more musings of the Marevel Cinematic universe, here is Vonny to review–
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness!

Ilyana:

Arigato, nya! We are big fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s movies and TV shows, so we were quite eager to see this new movie, nya! It stars  Benedict Cumberbatch returning as as Dr. Stephen Strange, Elizabeth Olsenreturning a as Wanda Maximoff, Benedict Wong returning as Wong, Chiwetal Ejiofor returning as Karl Modo, Rachel McAdams returning as Dr. Christine Palmer, and wonderfully introducing Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, nya! America is one of our favoritest characters in the Marvel Comics of the recent years, nya! We see her moms too, nya!
There are many other returning marvelous actors and characters as well as great new ones aplenty, but I do not wish to spoil the plot or reveal any of the surpurrises, nya. I will meowntion that such surpurrises will purroably be much sweeter to folks who have seen the purrior MCU movies and TV series, especially Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: No Way Home, WandaVision, What If…?, Agent Carter, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, and… I’d better
leave it at that, nya! This movie was greatly directed by Sam Raimi, with terrific mewsic by Danny Elfman, nya!
The movie seemed the bit rushed and short, and there were significant characters that I wish were not absent, nya. I also noticed that they did not mention the inciudents of The Eternals movie, nya. However, I loved the story, performances, direction, cinematography, stunt choreography, costumes, hair & make-up, art direction,  purrduction design, FX, sound and mewsic, with the impurressive world-building, myth-making, and references to the comic books, nya! Make sure to linger for the mid and post-credits scenes, nya! I am done, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Jenjen who wishes to discuss
Top Gun: Maverick, nya!
Jeannie:
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, this sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun is amongst the movies that I have most eagerly anticipated. Dedicated to the prior film’s late director Tony Scott, it stars Tom Cruise who returns as the storied US N aviator Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who stil ahunted by the death of his best friend  LT. Nick “Goose” Bradshaw who was purrtrayed by Anthony Edwards.
 
These days, Maverick is no longer a figher pilot, but a test pilot, until he is ordered to go to the North Island Naval Air Station to reprise his role aty the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Purrogram known as Top Gun, which he graduated from 36 years purrior. This time he is needed to prepare the younger generation of aviators for the secret mission to destroy anenemy uranium enrichment facility.
Situated in a heavily-defended steep canyon, the mission is about as difficult as four X-Wing fighters trying to hit the three-meter thermal exhaust port of the Death Star. Adding to the difficulty is the strained relationship between Maverick and Goose’s son Rooster, but that is all I should say of plot of this poignant, thrilling movie which was excellently written, designed, directed, photographed, edited and scored.
 
The terrific cast also includes Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, Monica Barbaro as Lt. Natasha “Phoenix” Trace,Lewis Pullman as Lt. Robert “Bob” Floyd, Danny Ramirez as Lt. Mickey “Fanboy” Garcia, Jay Ellis as Lt. Reuben “Payback” Fitch, Glen Powell as Lt. Jake “Hangman” Seresin,  Bashir Salahuddin asCWO Bernie “Hondo” Coleman Jennifer Connelly as Penny Benjamin, Lyliana Wray as her Amelia…
… Jon Hamm as Admiral Beau “Cyclone” Simpson, Charles Parnell as Admiral Solomon “Warlock” Bates, Ed Harris as Admiral Chester “Hammer” Cain, and especially the returning Val Kilmer Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky,  with Jean Louisa Kelly as his wife Sarah. The scenes involving Iceman are purrticularly poignant. The movie depicts beautiful mecha in brilliant aerial action, especially the F/A-18 Super Hornets…
… as well as the Darkstar Scramjet, F-14 Tomcat, P-51 Mustang, F-35 Lightning II, E-2 Hawkeye, Su-57 Felon, MI-24 helicopter, Tomohawk cruise missiles, the Ninja H2 Carbon and GPZ 900 motorcycles, the J/125 sailboat, aircraft carriers U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 and U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72; and thusly I wil give Top Gun: Maverick the “A” grade. I am done, and nyow here is Tara-chan to discuss

Turning Red.

Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! You know, between the Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and- and other wonderful live-action and – and animated movies and – and TV series, I have been very pleased with Disney stuff, nya! That definitely includes Pixar’s Turning Red, which purrtains to the young Chinese-Canadian teen girl Mei Lee who suffers from the curse of transforming into a Red Panda when she gets emotionally flustered, nya! Of course, at first her purrents think that it is another certain young teen female purrocess that has upset her, nya!
 
Supurrbly co-written by Julia Cho and – and director Domee Shi, with the purrfect animation by Pixar and – and mewsic by Ludwig Goransson, Turning Red’s great voice cast includes Rosalie Chiang as Mei, Sandra Oh and – and Orion Lee as her mom Ming and – and dad Jin; Ava Morse, Hyein Park and – and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Mei’s best friends Mirian, Abby and – and Priya; Wai ching as Mei’s grandma Wu, James Hong as Mr. Gao, and – and Addie Chandler as Devon the boy who Mei has the crush upon, nya!
 
Like most Pixar movies, it has the excellent balance of the zany humor, poignant drama, thrilling action, and – and the charming slice – of – life moments, nya! The character, scenic and – and FX art, design and – and animation are outstanding, and – and the character design style seemed similar to that of Luka, which is another lovely Pixar movie, so I have given it the high purraise, I have purrchased the DVD, and – andI  am hoping to see Pixar’s Lightyear movie soon, nya! Nyow here is onee-chan to discuss the
 
Belle Blu-Ray + DVD, nya!
 
Trini-chan:
Belle is the latest anime feature film by Mamoru Hosoda, whose prior films include The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, Boy and the Beast, and Mirai! It pertains to the shy girl Suzu who becomes the sensational singer when she enters the online virtual reality universe, where she meets the mysterious fierce entity known as the Beast.
 
Thusly this film is inspired by Beauty and the Beast, but Suzu’s quest to befriend the Beast leads to other online mysteries and someone in real  life peril! It is such an amazing, spectacular, beautiful, bittersweeetly emotional movie, so I was quite eager to get this 2 disc set which is one of the many top quality home video releases by G-Kids!
 
The movie is presented in the anamorphic widescreen fo9rmat of the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, with the spoken languae choices of Japanese, English, and English DVS, with the optional suvbtitles in English, English SDH and Spanish. In addition to the PG rated, 122 minute movie, the Blu0Ray disk hasjust over 2.5 hours of bonus features!
Thhose inlude The Making of Belle documentary,  the conversation with Hosada, the voice of Belle, Hosada at the Animation is Film Festival, Hosada draws Belle, the English-dub voice actress Kylie McNeill performing “ ales of a Song”, the Station scene breakdown, the Ballroom scene, 7 trailers and the design gallery of 166 images!
The DVD has the movie and most of the bonus features, except for the design gallery and the 44 min. documentary. Both discs are packaged in the clear blue plastic case with the double-sided insert inside the outer cardboard sleeve. I am very pleased with the movie and the bonuses, which I will give the “A” grade! That will conclude this portion of The Mew, and now here are Lizzy and Becca to present–
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! Of course, then there are those who might not actually have the beasty DNA, but do have the appurreciated spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire!
Becca:
Two of the animated movies that we have just reviewed- Belle and Turning Red- feature anthropurrmorphic and kemonomimi female characters! In addition to Mei in her Red Panda form, there are numerous girls wearing costume panda ears when thy visit the shrine; and in Belle, the Justicars group of vigilantes who hunt the Beast and harass Belle includes the Leopurrd woman and the White Fox woman!
Elizabeth:
I would like to meontion anime that feature various girls costumed as or acting like nekomimi! Dropout Idol Fruit Tart is the TV series about the group of idols who hope to save their house from demolition. They and the rival band are often depicted in either cute mouse kigurumi onssies or the cat ears. Anime Gataris is the TV series that purrtains to the college anime club meoembers. Some of them and other fans occaisionnally don the cat ears, especially when attending the big Comiket con!
Becca:
Azur Lane The Animation is the anime TV series based upon the video game in which the international fleet of ship girls, who are the personified avatars of famous navel vessels, unite to defend against the u8ndersea invasders who have advanced technology in the Alternat history of World War Ii. Thusly, it reminds me of Kancolle and Strike Witches. There are over 60 such ship girls, and most of of them are kemonomimi, with the lovely cat, dog, wolf, fox or bunny ears!
 
Elizabeth:
We wish to shine the spotlight on the fantasy artist Shibashake https://thinkdrawart.com, who has used Daz Studio to create hundreds of beautiful realistic 3D CG illustrations of many sexy characters! Shibashake has galleries at Renderosity https://www.renderosity.com/users/shibashake/gallery and DeviantArt https://www.deviantart.com/shibashake, wherein you can see nearly 50 images of very alluring kemonomimi in the Sexy Anthro Women Fantasy gallery https://www.deviantart.com/shibashake/gallery/62469516/sexy-anthro-women-fantasy-art!
Becca:
SCTV was one of the greatest comedy sketch TV series! It lasted for six seasons, and the 2nd season’s 2nd epurrsode (which originally aired on 23 September,1978) included the “Dr. Tongue’s House of Cats” sketch, which purrodied the 3D horror movie. In his cat-filled mansion, the sinister Dr. Tongue (John Candy) drugs vistor Alicia (Catherine O’Hara) who is the latest of many victims to be transformed into cats. He hosts a cat party, but regrets it when they strike back! I guess they wanted to claw a doctor, heehee! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are are Petra and Bunni to purrsent the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Bunni:
Arigato! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs! Galleries 1-8 display images by our producer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their permissions. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppered throughout the mewseum! 
Petra:
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict the artistic nudity, but none orf them are “hentai”, nya! On our web saite, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.
Bunnii:

To Gallery Two http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery2.html we are delighted to display “Meesha & Bliss” by Mike, who used Photoshop on the Mac with the mouse for this alluring  image of beach volleyball partners Meesha Walker (right) and Bliss (left)! They are our toughest opponents! At 5’9”, Bliss is known for her mischievous personality and her tantalizing tail.

Her hobbies are writing, dancing and anime; whilst her favorite foods are grilled snapper, pan-seared grouper, and fried prawns. 6’4” Meesha is 7 months pregnant, but that is not preventing her from playing in the tournament! She is a brilliant gamer, cosplayer and artist whose lovely art can be seen at https://www.artstation.com/xeshema!
Petra:
Then in the recently added Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to purrsent five illustrations by Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com, nya! Purronounced Riv-kah, the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nya! Inspired by the song of the samer title by the Christian rock band Ashes Remain, “Rise” depicts Kharis the Cherubim Angel with the 15 ft. avian wingspan, nya!
This extroverted, passionate, energetic, vegan, shape-shifting entity (appearing as a female human here) can be found gardening, volunteering at the food pantry, building habitats for the homeless, planting trees in devastated forests, and working with organizations to purrotect wildlife, nya. RVkh used Procreate on the Apple Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil for this beautiful illustration of which there is the art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_NvR1i96M0, nya!
Bunnii:
The second and third of the new pics by Rvkha are two chibi-style versions of “Little Angel, which depict our friend Dr. Aalziyah Abdallarrah Asterismaa, PhD, the Gaianistic movanic deva with White Trumpeter Swan-like wings!  Perhaps y’all have seen the illustration of her wife Anhilina-sensei? Asterismaa-sensei is the popular professora, noted for her very honest, wise, dependable, cautious, kind, loyal and caring personality with the cordial, inquisitive, charming, passionate, artistic, empathic disposition.
Her expertise includes ornamental horticulture, landscape architecture, floriculture, olericuture, pomology, topiary and ikebana. Her hobbies include yoga, sunbathing, flying, massages,

gardening, and volunteering at the animal adoption shelter.

Rvkh used pencils, pens and watercolors for the traditional-media illustration of her (left), and Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil for the

digital version (right),

of which there is the art process video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJZNQX5Y1TU&feature=youtu.be!

 
Petra:
Lastly but not leastly, the fourth and fifth of the new pics by Rvkha are two versions of “Sassy”, which depict Lakshmi Shantiva Chopurra-Kapurr, the Hindi, pansexual. cisgender. Indian-American half-Eastern Cottontail Usagimimi, whose family recently moved to here from Mew Delhi, nya! She has ther Bachelor of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Mumba Mewniversity, and hopes to become the scientist with the meowsters and doctorate degrees from Mew Hanover College, nya!
 
Her hobbies are singing, dancing, reading, knitting, yoga, gardening, cosplay, and volunteering at the animal shelter, nya. She has the sassy, nubile, ambitious and magnetic purrsonality with the ltruistic, sincere purrsistant dispurrsition, nya. Rvkh used pencils, pens and watercolors for the traditional-media illustration of Lakshmi (left), and Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil for the digital version (right), of which there is the art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJT_QQHFZ4Y&feature=youtu.b, nya!
The cat lady sings…
 
Trini-chan:
I think that Rvkh certainly conveyed the sense of rapture in that pic of Kharis amongst the golden rays and orbs above the clouds!
Tara-chan:
Hai hai, and- and I love the richly vibrant colors and – and the smooth subtle shading in the illustration of Asterismaa-sensei, nya!
 
Yvonne:
Lakshmi is so adorably coquettish in that off-shoulder, bare-midrif outfit with the tight shorts and the thigh highs! Mew la la, nya!
Mielikiki:
I think that Mike definitely captured the look and spirit of Meesha and Bliss, fur shur! Thank y’all for purrsenting the new art!
 
Petra & Bunnii:

Doitashimaste, nya!

 
Elizabeth:
Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew, It is almost time for our AfterMew luau!

 
Becca:
Itadakimasu! We wish to thank Rvkh for the beautiful art…
 
Bunnii:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mary Nyan:
We will be back next month with more stuff!
Mike:
Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai. nya!

May 2022 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The May 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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The cats and crew of The Mew meowrn the 
passing of the legendary artist Neal Adams 
at 80 (15 June 15, 1941 – 18 Apurril 2022), nya.
 
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round:
our favorite record albums of 1972
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils
Star Trek – The Motion Picture Director’s Cut Remastered 4K edition
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Northman
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Star Wars The Black Series The Mandalorian Koska Reeves action figure
Star Wars Retro Collection  The Madalorian Ahsoka Tano action figure
AEW All Elite Wrestling Unrivaled Series 6 Hikaru Shida action figure #48
Transformers Bumblebee: Cyberverse Adventures Windblade warrior class action figure
Purrinted-media mewsings
Rowrbrazzle!! #152

Marvel- Verse: America Chavez trade paperback

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
”Winter Wonderland” by Mike
“Beyond Antares #9 cover art” by Melody Rondeau
“Fungi Fairy”, “Dark Magic”, “Dream Catcher”, “Unicorn Magic” and “Spting Joy by Rvkh
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers tee shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from the south end of Wisteria Bridge on the riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 76 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here to put the purr in Apurril are The Ladies of The Mew!
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunni:
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
Nyanko:
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensi, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
Yvonne
(the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca:
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei): 

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Jaguar purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Melanakeami
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibius airship tours business, wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint bandeau bikini top): Shello!
Elaenor
(or just Ellie for short, Mew Hanover County’s Fire Marshall, a Banker Pony centauress wearing the Cougar purrint bandeau bikini top): Hay there!
Daytona:
(the dolphin-tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer, wearing the Bobcat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
Mike:
For purrofiles and illustrations of those and other Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate today, so let’s go ahead an jump into this month’s
 
Lightning Round Topic: our favorite albums of 1972!
This includes music, comedy and spoken word record albums. Ah, Lizzy’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Elizabeth:
They Only Come Out at Night and Roadwork by Edgar Winter, Class Clown and FM & AM by George Carlin!  (tags her wife with a brush of the tail)
Becca:
Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan, Toulouse Street by The Doobie Brothers, and Chicago V by Chicago! (tags Mary Nyan to go next)
Mary Nyan:
Black Sabbath Vol. 4, by Black Sabbath, School’s Out by Alice Cooper, Machine Head and Made in Japan by Deep Purrple!(tags Nyanko)
Nyanko
Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones, Eat a Peach by The Allman Brothers Band, and I’ll Play the Blues for You by Albert King! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd, Zeit by Tangerine Dream, and Sonic Seasonings by Wendy Carlos! (tags Petra)
Petra:
Close to the Edge by Yes, Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Seventh Sojourn by The Moody Blues, and Foxtrot by Genesis, nya! (tags her purrtner)
Bunni:
I will nominate Below the Salt by Steeleye Span, Thick as a Brick and Living in the Past by Jethro Tull! (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan: 
I want… I want to nominate The Eagles first album, Jackson Brown’s first album, and- and  Linda Ronstadt’s first album, nya! Nyow it is onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her sister)
Yvonne:
Steve Croce’s You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, Janis Joplin In Concert, The Grateful Dead Euope ’72, and Paul Simon’s 2nd album, nya! (tags  Mielikki)
 
Mielikki:
So like, I’ll nominate The Concert for Bangladesh by George Harrison & Friends, Harvest and A Journey Through the Past by Neil Young, fur shur! (tags the kitsune)
Trini-chan:
Demons and Wizards and The Magician’s Birthday by Uriah Heep, and Blue Oyster Cult’s first album! (tags the centauress)
 
Elaenor:
Lady Sings the Blues by Diana Ross, Talking Book by Stevie Wonder,and Super Fly by Curtis Mayfield! (tags the mermaid)
Melanakeami:
Something/Anything? by Todd Rundgren, I Sing the Body Electric by Weather Report, and Return to Forever by Chick Corea. Tags
 
Daytona:
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie, Transformer by Lou Reed, and Saint Dominic’s Preview by Van Morrison!   Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with Close to the Edge, Can’t Buy a Thrill, Harvest, Exile on Main Street, and The Concert for Bangladesh! Well, that a syet another expediant little lightnign round, and ah, now it’s time for out
 
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings to start with Vonny’s
review of Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils!
 
Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! We love the Doctor Who TV series which currently stars Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, Mandip Gill as her travelling companion Yasmin Khan and John Bishop as her travelling companion Dan Lewis, nya!
Directed by Haolu Wang, written by Ella Road and executive purroducer Chris Chibnall, Legend of the Sea Devils was the special Easter epurrsode, in which The Doctor, Yasmin, Dan and The TARDIS  travel to China circa 1807, nya!
They meet the legendary Pirate Queen Madame Ching who is purrtyed by Crystal Yu, who is searching for the sunken treasure, but then they have to fight the undersea  creatures known as The Sea Devils and their giant sea monster, nya! I was very please with this fun epurrsode, with the undersea scenes and the historial maritime lore, the swashbuckling, the great purrformances, sets, locations, creature designs, and the visual FX which include the flying Chinese Junk ship, nya!
I do not wish to spoil the taste of the plot, but I will vaguely add that. another aspect I liked were certain purrofound poignant character developments for the Doctor and her companions, and I am eagerly awaiting the forthcoming DVD release of this epurrsode and the mew year’s special Eve of the Daleks, nya! I am done, and nyow I will turn The Mew back over to Mike, who has a few things to say about his favoritest movie which was recently remeowstered in the 4K edition, nya!
Elaenor:
Before Mike starts, we all want to say how amazed we are at the restraint he is showing by promising to be very brief with his review of the
Star Trek – The Motion Picture Director’s Cut 4K Remastered edition!
Mielikki:
So like, For those who are new to The Mew, Mike has the proclivity for being rather loquacious when it comes to chatting about his favortiest movie, fur shur!
Mike:
(sigh) I know, I know, but I promise that i’m gonna be brief this time, because there’s really not a lot that i can say about the 4k remaster of The Motion Picture. Basically, I guess that it is now the 4th version of the movie, including the original 1979 theatrical release, the 1982 extened televised debut, and the 2001 Directors Cut. This edition is a remastered verion of the directors cut, with sharper video, a more nuanced audio mix, and some revised higher-resolution FX shots. Now, I can’t comment a lot on those things I watched the movie streaming on a non 4K TV, so I didn’t notice that much of a difference in the image quality.
 
Ironically, I guess that I was slightly disappointed by one thing- certain FX shots that really did need to be fixed, but weren’t. I’m referring to the scene in which V’ger’s plasma-energy probe beams on to the Enterprise’s bridge. It’s hard for me to describe the problem with the opticals of that sequence, but basically as it circles around the bridge set, the walls appear distorted especially where they meet the ceiling dome, almost as if part of the film itself was actually cut out and then pieced back together, in order to conceal the technician who was moving the practical light source used for the effect.
Given the FX shots that they did change for the 2001 director’s cut and now this 4K remaster, I’m bewildered as to why this was not corrected. I’ll also add that there were some changes made for the 2001 edition that I didn’t perfer, such as some of the altered sound FX and voices (crew or computer) heard over the ship’s intercom, such as during the pre-launch cargo deck, corridors, engine room scenes, alert scenes, Klingon and Epsilon Nine scenes. Those 2001 changes are kept for the 4K edition. Ah, that’s about it, but I definitely hope to see the movie on a huge 4K UHD TV! OK I’m done, and now here’s Mie-sensei to review
The Northman!
 
Mielikki:
Hai! So like, I was totally looking forward to this movie, because I thought the preview trailers for it were totally awesome, and I love director Robert Eggers’ prior films The Witch and The Lighthouse! So like, this Viking tale which he co-wrote is set in the year AD 895 and pertains savagely to the fate and vendetta of prince Amleth, who is raised as a berserker warrior and disguises himself as a slave, in order to avenge his murdered parents by slaying his evil uncle!
The superb cast includes Alexander Skarsgard as Amleth, Nicole Kidman as his mom Gudrun, Ethan Hawke as his dad Aurvandill, Claes Bang as uncle Fjolnir, Willem Dafoe as Heimir, Bjork as the Seeress, and I especially loved Anya Taylor-Joy as Amleth’s witchy lover Olga! The rather violent quest takes the deep dive into norse mythos along the way, with the quite visceral, realistic immersion into the ancient Scandanavian culture!
I don not wish to spoil more of the plot, so I will just say that I think that the story, characters, dialogue, pace, directing, production design, art direction, sets, locations, cinematography, costumes, props, make-up, editing, sounds music and FX are like totally awesome, and I will give this movie the grade of an A is in Amleth, fur shur! I am done, and now here is Ellie-sama to shar eher opinion of
Everything Everywhere All at Once!
 
Elaenor:
Arigato! Well, I was quite eagerly anticipating this movie, because thought the preview trailers for it were quite captivating, and I love Michelle Yeoh who is one of my favorite actresses! In this comedic sci fi tale, she portrays Evelyn who is unhappy with her family life and career, and ponders the many other roads not taken.
This includes her realtionships with her estranged daughter Joy (portrayed by Stephanie Hsu), her cantankerous father (portrayed by James Hong), her divorcing husband (portrayed by Ke Huy Quan), a customer at her failing laundrymat (portrayed by Jenny Slate), and the IRS auditor (portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis); although she does seem to like her daughter Joy’s girlfriend Becky (portrayed by Tallie Medel)!
Things take the dramatic cosmic turn when she meets the other versions of those people from the infinite alternate universes, and she is able to channel the skills, abilities and personalities of her other selves, some who are not even human!
I have the mixed feelings about the movie, as I did not care for some of the cinematic techniques such as the phrentic speed ramping, and quick cuts; however there is a lot that I greatly enjoyed, and in some ways it favorably reminded me of some of the better movies by Terry Gilliam and by The Wachowskis!
I especially liked the wonderful cast! It is the wild ride with so many unexpected turns that are zany, thrilling, tragic, poignant, and weird, with lots of magnificent martuial arts battles, so I will give i the grade of the B+ as in Becky! That is all for our movie reviews, and now here is Melanakeami to start
our toy talk, with her review of the Star Wars-
The Black Series Koska Reeves action figure!

Melanakeami:

Hai!  We like to collect the dolls, statues, ornaments and action figures of the inspurrational  and entertaining heroines, so I was pleased to purchase this action figure of Koska Reeves, who is portrayed by Mercedes Varnado in the live-action Star Wars: The Mandalorian TV series! She is a Mandalorian human member of the Nite Owls team, Clan Kryze who is loyale to Bo Katan Kryze, the sister of the late Duchess Satine.
Koska is the tough, smart master of combat! This figure is the teensy bit over 5.5” tall,  so it is the 1/12 scale of the 5’ 7” character. It is the faithful likeness, with meticulous details in the paint and sculpt, from the terrific portraiture and the braided short Black hair with the pony tail, to the garmnent’s fabric folds and Nite Owl emblems! She is wearing the Dark jumpsuit with the Blue Mando armor, Light Brown belt and one holster.
The belt has the intricate details of the pouches. clasps and buckles. The armor has intricate paldrons, breastplate, vambraces, gauntlets, poleyns, greaves with the silvery gadget details and the distressed parts, The jet pack (which easily plugs into her back armor) and the helmet (with the swiveling rangefinder) are removeable! She is accessorized with two Westar 35 blaster pistols, which fit into her hands and the holster.
The articulation in articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thigh, knees, ankles. Her neck, shoulders, hips, ankles are ball-jointed! She is balanced well enough to stand up without requiring a display base, which is not included. I am very please with this figure, which i have placed upon the shelf next to the figures of Bo Katan, Sabine Wren and The Armorer! Nyow here is Tara-chan to discuss
 
Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Madalorian Retro
Collection Ahsoka Tano action figure!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! Ahsoka Tano the former Jedi and padawan of Anakin Skywalker is my favoritest Star Warrs character, nya!  She was supurrbly voiced by Ashley Eckstein in the animated tales and – and purrfectly purrtrayed by Rosario Dawson in the live-action series, nya! This action figure of her is based upon the latter version and – and although it is made by Hasbro, the packaging  has the distressed look and – and  the Kenner logo, as if it was an action figure from the ate 70’s or early 80’s, nya!
The figure is cleverly designed, sculpted and – and painted to look like one of those earlier Star Wars figures, nya. Since Rosario Dawson is 5’ 7” tall, then this 3.5” figure would be appurroximately of the 1:19 scale, nya. There is purrcise details of her face, lekkus, montrals, and – and the sleeveless Gray garment with the obi, gauntlets, gloves, greaves and – and boots, , nya. She has two curved- hilt White light sabers, the 2” saber and the 1.5625” shoto saber which easily fit into her hand, nya.
 
Of course, as it is mant to be akin to those vintage figures, it is not as posable as most contmpurrary figures, as the joints are only her neck, shoulders and- and hips, but she does stand up well-balanced without rquiring a display stand, nya! I am very pleased with  the quality of this figure, and – and I have found the purrime spot upon the shelf for her, next to the 3.75” Star Wars: The Vintage Collection action figure of her, nya!  I am done, so nyow here is Nya-sensei to discuss the –
AEW (All Elite Wrestling) Unrivaled
Series 6 Hikaru Shida action figure, nya!
Nyanko:
Hai! Born on June 11th, 1988 in the  Kanagawa Purrefecture of Japan, Hikaru Shida is not just the brilliantly strong, tough, agile, sexy purrofessional actress, meowrtial artist and wrestler, but she happens to AEW ( All Elite Wrestlin)’s Women’s Champion! This  beautifully designed, sculpted and painted action figure of her is 6.5” tall, so since she is  5′5″ tall, that makes this figure  of the 1:10 scale. She is the impurressive sight with the faithful head sculpt and the Light MauvePink balayage of her mi-back length hair!
This figure by Jazwares is based upon her attire from her Double or Nothing match with Nyla Rose who she defeated to win the women’s championship belt on May 23rd 2020 i Jacksonville Florida! Atop her Red bikini with the Black trim is the removeable rubberery Black pleated short skirt with the belt and suspender that frame her inny belly button! The outfir is further accessorised by the detached Black sleeves, fingerless Red gloves, Black-trimmed Red thigh highs, knee pads and the Red – soled White tabi shoes!
Also included is the Black and Gold women’s championship belt! She is extremely poseabe, with the articulation in her ball – jointe head, shoulders & hips swiveling abs, waist, wrists, thighs, ankles & uppurr arms, double – jointed elbows & knees. She is balanced well-enough to stand without needing the display base, but I have purrchased the doll stand to pose her in the more dynamic stance! I am done, and nyow here is jen-jen to tell us about
the Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures
Cyclone Strike Windblade warrior class action figure!
 
Jeannie:
Arigato. We like to collect Hasbro’s Transformers’ female characters https://tfwiki.net/wiki/List_of_female_Transformers such as Arcee, Strongarm, Elita One, Chromia, Moonracer, Firestar, Nautica and Black Arachnia. There are a lot more than you might think. and I purrfur versions from the comics and animation compared to the live-action movies. Windblade is the heroic Autobot  with the kabuki / samurai-esque style from the planet Camien and was the first officially fan-created Transformer.
Tranforming into a VTOL aircraft, thist figure of Windblade is based on her Red & Black incarnation from the 2010 Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures series, in which she is the amnesiac Bumblebee’s best friend.. This inricate 6” Warrior Class figure is beautifully designed, sculpted and painted, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurrarms, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles.  No weapon accessories are included, so this figure lacks her famous Stormfall Sword.
She is well-balanced with the long footpurrint to stand without requiring a base. For the “cyclone” maneuver, simply push the airecraft nose on her back up and down, which will slightly elevate the front half of her wings and cause the two black circular ducted fan puropellors to spin briefly. The instruction sheet graphically depicts that purrocess, and the 7 steps rquired to transform her from the bipedal bot mode to her vehicle mode. That will conclude the toy talk, and nyow here i Myayr to start our
purrinted-media mewsings, with
her review of Rowrbrazzle!! #152.
Mary Nyan:
Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been a most significant quarterly amateur press association (APA) magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal stories and anthropurrmorphic artistry! Edited by Edd Vick with the helpful paws of Steven F. Scarff, issue #152 has 253 mostly B&W 8.5×11” pages plus the cute widdle 12 page Fuzzy Princess pamphlet and postcard!
The beautiful, entertaining and informative issue is compurrised of the purrose tales, essays, con reports, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, comics, storyboards, APA meowmbership list and rules.
In addition to Edd and Steven, this issues contributors also include Charles Brubaker, Darryl Flood, Matt McAndrews, Kjartan Arnorsson, Robert Alley, Tim Fay, Michael Pena, Ed Pegg Jr…
…Mark Ashworth, Don Chisholm, Ken Fletcher, Gene Breshears, Kurt Wilcken, William Earl Haskell, Jeffrey H. Wood, Niall Shapero, Kristin Fontaine, Simon Barber, Ken Marcinkevicius, Charles Garofalo, Ian Boothby, Pia Guerra, and Melody Rondeau! By the way, we have more of Melody’s lovely Caitian art on display in the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, which Petra and Bunni will later purrsent!
The characters are purrdominantly mammalian, such as lutrans, leporids, felines, pantherans, canines, lupines, musses, mephids, ursines, equins, porcines, chiropterans, giraffines, cryptids, humans and taurs; but there are also avians, reptilians, piscines, dragons and cephalopods.  There are purretty plants and mecha too, but I do not know if they are sentient!
The article purrtaining to recent anthropurrmorphics in the media has tidbits about the art and / or characters of Kyle Miller, Omar Remoquillo, Suzuki Goro, Kate Fox, Carles Dalmau, Angelo, Kohei Horikoshi, John Cassaday, WindoftheStars Cosplay, and SYZGames! Numerous authors and artists are meowntioned in the con reports too.
I was quite captivated by the impurressive amount, quality and diversity of the lovely content of this issue! We wish to purraise all of those artists, authors, editors, journalists and collators; and we wish to thank Amy Thomson, Edd Vick, Melody and Jim Rondeau for purrviding us with the copy of the issue!
For more information about this wonderful publication, I will recommend the Rowrbrazzle article at WikiFur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle!I am done, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Daytona, who wants to tell us about the
Marvel-Verse: America Chavez trade paperback book!
Daytona:
Arigato! I am a big fan of America Chavez, the marvelous super heroine also known as Miss America! Created by JoeCasey & Nick Dragotta, she first appeared in Vengeance #1 in 2011 and has since apperred in several other series.She is a latinx LGBTQ girl from another dimension known as the Utopian Parallel; and her powers include super strength. stamina, speed, flight, energt blasts, and star shaped dimensional portals!
She is portrayed by Xochiti Gome in the movie Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness! I have enjoyed America’s two mini-series and her appearances in West Coast Avengers, Slightly smaller than a modern age comic book, this full color  6x9x.25” 128 page trade paperback is priced $9.99 in the USA, and $12.50 in Canada, and it is intended for the readers of ages 10+.
Several main & variant front covers are reprinted, too! Other characters appearing include Loki, Peggy Carter, Captain America, Hulkling, Wiccan, Spectrum, Captain Marvel, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur, Laufey, Madrimar, Diablo, Exterminatrix, and America’s two moms.Other characters cameo apprearing in just one or two panels include Volstagg, Spider-Man, The Black Cat, T’challa, Storm, Kate Bishop, Marvel Boy, and Blue Marvel.
After the 3 page introduction to the character, the collected tales include Young Avengers #3; America (2017 mini-series) #1, 2, 11 & 12, and an excerpt from Marvel Now! Point One #1. The tales’ credits include writers Robbie Thompson, Kieron Gillen and Kieron Gillen; pencillers & inkers David Lopez, Jamie Mckelvie, Mike Norton, Joe Quinones, Joe Rivera, Ming Doyle, Stacey Lee, Flaviano and Annie Wu;
…colorists Jose Villarruba, Matthew Wilson and Chris O’Halloran letterers Travis Lanham and Clayton Cowles; cover artists Adi Granov, Joe Quinones, Jordan Gibson, Jamie Mckelvie, Matthew Wilson, Cliff Chiang, Tradd Moore, Marguerite Sauvage, Arthur Adams and Jason Keith; editors Darren Shan, Lauren Sankovitch, Wil Moss and Tom Brevoort; assistant & associate editors Kathleen Wisneski, Jake Thomas, Charles Beachum and Sarah Brunstad.
The collection’s credits include editor Jennifer Grunwald, assistant editor Daniel Kirchhoffer, assistant managing editor Maia Loy, and editor in chief C.B. Cebuski. The tales are quite fun and beautiful, with the whimsical, thrilling and poignant scenes. I already had her mini-series, but I was pleased to purchase this book to inexensively acquire a few of America’s early appearances, and I will recommend it to folks who would like to be better acquainted with her! That is all for reviews of purrinted media, and now it’s time for
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of international mythologies and popular cultures! Appurring in the folklore, novels, comics, movies, TV shows, theatre, mewsic, games, sports and advertising, they might include the anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls. shape – shifters, werewolves and ailuranthropes!Of course, then there are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is theriantrhopy, cosplay, or the animal – purrint attire!
Becca:
A couple of recent examples of who we would consider as an “honorary catgirls” include the woman who wears the leopurrd purrint blouse in Baileys Irish Cream’s “Treat Bar: Social Responsibility” TV spot;Carnie Wilson who wears the leopurrd purrint blouse in The Fabric of Our Lives’ “Cotton Jumpsuit” TV spot; Gigi Hadid who wears the leopurrd purrint gown in H&M’s “Welcome to Hotel Hennes!” TV spot; and Nicole Maines as Nia Nal alias Dreamer who wears the ruffled leopurrd purrint blouse in the Supergirl TV serois’’s epurrsode 6.5 “Mixy in the Middle”!
Trini-chan:
Boomerangg96 is a fantasy artist / author at Deviantart and Pixiv whose original & fan works include llustrations & sequential with whimsical, playful, cute and sexy qualities. Among the recurring characters are catgirls Chen, Shigure & Talla, Resen the bunny girl, mermaids Muromi and Oceanus, Queen Amon of Planet Egypt, Kitsunes Luna, Yuki and her sister Yoko the kunoichi! The main characters are Minosaurs Wendy & Miss Wing, Mayuri the cat-eared bounty hunter, her daughters Sayuri & Julie. Their fashions are brimming with bare-midriffs which are quite alluring, but prove to be vulnerable when their belly buttons are targeted by the alien mind-control bugs! The imagery is not labeled  “mature”, but it might not be for the widdle kitties or for the prudish audience!
 
Elizabeth:
Little Busters! is the fun comedic anime, manga and video game series about the group of high school friends and rivals who start their own baseball team. Voiced by Tomoe Tamiyasu, Rin Natsume is one of the main characters who we will consider the “honorary catgirl” given her adorable yet tough qualities, the bell she wears, her shyness around fellow humans but attraction to cats- such as widdle Lennon who likes to ride on her head- and the scene in which she abruptly spurrouts the cat ears, although that just seemed to be the imagined comedic effect! Another main character is her rival classmate Sasami Sasasegawa, who is voiced by Sora Tokui. She is not actually part cat either, but she does wear the indigo – colored cat ears around her long twin-tailed coiffure!
 
Becca:
Puppet Nightmares is the single-player online fantasy / occult role-playing game developed by Phoenixlgnis about the stolen souls which inhabit the sentient dolls who are fought and collected. The game has the many quests, battles side stories, character & creatures creation & modification options, and it is available in the rather steamy version for the mature players or the tamer work-safe version! Among the hundreds of beautufl sexy characters are kemonomimi  & monster girls aplenty, such as Starlet Neko, Bride Neko, Scrub a Tub Neko, Tigress, Wld Lycan, Full Moon Lycan, Kitsune HD, Skater Kitsune, and Game Over Kitsune!
Trini-chan:
Now for the actual bonyafide catgirl highschool students, I will nominate the alien catgirl sisters Ekatarina & Zvenislava Kuilian who are students in the School for Extraterrestrial Girls: Girl; on Fire graphic novel by author Jeremy Whitley & artist Jamie Noguchi! Jeremy  is famous for the comic books such as The Unstoppable Wasp, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, his original series Princeless and the spin-off of Raven the Pirate Princess! We have met him at several conventions! The titular School for Extraterrestrial Girls is for the alien girls who might not yet function well on Earth, such as the main character Tara who has the unlurrdictable pyrokinesis power. The Kuilian sisters were raised in Russia but that governemtn put them in the school. Zvenislava is the angry rebelious protester whereas Ekatarina prefers to catnap, cuddle and watch TV drama!
Elizabeth:
Bloodline is the gorgeous anthopurrmorphic fantasy web comic by Evan Fawcett a.ka.w0lfmare which purrtains to the adventures of Ember Memeelis the introverted Sarladarian teen sage and her brothers who try to escape their power-hungry demonic father’s influence in their magickal realm. Other kemonomi castmeowmbers include purrotective wolfgirl Lupa Anya, seductive hyena girl Vivian, inquisitve Red Wolf girl Elane Null, kind-hearted Grey Fox girl Sil Naiad, emotionless jackal girl Veera Veeki, care-free Learim girl Ariah Fatala, and crafty wolfgirl Kia!
Becca:
Sara J. Leen is the purrogrammer, translator, musician, composer,  RPG developer, and Vtuber whose nekomimi screen purrsona is the streamer Saralene, the quite charming, cordial purretty nekomimi with the fair skin, Purrple eyes, waist-length Dark Magenta hair in the twin-tailed coiffure, the Purrple off-shoulder bare-midriff blouse and pleated short skirt! She has quite the purresence upon the internet, with channels at YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Twitch, and her own purronal web site http://sara.wingdreams.net!
Trini-chan:
Dropout Idol Fruit Tart is the fun manga and anime TV series pertaining to the girls Ino, Roko, Hemo, Hayu, and Nina who aspire to be an idol group the Fruit Tarts to not only achieve their career goals but also to save their home from demolition. The Fruit Tarts are produced by Rat Productions whilst the more famous group Cream Anmitsu consisting of Nua, Rua and Chiko and manager Riri is produced by Cat Productions, whose president Ota always wears cat ears. Thusly we often see the girls wearing the mouse or cat ear head bands or hoodies, or imagined as real nezumimi and nekomimi! During the episodes’ end credits, the Fruit Tarts perform the song “Wonder” whilst wearing the nezumimi kigurumi costumes, and in the final epurrsode we see all ten of those girls wearing the cat ears!
Elizabeth:
Deathblight is a mature-rated fantasy hentai web comic by author Wolfenstahl & artist Crescentia-Fortuna, which purrtains to the adventures Ferania Wolfenstahl the sexy tough demon wolf girl who leads Team Wolfenstahl in the hunt for evil demons. It is thrilling and beautiful with so many terrific characters, but it is also not for the widdle kitties or the prudish types due to the language, sex and violence.
The teammates, rivals and other characters include many kemonimini demonesses of various species such as the wolf, fox, bear, bunny, lion, liger, jackal, hyena, panther, leopard, and cheetah, plus the other species such as the harpy, minotaur, angel, ghost and humans.
The extensive roster of alluring characters includes Astarte, Aurora, Bahia,  Banshee, Catheline, Celestia, Chiharu, Chiira, Chinatsu, Claire, Empress Sabertooth, Esmoda, Faye, Fiona, Grizelda, Gumi, Haruka, Kuraiko, Laika,  Lucy, Lyra,  Mayeso, Medusa, Mia, Minori, Mirdis, Naomi, Neamera, Quinn, Safiya, Sanae,Sanura, Schnee, Sion, Vasqua and Yukitora!
Becca:
We have already shown the spotlight upon the kemonomimi of the various species i such as Anya, Anakitty, Daisy, Love, Iris, Rose and Fina, n the wonderfully fun sword & sorcery anime & manga series Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, but we wish to amend the list with the adorable yet tragic widdle monster girl who joins the cast in the 3rd season. She is the petite girl of the Vouvre species with the Amber eyes and Light Blue hair, who transforms into the winged lamia-like monster who is unkindly honted by the humans but is rescued by the main hero Bell, but i should not further spoil the thriling, poignant plot!
Trini-chan:
Lastly but not leastly for ths month’s spotlight, Far Out There is the comedic science fiction web comic written and drawn since 2008 by Simon Ladd! One of its characters is Stilez, the Pink-haired catgirl with the Pink eyes, Brown skin, ears & tail with the lovely Pink stripes! She is also the dangerous powerful genetically enginnered supurr soldier with the super senses, strength and stamina. She can be rather wild and crazy, but she is quitethe cheerful friendly catgirl… at least to the few friends who know her! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra and Bunni to purrsent the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Petra:
Arigato, nya! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purrmissions, nya. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurred throughout the mewseum, nya! Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict the artistic nudity, nya! The most recent pics are the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.
Bunni:
To Gallery Two http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery2.html we are delighted to display ”Winter Wonderland” by Mike! Requested by author Jeff Branch, this illustration done with Photoshop on the Mac with the mouse depicts Jeff’s fan-senshi character Talia Jasmine Kirk (alias Sailor Vulcan, on the left) and author Sharon Williams’ fan-senshi character Tanya Lostridge Cambridge (alias Sailor Sirius, on the right), who are building a snow statue of (the legendary manga-ka Naoko Takeuchi’s character) Serena Tsukino alias Sailor Moon!
 
Petra:
Then in the newly added Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to purrsent the “Beyond Antares #9 cover art” by Melody Rondeau, nya! Done for editor Michelle L. Carter’s (American) Star Trek fanzine Beyond Antare, this pen & ink illustration depicts the Caitian Starfleet officer Lt. Purrhua with the cutely purring tribbles, nya! Judging from the mewniform, we purrsume that she was in the Commeownd Depurrtment under Capt. James T. Kirk  of the starship Enterpurrise sometime between 2265 and 2270, nya!
Melody and her husband Jim are artists, and writers who have published fanzines and sell new & used fanzines, magazines, books, calendars, comics, games, scripts, videos, mewvie posters, lobby cards, purress kits, film clip / cels, calendars, plushy dolls and other neat stuff, nya! Their web site is at http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm, nya
Bunni:
Then in Guest Gallery Six we are ecstatic to exhibit several recent illustrations by Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com! Pronounced Riv-kah, the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden was the guest for our September 2009 Mew! “Fungi Fairy” depicts our widdle pixy friend Dr. Mairead Niamh Dihaoine (purronouned MAh ray id NEE-av, Die ween NAH Cage), the professor of Mycology amidst the troop of Amanita muscaria mushrooms!
 
Rvkh used the Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, Davinci Watercolors, Micron Pen, White Posca Pen and Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors (Moonglow) on the Arches Coldpurress Watercolor Pad for this supurrb image, of which there is the time-lapse art process video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7K089blRRI&feature=youtu.be!
Petra:
Dark Magic” depicts Dihaoine – sensei’s colleague Dr. Bryanna Elysia Twylyte the bat-winged fairy (homo yosei komori) who seems to be purrched upon the darck crescent moon, nya! Twylyte-sensei is the expurrt at summoning and meownipulating the meowgickal dark meowtter, and teaches the basic classes on Abjuration, Conjuration,Transmewtation and Evocation at Mew Hanover College, nya!
Rvkh used Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Davinci Watercolors, Micron Pen, White Posca Pen & White Gouche upon the Strathmore Toned Tan Mixed Media Papurr for this supurrb illustration, of which there is an art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ4FHRaoqDQ, nya!
 
Bunni:
“Dream Catcher” depicts Dr. Nina Isabella MossBrook-Fuentessa, the Red Wolf Girl (homo canis rufus) and professor of Psychiatry at Mew Hanover College! She also makes the pretty ornate dream catchers such as the one she is trying out under the full moon! On the left side is the traditional media version of the illustration done with the pencils, pens, paints and salt; and on the right is the digital version done with Procreate upon the Apple Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil. There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at https://youtu.be/i-65tSuYNb4!
Petra:

“Unicorn Magic” depicts our friend Mackenzie Neighomi Camden, the Brightmaid (unicorn girl) Junior majoring in Animal Science who hopes to be a Veterinarian, nya!

She is originally from Saint Helenya Island, SC (appurroximately 260 miles southwest of Catgirl island) and while here attending college, she stays with her cousins the Lane-Cirrus family, nya. Purrhaps y’all have seen Rivkh’s illustrations of them, nya? On the left is the traditional media version; and on the right is the digital version of which there is the

Bunni:
Lastly but not leastly of the new pics by Rvkh is “Spring Joy”, which depicts our friend Saranya-chan the adorably sweet and cute widdle catgirl who just turned 7 years old! She is in the danity dress with the Yellow bows in her long twin-tailed coiffure that match the buttercups that are blooming around her! For the traditional – media version of this illustration (left), Rvkh used pencils, pens, watercolors and salt; for the digital version (right) she used Procreate with the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, and there is the time – lapse art purrocess video for the digital version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn5DHiQ5VS4&feature=youtu.be!
The cat lady sings…
 
Yvonne:
Gosh I cannot believe that Winter Wonderland is the 28th pic that Mike has done of Talia and/or Tanya! It has the mewsual fun sense of the beautiful friends with the purretty fashions and scenery, nya!
 
Nyanko:
That pic of Lt. Purrhua is extra special because it is more delightful Star Trek Caitian art, as well as more of Melofy’s beautiful illustration to grace the mewseum!

 

Melanakeami:

Dihaoine-sensei is quite alluring in the

high-waisted strapless outft with the ruffle upon the bodice, and the detached sleeves that reminds of the rings you sometimes see around mushroom stalks!
 
Becca:
Twylyte-sensei is quite captivating, from her dango coiffure and gleeful expression to her scalloped bustier and the slit panel skirt that reveal her sexy cleavage, midriff and thighs, mew la la!
Daytona:
I think that the Dream Catcheri llustrations are as beautiful as beautiful can be, and it is so neat to see the side by side comparison of Rvkh’s traditional art to her digital art!
 
Elaenor:
Hai hai, and both pics of Mackenzie show the splendid composition, lines, colors, shading, expression, pose, gestures, proportions, the fashion and scenic details of Rvkh’s art!
Tara-chan:
I think that both versions of Spring Joy purrfectly captures the appurrance, the spurrit and – and the details of Saranya-chan amidst the lovely flowers, nya! Thank y’all for purrsenting the art. nya!
Petra & Bunnii:
Doitashimaste, nya!
 
Elizabeth:
Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew, and it is almost time for our AfterMew luau!

 
Trini-chan:
Itadakimasu! We wish to thank Melody and Rvkh for the beautiful art…
 
Bunni:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his web meowstery…

 

 

Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
Mary Nyan:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff!
Mike:
Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai. nya!