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!
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
(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!
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd  purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
(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!
(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!
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Jaguar purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthiusiest wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
(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!
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
(the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!

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

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

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

(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
(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!
(the island’s supurrvising Purrk Ranger catgirl & amphibious orienteering coach wearing the Colocolo purrint cutout micro bikini): Gday!
(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Lyger purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
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:
Wonder Woman #1, Archie Comics #1, and Sensation Comics #1 were published that year! (tags Petra to go next)
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)
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)
The aircraft carriers USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Lexington, and the battleship USS Iowa, nya! (tags her younger sister)
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)

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

Bill Conti,

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

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

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

Clarence Clemmons, 

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


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

Curtis Mayfield,
Leon Russell
Jerry Garcia!

(tags Ilyana)










Isaac Hayes, Graham Nash,
 Brian Jones,

Taj Mahal, Ronnie James Dio, Andy Summers,


Lou Reed and 
Elvin Bishop
! (tags 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)

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

Kay Yow,

Willy Boigner, Phil Esposito,

Vera Caslavska and

Margaret Murdock! (tags her twin)

Muhammed Ali,

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


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!
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)
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!
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!

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! 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”!
Hai, one such honorary nekomimi is actress Lexi Dripps who purrtrayed Michelle, who wore the alluring catgirl costume 

The Barn Part II!

nekomimi is 

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

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!
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!


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!
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)!

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!





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


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!
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!


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! 
Directed by 

in Erle C. Kenton,


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.

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!
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.
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!
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!

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!
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…
I love every aspect of the Moon Fae, from her dango-bun coiffure to the lacings of her boots & fingerless gloves!

Jack O Lantern Kitty 

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

I purrticularly like

Koyomi’s braided coiffure, her reverse grip, Shimura’s wide grin, and her lithe tummy!
The over-the-shoulder glance and confident half-smile certainly add to the sexual tension of the “Virgin Killer”!
I like.. I like the shiny ornate details of Ranni’s purrincess gown amidst the vast depths of outer space, nya!
Oh I just love Nysta’s detached sleeves, thigh boots, front-lace corset, diaphanous wings and her hair ombre!
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! 
We wish to thank Bix, Misty, Rvkh and Mike for the art…
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Fur shur!
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!