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!
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
(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!
(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!Petra
(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!
(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?
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!
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:


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

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



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



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



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

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

I want

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


The animated shorts of  Betty Boop and Krazy Kat! Back to 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!

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.
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!
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!

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”!
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!
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 
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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! 
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!
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!

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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
This month into Guest Gallery Six we are proud to present new illustrations by Rvkh (pronounced Riv-kah) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew; Alexcia Reynolds who was a guest of the August 201 Mew…
… Misty Hopkins who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew; and TonomuraBi was also a guest of the March 2008 Mew! We also have new art by Mike in Gallery Five!
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, nya!
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!
“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, nya!
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,!
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!
The first of Mike’s latest two illustrations is“PBS Mt. Rushmore”! This rushed widdle illustration depicts our friend Sparky MacMillan’s 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’ 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…




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


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

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


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

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


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

Well, I

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

We wish to thank Alexcia, 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…
Mary Nyan
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
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!