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On tonight’s show, we’ll be doing something very unusual. For the first time in its history, Femslash4Fans Radio will feature a guest who has little involvement with femslash - for a very good reason. The women of Chris Dee's Cat-Tales are an absolute thrill to read. Like all of her characters, there is a depth and complexity that makes them so real and so human. (And since this is Gotham City, Crazier than ever in a few cases!) This summer, as you know, I’ve tried various ways to expand this show to cover a wider array of “femslash” topics and a wider array of “fans” topics in general. Several past guests have written plenty of stories about heterosexual couples, therefore, tonight we are returning to the DC Comics universe to speak with Cat-Tales author Chris Dee. The Cat-Tales universe is based on a very simple principle: DC Comics is a tabloid called The Gotham Post. Like the more sensational tabloids, some of what they print is accurate: there is a place called Gotham City, there's a vigilante there called Batman, he fights a Joker, a Poison Ivy, and so on. But after those broad brushstrokes, the facts get pretty distorted. Cat-Tales tells the real story. As the title indicates, Catwoman is the central character and her relationship with Batman is the heart of the series. And it must have been a scratch where an awful lot of fans itched because it's now in Book 6 and the series is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Chris has expanded her series to include a number of spinoffs, a website with a wonderful fan art gallery, the stories are available as downloadable PDFs for printing and as e-books. There's even a Visitor Center in Second Life. Tonight we’ll talk about everything that makes Cat-Tales great. (And maybe a little Harley/Ivy.)
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