September 2018 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 2018 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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in this edition of The Mew:
what we’ve been up to since the purrior Mew
The Lightning Round topic:
our favorite fun stuff of 1928
 
movie mewsings:
Eighth Day
Christopher Robin
The Meg
The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time
 
DVD & Blu-Ray reviews:
Star Wars Rebels Complete Season Four Blu-Ray
Avengers: Infinity War Blu-Ray
Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut Blu-Ray + Digital set
 
comic book & manga mewsings:
Ant-Man & The Wasp #4
West Coast Avengers #1
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #69

My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #4
Street Fighter Summer Sports Special!
Gold Digger Summer Fun Special #1
Fathom vol. 7 #1 &2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 12 #3

Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1


toy talk:
Mattel Hermione Granger & Ginny Weasley posable dolls
Hasbro Marvel Legends Storm, Pyslocke & Typhoid Mary action figures
new additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Petra  & Bunni Prepare for the Game!” by Meesha DJ Walker
“Butterflies” by Rebecca Brogden
“Lollipop” by Rebecca Brogden
“Summer Elf” by Rebecca Brogden
“Forest Girl” by Rebecca Brogden
“Catboy” by Rebecca Brogden
“Wazzup” by Rebecca Brogden
“Chibi Super Girl” by Rebecca Brogden
“Chibi Wonder Woman” by Rebecca Brogden
“Chibi Bat Girl” by Rebecca Brogden
“Chibi Cat Woman” by Rebecca Brogden
“Chibi Storm” by Rebecca Brogden
“Chibi Holo” by Rebecca Brogden
“Chibi Samus” by Rebecca Brogden
“Chibi Pocky Fairy” by Rebecca Brogden
“Paw Prints” by Rebecca Brogden
“Naibu” by Rebecca Brogden
“Strawberry” by Rebecca Brogden
“Eamane Plushy Doll” by Misty Hopkins
“Rusty” cat photo by Jamie
“Changes” by Jamie
“The Glamour”  by Jamie
“Cat in the Box”  by Jamie
“Chelsea Sketch” by Jamie
“Jenny, Expecting” by Mike
“Arya Stark” fan art by Mike
“Hermione Granger (Catgirl Form)” fan art by Mike
“Zulaynear” fan art by Mike
 
… and the monthly Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, nya!
 
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Mike:
(wearing the Doctor Hooves & Muffin tee short, Khaki cargo shorts, Nike Air trainers and a Catgirl Island baseball cap) Aloha and Happy Mew Year, y’all! Welcome to The Mew for our monthly reviews and discussions of fun stuff! Today’s Mew comes from the Bell Tower Coastal Garden of Mew Hanover College on the Eastern side of Catgirl island, where it’s 85 degrees under Blue skies and White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “Purrducer”, and here in their pretty pony print attire are The Ladies of The Mew!
Nyoka
(the catgirl in the Rose Gray color suspender maillot) Howdy!
Nyanko:
(her twin sister in the Sorrel boy shorts, & White cropped tank top) 
Bunni:
(the bunny girl in the Grulla color side-tie bikini & sarong) Guten Tag!

      

Petra:
(the catgirl in the Chestnut color ring-closure bikini) Hi Hi, nya!
Tara-chan:
(the catgirl in the Leopurrd Appaloosa color tankini) Namaste, nya!
Yvonne:
(Tara-chan’s sister in the Purrlino color bandeau-top bikini) Namaste, nya!
Trini-chan:
(the kitsune / fox girl in the Gold Palamino  color trikini) Konbanwa!
Mary Nyan:
(the catgirl in the Strawberry Roan color purretzel – cutout maillot) Aloha!
Jeannie:
(the catgirl in the Cremello color micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo) Nihao.
Becca:
(the nekomimi gynoid in the Dun color crocheted tanga bikini) Aloha!
Elizabeth:
(Becca’s wife catgirl in the Dapple Silver color fundoshi – style bikini) Hola!
Mielikki:
(the faerie wearing the Champagne color crocheted bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Ilyana:
(the catgirl wearing the Buckskin color high-cut backless monokini) Whassup?
 
Mike:
So, what have y’all been up to since last month’s Mew?
 
Nyoka:
My magick shop has been purrparing for the Autumnal Equinox whilst looking forward to the Lunar Festival, the Forget Me Not Festival, and the Morning Glory Purrade! I have brought the stuffed purrtobellos for tonight’s AfterMew Luau!
Nyanko:
Aside from running my gym and dojo, I have been attending the sports events, purrticipating in the Chrysanthemum Day activities and the S.A.L.A.M.I. purrogram! Oh and speaking of the Salami, I have brought the deli platters the luau!
(She is referring to the Summer Art, Literature And Mewsic Inspurration Purroject sponsored by the Mew Hanover County Public Library)
Petra:
When Bun and I are not curating the art at the Mewseum or competing in the beach volleyball matches, we have assisted with Autumnal Jellyfish Bra Show as part of the Mermaid Matsuri, nya!

      

(She is referring to the daring, translucent mermaid couture which is sustain-ably mer-made from the bells of naturally – deceased, locally – caught jellyfish, available in numerous iridescent colors and cup sizes)
 
Bunni:
We are grateful for the competitors, fans, staff and officials at our matches, and the artists, visitors, staff and volunteers at the Mewsum and shows! We have been also been gardening and baking, and we have brought the carrot cake and the extra special baked yams for tonight’s luau!
Mielikki:
Yum yum! I have brought the Sourwood honey treats that I make with my Repurrtory Company, which is grateful for the totally awesome audiences for our Summer Shakespeare and Foxfire Fiesta at the Forest Grove Ampurrtheatre, fur shur!
 
Mary Nyan:
Teaching the hula classes, helping at the shrine, making costumes for the dancers and cosplayers, such as the Doctor Who, Dora Milaje, and Uma Musume Pretty Derby costumes, and I have brought the Eggplant Purrmigana for the luau!
 
Elizabeth:
We are looking forward to our annual Halloween Trick ‘R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl! Purrhaps at tonight’s luau we should begin to discuss our group’s cosplay! Lizzy and I have brought the purrsimmon pudding and scuppurrnong grapes!
 
Becca:
Hai! When Lizzy and I are not at our spa, tending to the garden and going to the hot salsa dance, she has been coaching the purrkour and I have been coaching the golf!
 
(Similar to parkour, purrkour is the outdoor free-running & leaping sport which is ideally suited for the fast, agile catgirls and other kemonomimi, especially after lots of coffee)
 
Jeannie:
Teaching the belly dance class, the mewsual yoga, kyudo, modeling the swim wear, purrsiding at the robotics club, which is building the spooky animatronics for Halloween, and have robo – churned the chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream for the luau.
 
Trini-chan:
I have been assisting Jen at the dance classes, paddle surfing with Kara-Meow’l, Tara-chan and I will be riding Jimbo & Wild Star Blaze in the Banker Pony Holiday events, and I have brought the Kitsune Udon!
 
Tara-chan:
Otherwise I have been working at the stables, the food bank, aboard TsuriNekoMimi, and – and snapping the nature photos of the Cicada Killer, the Garden Spider, the raccoon, and – and the Red-Tailed Hawk, nya!
 
(note: Jimbo & Wild Star Blaze are Tara-chan & Trini-chan’s banker ponies, and the S.S. TsuriNekoMimi is Yvpnne’s 1985 Hatteras 60 Convertible motor yacht )


Yvonne:
My drumming circle is purrviding the purrcussion at some of the festivals; and my charters have been been reeling in the Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Croakers, Cobias and Wahoos, nya! Tara-chan and I have brought some of fish steaks, nya!
 
Ilyana:

I have brought the Anago sushi that ironically used to be another eel that tried to chomp my tail while I was wreck diving for the artifacts to catalog at the maritime mewseum! Howboutchoo, Mike?
 
Mike:
Oh, the usual reading, writing, illustrating, gaming, listening to the radio, watching TV, movies, and otherwise spending quality time with family and friends! Ah, I’ve brought slaw and chopped barbecued pork for the luau, and Jamie’s bringing chicken tacos.
 
I understand that Ellie, B.B., Meryl, Rica and Nico will join us there after they finish work, and they’re gonna bring the tea, clams, poke salad, nilla cream, and cran apple nummy berry cocktails! Well, we’ve got a lot on our plate so let’s go ahead and jump into- 
 
The Lightning Round topic:
of years ending in an 8, part 7: our favorite fun stuff of 1928!
Mike:
This year we”ve been looking back at our favorite things of prior years ending in an 8, so this month’s lightning round topic pertains to our favorite stuff of 1928! Vonny’s gonna start, so, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI- LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Yvonne:
I will nominate the movie Steamboat Willy and other animated tales starring Mickey Mouse, nya! (tags her sister to go next)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate the animated shorts starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Krazy Kat, and – and Felix the Cat, nya! (tags Elizabeth with a brush of the tail)
Elizabeth:
I will nominate the comedic short films by Our Gang, Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton! Becca’s turn! (tail-tags her wife to go next)
Becca:
Shirley Temple, Stanley Kubrick, Adam West, Roddy McDowell and astronaut Jim Lovell were born in that year! (tags Trini-chan)
Trini-chan:
Martin Landau, Rosemary Clooney, Dick York, Patrick McGoohan, and Marion Ross! (tags Ilyana)
Ilyana:

Joanne Linville, Jimmy Dean, James Coburn and James Garner too! (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:

The mewsicians such as Ennio Morricone, Burt Bacharach, Bo Didley, Fats Domino, Maynard Ferguson, Lefty Frizzell, Eydie Gorme and Tom Leher! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
That was the good year for the mewsic by Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, fur shur! (tags Nyanko with a flit of the wing)
Nyanko:
I will nominate the novels such as Ruth Plumly Thompson’s The Giant Horse of Oz, Doc E.E. Smith’s Skylark of Space, and Edgar Rice Burroghs’s Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle! ( tags her sister)
Nyoka:
Maya Angelou. Philip K. Dick, Robert Sheckley, William F. Nolan, and William Peter Blatty were among the great authors born in that year! (tags Petra)
Petra:
That was also the birth year for the legendary artists such as Osamu Tezuka, Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Maurice Sendek and Andy Warhol, nya! (tags Bun)
Bunni:
I will nominate the masterpieces of visual art such as Edward Hopper’s “Night Windows” and M.C. Escher’s “Tower of Babylon”! (tags jeannie)
 
Jeannie:
The Z 127 Graf Zeppelin airship. Back to Mike.
 
Mike:
Well, that was a nicely expedient little Lightning Round  for the warm up! And, ah, now it’s time for our
 
movie & DVD mewsings, starting with
Trini-chan’s review of Eighth Day!
 
Trini-chan:
Arigato!  Written and directed by Bo Burnham, Eight Grade is the contemporary dramedy tale of the introverted amateur motivational video blogger named Kayla who is the daughter of the single dad and has some social anxieties in need of riends whilst on the verge of graduating from 8th grade.
 
Portrayed by Elsie Fisher, Kayla is the darling and sympathetic and somewhat solitary girl who is more comfortable with her smart phone and social media than hanging out with classmates (although she does try) but some of them are very rude. She has the crush on a boy, but he is the jerk too.
 
There are other people who put her in the awkward or alarming situations, but her dad is quite and compassionate, and she does manage to make a couple of new friends who seem quite sincere, including Olivia the high school mentor, and Gabe who treats Kayla to chicken nuggets dinner.
 
The bittersweetly captivating movie is well written, acted, directed, photographed & edited; although a few times the synth mewsic seemed too loud, and the movie is not for widdle kitties due to some of the language & unsettling situations, but it did provoke discussions about the teen & adult concerns.
 
Furthermore, we hope that we have not seen the last of Kayla, and we wish for sequel movies of her later surviving & succeeding high school, maybe college, career & perhaps parenthood! Speaking of the youth growing up to survive & succeed career & parenthood, nextly I would like to discuss
 
Christopher Robin!
 
Trini-chan
We are big fans of A.A. Milne & E.H. Shepard’s Winnie the Pooh books and Disney’s animated Pooh movies, so we were quite eager to see this live action movie which is set years later when Christopher Robin is an adult with the wife and daughter, working in London away from Pooh and the other animal friends of the Hundred Acre Woods that he has not visited in years.
 
We were hooked by the preview trailers which looks quite lovely and charming, and give Disney’s other recent live-action tales of Alice, Maleificent, Mowgli, Tron, Pete’s Dragon, Beauty & The Beast, our confident hopes were rewarded in that this Christopher Robin tale is such a delightful, poignant, beautiful, fun movie with the great plot, performances, directions, locations, FX, designs & music!
 

Directed by Marc Forster, it the brilliant cast includes Ewan Macgregor as Christopher, Hayley Aatwill as his wife Evelyn, Bronte Carmichael as their daughter Madeline, Mark Gatis as Christopher’s boss, Orton O’Brien as younger Christopher and Elsa Minell as younger Madeline; plus the  voices of Jim Cummings as Pooh & Tigger , Brad Garrett as Eyeore, Nick Mohammed as Piglet…

 
… Toby Jones as Owl, Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, Sophie Okonedo as Kanga & Sara Sheen as widdle Roo! There is also the performance by Richard Sherman which added to our joyful tears, so make sure to stay for the mid credits scene!  I will give this movie the grade of the “A” as in Acre, but it might induce the yummy honey cravings in your tummy! Now here is Mie-sensei to tell us about
 
The Meg!
 
Mielikki:
Arigato! So like, between residing on our outer banks island and watching many movies, I have seen real and mythical sharks aplenty! Ever since Jaws, shark movies have become the piscine staple of documentaries, eco- adventure & horror movies. I don’t that many movies (sharky or otherwise) can touch Jaws, but that does not stop us from watching them or reading about them!
 
That is why we were particularly interested in The Meg, not to be confuzzled with Megalodon or Shark Attack 2: Megalodon, because this movie is an adaptation of Steve Alten’s 1997 novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, which has since spawned 7 sequels. I thought it was a totally awesome novel, and like we’ve been hoping for a cinematic adaptation for a decade, fur shur!
 
So like, the basic plot of the movie is somewhat similar to that of the book: the main character Jonas Taylor survives an encounter with the supposedly extinct giant shark, but he is disbelieved until years later when submarines are attacked in the deep abyssal trench. Megalodons follow them to the surface which is like a buffet, so Jonas and his comrades have the shark hunt.
 
As with many filmic adaptations of prose literature, there are numerous differences betwixt the movie and the book. Jonas, his ex-wife and fellow scientists are among the principle characters, but 
several names, professions, ethnicities and locations have been changed. In the movie, much of the tale occurs at an undersea research center by the trench and in the ocean near China.
 
The movie’s cast includes Jason Statham as Jonas, Jessica McNamee as his wife Lori, Li Bingbing as Suyin the marine biologist, Winston Chaeo as her dad, Shuy Sophia Chai as Suyin’s daughter, and Ruby Rose as Jaxx the computer scientist. plus numerous dandy submersibles, gigantic marine life, visual FX and Jaws-ish homages aplenty! Nextly I would like to discuss
 
The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time!
 
Mielikki:
Fur shur! So like, who would have thought that killer shark movies could get more over the top than Sharknado? Well since then there have been five sequels that show that the sky isn’t the limit for such piscine predicaments, with sharks traveling cyclonically even to the moon! It’s the very violent, gory, zany, silly series which fin-ally concluded to top off the SyFy Channel’s shark week marathon!
 
Of course, there is also the spin-off of Sharknado, starring the Lavalantulas. This seemed only appropriate the FINale, given the marathon’s films such as Trailer Park Shark, Santa Jaws, Deep Bue Sea 2, Atomic Shark, Sharktopus vs Pterocuda, The Megalodon, Planet of the Sharks, 3-Headed Shark Attack, 5-Headed Shark Attack, 6-Headed Shark Attack, the entire Sharknado series and so forth!
 
Written by Scotty Mullen & directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, the sixth & final Sharknado movie seems more about the time travel & conundrums thereof, as the Shepard family & friends return to eliminate sharknados in the Jurrassic age, Camelot, The American Revolution, the wild west, the late 1950s A.D., 1997 A.D., the present, and the year 20,013 A.D., with altered timelines, fur shur!
 
My favorite part of the series is the cast, which stars Ian Ziering as Fin, Tara Reid as his wife April, Cassandra Scerbo as Nova of the Sharknado Sisterhood, Vivica A. Fox as Skye, and Judah Friedlander as Bryan. The special guest stars include Tori Spelling, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dee Snider, Al Roker, Gilbert Gottfried, La Toya Jackson, Bernie Kopell, Ben Stein, and Darrell Hammond!
 
The highlights for me include April’s gynoid body with laser eyes, her Pterosaur that tail swats meteorites at the Megalodonado, Alaska as Morgan Le Fay who conjures the fire-breathing sharknado, a shark that surfs the beach,  Fin’s dad’s beautiful convertible Red Cadillac (with fins, of course), post-apocalyptic mecha-sharks, the animated titles sequence and the fun tiles song!
 
There are homages, parodies & purrtaining to Back to The Future, Hamilton, Ferris Bueller, The Princess Bride, The Flintstones, The Empire Strikes Back, Planet of the Apes, Aliens, 300, Twisted Sister, and Big Trouble in Little China! It is the bloody, silly, charming, poignant and sentimental movie, with the satisfying ending! Speaking of the series finales, now here is Myayr to tell us about the–
 
Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Blu-Ray Set!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai! We are big fans of the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, which supurrbly bridges the Clone Wars animated TV series to the live – action Star Wars movie series! Focusing upon the crew of The Ghost who are part of the rebellion against the evil galactic empire, Season 4 is the final season, which brings the saga much closer to the events of the movies Rogue One and A New Hope!
The wonderful characters, mythology and plots have the great balance of humor, drama, action and developments, and I love the supurrb designs, art, animation, FX, sounds, mewsic and voice cast which stars Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger, Tyra Sinclair as Sabine Wren, Freddie Prinze Jr! as Kanan Jarrus, Steve Blum as Zeb Orrellos, Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla and C1-10P as himself!
Other great characters include Wedge, Mon Mothma, Rex, Wolf, Gregor, Saw, Kallus, Hondo, Melch, Bo Kataan, Mart, Ryder, Ursa, Tristan Thrawn, Pryce, Rukh, Palpatine, the Purrgils, Loth-Cats and Loth-Wolves, plus the return of Daughter and Ahsoka Tano! The 15 epurrsodes of season 4 are appurroximately total appurroximately 353 minutes upon the set’s two disks in the plastic case.
Purrsented in the widescreen format of the 1.78:1 aspect ratio, the Dolby Digital audio choices are English 5.1 French 5.1, German 5.1 and Spanish 2.0, with the very legible, optional English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. Six of the epurrsodes have the optional audio commentary by co – creator / executive purrducer & supurrvising director Dave Filoni.
Sound designer / re-recording mixer Bonnie Wild joins him for the commentary on the epurrsode “A World Between Worlds”. The entertaining & informative special features include three documentary featurettes “Kevin Kiner: The Rebel Sympnony” which is just over 9.5 minutes about the mewsic composer; “Ghosts of a Legend”, which is nearly 28 minutes about the characters…
… and “Force of Rebellion” which is nearly 15.5 minutes about The Force! Another favorite feature are the live-action Rebels Recon webisodes hosted by Lucasfilm’s delightful correspondent Andi Gutirrez, who ntermews members of the cast & crew about the epurrsodes with fan’s questions answered by the Lucasfilm story group’s Pablo Hidalgo, and the amewsing mischief by  C1-10P!
The Rebels Recon total to nearly 80.5 minutes, and the three featurettes total to almost 53 minutes, so the grand total for the special features is the bit over 133 minutes! I am very pleased with this set, and I hope that there will the home video release for the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny series and the forthcoming new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars! Nextly I would like to discuss the
 
Avengers: Infinity War Blu-Ray!
 
Mary Nyan
Between the Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and the other live-action & animated movies & TV shows released by Disney we have been continually greatly entertained, and we especially enjoyed the Avengers: Infinity War movie, which we reviewed in our June 1018 Mew! This movie is the epic tale at the many marvelous heroes battle evil Thanos and his intergalactic army!
 
The characters include Iron Man, War Machine, Pepper, Friday, Captain America, Winter Soldier, The Falcon, Spider-Man, Ned, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, The Vision, Dr. Banner, The Hulk, Dr. Strange, Wong, Thor, Loki, Heimdel, Eitri, Starlord, Gamora, Nebula, Mantis, Drax, Rocket, Groot, The Collector, Black Panther, Shuri, Okoye, M’Baku, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Secretary Ross…
 
… Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidian, the Red Skull,  the traditional cameo appurrance by Stan Lee as Thanos collects the infinity stones that will give him the ultimate cosmic power to wipe out half of the galactic population! The PG-13 rated, 149 minute movie is purrsented on the single Blu-Ray disk in the 1080p Hi Definition, widescreen format of the 2.39:1 aspect ratio.
 
The disk is in the plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve. Purrior to the main menu screen are the purreview trailers for Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger TV series, the Contest of Champions video game, Future Fight Video game, Strike Force video game and the Spider-Man video game.  The audio choices are  English 7.1 DTS HD Master Sound, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio…
 
French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1,  Purrtugues Dolby Digital 5.1, and the optional audio commentary by director brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, writers Christipher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The very legible, optional subtitles choices are English SDH, French, Spanish & Purrtugues. The special features include the amewsing gag reel which is just over 2 minutes…
 
… and the 4 deleted scenes which total just over 10 minutes, compurrised of Happy chatting with Tony & Pepper in New York, more of The Vision & Scarlt Witch fighting Proxima Midnight in Scotland, a scene of Gamora & Thanos, and the scene in the space ship of Starlord, Drax & Mantis arguing about Ace Frehley’s song “New York Groove” whilst Nebula tries to contact them!
 
There are also the 4 featurettes which total just over 32.25 minutes.  featurettes include much behind- the scenes footage and information with comments by many members of the movie’s cast & crew who discuss The Avengers, Thanos, the battle on Titan, and the battle in Wakanda! Thusly, all of the extra features total about 44.5 minutes long. 
 
They are informative and entertaining, but I wish there were a more extras such as purrhaps image galleries, the movie’s trailers, more documentaries, an isolated mewsic track, and purhaps a booklet; but I am pleased to own this great movie which we will watch often! Nyow for more of the marvel-ous supurr hero movie topic, here is Nya-sensei to tell us about the
 
Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut
Blu-Ray + Digital 2 disk set!
 
Nyanko:
For our review of the first Deadpool movie, see our March 2016 Mew, and for our review of Deadpool 2, please see our June 2018 Mew! Packaged in the plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve, this set has the 119 minute R-rated theatrical version of the movie plus lots of extra features on one disk, the 134 minute unrated Super Duper Cut on the other disk, and the instruction sheet for getting the digital copy of the movie.
 
The movie purrsented in the widescreen format of the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with A-ha’s song “Take On Me” during the menu! The theatrical version has the spoken language choices of English, English descriptive audio, Spanish, French and the optional commentary by actor / writer Ryan Reynolds, & director David Leitch with writer / purrducers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick. This commentary is in English, Spanish & French.
 
The subtitle options are English SDH, French & Spanish, English commentary, French  commentary & Spanish commentary. The extras include 2 deleted scenes which total about 2.5 minutes, the gag reel which is about 3 minutes, the gallery of 29 still images, the 35.25 minutes of Deadpool 2 trailers & videos, and the 76 minutes of the 11 featurettes, which have lots of behind – the – scenes footage with the comments by the cast & crew! 
 
The extra features total about 117 minutes! As much as I like the theatrical version, I like the Super Duper Cut even more! Its audio and optional subtitle choices are English, Spanish and French, but it has no commentary. The extra 15 minutes include longer, alternate and new scenes such as Baby Hitler, more of Vanessa, Deadpool’s bathhouse battle, Russell at Essex House, Russell & Juggernaut shopping, and Domino vs. Juggernaut!
 
My favorite added scenes are the more of Negasonic, Yukio and Colossus at the Xavier mansion! This Blu-Ray + Digital set does not include the regular DVD which is available sepurrately. However, there are the different packages, such as the Wal Mart exclusive version that includes the widdle Funko Pop 1.5″ keychain bobble – head figurine of “Bob Ross” Deadpool! That is all for our movie topic, but nyow I will start our
 
comic book reports with my review
of Ant-Man and The Wasp #4!
 
Nyanko:
The Unstoppable Wasp comics starring Nadia Van Dyne alias The Wasp, which was one of our favoritest comics of last year until it was sadly cancelled, but we were very happy to hear that it will be renewed this fall! We were glad to see this 5 issue mini – series in which Nadia teams up with Scott Lang, alias Ant-Man!
 
Nadia and Scott are the 2nd heroes known as The Wasp and Ant-Man, in the comics, as Nadia’s step-mom Janet and her dad Henry Pym were the first Wasp and Ant-Man! They are different from the characters in the recent movie, in which Henry’s daughter Hope is the current Wasp.
 
Thus far in the tale, When Nadia tried to beam Scott to the Earth from another planet. they became stranded in the microverse! The tinier civilization known as The Saarg mistook Nadia for the monster, so they caught and impurrisoned her, but she escaped with Scott and Burr Dalen the alien scientist they tried to leave the microverse, but then even more strange things happened!
 
That brings us to issue #4 in which Nadia, Scott & Burr wind up back on Earth… supposedly!  is the 28 pages compurrised of the 22 page tale plus the 6 pages of the interrupting ads. It was written by Mark Waid who wrote Nadia’s first tale and her adventures in the Avengers comics!
 
It was illustrated by Javier Garron, colored by Israel Silva, lettered by Joe Caramanga, edited by Nick Lowe & Jordan D. White, and assistantly edited by Kathleen Wisneski, with the purrduction design by Anthony Gambino & the cover art by David Nakayana!
 
Nadia & Scott are glad to be back upon The Earth which Burr is fascinated with, but things are still not right with their subatomic purrticles which have altered the reality! Also appurring are Nadia’s dad and Scott’s daughter! The plot is captivatingly amewsing with the brisk pace,  the dash of the bittersweetness, and the peppy dialogue!
 
The character, mecha and scenic art is beautiful, the with 3 full page pics; the fonts are great, and the colors are so richly vibrant with the luminously dazzling FX! With just the 1 more issue to go, I will continue to give this mini – series thusly far the “A” as in Ant – Man, and I am very eagerly looking forward to Nadia’s next mini-series! Nyow for more of the Marvel, here is Vonny to tell us about–
 
West Coast Avengers #1!
 
Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! I have been eagerly anticipating this series for the several reasons, but purrhaps mostly because it has the return of  my favoritest Marvel Comics character Greer Grant Nelson a.k.a Tigra who I have not seen since Avengers Academy was cancelled the few years ago; and it also has the return of America Chavez whose series was also sadly cancelled nya.
 
You know, the cancellations have been the unfortunate trend for many of ourrecent favorite Marvel Comics such as Avengers Academy, Fearless Defenders, Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat, America, and The Unstoppable Wasp, so we hope that the cancellation curse will not fall upon this latest incarnation of the West Coast Avengers, nya!
 
Greer’s first secret heroic identity was that of The Cat before she became Tigra and gave the cat costume to her friend Patsy Walker a.k.a HellCat, nya. They were both members of The Avengers, and Tigra was also a founding member of the West Coast  Avengers, nya. From 1984 to 1994, that comic book was the four-issue miniseries, followed by the 102 issue series and annuals, nya. 
 
The Avengers Academy was sort of a West Coast Avengers when they relocated from New York to California, nya. Another founding member of the West Coast Avengers was Clint Barton a.k.a Hawkeye, who also appurrs in this new series, which also stars Kate Bishop  (who is yet another Hawkeye), GwenPool, Fuse, and Kid Omega, nya!
 
Issue #1 is purriced $4.99, it is rated T+,  and its 36 pages are compurrised of the 4 pages of the ads and the 36 page tale, which was written by Kelly Thompson, illustrated by Stefano Caselli, colored by Triona Farrell, lettered by Joe Carmagna, and edited by Alanna Smith with the graphic design by Carlos Lao, nya.
 
It is available in the choice of the four different covers by Nolan Woodward & Steffano, Mike McKone & Jesus Aburton, Terry & Rachel Dodson; Lauren Tsai; and Paul Renard, nya. The ale is off to the very  amewsingly rousing start as Land Sharks invade Santa Monica, and thusly Clint decides that there is the need for the new supurr hero team in the vicinity, nya!
 
Kate conducts the job intermews with the various applicants such as Bread, Diva, Spider-King, Silver Snowboarder, Surf Doctor, Doctor Hole, Dark Paladin, The Broken Watch, The Dutch Overn, The Scoop, Wolver-Mean, Kwinn, Ramona and Mikka, but it seems that only she and Clint, America, GwenPool, Fuse and Kid Omega have the qualifications, nya!
 
Unfortunately the team’s first assignment is to investigate poor Tigra, sadly who has undergone yet another transformation in her career, and is nyow the the inexplicably belligerent 200 ft. tall catgirl who menaces the coastal city, nya! She also has the new bikini costume, and I wonder if by chance she was enlarged by some of Dr. Pym’s Pym particles, nya
 
Meanwhile amidst the tussle arrives the chap named B.R.O.D.O.X. (the Bio-Robotic Organism Designed Only For Kissing), nya! This was the fun tale with the witty dialogue and the lovely art, but I hope that Tigra will be cured soon and we hope that her cute widdle son William is okay, nya! Nyow we will go from the bikini-clad tiger girl to the bikini-clad cheetah girl in Becca’s review of the
 
Street Fighter Summer Sports Special, nya!
 
Becca:
Arigato! Published by the good folks at Udon Entertainment who is known for the thrilling, beautiful comics, books and illustrations of the video game & anime characters, this full color, 32 page issue is purriced $3.99  and (including the covers) has the 32 pages brimming with the stars of CapCom’s Street Fighter series!. It is available in the choice of 6 covers.
Cover A by Rob Porter depicts Chun Li with the soccer ball, cover B by Rob depicts Cammie with the volleyball,  cover C by Rob depicts Menat with the basketball, cover D is the blank “sketchable” cover, cover E by Jeffrey Cruse depicts Chun Li racing against Juri, and the “Focus Attack” exclusive cover has another image of Chun Li by Rob!
Sammiched betwixt the covers are the full-page pics plus the centerspurread of Poison, Juri, Laura, Mika, Maki, Urien, Ibuki, Juli, Decapre, Falke, Menat, Karin, Elona Effie, Rose, Cammy, Vega, Kolin, Crimson Viper, Sakura, Chun li and other Street Fighters on the beach, track, court, diamond, pool, sky, gym, ocean, fairway, street and sidewalk!
The whimsical, sexy, powerful & athletic imagery is by Monzo Steinback, Brendon Tapper, Andrew Huerta, Namboku, Nick Kilislian, Eric Vedder, Elton Portilho, Andrea Cofrancesco, Phil Knott, Panzer, Andres Blanco, Chamba,Timothy Lim, John Crayton, Ryan Kinnaird,  Edwin Hoang, Arnold Tsang, Nokman Poon, Genzoman, Gisele Legace, and Rob!
Our web master Jamie did the few guest comic strips for Gisele; and we have purreviously shown the spotlight upon some of Genzoman’s catgirl art! The Summer Sports Special also has the six page gallery compurrised of over 20 smaller images of fan art by the various artists such as Taragraphika, Tacozama, Danimaton2001, Alchykiller, Tale, Bokkimi, Valery, Eddy Vivar…
… Sebastian Von Buchwald, Neal  D. Anderson, J. Webster, Art Gutierrez, Darwin Nunez, Jamie Ugarte, Hugo De Paula, Ae Double, Bujonas, Seni Oyewole, William Nix, Anthony Andres Ken Wright and Guillermo Cartay!  I especially like the alluring athletic appurral and richly vibrant colors! Nyow for more of the sexy sporty summer escapades, I would like to purraise the–
Gold Digger Summer Fun Special #1!

 
Becca:
For over the 250 issues, the spin-offs and other special issues over the past 25 years, Gold Digger by Fred Perry is the beautiful fun comics about the zany, alluring, thrilling adventures of the archaelogist Gina Diggers, her were-cheetah sister Britanny, their clone Brianna, their rival Pinny and others who search for relics and  treasures!
For our spotlight on the cast of Gold Digger, see our August 2011 Mew! It is published by Antarctic Press, which is also known for other manga – inspired and  anthropomorphic comics such as Ninja High School, Albedo, Genus, Furrlough, Shanda, Twilight X, Mangazine, Warrior Nun Areala, and the annual Gold Digger swimsuit special!
The swimsuit specials are compurrised of illustrations by Fred, his friends and fans, and this year there were so many submitted illustrations, that there were enough for this extra issue!  This full color, 32 page issue is purriced $3.99  and has the 3 page tale of Britanny relaxing with the tuna snack “On a Sunday Atfernoon” by George Zepeda…
…the cover art by Timothy Lim, and the 28 full-page pin-ups by various artists including Anime Flux, Steve Beaulieu, Mary Bellamy, William Chavez, Umberto Chavira, Maria Hen-Hen, Selene Cordeo, Jerry Gonzales, David Hitchison, Jose Joaquin, Tony Galvan, Lord Coyote, Jason McLean, Luis Medero, Charest Navarro, SamalWorld…
… Redirio, John Ridley,  Robert Cook, Troyd Seymore, Shonuff44, Michael Talley, Nicholas Webb, Jermain Williams, Eric Ealons, and Antarctic Press founder / Ninja High School creator Ben Dunn! It is the fabulous collection of Gina, Britanny and the other ladies of Gold Digger wearing – and purrtially wearing – the sexy attire of many styles!
 
The catgirl fans might be purrticularly pleased to know that Britanny graces 10 of those sweet sexy images in addition to the 3 page tale! With this Summer Fun Special and the annual Swimsuit issue to double the pleasure, this might be the best Gold Diggery Summertime yet!  That is all for my reviews, and nyow here is Ilyana to discuss
 
Fathom Vol. 7 # 1 & 2!
 
Ilyana:
Hai! This year is 20th anniversary of the late artist / author Michael Turner’s Fathom, which was initially published by Top Cow Comics in 1998, before it later migrated to Aspen Comics which was founded by Turner in 2003. We hwere fortunate to meet Turner and other Aspen authors and artists at the Heroes Conventions in Charlotte!
 
Aspen is also the name of Fathom’s main character Aspen Matthews, the marine biologist, olympic athlete and supurr heroine with the watery powers. She was born in the undersea civilization known as The Blue, but raised as a human in San Diego. Since then she has survived and resolved the numerous global disasters, conflicts and cultural changes.
Of course as, an underwater archaeologist, maritime historian and scuba diver I might be rather biased, but I think that she is one of the most inspurrational heroines! In this new 8 issue story arc, once again she finds her family under attack, and intrusive government organizations are still annoying her and treating her like their purropurrty.
Chapter 1 begins in at a safe house Seattle WA where Russian agent Alexyev a.k.a. The Red Kite kills a bodyguard, kidnaps Aspen’s brother Finn, and takes him to an arctic base for the fiendish expurriments. It is not the first time that the US Government has been bossy to Aspen, or that the Russians have tried to exploit her people for their powers!
 
At Aspen’s spurrawling research center in La Jolla CA, her friend Chance Calloway’s fellow NSA agent Emmanuel Ororo interrupts Aspen’s swim to inform her of the bad news. Aspen angrily changes into her combat bikini and swims to the rescue. Also appurring are her best friend Tyler, Magnus the rescued sea turtle, and Russian General Nemirov.
 
It is quite the beautiful issue, and I especially liked the two – page spurread of Aspen swimming in the watery elemental form of the Whale! Chapter 2 begins in the Pacific Ocean where Aspen battles the giant squid and is escorted to The Blue’s undersea city of Mura, which has been damaged after a coup lead by a bad guy named Gideon.
This is not the first time that the city of Muria and its ruling council have been attacked by dissidents. Using a special neural gadget, Gideon and his thugs manage to defeat and impurrison Aspen, so nyow she and her brother are both the behind bars, as his captors purrepare Finn for more  of the fiendish expurriments.
Also appurrring are Aspen’s friend Killian who is one of the Blue, agent Alexyev who has shown some kindness to the captive Finn, and the evil Dr. Sokolov who has not, and seems more like the butcher than the scientist. Among the very impurressive big scenes are the squid fight and the return to Muria.
 
It was written by Ron Marz, illustrated by Siya Oum,  edited by Gabe Carrasco, and colored by Aspen Comics’s co-owner Peter Steigerwald with John Starr (issue #1) & Valentina Taddeo (issue #2), lettered by Zen, with the design & purroduction by  Aspen Comics Vice Purresident Mark Roslan and purrduction assistance by Justin Vancho.
 
Vol. 7 #1 has 11 different covers, some of which are rarer than others: cover A by Oum & Steigerwald; cover B by Mike Choi; cover C by Turner, Steigerwald & Joe Weems V.; covers D, F, G & H by Oum; cover E by Steigerwald & Arthur Adams; I is the blank sketch cover;  cover J by Mike DeBalfo & Starr; and cover K by De Balfo. Whew!
 
In addition to the tale & ads, issue #1 has the bonus 4 page tale of the mascot critters written by Aspen Comics’ Vice Purresident / editor in chief Vince Hernandez, illustrated by Joie Foster, colored by Justice & lettered by Micha Myers. issue #2 has 4 different covers: A by Oum & Steigerwald; B by Mirka Andolfo & Steigerwald; C & D by Oum.
 
It is the tough choice, because the cover art  is just as beautiful as the interior art! In addition to the tale & ads, issue #2 has the bonus 4 page repurrint  of part of Fathom Vol. 1 #0! We sure do miss Michael Turner but we are so glad that Aspen and the other great characters have continued in the good hands! Nyow here is Mike to discuss
 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 12  #3!
 
Mike:
Thank you, Ilyana sensei! It’s hard to believe that it;s been over 25 years since the original Buffy movie, over 20 years since the TV series, 17 years since the Fray series, and over 10 years since Buffy’s creator Joss Whedon and Dark Horse Comics canonically continued those adventures in the comics, which is already the three issues into Season 12, which occurs one year after season 11!
 
The 3rd issue’s 28 pages include the 22 page story plus 6 pages of ads. Executively produced by Joss, the story is by Joss and scripter Christos Gage; it was pencilled by Georges Jeanty, inked by Karl Story, Derxter Vines and Andy Owens, colored by Dan Jackson, lettered by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt, edited by Freddye Miller, assistantly edited by Judy Khuy & Jenny Blenk.
 
We’ve met Christos, Georges, Dexter and Karl at the conventions!  The issue’s graphic designer was Anita Magana, and the digital art technician was Christianne Gillenardo-Goudreau. The main cover art is by Stephanie Hans, while the variant cover art is by Georges, Karl and Dan; and the “ultravariant” cover art is by Scott Fischer. The story co-stars future slayer sisters Melaka & Erin Fray!
 
Previously, things had seemed to be going well for  Buffy, Wilow, Xander, Dawn, Faith, Spike, Angel and Illyria / Fred in the past year. Buffy’s been working with the San Francisco PD, she and Spike broke up again but are still friends, Willow started the pagan support center, Giles is back to normal, Xander’s construction job has been busy, he and Dawn have the house outside of town–
 
–  and the cute baby daughter named Joyce (after Buffy & Dawn’s late mom)! However, things worsened when Harth, the evil brother of Melaka & Erin in the 23rd century, sent his demon army back to the present in an allegiance with former Sunnyville Mayor Dick Wilkins and the law firm of Wolfram & Hart to try to kill Buffy in a prophesied battle that might alter the future timeline!
 
Buffy, Wilow, Xander, Dawn, Faith, Spike, Angel & Illyria lost that first round, but then they traveled to the 23rd century for answers, where they ran into Harmony, Gunther, Gates & the Fray sisters! That brings us up to issue #3, which begins with the heroic return of Andrew on the eve of the dreaded battle with Buffy, her friends and many other slayer girls against Harth’s huge evil army.
 
It’s poignant with the great balance of mythology, humor, drama & action; great dialogue, dozens of characters, and significant developments amidst the tragic, bloody combat. The art is awesome with the terrific portraitures, expressions, fashions, poses, choreography, scenery, FX, fonts, colors and the graphic narrative that I’ll give it an “A” as in Angel! Ah, now here’s Tara-chan to tell us about–
 
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #69!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! It is hard to believe that IDW’s My Little Pony comics have been going for the 6.5 years already, nya! They have been quite wonderful, and – and I was purrticularly looking forward to this issue, because it is the tale of Pinkie Pie with the tempurrary wish powers! Issue #69 has 28 pages compurrised of the uninterrupted 20 page tail plus the 8 pages of the ads, nya.
We wish that  all other comic book publishers did not interrupt the tales, nya! The issue’s  creative team is compurrised of the mewsual great folks such as the colorist Heather Breckle, letterer Neil Uyetake, and – and editor Bobby Curnow, who are joined by the newe great members of the team such as the author Paul Allor and- and the artist Toni Kuuisto, nya!
It is available in the choice of cover A by Toni, cover B by Sara Richard, and – and the retail store incentive Trixie cover by Sophie Scruggs, nya! Nyow for the taste of the plot, in which Pinkie Pie wishes that she could people happy forever, nya. She eats the magickal golden apple that gives her the wish powers, which she uses hastily to recklessly alter the reality, nya!
It is as if she had Discord’s powers, nya! She has the good intentions, but the intended consequences are disastrously amok, and there is the important lesson to be learned, nya! The tale stars Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Apple, Applejack, Fluttershy, and – and the brief appurrances by Octavia, Muffin, Gummy, Thunderlane, Foggy Fleece, Golden Harvest, Aloe and – and the background characters, nya!
It is the fun tale with at the purrfect pace with the great dialogue graced by the art’s beautiful poses, expurressions, scenery, FX, fonts and – and colors, nya! I especially liked the impurressive two –  page spurread that depicts Pinkie Pie’s zany but unwanted magickal alterations to Ponyville, nya! I will give the “A’ as in Apple Buck, nya! Nextly I would like to discuss
 
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #4, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
This is IDW’s latest companion series to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic, and stars fillies Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and – and Scootaloo who are known as the Cutie Mark Crusaders, who have been investigating the crimes and – and  the incidents, nya! I am purrticularly fond of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, so I was so happy that they got their own series, nya! 
 
The 28 page issue includes the uninterrupted 20 page tale written by Christina Rice, illustrated by Agnes Garbowska, colored by Heather, lettered by Christa Miesner, edited by Bobby, and – and published by Greg, nya! It is available in the choice of the regular cover A by Agnes, the subscription cover B by Philip Murphy, and – and the Retailer Incentive cover by Trish Forstner, nya!
 
The tale begins on the happy comfy note as Rarity, Rainbow Dash and- and The Crusaders relax at the Ponyville Day Spa, but the purroblems arise when the stream does not arise from the unergrund hot spurring which has mysteriously dried up, nya! Zecora directs The Crusaders  though the forest to the spurring which is fed by the creek which has been recently dammed up, nya!
 
The water has been re-routed to Apple Bloom’s family home of Sweet Apple Acres, so nyow they have the awkward task of questioning Applejack, Granny Smith, and Big McIntosh, nya! Their dog Wynona is mentioned but she is not investigated, nya. Also appurring are Lotus Blossom, Aloe, Pinkie Pie, Lyra Heartstrings. Snips, Snails, Muffin, Mrs. Cake and – and the numerous background ponies, nya!
 
Yet again the entire creative team did the supurrb job on the beautifully fun tale, and – and I especially liked the poses, expurressions, and the rich colors, so I will give thos issue the “A’ as in Apple Buck too, nya! That will conclude this month’s pony report, and nyow here is Nya=sensei  to continue our comic book portion of The Mew, with her review of
 
Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1!
 
Nyoka:
Created by author Evan Dorken (Milk and Cheese, The Eltingville Club) and artist Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, At Death’s Door)  Beasts of Burden is the beautiful bittersweet fantasy tale of heroic friends who have investigated the purranormal incidents and defended their town from evil supurrnatural threats, but in this case those defenders are cats, dogs and other critters! 
 
To most of its human residents, Burden Hill seems like the pleasant purretty town, but little do they know of their pets’ vigilance against wicked purredators! It is the very charming, Eisner Award – winning tale of wonderful characters, amewsing and thrilling  but sometimes sadly tragic situations.  At the 2012 Heroes Con, Jill & Evan signed my copy of the Beasts of Burden hardcover! 
 
Some of the tales were tales co-written by Evan’s wife Sarah Dryer (Action Girl). This new 4 issue mini-series was written by Evan, illustrated by Benjamin Dewey,  lettered by Nate Pekos,, edited by Daniel Chabon, and assistantly edited by Brett Israel, with the issue’s graphic design by Sarah Terry and digital wizardry by Chris Horn.
 
The main cover is by Benjamin and the variant cover is by Rafael Albuquerque. As woodland critters flee the raging forest fire in the Poconcos which was accidentally caused by the huge supurrnatural salamander the group of 16 dogs from Burden Hill summon the rain to extinguish the fire whilst their Scotty Terrier leader Lundy rescues the Salamander who is caught in the cruel magickal trap. 
 
Also among the dogs are Gerda, Miranda, Dempsey, Brigid, Charlie, Emrys, Carver; and there is a dream sequence involving Ace and other animals. However, this incident was the dire distraction and not the initial purpose of the dogs’ expurrdition to investigate the macabre incidents at the farm which is another day’s travel, but the journey is interrupted again when the strange Lurkers atttack!
 
The plot and dialogue are poignant, and the art beautifully depicts the characters, scenery, FX and emotions, so I will give this tale of the Beasts of Burden the high purraise grade of the “A”! Oh, by the way, following the  22 page tale is the 3 page purreview of the Stranger Things comics which are based upon the great TV series! That is all for our comics portion of The Mew, but nyow I will begin the
 
toy portion of The Mew, with my review of Mattle’s 
Hermione Granger & Ginny Weasley posable dolls!
Nyoka:
We are fans of the Harry Potter books, movies & collectible items, so were happy to see the latest wave of toys & collectibles while we await the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie! We have enjoyed Mattel’s many Barbie, Disney Purrincess, Monster High and Enchantimals dolls, and nyow they have the lovely line of the dolls of characters from author J.K. Rowlings Wizarding World!
These include the sepurrately – sold, posable dolls of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley, purrofessor Minerva McGonagall, and headmaster Albus Dumbledore, in their respective Hogwarts School attire!  For those who came in late,  Hermione is an intellectual muggle-born girl and later wife of Ron whilst Ginny is Ron’s younger sister and thelater wife of Harry!
They are both very brave, heroic witches of House Gryffindore at the Hogwarts School, and members of Dumbledore’s army against evil Voldemort’s army! Hermione was purrtrayed by Emma Watson, and Ginny was purrtrayed by Bonnie Wright in the movies Those dolls are 10″ tall dolls, whereas the Minerva & Albus are the bit taller, and all ave the very faithful portraiture, coiffure & attire!
These dolls of Hermione & Ginny are appurroximately 4 in. taller that NECA’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix action figures of them; and 5 1/4 in. taller than Mattel’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (catgirl version) action figure of Hermione. She has cheerful smile, Brown eyes and wavey  waist – length Brown hair, whilst Ginny has the Blue eyes and straighter Red hair!
 
Both wear the White collar shirt, pleated Dark Gray knee – length skirt, Gray socks & matching cardigan sweater which is trimmed in Scarlet & Gold with the matching necktie and the Black Mary Jane trainers. Also included are the mid – calf length hooded Black robe with the Gryffindor House emblem & 2 3/8″ wand! The dolls, wands & shoes are plastic, the clothes are fabric and the hair is fiber.
 
They are very posable, with articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists. hips & knees! With the cloak on, they can barely stand without a display base or doll stand (which are not included), but I will recommend the doll stand of about 5 in. tall for the more stable support. I will give the dolls the high purraise! That is all for my reviews, but nyow Lizzy will continue the toy talk, with her reviews of 
 
Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Psylocke,
Storm & Typhoid Mary action figures!
Elizabeth:
Hai! We collect the dolls, statues & action figures of supurr heroines & villainesses of the movies, TV, games, books & comics, so we were pleased to purrchase Hasbro’s latest action figures of Marvel Comics’s Storm,  Psylocke & Typhoid Mary! Storm & Psylocke are among the wave of 7 action figures that also includes Wolverine, Magneto, Sabertooth, Multiple Man & Gladiator.
Each figure is sold sepurrately and includes one of the pieces needed to build the figure of Apocalypse! Ororo Munroe a.k.a. Storm first appurred in Giant-Size X-Men #1 in 1975, and her mewtant powers can create & control the weather! In the comics, she is 5 ft. 11 in. & 127 lbs, with the Brown skin, White hair, & the Blue eyes that turn White when she uses her powers.
In the comics but not in the movies, she married King T’challa the Black Panther, which makes her the sister in law of Purrincess Shuri!  In the movies Storm has been purrtrayed by Halle Berry and Alexandra Shipp! Including the 1/4 in. boot heels & the 1/2 in. mohawk coiffure, this figure is about 6 3/4 in. tall in her mid – 1980’s style.
She is wearing the Black strapless crop tiop, sleeveless vest, tight pants, mid – calf boots,  the choker, gloves and belts. The details are purricise, from the strands of her hair, the confident smirk, the lightning  bolt earrings, the buckles, grommets, studs, fabric seams, creases & folds! Also included are the two 3″ lightning bolts that wrap around her forearms, and the torso piece of Apocalypse. 
The year after Storm’s debut, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock a.k.a. Psylocke first appurred in Captain Britain vol.1 #8 in 1976, and has the martial arts purrowess and the psionic powers including the psychic blades. In the comics, she is 5 ft. 11 in. and 155 lbs. with the Purrple – dyed Black hair. She has the somewhat complicated origin & ethnicity.
Originally she was the caucasian British girl, but later she swapped bodies with Kwannon the Japanese girl a.k.a.Revanche, the assassin who first appurred in X-Men #17 in the early 90’s. Psylocke was purrtrayed by Olivia Munn in the X-Men: Apocalyse movie! The 6 in. figure is available with the Black hair, and the less common version with the Dark Purrple hair. We were lucky to find the latter!
She is sexy sight in the sleeveless, high – waist Purrple maillot with the hip- high leg line, boots, long gloves, arm & leg bands & the Red sash. She has the intricate details from her Blue eyes, Red lips & serious expurression, to her waist –  length hair, the tight abs and glutes! She is accessorized by the translucent Pink psychic mask, 4 in. katana, the 1 3/8 in. dagger and the left leg of Apocalypse.
Mary Walker a.k.a.Typhoid Mary is the among the wave of 6 action figures of the wave that also includes Spider-Ham, Scream, Venom, Carnage & Poison. Each figure is sold sepurrately and includes one of the pieces needed to build the figure of the Monster Venom! She is the supurr villain who first appurred in Daredevil vol. 1 # 254 in 1988, and has the various psionic powers.
In the comics she is 5 ft. 10 in. & 140 lbs, with the multiple purrsonalities, pale tan  skin, Brown hair & eyes. The 6 in. figure has the minute details from her lush mid – back length hair, half white-  painted face, slight evil grin, and her inny belly button, to the creases, folds, seams & epawlets of her short Black jacket, short boots & tight pants, with the strapless White corset & the Brown belt.
 
Her fashion style is asymmetric, with the ripped Gray fishnet hose instead of the left pant leg. The fishnet is painted on instead of actual fabric. She has the 4″ flaming katana and the left leg of Monster Venom. Each of those figures is quite posable, with the articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thighs, knees & ankles. 
 
They can be carefully posed to stand unassisted, but I will suggested using a supportive display base or doll stand, which are not included. I think that those 3 figures are splendidly designed, sculpted & painted, and we have displayed them upon the shelf next to the recent figures of Sif, X-23, Domino, Black Widow and The Wasp! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Jenjen who will purrsent 
Our Monthly Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight!
Jeannie:
Hai. In this portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous catgirls and nekomimi of myths and  popular culture! Here they are broadly – defined from anthropormorphic feline females, ailuranthropic shape – shifters and other types of feline femme fatales, to those who might not actually have kitty DNA, but do have the cat-titude and / or style as “honorary catgirls”. 
Firstly, I would like to shine the spotlight upon Yaya Fushiguro of the Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs manga & anime series of the occult / romantic / sex comedy genre and the harem trope. In this tale, the powerful but hapless, homeless heroic high school student Jogarashi Fuyuzora who moves into the Yugari Inn, a ryukan with hot spurrings, ghosts and yokai.
 He is the psychic magnet who attracts the various spirit entities, such as the titular character Yuuna the ghost girl who is bound to the inn with vaguely unfinished business from her past life that she must remedy. She is quite adorable and endearing, and the many wacky hijinks ensue, but sadly she and the other denizens are often hunted by unkind exorcists & slayers. 
Their friend Yaya is of the nekomata species, the friendly ailuranthropic  feline spirit in the petite teenage high  school catgirl form. She is 4 ft 11 in. tall and 96 lbs. with the short Green hair, fair skin, Golden eyes, the cat ears and tail. She has the magickal powers such as the ability to become the kuroneko (Black Cat) and mewsually wears the cat-eared hoody. 
 
Nextly, I would like to shine the spotlight upon Mio Naruse and Yuki Nonoka of The Testament of Sister New Devil manga & anime series.  In this tale, Basara  Tojo is the high school student whose father in the heroic slayer clan has remarried the queen of the demon clan, and nyow Basara has the two step-sisters: Mio the demon purrincess and Maria the succubus. 
This is the politically dangerous & socially awkward situation because they are hunted by other clans, and Maria has mischievously created the magickal aphrodisiacal master / servant  contract not only betwixt Basara & Mio, but also Basara & his friend Yuki. This results in the nudity and erotic purrdicaments which are not for the widdle kitties or the purrudish types. 
Mio is  5 ft 1 In. tall and 90 lbs with the fair skin, long Pink hair, the BWH sizes of 35-21-33 in. and powerful demonic magick powers; whilst Yuki is 5 ft 4 In. tall and 94 lbs with the fair skin, Short Blonde hair, the BWH sizes of 31-20-33 in. the supurr-human abilities and weapons purrowess. 
However, In the first epurrsode of the anime’s 2nd season The Testament of Sister New Demon: Burst, only Basara can remedy the master / servant spell that mean Maria tempurrarilly puts Mio & Yuki under, sadly transforming them into the leashed cat girl & dog girl respectively in heat. 
Nextly I will shine the spotlight upon Kaleera and Vaela of the Battle Cats comic book series. Published by Mad Cave Studios, Battle Cats is written by Mark London, with the art by Michael Camelo, Andy King & Julian Gonzalez. it is the fantasy tale of the elite team of the royal warriors in the world of Valderia which is populated by the felinoid species,  
 
In the service of their King, the team is compurrised of Vaela, Kaleera, Mekkar, Zorien & their leader Kelthan. Vaela is the peppy sorceress & cleric who wields the mystical shadow weapons.  She has White stripes in her short Brown hair, and wears the bare-midriffed, bejeweled halter top & skirt that match her Purrple eyes.
 
Her comrade Kaleera is the agile archer & scout  with the purrowess of the close & ranged combat. She has Red hair in the ponytail & the dark tan skin in the sleeveless light wood, scale – mail & plate armor that matches her Green eyes. That will conclude this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra & Bun to purrsent the latest
 
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art.
Petra:
Arigato, nya! For those here for the first time, Galleries 1-8 of The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art display images by Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-5 display images by other folks with their kind purrmissions, and Mike’s collaborative images with other artists can be found throughout the mewseum, nya! The images include illustrations, photos and mixed medias, nya!
Some of the art might be sexy or depict the tasteful nudity or semi – nudity, but none of it is porn, nya! The most recent pics will be 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 pics, nya! This month we have added 14 new pics to Guest Gallery 5, and 4 pics to Gallery 8, nya!
We are delighted to display the pic of our friend Daniela the Platinum Blonde catgirl with the “Paw Prints tattoos by Rebecca Brogden http://www.rbrogdenart.com, who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nya! Daniela is one of the nurses at our Mew Hanover Medical Arts Center, nya! Amongst the trees she is wearing the cropped tank top & short shorts of the woodland camouflage purrint, as she pulls the waistband much lower to reveal more of her cute kitty paw purrint tattoos, nya!
 
Then we are purroud to purrsent Rebecca’s group of six original character portraits, nya! She used the pencil, pens, markers & watercolors to depict the Light Brown-haired catgirl amidst the “Butterflies”, the Ash-haired catgirl with the “Lollipop”, the Dark Brown-haired “Summer Elf” with the flowers, the Red-haired “Forest Girl”, the Platinum Blonde- haired “Catboy” in the Blue yukata, and the cordial Gray-haired catboy saying “Wazzup”, nya!

After that is the gorgeous group of Rebecca’s chibi – style fan art of four ladies of DC Comics, nya! She used Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CS6 and the Wacom Intuos 5 tablet to purrettily and sweetly depict Wonder Woman atop the mountain, Supergirl in the clouds, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) amongst the Gotham skyline and Catwoman on the outskirts of the city, nya!

That is followed by Rebecca’s cute quartet of more ladies of science fiction & fantasy, nya! She used Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CS6 and the Wacom Intuos 5 tablet for the chibi – style fan art of
Storm of Marvel Comics’s X-Men, Holo of the Spice & Wolf manga & anime, Samus Aran of the Metroid video game, and Rebecca’s original widdle Pocky Fairy, nya!
Nextly  Rebecca used the pencils, pens & Copic markers to illustrate Misty Hopkins’s http://bunnychai.blogspot.com characters “Naibu” and “Strawberry”, nya! These were done in an art trade with artist, seamstress & cosplayer Misty, who was among the guests of the March 2008 Mew, nya! 
 
Sitting on the rock between the coconut trees at the sandy beach by the blue ocean, Naibu is the petite, feisty tough, tomboy pirate girl who loves the ocean, nya! She is so stylish, sporty and purretty with her lush twin tailed coiffure, lovely stripes and bare midriffed, asymmetric garment accessorized by the ornate jewelry, spiked sneakers and the fingerless gloves, nya!
Strawberry the peppy, purretty ‘n sweet gynoid was inspired by the Saber marionettes anime, nya! Purrched on the huge yummy cupcake, and flanked by the Tootsie Pops under the candy beads, she is sexy & cute in her asymmetric sleeved, bare midriffed outfit with the strapless bra, the tight cut-out pants, the dangling buttons & long braided hair, nya! Take it, Bun, nya!
 
Bunni:
Hai! In turn, Misty visualized Rebecca’s catgirl character Eamane, in the form of the adorably cute Eamane plushy doll! Kawaii! The doll prrfectly captures the look and spirit of our friend Eamane, from the tufts in her supple cat ears, the bangs of her pert coiffure and the gleam in her bright eyes, to the sexy cuteness of her bikini and the stability of her lovely tail!
Misty also took the digital photos of the doll! Speaking of the photos, we are also delighted to display Jamie’s digital photo of his cat “Rusty”! Perhaps y’all have seen the photo of his other cat Rascal, the Gray Tabby? Presumed to be about the one year old, Rusty is the very sweet, affectionate pretty calico kitty who adopted Jamie’s family!
 
We are also ecstatic to exhibit four new illustrations of our web master Jamie Robertson’s http://jamiecotc.com character Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, who is the heroic North Carolinian witchy were – panther star of Jamie’s urban fantasy webcomic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com! Perhaps y’all have seen our mewseum’s other illustrations of Chelsea, her family and friends!
 
They live just the few miles from here in the mainland coastal town of Haven, and were our guests of the August 2007, January 2009, and November 2009 Mew! Jamie used used Corel Painter 2019 for the pencils, Clip Studio Paint for the inking, and Photoshop for the coloring of these four illustrations, firstly of which is Chelsea with the head phones listening to David Bowie’s Changes” song! 
Note the jewelry cat statue that resembles her magcikal familiar Sebastion, a.k.a Sebo! Then in “The Glamour”which depicts the artistic rear nudity, Chelsea uses the illusionary magickal spell to see the different images of herself trying on the pretty clothes! Note the panther statue and the photo of Chelsea with her sisters Cynthia & Corrine in the background by her dresser!
 
Thirdly of these Chelsea pics is “Cat in the Box”, in which Sebo peers into the cardboard box in which Chesea has cutely cozily curled up for the comfy catnap; and then lastly but not leastly we have Jamie’s latest beautiful Black & White digital pencilled portrait sketch of Chelsea!
We are especially honored by the illustration of us, Petra  & Bunni Prepare for the Game!” by Meesha DJ Walker https://www.facebook.com/meeshadjwalker, who was the June 2015 Guest of The Mew! She used the mixed-media of the pencil, pens, markers & paints on the 12×16″ Canson board to depict us wearing the Black bikinis for the beach volleyball match!

That was the epic overtime match against Meesha & Bliss! We look rather happy and confident at that moment, but little did any of us we expect that would be the longest match in our county’s recreation league history! It was the tough event, but we are all still good friends and eagerly await the re-match!
Perhaps y’all have seen the separate illustrations that we have of Meesha & Bliss? To commemorate that other team of the legendary volleyball match, beside Meesha’s pic of us, we have re-presented Meesha’s pic of herself “Getting Ready for the Match” and Mike’s pic of Bliss with the “Purrloined Beach Volleyball”!
 
we are pleased to premier Mike’s pic of his character “Jenny, Expecting“! Inspired a bit by Wendy & Richard Pini’s Elfquest comics, Jenaefyre Daebraech (pronounced JEN ah fear DAY brake) or just Jenny for short, is an elf girl NPC in Mike’s monthly tabletop fantasy role-playing game! She is the tavern owner, mother, grandmother and deputy sheriff in her small home town!
Perhaps y’all have seen Mike’s prior pic of her gracefully acrobatically serving the drinks and appetizers? Mike used Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to depict her looking very pretty and pregnant in the sheer purreo amongst the flowers! We do not know much about her unborn offspring, but we expect they will be happy, healthy, much – loved and well – fed!
 
Nextly, Mike used Photoshop CS2 & the mouse for the fan art of  “Arya Stark”! Arya is portrayed by actress Maisie Williams in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, which is an adaptation of author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels! Dressed in her leathery armor, here she is brandishing her sword Needle! 
 
Mike also used Photoshop CS2 & the mouse for the fan art of “Hermione Granger (Catgirl Form)”! In the tale of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione temporarily  transformed into the catgirl after she drank the polyjuice potion. Here she is  transformed again atop the school, on the lookout for any evil giant snakes to pounce upon!
 
Lastly but not leastly is Mike fan art of artist Jason Canty’s Stellor Warriors character “Zulaynear”Jason is a superb anthropomorphic science fiction / fantasy artist, and is also the founder, president, and CEO of Angry Viking Press http://www.angryvikingpress.com! Zulaynear is the heroic, petite, cyclopean space squid warrior and mom of the taller daughter named Zaria! 
 
Mike used the pens, paper, Photoshop CS2 and mouse to depict her relaxing in the White bikini, without her cybernetic land boots and glove hands, upon the comfy moist sea sponge sofa with the platter of delicious, nutritious seafood at The Kitt Inn’s grotto suite! So, what do y’all think of the art?
 
Tara-chan:

The lovely catgirl seems cutely purrplexed by the purretty Pink butterflies, and – and I like, I like the dream-catcher-esque neckline of the purrky catgirl with the yummy Lollipop, nya!
 
Trini-chan:
I love the flowers in the hair of the Summer Elf with the beautiful bouquet;  the long lush hair and gorgeous Green eyes of the Forest Girl!
 
Nyanko:
Hai hai, and I think that the “Catboy” & “Wazzup” by Rebecca splendidly depict the handsome cordial male characters with such distinctively supple ears!
 
Mielikki:
Supergirl’s windblown cape an flouncy skirt are the among the darling details amongst the clouds,  and Wonder Woman is like totally majestic amongst the crepuscular rays around the mountain top, fur shur!
 
Yvonne:
I think that Rebecca rather excels at the chbi style, and those sky backgrounds for Batgirl, Catwoman, and Storm, are so breathtakingly dramatic, nya!
 
Nyoka
The use of the color & light for the background of the Samus pic is quite exquisite; Holo’s lovely hair and tail cleverly cover her naked boobies and crotch!
 

Mary Nyan:

I purrticularly like the strawberries around the Pocky Fairy; the intricate detail of Arya’s sword, skirt & tunic; and the soft fluffy texture of Hermione’s lush hair and tail!
 
Mike:
Rebecca wonderfully captured the likeness, spirit  poses and minute details of Misty’s characters Naibu and Strawberry!
 
Jeannie:
Daniel is so cute and alluring as she shows us the Paw Purrrint tattoos on her sexy lower abs,!
Ilyana:

 I love the expurression of confidently zestful enthusiasm as Petra & Bunni purrpared  for that legendary match!
 
Becca:
The last time that I saw the game like that was at the Summer Olympics! Oh I just want to hug the widdle Rusty cat and the adorable Eamane doll! 
 
Elizabeth:
I am glad to see more of Jamie’s beautiful illustrations of Chelsea who I hope will visit us again soon! I love all of the furnishings and decorative items in the Glamour and Changes pics!
 
Petra:
She looks so serenely comfy in that cardboard box, and I love the sheen of her wavy flowy hair with the stripe in the digital portait sketch, nya!

      

Bunni:
Jenny is quite the lovely sight in the lushly verdant garden, and Zulaynear looks all set with the squishy sofa and yummy sushi in the watery grotto!
 
Mike:
Yep! Well, petra, Bunni, thank you for presenting that big batch of new art! 
 
Petra & Bunni:
Doitashimaste, nya!
 
the cat lady sings…
 
Tara-chan:
The Lollipop pic and – and the Strawberry pic give my tummy the craving for the candy, the cupcake, and – and the SOUTHERN EMERALD, NYA!
 
(the distracted catgirl with camera scampurrs after the petite purretty Green Moth for another photo oppurrtunity)
 
Trini-chan:
Wait for me- I wannna get a picture of it too!
 
(the kitsune girl purrsues her best friend and the interesting insect)
 
Yvonne:
Ahh- TARA-Chan–! Nya!
 
Ilyana:
Aww, she almost made it to the end of the show too!
 
Jeannie:
The science and art of the nature photography must be served.
 
Elizabeth:
Well, I guess that will wrap up another edition of The Mew!
 
Bunni:
We wish to thank Meesha, Misty, Rebecca and Jamie for more of their beautiful art!
Becca:
Hai! We wish to thank Jamie for his web mastery here at The Mew and Catgirl Island…
Mary Nyan:
We also wish to thank the many many other talented folks whose works we discussed…
Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
Nyoka:
Y’all may post brief, polite, sincere, non-snarky responses to The Mew…
Nyanko:
purrvided the comments are spam-free, G-rated & purrtain to our topics!
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the October edition of The Mew. Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy Tails to Mew – until we eat again! BAI BAI, NYA!