Cover of Cat-Tales: Loose EndsLoose Ends

Loose Ends takes the foursome: Bruce and Selina, Dick and Barbara, to Bludhaven on a mission to take down Nightwing's nemesis Blockbuster.

There are dozens of quality bits, but the most significant development from a relationship perspective is when they are sleeping, or trying to, less-than-comfortably in Dick's Bludhaven dig, and Bruce contrasts the real Selina with the dream Catwoman who he fantasized about for so long.

The early chapters of this tale also reveal an uncharacteristically dickish Bruce, which encouragingly, was immediately recognized as uncharacteristic and noted by many readers, even though Chris Dee mentioned in the forums "Yet this is tame for the bat-prick in continuity comics. Hmm."

To which a reader immediately replied:

Cat-Tales readers have higher standards. That's why we like this universe: we don't want to read about "Bat-Prick" and "Cat-Whore", we want to read about Batman and Catwoman. There's a difference, as no-one knows better than you.

There is a reason Bruce is acting strangely, and it's tied up with his fear of loss and the changes in his relationships with both Selina and Dick. Meaty stuff for the relationship as a whole, and a fully developed character generally.

Like all Cat-Tales, Loose Ends can be read online on the Cat-Tales website or mobile mirror, and can be downloaded as an ebook or pdf, which is sized for printing at Cafe Press. It is collected in Cat-Tales Book 2.