Cat Tales (Beauty and the Beast zine)
|Publisher:||Kimberwicke Enterprises/Haunted Medium Press|
|Editor(s):||Lisa Swope and Kim Prosser|
|Fandom:||Beauty and the Beast (TV)|
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Cat Tales are our new, digest-sized (5-1/2" x 8-/2"), 70-page fanzines dedicated solely to Vincent stories in a universe independent of the series. Forging ahead in a world containing neither Catherine nor Diana. Vincent continues the search for his destiny. If you are offended by stories wherein Vincent forms close friendships with people (yes, even women!) other than Catherine, please ignore these titles. Some will be pre-Catherine. others post-Catherine, but all are for fun, with lots of entertaining, original characters. 
This series often assumes a universe in which neither Catherine nor Diana has ever been involved with V. Here, V's involved in a relationship with another woman. 
Cat Tales 1 was published in December 1990 and contains 71 pages. It has the subtitle, "To Catch a Falling Star." The only art is on the cover.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1
A well-written and interesting story but not for those who dislike reading stories that take place after Catherine's death, or those who will not accept the possibility of Vincent entering into another relationship. References are made to Catherine throughout the story. Vincent is still mourning but this is not the focus of the story. Hearing her cries, he befriends a young girl who is grieving over the death of her father. A popular writer, it turns out her books are based on stories told to her by her father who was once a helper. Events become interesting when Vincent becomes upset after he reads these books and sees his whole world and life exposed within their pages. Her view of him and the Tunnels differs greatly from reality. When the conflict is resolved, the reader is left with the feeling that the friendship will deepen. 
Cat Tales 2 was published in February 1991 and contains 71 pages. has the subtitle, "I Dreamed..."
- I Dreamed by Kim Prosser
- Touch of the Beast by Kim Prosser
Cat Tales 3 contains 51 pages and two stories. It has the subtitle, "Lost and Found."
- Be Mine Valentine by Kim Prosser and Lisa Swope
- Lost and Found by Kim Prosser and Lisa Swope
Cat Tales 4 is a 80-page novel by Denise called Changes.