The 25 Best and Most Adorable MRVLCATS

By Jill Pantozzi in Comics, Daily Lists, Nerdery
Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 8:04 am
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Whoever said Twitter was a big time sucker... well, they're right, but that doesn't mean nothing good comes out of it on occasion. For your amusement, I present #MRVLCATS. What the hell is #MRVLCATS and why is it missing a few vowels? That's the internet for ya.

It started early last Friday morning when Editor and talent scout for Marvel Comics, C.B. Cebulski, gave one of his usual and often repeated pieces of advice: "For the last time, MARVEL DOES NOT ACCEPT WRITING SUBMISSIONS OR PITCHES! At cons, through the mail, online or anywhere else!" To which his friend and established artist Katie Cook replied, ""HOW i am supposed to submit my pitch for the all kitten cast of the avengers? ;P" Cebulski said he and Marvel.com Editor Ryan Penagos (a.k.a. Agent M) would make it happen.

Well, writer/artist Chris Eliopoulos had something to say about that. After all, he did write "Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers" for Marvel. In a playful move for control he drew Captain America as an adorable cat. Cook raised him a kitty Modok and the rest was meme history. Considering it wasn't just 140 characters people needed to write in order to keep the thing going but actual illustrations that took time to draw, and in most cases color, I was shocked to see there over 130 #MRVLCATS lounging around Twitter throughout the weekend. Damn lazy cats. Luckily for you I kept track and assembled the Top 25.

25) Kitty Von Doom by Stephen Wittmaak
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Do you think he rusts when he tries to groom himself?

24) Spider-Cat by Chris Eliopoulos
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This from the man who started it all.

23) Juggercat by Cat Staggs
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I think I'm more frightened of this one than the real thing.

22) Manx-Thing by Tyler Shepard
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No one dared go down this route, which is why I had to pick it. Also, tentacles? Always a plus.

21) Kystique by Amy Mebberson
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She's a hottie even as a feline. Not fair.

20) Brian Meooowwrr Bendis by Mathias Lorenz
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The hashtag was taken over for a while by people trying to get Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis' attention after h e told everyone he hated #MRVLCATS. People that hate cute things can't be trusted in my opinion.

19) Kitten Sinister by Clayton Cowles
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He soon realized you didn't need fancy cloning technology to make cats breed.

18) Deadpool Kitty by Dan Jones
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The feline mercenary with the Meowth.

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