The Ancestor of Lying Cat

Lying Cat from Saga

Do you know Lying Cat? She’s a fan favorite character in Saga, the science fiction comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, as shown here.

My friend Leah has been reading the Joss Whedon/John Cassaday run on Astonishing X-Men, and she found the following panel of the cat-like Beast in issue #24, which was published in 2008 — four years before Saga and Lying Cat debuted in 2012.

Beast in Astonishing X-Men #24

Of course, it’s a coincidence, but I thought some of you might find it amusing. I hadn’t realized that it was commonly thought that cats could sense lies. Apologies for the odd angle of the panel; I was shooting it from the Astonishing X-Men Omnibus, which is quite a large book.


  • Jesse the K

    Yeah, the visual similarities are striking, but all cats have magic, I-see-through-you eyes.

  • Huge fan of both comics – also I completely believe that cats can do this in real life, too!

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