WHY WE LOVE IT: In 1984, Jim Davis created a groundbreaking series of illustrated short stories called Garfield: His 9 Lives, setting the Fat Cat in various eras, that became an instant classic. We loved it so much we wanted to do it again! WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Even if you've never read the original His 9 Lives stories or watched the 1988 animated special, you'll enjoy these unique interpretations by an all-star cast of cartoonists, including Andy Hirsch, Yehudi Mercado, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and Brittney Williams, as they depict Garfield through the ages, from prehistoric times, to the reaches of outer space. WHAT IT'S ABOUT: '9 Lives, Part 1.' The journey begins with 'Cave Cat,' as David DeGrand (Spongebob Comics) takes us back to Garfield's first life, during the earliest days of life on Earth! Then, Kari Smith (Plume) illustrates 'King Cat,' as we see how Garfield got down in Ancient Egypt.