Exit Stage Left indeed, the key word being Left. This book is going on a journey. Comics in the DC world seem to be in universes that are thoroughly modern but stuck in a revisionist past. It’s not a bad thing but a bit disorienting at first. You have to love a book where the main character is a playwright, not too many Big Two titles are exploring the influences a morally ambiguous pink cat has on the lives of his fellow artists, celebrities and government workers.
I was confused by the Vertigo looking artwork on the cover as to whom this book was intended for. I just assumed all the Hanna-Barbera DC comics titles were kid friendly. Not that this isn’t kid friendly but I wouldn’t be too anxious to hand out a story that features a tortured repressed angry antagonist that goes by the name of Gigi Allen. Disappointed that Ms. Allen did not at any point run into a crowd of onlookers looking to smear her feces along their faces .My question as to whom this book’s target audience was answered after seeing a half naked, sweaty, post coital Huckleberry Hound sitting up in bed.
This book is not for the faint of heart, its depiction of an escalated hate crime being committed by the people in charge of protecting us might be a little triggering for some. But other than a Marilyn Monroe that looks more like Bette Midler I don’t have anything bad to say, I hope DC keeps putting out stories like this.