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Review: Looney Tunes #238


By Philip Schweier
October 24, 2017 - 11:28

One of the things that I love most about the Looney Tunes was the snappy dialogue from its various characters, but Road Runner didn’t have any. Consequently, RR was never among my favorites. When one of those cartoons came on, I usually went to get a refill on Cap’n Crunch.

The first story is “Out of Control,” in which the Acme Corporation gives one of its best customers a universal remote. It enables Wile E. Coyote to fast-forward, reverse and pause the Road Runner scenarios, but in so doing, the sequences became garbled, and I quickly lost interest. Story #2 is a prehistoric look at the Coyote/Road Runner dynamic.

“What’s My Neurosis?” features a handful of the Looney Tunes characters being psycho-analyzed, only for the shrink to lose his own marbles. Finally, there is another Road Runner installment entitled “Zip Drive.” It’s another silent installment that might have worked better in film.

I don’t expect much from all-ages books, but I do expect the creators to try. Here, it seemed as if they were striving for quantity over quality. It’s a shame, because with names like Derek Fridolfs, Sholly Fisch and Mike DeCarlo, I expected better. But even in high-profile titles like Superman or Spider-Man, not every issue is a winner.

Rating: 3/10

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