DC Comics
Review: Looney Tunes #241
By Philip Schweier
February 7, 2018 - 10:54

DC Comics
Writer(s): Sholly Fisch, Frank Strom
Penciller(s): Robert Pope, Howard Simpson, David Alvarez
Inker(s): Scott McRae, Mike DeCarlo
Colourist(s): Rock Candy, Dave Tanguay
Letterer(s): Saida Temofonte, Jenna Garcia, Travis Lanham
Cover Artist(s): Scott Gross

Three stories featuring that sputtering feline, Sylvester the Cat, and his frequent co-stars. In “Big-Budget Block-Busted,” Sylvester joins Granny and Tweety on an outing to see the movie Gone With the Wind II: Electric Boogaloo. But when Sylvester gets peckish, nothing will do than he enjoys a Tweety snack. Of course, it causes all manner of uproar, much to the dismay of the usher.

In “Puss in Books,” Sylvester & Son chase a wayward mouse into the local library, where their efforts at sustenance are again foiled, this time by the librarian. And in “Dig That History,” Sylvester accompanies Porky Pig on an excursion to the caves in search of prehistoric artifacts. Of course, they find way more than they bargained for.

I miss the classic Looney Tunes cartoons, which have been eclipsed by inferior products of the Cartoon Channel. Not even Boomerang shows the classics any more. So am grateful for their continued appearances in comic books. While I’ll hardly bust a gut laughing, the stories are contemporary riffs on classic scenarios, and in most cases I can distinctly hear the voices in my head – even the nameless librarian who would have been voiced by June Foray, I’m sure.

Artwork is true to the established designs, though I would expect no less. One would believe the cartoon characters to be easy to draw, and to a professional perhaps they are. But as I once learned, Chuck Jones was absolutely right in his strategy of drawing a carrot with Bugs Bunny attached to it.

Rating: 7/10

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