DC Comics has decided to follow up on the absurd, insanely good Batman/Elmer Fudd Specialthat was on a mess of Best Comics of 2017 lists (including ours!) with a new batch of DC and Looney Tunes crossovers. And, as announced, it seems like they took all the most important lessons from their last wave of these books. The first collection of DC/Looney Tunes books had Sam Humphries writing a Legion of Superheroes/Bugs Bunny story that was a note perfect sendup of classic Legion comics; Barry Kitson drawing an absurdly beautiful Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil tale; Kelley Jones nailing the surrealist slapstick of a Lobo/Road Runner cartoon; and the aforementioned Batman/Elmer Fudd tale from Lee Weeks and Tom King.
The books announced for this wave include:
Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester Specialfrom Gail Simone and Inaki Miranda. The two worked together on Birds of Prey, and Miranda was most recently seen on the surprisingly good Ragmanrelaunch. The story has Catwoman and Sylvester teaming up to get Tweety, so Tweety recruits Black Canary, and an all out war ensues between the cat people and the bird people of the DC Universe. So there’s a reasonable chance that in addition to Simone’s Birds of Preybeing heavily referenced, we’ll also see Catman and her Secret Sixas well.
Harley Quinn/Gossamer Special, from the classic Harley writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, and art from Pier Brito. Putting Gossamer on Coney Island is perfect. Doubly so since her-own-book Harley is basically Bugs Bunny anyway. I’d be happy if this comic was just “Hair Raising Hare” but with Harley. Also, be on the lookout for the backup here: it’s written by Sholly Fisch, who wrote a bunch of Action Comicsbackups during Grant Morrison’s tenure and wrote some of the best Superman stories ever.
Joker/Daffy DuckSpecialfrom Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth. The story looks pretty clever – Daffy goes to find ACME’s headquarters and ends up in an abandoned ACME warehouse in Gotham where he’s recruited by the Joker to be a henchman.
And finally, Lex Luthor/Porky Pigspecial from Mark Russell and Brad Walker. You might remember Russell from The Snagglepuss Chroniclesor Flintstonesor Prezor God Is Disappointed In You.Porky gets hired by Lexcorp and ends up having to take the fall before Congress for corporate malfeasance. This…should be very good.
Each book is $4.99, and they’re all out on August 29th. For more on these DC/Looney Tunes crossovers or to hear my Starro the Conqueror/Slowpoke Rodriguez pitch, stick with Den of Geek!