Review: Looney Tunes #255
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Colors: David Tanguay
Letters: Gabriela Downie, Nick J. Nap, Travis Lanham
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
Three Looney Tunes tales accompany this issue that celebrate racing…if you’re not first….well, you’re last!
In Bigger, Faster, Boom!, a legend is born! Even today, if you sit in a dusty corner booth at the Speeding Bullet Diner, you can hear the desert canyons rumble from the days of the rocket jockeys. The greatest racers in the world used to meet every year on the dry lake bed to test their horsepower and guts in the Land Speed Record Championships. One billionaire genius stood above the rest. But what did it take for Wile E. Coyote to become the designer, engineer, and driver of the fastest car ever built?
The Tortoise and the Haires has Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny racing Cecil the Turtle. All is not as it seems as there seems to be some deviation from the trail a bit in this race.
Finally, in Insane in the Fast Lane, Bugs and Daffy are rubbing and racing. And Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig are pit stop crew chiefs that are beside themselves in how these two are racing!
All three stories are poignant in both the story telling, the humor, and the art! Comics, such as Looney Tunes, are a staple for my age group in that we grew up on these as Saturday morning programs. And it is great that DC is making sure that this mainstay is up front among young readers.
Parents will like the jokes and the easy to read stories. Kids will enjoy that the stories are at their level as well as introduce them to a bit of slapstick comedy. Not to mention the art is easily traceable, and that inspires cartoonists for a future generation.
The authors are all on the same page in regards to a theme each month. This variation of themes will provide a young reader a lot of variety and arguably, get them involved in another activity of interest. While the comedy is slapstick and the humor is at the expense of some of the other characters, the entire comic series should be taken with a tongue in cheek and simply fun!
Three solid stories seem to be the formula that works, and provides the bang for the buck you spend on a comic like this.
No negatives from me, as I hope young readers do not see these characters as bullying, but as true characters figuring out what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior. And that somewhere along the way, someone or some rabbit is going to correct you for wrong behavior!
Looney Tunes is back on track as there are three separate stories that place their main characters in all three stories and provide that dry humor we have all come to enjoy. A bit adversarial on all three stories, but that’s the throw back to slap stick humor we all need!