Review: Looney Tunes #257

Review: Looney Tunes #257

 

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Jesse Leon McCann, Sholly Fisch

Artist: Scott Gross, Zamboni, Leo Batic

Colors:   Silvana Brys, Dave Tanguay

Letters:   Gabriela Downie, NIck Napolatino,

 

Reviewed by: Carl Bryan

 

Summary

Three tales accompany Looney Tunes #257 that celebrate the history of our country and what could have happened if the Looney Tunes were a part of it!

In Wevolutionary Wabbit,  Bugs misses a fateful left turn at colonial Albuquerque and  pops up out of the ground in the middle of General George Washington’s camp at Valley Forge. The wascally wabbit is just in time to sign up as a Minuteman, but can he expose the notorious traitor Benedict Elmer via Elmer’s love of English muffins, English bulldogs, and body English?

Great Moments in History has Daffy Duck and Porky Pig depicted in various great moments such as Columbus’ discovery of America, the Wright Brothers’ flight, Paul Revere’s Ride, and The First Manned Space Mission.

Finally, in Freaks and Greeks,   Daffy Duck and Porky Pig take on Ulysses and a Great Sea Odyssey.

It’s a history lesson gone wild with the Looney Tunes crew!

Positives

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.  It is great that DC  is making sure that this mainstay is up front among young readers.  The themes are the kicker as this month’s takes a look at history from a an old school comedy view.

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!

Negatives

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.   Adults should appreciate the humor of when everything that can go wrong simply will.

Verdict

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.  I love the slapstick humor and I hope people will get it in this time and age,

 

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Carl Bryan

Doc B is a college physical education instructor that has coached numerous sports on the rec, club, and collegiate level. He has a wonderful wife, two awesome kids, and remembers when Kryptonite came in a lot of different forms. He also has learned not to utter "Mxyzptlk" backwards!