Review: Looney Tunes #258
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Ivan Cohen, Brian Swenlin, Frank Strom
Artist: Walter Carzon, Omar Aranda
Colors: Silvana Brys, Dave Tanguay
Letters: Gabriela Downie, Nick J. Nap
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
Three tales accompany Looney Tunes #258 that celebrate the heights of space, roofs, ladders with a trip to the zoo to boot!
In To The Moon, Wile E. Coyote is off to the moon on a mission for the Acme Xperimental Space Program! Next stop: Mars. But hold on-looks like astronaut Road Runner has beaten him to the lunar surface and is determined to stop him from going any further. How can one super-speedster bird keep a super genius explorer from taking one giant step for the Earth creatures?
In Birdie Go Vertigo, Sylvester and Tweety continue their “cat and bird” chase to new heights full of hilarity and mishaps.
Survival of the Famished has Bertie and Hubie, our favorite rat and mice duo, torturing a cat on a visit to the zoo. But their appetites get the best of all three in the end.
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!
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.
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.