Review: Looney Tunes #261
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Artist: Walter Carzon, David Alvarez, John Costanza
Colors: Horacio Ottolina ,Silvana Brys, Dave Tanguay, Mike Decarlo
Letters: Wes Abbott, Phil Balsman, Ryan Cline
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
Three tales accompany Looney Tunes #261 that celebrate deliveries, snail mail and internet shenanigans. Is that a package on my doorstep?
In Dear Tabby, Sylvester is stumped at the foreshadowing of letters to the editor and what an “impact” it is having on his daily life. I think I see a little yellow bird behind it all!
In Postage Stumped, Porky Pig is frustrated with his postal service. Who’s behind these terrible deliveries but no other than Daffy Duck!,
Sane Day Ca-Taz-Trophe has Elmer not having the best of days in his stint as a delivery driver providing packages to a host of Looney Tunes characters. Hazard pay is needed for this job!
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 with issue #261 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.