Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Inaki Miranda
Backup Art: Walter Carzon
Backup Written By: Shea Fontana
Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino
Alternate Cover: Sandy Jarrell
Publisher: DC Comics and Looney Tunes
When Sylvester and Tweety from the Looney Tunes are recruited as the unwitting pawns in a mystical bet, they are flung into the city of Gotham, where they find allies in kindred spirits of a sort. Soon the usual game of cat versus bird takes on far more serious dimensions, dividing the world between the two sides in an ever escalating battle for the future.
Okay. This is a silly book, and no matter how much they may want to dress it up in serious overtones, it is still a Looney Tunes and Dc Comics crossover. You know it is silly. I know it is silly. Even the writers know it is silly. And that is exactly what makes all of this perfectly okay.
The majority of the book is taken up by the main story hinted at above and is drawn by Inaki Miranda and written by Gail Simone. There is a veneer of seriousness to it, but it is so thin that the fun of the book shines through. The art is very modern comic book with its exquisite detail and dark shadows, while the writing carries the narrative along to its good-hearted conclusion.
The last bit of the book is done in a more traditional Looney Tunes style with a more tongue in cheek slapstick comedy element to it. Walter Carzon’s art is respectful of the original Looney Tunes with a touch of Bruce Timm thrown in for good measure. Shea Fontana’s story is fun and light-hearted. It reminds me a lot of the comics I read as a little kid and that is perfect.
This is a fun little read for anyone not interested in taking their comic books not too seriously. I would give this a solid three and a half stars out of five. I might have given it a four, but I just can’t get past the look of Sylvester in the first story.
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