DC/LOONEY TUNES

DC Comics. Looney Tunes. Fans clamored for a crossover between these two entirely different properties, both owned by Warner Brothers, for years. It’s not like those wacky animals are new to comics. DC’s long-running LOONEY TUNES series started in 1994 and is still plugging along. DC released their first Looney Tunes crossover, SUPERMAN & BUGS BUNNY, in 2000, but they decided that wasn’t enough. After the surprise critical success of DC’s recent Hanna-Barbera comics, as well as their crossover into the DC Universe, DC decided to take another crack at a DC/LOONEY TUNES crossover. This time, not just Superman and Bugs are joining the fray.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES/BUGS BUNNY SPECIAL #1

DC/LOONEY TUNES: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES/BUGS BUNNY SPECIAL #1
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Remember when the Legion of Super-Heroes went back in time to recruit Superboy? Lightning Lad prepares for the shock of his life when the Legion finds out that Superman was… a bunny? Writer Sam Humphries (GREEN LANTERNS) and artist Tom Grummett (SUPERBOY) team the wascally wabbit up with the Legion. Here’s hoping they still have carrots in the 31st century. Expect this book on comic shelves by June 14!

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MARTIAN MANHUNTER/MARVIN THE MARTIAN SPECIAL #1

DC/LOONEY TUNES: MARTIAN MANHUNTER/MARVIN THE MARTIAN SPECIAL #1
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We know there are white and green Martians, but what’s Marvin? Is J’onn J’onzz on the verge of discovering a new Martian race? Martian Manhunter may have more important things on his mind like trying to save the Earth from world domination at the hands of the power-hungry Marvin. Watch out, J’onn, getting mind controlled makes Marvin very, very angry indeed. Writers Steve Orlando (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) and Frank Barbiere (HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.) and artist Aaron Lopresti (WONDER WOMAN) show what happens when two Martian titans clash. Expect this book on comic shelves by June 14!

LOBO/ROAD RUNNER SPECIAL #1

DC/LOONEY TUNES: LOBO/ROAD RUNNER SPECIAL #1
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The idea makes perfect sense. Who better to take out a nigh-invulnerable bastich than the Main Man himself? Wile E. Coyote had the same thought when he hired Lobo to take out the Road Runner. Could this be the last time we ever hear “Meep Meep”? Find out when writer Bill Morrison (SIMPSONS COMICS) and artist Kelley Jones (SWAMP THING) tell a darkly humorous tale of a Czarnian-and-Road Runner chase. Expect this book on comic shelves by June 21!

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WONDER WOMAN/TAZMANIAN DEVIL SPECIAL #1

DC/LOONEY TUNES: WONDER WOMAN/TAZMANIAN DEVIL SPECIAL #1
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In what looks like a more serious tale, Wonder Woman battles one of her fiercest new foes, the Tazmanian Devil! If Jim Lee’s cover is any indication, this doesn’t look like your daddy’s Taz. He no longer looks like the vaguely cute, perpetually confused monster. Now, he’s an angry-looking beast! Even his drool looks menacing. Diana’s taken on the likes of Ares and Cheetah, but does Taz measure up? Writer Tony Bedard (BLUE BEETLE) and artist Barry Kitson (THE TITANS) will let us know. Expect this book on comic shelves by June 21!

BATMAN/ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1

DC/LOONEY TUNES: BATMAN/ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1
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Fans anticipate this book perhaps more than any of the other DC/LOONEY TUNES books. Fan-favorite writer Tom King (Batman) hyped this book up multiple times in tweets that showed his unabashed excitement while writing the book. Artist Lee Weeks’ (SUPERMAN: LOIS AND CLARK) cover increased excitement with the ridiculous Elmer Fudd silhouetted by Batman’s gloomy shadow. King calls it a noir story, but he made sure to include Fudd’s distinctive speech impediment. Could this tie into “The Button,” King’s recent Batman & Flash crossover?  Chances are it won’t, since fans may not be ready for the amazing sight of Batman, Elmer Fudd, and Dr. Manhattan in one comic panel. Expect this book on comic shelves by June 28!

JONAH HEX/YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1

DC/LOONEY TUNES: JONAH HEX/YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1
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Writer Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN) returns to the Wild West world of Jonah Hex with artist Mark Texeira (GHOST RIDER). The diminutive prospector hires Hex after he finally finds his precious gold. While the sight of a realistic looking Sam, glorious mustache and all, is ridiculous in its own right, Foghorn Leghorn steals the show. From his hawk-like beak to his Rooster Cogburn eyepatch, Leghorn has never looked more, I say, more menacing. Expect this book on comic shelves by June 28!

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