CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1 by Gail Simone, Inaki Miranda, Walter Corazon, Shea Fontana, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Sandy Jarrell
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CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1 had a great sense of humor throughout. It was a fun issue with great art and characters combined.
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Witty Comic

In a crazy universe, some of our favorite DC Comics characters meet Sylvester and Tweety from Looney Tunes who are pitted against each other by a random group of witches. In the CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1, we talk about the short, yet interesting plot written by Gail Simone, characterization, and have a discussion on the art style drawn by Inaki Miranda.

Kick Into the Comic Style Plot

The majority of the CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1 is more focused on more of the DC style of storytelling. We’ve got Catwoman as the star character associating with Sylvester in order to capture Tweety. The quest to capture Tweety comes from an “age long war” between cats and birds; prompted by the group of witches.

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CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1 pages 2-3; Image Courtesy of DC Entertainment

We begin with Catwoman doing her usual cat burglary. While Catwoman escapes, a portal opens in the sky and out pops Sylvester. Next, we transition to Black Canary, whom Tweety seeks the aid of. Before we know it, our DC gals work with some of our favorite animated animals and bring along some other friends: Catman, Bronze Tiger, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Starfire, and Raven. This is all for the sake of saving either cats or birds.

Feel Nostalgic in the Cartoon Style Plot

The second half of the comic is drawn Looney Tunes style. The plot is simple, almost nostalgic to Looney Tunes fans. Tweety plans something fun while Sylvester seeks to eat him. In this scenario, Tweety stays up to watch Conan O’ Birden (very punny DC). The story isn’t so ordinary by adding Catwoman and Black Canary to the mix. Catwoman wants Granny’s jewels while Black Canary’s featured as a famous singer. We see these pairs work together once again. Only, in this scenario, Tweety knows Black Canary’s screech.

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Comic Art Breaking Gender Normative Boundaries

The way Catwoman and Black Canary are drawn by Inaki Miranda is a bit edgy and youthful. Catwoman has this punk style haircut, short, black and to one side. Her eyes are a mysterious unidentified color mix of blue and green with lips as black as night. Black Canary at first, is feminine in her strapless black dress and big black wings. Once she gets into her hero outfit, she looks a little more muscular, tough and also sexy. Inaki brings out a new side of each character with the art alone.

Cartoon Art Remains Gender Normative

Again, in this part of the comic, our Looney Tune characters drawn exactly the way we expect, with soft features and a family-friendly vibe, with our DC gals included. Catwoman kind of looks like Jinx from Teen Titans the animated show with the rest of her being sleek and original. She’s got dark eyes and red lips in the Loony Tunes part of the comic. Black Canary is pretty original, however, she does remind me of the Justice League Unlimited version. In the Looney Tunes part of the comic, Black Canary has a much more feminine look throughout, especially in the face. She has much softer features than the comic style art.

Final Thoughts on the CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1

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The CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1 is an interesting and witty comic with the perfect mix of DC and Looney Tunes style. It seems as though the creative teams came together and explored each other’s art styles. I sincerely hope they learned from one another.

As a fan of both DC and Looney Tunes, I must applaud how well these characters work together and the amount of creativity that shows. It’s different for DC and Looney Tunes, DC isn’t always funny and Looney Tunes doesn’t dabble in deep, dark and moving stories about superheroes. I beg for another installment for its uniqueness, comedy and radical dames helping out some furry animals.

One thing I have to say about the art in general is that there weren’t any single squares that were eye-catching. I didn’t see really vibrant and artistic design that leaves the reader basking in its glory the longest.

Lastly, why isn’t Black Canary featured as a main character in the special as well? She’s just as important in the story as the other main characters.

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CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1 page 7; Image Courtesy of DC Entertainment

Check out more DC and Looney Tunes collaboration comics in either the: HARLEY QUINN/GOSSAMER SPECIAL #1, THE JOKER/DAFFY DUCK SPECIAL #1, or LEX LUTHOR/PORKY PIG SPECIAL #1.

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