Comic Review: Batman/Elmer Fudd Special (DC Comics)

Sssssh be vewy vewy quiet I’m hunting wabbits!!   I’m not going to lie this first page broke me! It’s a dark rainy night and Elmer has a monolog that […]

Sssssh be vewy vewy quiet I’m hunting wabbits!!

 

I’m not going to lie this first page broke me! It’s a dark rainy night and Elmer has a monolog that could hold its own against any Noir monolog that’s ever been BUT it’s written as he talks as he struggles to remember “ever being dwy” it’s a stroke of genius and as he heads into Porky’s bar its the perfect start to the story.

 

The quality continues in Porky’s as Elmer meets the personifications of some of my favourite Looney Tunes and is amazing seeing them as gangsters and ne’er do wells in a dingy pub with their catchphrases floating across the bar and of course Bugs took a wrong turn at Albuquerque, before being a stinker and dropping Bruce Waynes name as who Elmer needs to kill, has he just fallen for one of Bugs classic set ups?? Elmer heads off to confront Bruce Wayne over the death of his love and shotguns him down in the middle of a party.

Back at Elmer’s home Batman pays him a visit and the clash with Elmer easily holding his own against the Bat until they realize that they are both being played and team up to go after Bugs, but not before clearing the bar of its patrons. Both Elmer and Batman are stunned with the surprise outcome and end up having a drink together as Porky Pig gets the final say of the story with his classic line

As Batman gets ‘tuned’ up he stars in the absolute classic Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny scene and takes over Daffy Ducks role as a fall guy to Bugs’s schtick, with Bat season rabbit season being the topic of the story.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement