Comic Review: Looney Tunes #254 (DC Comics)

Looney Tunes #254 from DC starts off with a fun cover by artist David Alvarez. It’s all about Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck mixing it up in the woods. Bugs […]

Looney Tunes #254 from DC starts off with a fun cover by artist David Alvarez. It’s all about Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck mixing it up in the woods. Bugs is supposedly taking a photo of Daffy, but, well, saying “Cheese” isn’t the end of it.

The theme of photography carries on through the issue. Daffy, frustrated that Elmer Fudd wants to photograph only Bugs and not him, gets himself in a dither.
Picture Imperfect, written by Sholly Fisch and illustrated by David Alvarez (art and colour), brings us all the send-ups and antics of the old Looney Tunes cartoons. The dialogue is fun and outrageous, and the situations are fresh.

Art Attack, written by Liebmann, pencilled by David Alvarez, inked by Mike DeCarlo and coloured by Dave Tanguay, pits Beep Beep the Roadrunner against Wile E. Coyote. Wile E. in his latest scheme comes out a little banged up but perhaps somewhat Wise R.

Lastly, Neither Fudd Nor Fowl, written by Bill Matheny, penciled by David Alvarez, inked by Mike DeCarlo and coloured by Dave Tanguay, and veteran letterer Tom Orzechowski brings Bugs, Daffy and Fudd back to the woods. This time, it’s hunting season combined with a photo op. More classic cartoon-style setups and plenty of slapstick playfulness.

It’s retro (Fudd loads his camera with film), reminds us of the classic cartoons (similar situations) and really really nicely drawn and imagined for all ages.

DC Looney Tunes #254, $2.99 for 21 pages of content. Rated E for Everyone

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