Comic Review: Looney Tunes #262 (DC Comics)

Stupor Duck tries to be an upright citizen, but alas, it’s a tough call for ducks this month. DC’s Looney Tunes #262 doesn’t give Daffy a lot of joy, it […]

Stupor Duck tries to be an upright citizen, but alas, it’s a tough call for ducks this month. DC’s Looney Tunes #262 doesn’t give Daffy a lot of joy, it seems. but Daffy’s woes are made for laughs!

In this tongue-in-cheek parody of “being Super”, newspaper reporter Cluck Trent has just been let go from the local metropolitan newspaper. He’s not computer literate, and online readership is the way of the future, so it’s a downward spiral to the mean streets of unemployment for Cluck. And for Stupor Duck too!

Writer Derek Fridolfs gives us plenty of humour in panel after panel, as we traipse along after poor Stupor Duck; Penciller Walter Carzon (inks by Horacio Ottolini, colour by Silvana Brys) exaggerates the line width, the big gestures, and expressions to maximize on the misery.

Other stories in the same issue continue along this familiar refrain, with hapless Stupor Duck managing to make a mess at every opportunity. It’s nicely captured in funny words and shapes by writers Frank Strom, Fisch, and Bill Matheny, with Mike DeCarlo, Dave Tanguay, Walter Carzon, Ruben Torreiro on art, and colour, with lettering by Wes Abbott, Jenna Garcia, and Randy Gentile. The drawings are fun and fresh, and the colours are bright and cheery.

Fun to read, or to read along, or read to a little person.

DC Comics, Looney Tunes #262, $2.99 for 21 pages of all-ages content.

Alan Spinney

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