Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Looney Tunes (DC) # 62, March 2000: "My Little Chick-A-Dope"

While the DC Looney Tunes comics (1994-present) have nearly always been excellent, one period in particular stands out. Beginning in 1998, DC hired cartoonist David Alvarez to draw a large chunk of the "Looney Tunes" output, including most of the cover art. There is a string of stories drawn by Alvarez and written by Dan Slott that are closer to "classic" than most animated productions with the WB characters in recent years. Alvarez's gift of expression makes his comic stories LOOK animated. Dan Slott, while better known for his superhero work, understood the Warner characters and their humor. This pairing resulted in gems like this 2000 story from "Looney Tunes" #62.

We'll be getting to Foghorn Leghorn and Henery Hawk as depicted in the old-school comics soon...that is a story in itself.








2 comments:

  1. The work of David Alvarez was, for me, the true highlight of the DC run!

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  2. Believe it or not, this is what UK Looney Tunes Comics are seriously missing out on nowadays - for us (or the kids), it's 98% puzzles / games / free gifts, and 2% actual comic, often a story of this length stretched across as a "Two-Parter" =(

    Huge thanks for sharing this Alvarez story Matt, with many more to come, I hope, ah say, I hope!

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