Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" # 117 (Dell) July 1951: "Rebel Sylvester'

This story from 1951 is clearly influenced by the Bugs Bunny cartoon "Rebel Rabbit" (Robert McKimson, 1949). As usual, the story has no writer's credit. The fox concept at the end  isn't too far off from a Friz Freleng cartoon from 1952, "Foxy By Proxy". The connection between both of those Bugs Bunny cartoons is writer Warren Foster, who wrote a lot of great cartoons in the late 1940's and early 1950's for both McKimson and Freleng. Since Foster was so active at the studio during this period, and other Warner writers and animators did work for Western Publishing, it's not too much of a stretch to peg Foster as the writer here. Whatever the connection, it's a funny story, and one of the few times in the comics where we see Elmer Fudd out hunting!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Let's Look: "Looney Tunes"(DC) #75, 2001: "Who Killed Bugs"?

Since you readers seemed to like my trial run of taking a look at a full issue of a comic on video, here's a look at one of my favorites, and one many of you have requested that I do a post about. It's issue 375 of DC Comics' "Looney Tunes", a full-issue masterpiece by Dan Slott and Dave Alvarez.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Let's Look: "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" (Dell) # 118, August 1951

I know it's been a while since I updated this blog, so I wanted to remind everyone that it's still here by trying something a little different. I post stories from Looney Tunes comics for you all to read, but I thought it would be fun to do a video and show you one of the books themselves. Now you can take a look at an issue and get a feel for what it's like to flip through one. If you want to see more, please let me know, and I'll try to make this a regular 'thing", as I mentioned in the video below.
-Matthew Hunter