LET’S BE HONEST!
I’ve started this review and erased quite a few times. Quite frankly, I don’t even know really where to start with this book. For the past couple of years, DC has introduced us to these Looney Tunes crossover books. I’ve only read a few and honestly, they are super hit or miss. I wasn’t quite sure what I was in for with this book. Let’s wind the clocks back a year or so, Tom King is introducing us to the war of the jokes and riddles. Set in Scott Snyder’s previously established Year Zero story arc. Throughout the course of this arc, it showcased Batman stepping into a war between Joker and the Riddler.
Now, let’s fast forward the clocks to present day and talk about this one shot. I think when writer, Gail Simone, approached this book she definitely been thinking of Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd’s Wild & Crazy Guys sketch from the early halls of Saturday Night Live. This book is exactly that and then some. Here’s the catch – it’s in all the right ways through. The way that Simone marries the lore of DC mythology to Looney Tunes mythos is remarkable.
THE WAR OF…
The comic opens up on witches debating on what to eat: cats or birds. Thus thrusting Tweety and Sylvester into the DCU to settle the debate. The catch of this experiment is if the birds get eaten by the cats, every bird-themed hero ceases to exist and vice versa. Thus entering the war. This story is so insane in all the best ways possible. Simone masterfully crafts a one shot that could go down as one of 2018’s best hidden gems in the comic medium.
A comic as good as this one is only matched by its’ art as well. Making this one shot the complete package. Inaki Miranda, previously worked on the Harley Quinn book, leads a beautiful team of talent for the art department. Coupled together with colorist, Eva De La Cruz, this book will truly rival DC greats like Capullo & Lee.
Overall, Catwoman Tweety & Sylvester #1 is one of the best books set in the crossover canon. Gail Simone leads the charge with skillful writing that few can match. The colors of La Cruz make the book pop and leave an impression that stays with you. Not to mention married together with Miranda’s art. I can’t recommend this book enough. Go out to your local shops and buy, buy, buy!
FINAL SCORE: 10/10
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