Last year, DC Comics unveiled a new series of crossover one-shots. The crossover’s were interesting to say the least. DC’s most famous heroes and villains and Warner Bro’s Looney Tunes collided to form some zany pairings, including titles like Wonder Woman/Tazmanian Devil, Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam, Lobo/Road Runner, Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian, Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny, and the critically acclaimed Batman/Elmer Fudd.
Now, the worlds of DC and the Looney Tunes will be crossing over once more, with four new special issues slated for this summer.
Each one-shot issue contains 48 pages and will feature two strips. First, the main strip will feature the title characters meeting in a style similar to DC’s superhero line, and a backup short more in line with the traditional Looney Tunes aesthetic.
This year’s pairings are similarly eccentric, with combinations including The Joker/Daffy Duck, Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester, and Lex Luthor/Porky Pig; which looks to be the stuff of nightmares. Harley Quinn will be meeting Gossamer, the big, hairy orange monster that debuted in the 1946 Looney Tunes short, Hair-Raising Hare.
Read the official solicitations for each special issue below:
LEX LUTHOR/ PORKY PIG SPECIAL #1
Written by MARK RUSSELL, with art by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Backup story written by JIM FANNING, with art by JOHN LOTER
cover by BEN OLIVER
Facing financial and personal ruin, a desperate Porky Pig applies for and gets and entry-level position with LexCorp. Grateful to his new benefactor, Porky becomes Luthor’s most loyal employee and defender. But when a major scandal breaks in the news and Lex is called before a Congressional Committee, guess who is about to be offered up as the sacrificial pig?
THE JOKER/ DAFFY DUCK SPECIAL #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, with art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Backup story written by JOEY CAVALIERI, with art by LUCIANO VECCHIO
When Daffy Duck pays a call to the Acme corporate headquarters in Gotham City, he finds the company long gone and their abandoned building now occupied by The Joker. With a hit in progress, Daffy tries to sneak away, only to find himself in the clutches of the Clown Prince of Crime. But Joker decides that there’s some potential in this manic bird and forces Daffy to join his gang. Will he find a way to escape…or will he become The Joker’s new right-hand duck?
HARLEY QUINN/GOSSAMER SPECIAL #1
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI and AMANDA CONNER, with art by PIER BRITO
Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH, with art by DAVE ALVAREZ
cover by AMANDA CONNER
A violent storm leaves a large crate washed up on the beach at Coney Island. When Harley breaks it open to see what’s inside, she suddenly has a new playmate to add to her cast of friends—a large, furry, orange beast called Gossamer. It’s all fun and games until a giant robot attacks them. But who sent it? Harley immediately suspects only one man, but is it really The Joker behind this destructive rampage?
CATWOMAN/TWEETY AND SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1
Written by GAIL SIMONE, with art by INAKI MIRANDA
Backup story written by SHEA FONTANA, with art by WALTER CARZON
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
In his relentless pursuit of Tweety, Sylvester suddenly finds himself with a new, human ally—Catwoman! Tweety then realizes that he’s going to need some help too, and recruits a super-hero of his own, Black Canary! It isn’t long before the scale of the conflict begins to get out of control and suddenly there’s a full-scale war between cats and birds that threatens to take over all of Gotham.
All four issues will be released digitally and in comic book stores August 29.
Are you excited for these new crossovers? Which characters should crossover next? Let us know down in the comments!
Source: DC Comics