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DC Comics Goes Looney Tunes With New Variant Covers - Update

| 16 Aug 2015 18:45
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Tweety Bird, Pepé Le Pew, and Duck Dodgers will all be featured on DC Comics variant covers later this year.

Update: DC Comics has finally revealed the full 25 variant covers, making it so much harder to pick favorites. We've got Wonder Woman singing in the opera with Elmer Fudd, Road Runner and Speedy Gonzales outrunning the Flash, Harley Quinn doing Gossamer's hair, and Black Canary in a line-up with most of Looney Tunes' bird characters.

The full list of images has been added to our gallery, while the titles are available at the bottom of the post. That's all, folks!

Source: DC Comics

Original Story:You wouldn't know it at first glance, but Looney Toons characters like Daffy Duck or Elmer Fudd are as old as comic book superheroes - Bugs Bunny himself unofficially debuted the same month Action Comics #1 was published in 1938. With such long histories, it's surprising they haven't been in more crossovers together, especially since Bugs and DC Comics are owned by Warner Bros. Still, at least someone at WB recognizes the appeal between these characters, and will bring them together for a comic book variant cover campaign this November. And a few images look so natural, you'd almost assume each Looney Tune was in the core book.

While the full list of covers isn't clear, DC Comics has unveiled the first five images. Catwoman #46 will have Tweety Bird realize he's been nabbed by putty tat Selina Kyle. Batman Beyond #6 sees Terry McGinnis team up with Duck Dodgers of the 24th and 1/2 Century. In a homage to the classic Superman vs. Mohammad Ali cover, Superman will get back into the ring with the Crusher. And in a unique twist, Pepé Le Pew tries to escape a Tamaran paramour in Starfire #6.

But speaking personally? I'd say my favorite is Sinestro #17. Here, Green Lantern's nemesis joins Wile E. Coyote to light a colossal cache of Acme dynamite, each self-assured that this plan can't possibly go wrong. All they need is for their "World Domination" sign to say "Uh oh!" on the other side, and it would be complete.

You know what, forget comics covers. Can we get these characters in superhero shows or movies? I mean, how amazing would it be for Bugs to take a wrong turn at Albuquerque, find Superman v. Batman's Lex Luthor, and munch on a carrot with a casual "What's up, Doc?"

Source: Uproxx

  • Action Comics #46 by Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten, Jeremy Cox
  • Black Canary #6 by Pia Guerra
  • Grayson #14 by Mikel Janin
  • Robin: Son of Batman #6 by Pat Gleason and Mick Gray
  • Superman/Wonder Woman #23 by Karl Kerschl
  • Aquaman #46 by Ivan Reis and Brad Anderson
  • Batman #46 by Yanick Paquette & Nathan Fairburn
  • Batman/Superman #26 by Ryan Sook
  • Cyborg #5 by Cully Hamner
  • Deathstroke #12 by Ryan Benjamin
  • Detective Comics #46 by Ben Caldwell
  • The Flash #46 by Francis Manapul
  • Green Arrow #46 by Kevin Nowlan
  • Green Lantern #46 by Jorge Corona
  • Harley Quinn #22 by Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts
  • Justice League #46 by Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair
  • JLA #6 by Howard Porter & Hi-Fi
  • New Suicide Squad #14 by Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Teen Titans #14 by Joe Quinones
  • Wonder Woman #46 by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
  • Batman Beyond #6 by Craig Rousseau
  • Catwoman #46 by Darwyn Cooke
  • Sinestro #17 by Dan Panosian
  • Starfire #6 by Emanuelle Luppachino & Tomeo Morey
  • Superman #46 by Ryan Sook.
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