Saturday, April 24, 2010
Daffy and Speedy - Reunited at Last
It's the reunion that nobody has been clamouring for... Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales team-up again for the cover story in the latest issue of DC Comics Looney Tunes, issue #185. "Hold the Cheese!" (written by Bill Matheny and art by Dave Alvarez) has Daffy buying up all the cheese in Mexico and stashes it away in a giant vault, for no reason other than he is a selfish jerk. It doesn't take long for Speedy and his hungry pals to knock on the door looking for some food.
SPEEDY: But, Senor Daffy, you can not eat all of that cheese by yourself.
DAFFY: I'm not eating any of it, bub. I'm lactose intolerant.
The story feels like a parody of the infamous '60s cartoons, plus we get a cameo by Sylvester. Rounding out the issue are reprints from issues #65 and #113. There are two one-page gags with Bugs, Daffy and Elmer titled "Whine and Dine" (Parts 1 and 2), "A Cheesy Afternoon" is a funny story where Hubie and Bertie decide there's nothing left to live for and try to convince Sylvester Junior to eat them (much to his father's dismay) and "Snore Loser" with Claude Cat and Frisky Puppy. Overall a pretty solid issue, especially if you don't have the older issues where the remaining stories originated. It's nice that the Looney Tunes comics are still around, even if we are down to just one new story per month.