Writers: Derek Fridolfs, Earl Kress, Terry Collins
Art: Robert W. Pope, Scott McRae, Jeremy Lawson, David Alvarez, Mike Decarlo, Dave Tanguay, John Costanza
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 20th, 2022
Reviewer: Jamie Robinson
Daffy Duck once again dons his “Duck Twacy” persona to find the missing Tweety bird. Bugs Bunny helps Rocky and Mugsy escape from prison, and Sylvester has to find the missing Tweety bird before Granny gets home. Fans of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons will appreciate how the first story in Looney Tunes #268 pays homage to the classic cartoon, “The Great Piggy Bank Robbery”, which itself is a spoof of Dick Tracy.
This story also spoofs the film noir genre and lines from classic movies like Casablanca. Fans who enjoy seeing Bugs Bunny clash with the gangsters Rocky and Mugsy will love the second story. The third story seems to be a twist from the usual Tweety and Sylvester cartoons though. Instead of Sylvester trying to eat Tweety, he spends the issue trying to find him, at Granny’s behest. Readers might be a bit surprised at the lengths Granny goes to discipline Sylvester here. It seems a bit too far, even for Looney Tunes.
The art in Looney Tunes #268 is fairly typical of the Looney Tunes style, though Granny in the 3rd story looks a little bit different from how she appears in the first story. Her dress is black and white in the final story instead of purple and white like how it usually is. It could be reading too much into it, but maybe they intentionally made it black to parallel Granny being more violent and angry than how she’s usually depicted.
Looney Tunes #268 is fun and has things that fans of Looney Tunes cartoons and lovers of film noir and classic movies will appreciate. There are some funny jokes throughout and it definitely reflects the style of the classic cartoons.