Try as you might to come up with the most off-the-hook crossover and you still won’t be able to predict any of the crossovers coming your way this month. Beginning next week DC Comics and corporate brother Warner Brothers are uniting the two improbable worlds of DC Comics and Looney Tunes. Based on idea from Francesco Francavilla in 2010, Elmer Fudd will meet Batman in a dark noir story. But Wonder Woman taking on the Tasmanian Devil? Yosemite Sam teaming up with Jonah Hex and Foghorn Leghorn? Marvin the Martian meets the Martian Manhunter? Wile E. Coyote teams up with Lobo to take on the Road Runner? And a team-up of Bugs Bunny and the Legion of Superheroes?
Yes, April 1 is long past. Don’t adjust your screen. You don’t need to pinch yourself. This is really happening. And we have previews of two of these crossover issues for you below. Plus we have standard cover and variant cover images for each wacky pairing.
DC Comics is also re-releasing the DC/Looney Tunes 100-Page Super Spectacular from the year 2000. Steve Rude supplies an all-new cover featuring Superman and Bugs Bunny, each the icon of the respective franchises.
Each issue is a single-issue special–unfortunately these aren’t being released as monthly titles. It all starts on June 14 with Legion of Super-heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1, written by Sam Humphries with artwork by Tom Grummett and Scott Hanna and a variant cover by Ty Templeton. The Legion of Super Heroes always thought they had taken their inspiration from the 21st Century’s Superboy. But when they try to bring that hero into their future time, the team discovers to their surprise the caped champion isn’t who—or even what—they expected! Also on June 14, Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1, written by Steve Orlando and Frank Barberi, interior and cover art by Aaron Lopreski, and variant cover by Stephen DeStefano. Martian Manhunter tries to halt Marvin the Martian’s determination for world domination. J’onn is conflicted with his own Martian identity as he attempts to stop the hapless, determined Marvin from blowing Earth to bits in order to gain a clear view of Venus.
On June 21 look for Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1, written by Tony Bedard with interior art by Barry Kitson, standard cover by Jim Lee, and variant cover by Byron Vaughns. Not since the twelve labors of Hercules has a Greek warrior faced as great a danger and as destructive a peril as the Tasmanian Devil! Also, look for Lobo/Road Runner Special #1, written by Bill Morrison with artwork by Kelley Jones with a variant cover by Bill Morrison. Wile E. Coyote travels to the far reaches of space to hire Lobo to hunt down and kill his greatest nemesis of all time, The Road Runner. When the Coyote and Lobo are after you, the Road Runner realizes if they catch him he’s through.
And DC and Warner Bros. saved the best team-up ideas for last, as June 28 shows the release of Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam Special #1, written by Jimmy Palmiotti with artwork by Mark Texeira and variant cover by Dave Alvarez. When miner Yosemite Sam strikes it rich, word gets out as everyone comes gunning for his wealth, including the notorious Freleng gang! To protect himself and his new riches, he hires bounty hunter Jonah Hex—but the man protecting him may be his worst nightmare! And then there’s Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1, written by Tom King with artwork by Lee Weeks and a variant cover by Bob Fingerman. After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, multi-millionaire Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City.
And here are previews of Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 and Legion of Super-heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1, and all the variant covers:
Add all six issues to your comic book store pull list now!