Monday, July 28, 2014

Superman & Bugs Bunny #1-4 (2000)

The last of the Do-Dos "used to be the lord high muck-a-muck of a place called Wackyland," playing pranks with its magical powers. When encroaching seriousness put the kibosh on its fun, the Do-Do used a dimensional transporter to pull pranks on Looney Tunes Earth. Again, life became too weird and complicated for the Do-Do to have any fun, so it tried to move again, and ended up meeting Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. With a bit of help, the Do-Do reached the 5th dimension at the same time Mr. Mxyzptlk had been banished from DC Earth, and the two mixers decided to team up for trouble. The best gag they came up with was sending the Looney Tunes to DC Earth, where they wrecked havoc.

The Flash raced with Speedy Gonzales, Beaky Buzzard buzzed Wonder Woman's invisible plane, and so forth. Martian Manhunter was forced to stop the Tasmanian Devil from eating people. "MMMM! Lawyer am good food! Taste just like weasel!"

After further hijinks, the JLA and Looney Tunes teamed-up to make things right. Bugs Bunny noted of J'Onn "I was that shade of green once! Got hold of a batch of bad carrots!" The Alien Atlas expressed concern about the association. "I don't know! This could be-- will be-- dangerous," but Superman made the lot honorary members of the Justice League of America anyway.

The extended JLA split up, and the Martian Marvel joined Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam and Porky Pig in tackling a giant toy dragon that was busting into a bank. "Not if I have anything to say about it!" Except this dragon breathed flames. "Fire... my dread weakness... losing consciousness..." J'Onn went down and his League friends were seized in red paws. The mechanical menace didn't bother with the Tunes, who mostly cowered, but an heroic Tweety flew up its nose. The human operators within remained dismissive, until Tweety began jerking the controls.

Porky helped J'Onn up. "M-M-Mister M-M-Martian M-M-M-Manhunter-- are you o-k-k-k-kay?" The shocked Sleuth asked what the dragon was doing. Sylvester believed "Looks like the Macarena to me!" Wonder Woman broke free and lassoed the operators as they tried to escape Tweety. Diana asked for a way to show they gratitude, but all Tweety wanted was a way home. The recombined Looney League helped Daffy Duck arrest the Toyman. Finally, the Do-Do turned on Mr. Mxyzptlk so he could permanently separate the worlds and have the DC Universe all to itself for pranks galore.

That's All Folks! Thanks to Mark Evanier, Joe Staton, Tom Palmer & Mike DeCarlo!

1 comment:

will_in_chicago said...

I imagine that J'Onn made a great straight man in this situation.