Lex Luthor/Porky Pig Special #1
Reviewed by: Robbie Rowe
Rating: 7 of 8
Writer: Mark Russell
Artists: Andrew Hennessy and Bradley Walker
When I think of Looney Tunes, I usually think of slapstick, OTT violence and a lot of jokes from a variety of different personalities. But when it comes to these
comic crossovers from DC, they take things in a very different direction to what
you might expect, or be used to. Here, Porky Pig is still, to an extent, himself,
between his stutter, determination to accomplish what he sets out to and feeling
overwhelmed when the struggle is becoming too great.
In this issue, we not only get Porky Pig, or indeed Lex Luthor, but also Professor
Ivo, creator of ever adaptable robot Amazo, and Dr Sivana, enemy of boy turned superhero Shazam. Writer Mark Russell takes Porky in a surprisingly dark and sad direction, though with a nice degree of humour and some interesting subject matter being tackled.
More Looney Tunes characters appear than Porky, with one being especially
prominent in the story, with an important lesson for Lex, even if he might be so
patient to learn it. The backup story goes for a far more traditional tone and style and is very funny, also worth a read. With such interesting, varied and unique takes on characters like Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, or Yosemite Sam, mixed in with DC characters like Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor, I definitely that isn’t all, folks!