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Looney Tunes (1994-) #236

Are you ready to open your heart and fall in love? All your favorites are, and they’re doing it on television as contestants on “Single Mingle,” the show that finds love for the super-attractive yet strangely available. Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam and Porky Pig have made it to the finals, but to win the bachelorette’s heart they’ll have to navigate dates, future in-laws and each other. - $2.99

1) Looney Tunes - Single Mingle - 8 pages
2) Tweety & Sylvester - Behind The Slapstick! - 6 pages
3) Elmer Fudd & Taz - Goin’ Native - 6 pages

Looney Tunes: Greatest Hits Vol. 2: You’re Despicable!

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Tweety Bird, and all your other favorite Looney Tunes stars are here in this grand slam collection of their wildest, wackiest, and dare we say LOONIEST comic book adventures! Will Wile E Coyote finally catch the Road Runner? Will Pepé Le Pew get the girl? Don’t miss the second collection of all the greatest moments from these classic characters!
Available on March 28 2017 - $10.99

Looney Tunes (1994-) #237

Duck Dodgers has always been the 24-½ century’s greatest hero—until today! His faithful partner, Eager Young Space Cadet, was just promoted to the rank of Commander, placing Dodgers in unfamiliar territory. As the new Commander takes the conn, their new mission is to go beyond Planet X to discover…Planet Y! Will they uncover the universe’s greatest secrets, or will Dodgers become the Uneager Old Space Curmudgeon and steer them off course?
Available on May 24 2017 - $2.99

Looney Tunes (1994-) #235

Porky hits the hilltop to be one with nature…until Daffy Duck moves in next door. Instead of peace and quiet, he gets heavy metal music and massive explosions from Daffy’s dynamite collection. Needless to say, th-th-th-that’s not all, folks! - $2.99

1) Porky Pig & Daffy Duck - His And Hermit - 8 pages
2) Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck - Barbecue Bunny - 1 page
3) Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck - Storm Warning - 1 page
4) Daffy Duck as Duck Twacy - A Vase In The Crowd - 10 pages

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Layout drawings by Chuck Jones for his 1961 “Compressed Hare”, graphite on 12 field animation paper. The nine rules for the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons. (Although, “Compressed Hare” starred Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote.)

1.    THE ROAD RUNNER CANNOT HARM THE COYOTE EXCEPT BY GOING “BEEP BEEP!”

2.    NO OUTSIDE FORCE CAN HARM THE COYOTE—ONLY HIS OWN INEPTITUDE OR THE FAILURE OF THE ACME PRODUCTS.

3.    THE COYOTE COULD STOP ANYTIME—IF HE WERE NOT A FANATIC. (REPEAT: “A FANATIC IS ONE WHO REDOUBLES HIS EFFORT WHEN HE HAS FORGOTTEN HIS AIM.”—GEORGE SANTAYANA

4.    NO DIALOGUE EVER, EXCEPT “BEEP BEEP!”

5.    THE ROAD RUNNER MUST STAY ON THE ROAD—OTHERWISE, LOGICALLY, HE WOULD NOT BE CALLED ROAD RUNNER.

6.    ALL ACTION MUST BE CONFINED TO THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE TWO CHARACTERS—THE SOUTHWEST AMERICAN DESERT.

7.    ALL MATERIALS, TOOLS, WEAPONS, OR MECHANICAL CONVENIENCES MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE ACME CORPORATION.

8.    WHENEVER POSSIBLE, MAKE GRAVITY THE COYOTE’S GREATEST ENEMY.

9.    THE COYOTE IS ALWAYS MORE HUMILIATED THAN HARMED BY HIS FAILURES.

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bowlerhatwearer  asked:

So if Bendy was probably the "Villian" in the old Cartoons, then why would his Face appear on the Cans of Bacon Soup. I mean wouldn't it then kind of better to have the "Hero" on the cover of the food to appeal to the customers. The only thing I could thought about is that maybe becaus Bendy is the most famous of the Cartoon Characters.

I think Bendy was more of… a stinker, than actual villain.

I’d still call him a villain because I would imagine he did serious villainy stuff, like I dunno, trying to trick people out of their souls, monkey’s paw kind of stuff - writing up contracts then showing the newly contracted the damning fine print or twisting the meaning, trying to drag sinners into hell, general attempted murder - maybe even following orders given to him by the devil himself maybe earlier on before he was established as an impudent little guy (like, I could imagine a pilot for the show beginning this way or something, but maybe never after the first episode haha).

But my guess is that while their designs are clearly old Disney/Fleischer Studios based, they probably took a form more similar to something ChuckJones/Tex Avery. ya know, Looney Tunes.

How many times did Bugs Bunny get a kick out of putting someone in mortal danger? And he’s undoubtedly the star of Looney Tunes. Bugs is a protagonist but I don’t think anyone would call him a hero. Wile E. Coyote was the villain, but he just wanted a meal, the Road Runner is the one that always made a fool of him. As much as I assume Bendy was certainly a villain, I think he also probably went around pokin’ people in the kiesters with a pitchfork, pulling humiliating pranks, cheating people out of something a little less high-stakes than a soul, and being in big trouble himself when his plans backfire.

That said it’s not just Warner Bros. who have a hold on this stuff. I think I remember that Mickey did his fair share of screwing with his foes. MGM, Hanna-Barbera, Harvey Comics, I think we end up defaulting to Disney which had a lot of big-eyed victims and deceitful villains, but cartoons have always been full of moral flip-flopping, and main characters that are willing to do bad things, because that’s how you get a joke. It’s easy to find humor there, or rather to write humorous sequences.

I think Bendy was probably a lot more genuinely villainous than Bugs Bunny is thought of as being (to Looney Tunes fans, I’m absolutely sure Bugs has gotten downright diabolical, but for the sake of this argument - it’s true I believe that he’s not really thought of as a ‘villain’.)

But I would put some money on the idea that he was a lot more like Bugs than he is like, say, Natasha Fatale & Boris Badenov.

And anyway, maybe there’s a reason why there’s so much bacon soup lying around… Might be that Boris’s face is the one on the sweet snack cakes. Bendy’s face might be on the soup, but nobody said it was a smart marketing choice!