“Batman” scribe Tom King is currently in the process of writing a crossover between the Dark Knight and Elmer Fudd. The comic book writer confirmed the upcoming crossover on his Twitter account. The announcement comes a mere week after DC Comics first teased a crossover event between the company’s superheroes and their Looney Tunes brand.
Did I mention that I’m currently writing an elmer Fudd/Batman noir?
FUDD: You seem to take a wot of wong turns at Albuquerwque.
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) February 22, 2017
King didn’t announce an artist, but — seeing as the crossover’s teaser image included artwork from Lee Weeks — it seems likely Weeks will provide art for the book.
King’s Tweet lines up with the original tease from DC, which was simply a list of names — some from DC Comics’ lineup and some from Looney Tunes’. The announcement promised more to come with a suggetion of “Stay tuned.” The press release also hinted at the following team ups: Jonah Hex and Yosemite Sam, Martian Manhunter and Marvin the Martian, Lobo and the Road Runner and, of course, Batman and Elmer Fudd.
Despite the tonal differences between, say, bounty hunter cowboy Jonah Hex and the bumbling Yosemite Sam, the pairings are not wholly surprising; after all, both DC Comics and Looney Tunes are owned by Time Warner. In a similar move, a select few DC Comics characters will also pair off with Hanna-Barbera cartoons in a series of one-shots this March.
King is perhaps best known for his work on DC Comic’s “Batman,” which should make it easy for him to put himself in the mind of the Dark Knight, even when he is contending with such a foe as Bugs Bunny. King’s past credits also include “Omega Men,” “Sheriff of Babylon” and Marvel Comics’ “The Vision.”