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Batman Pursues Road Runner in Sequel to King & Weeks' Elmer Fudd Team-Up

Batman/Elmer Fudd

One of the most bizarre (and memorable) parts of Tom King's run on Batman is undoubtedly the Batman/Elmer Fudd special. Released as part of the DC/Looney Tunes crossover event, the issue recast the various Looney Tunes characters as denizens of Gotham's underworld, pitting the noir-inspired hitman version of Fudd against Batman after the apparent murder of their mutual love interest, Silver St. Cloud.

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While the Eisner-nominated special has been referenced occasionally in other parts of the King run on Batman, it looks like the story is receiving a full-blown sequel. King revealed on Twitter that he will be reuniting with Len Weeks, who provided the art for the original story, for the upcoming Batman #67.

The issue will be part of the "Knightmares" arc, which has thrown Batman through a gauntlet of psychological challenges. King posted some of the artwork from the issue, which hints at the target. "Not allowed to say who’s in it exactly," said King. "But it involves a crazy chase and a lot of beepbeeps."

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This (along with the art) seems to confirm that the newest Looney Tunes character to get the Gotham makeover will be the Road Runner. This will not be the first time the speedy Looney Tunes cuckoo, or his nemesis Wile E. Coyote, have appeared alongside DC Comics characters, as both showed up in Lobo/Road Runner Special #1 in 2017.

Check out the full post below. Batman #67 is scheduled to be released Mar. 20.

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