DC Comics has teased some type of crossover between its famous superhero and the Looney Tunes characters, via a press release distributed on Thursday afternoon. Details are slim at this time, but the comic book publisher has hinted four of the pairings in store for readers.
The press release simply reads:
Jonah Hex. Yosemite Sam.
Martian Manhunter. Marvin the Martian.
Lobo. The Road Runner.
Batman. Elmer Fudd.
Those combinations of well-known DC Comics and Looney Tunes characters could mean anything, but in all likelihood, they hint at a series of one-shots which will see the above encounters, including Martian Manhunter pairing up with Marvin the Martian. Which begs the question: Can J'onn J'onzz teach his hateful Martian brother to love humanity, or at least stop trying to destroy it?
While details are slim, the artists on each of the teaser images appears to fairly clear, as it looks like Lee Weeks illustrating Batman and Elmer Fudd, Mark Texeira illustrating Jonah Hex and Yosemite Sam, Aaron Lopresti illustrating Martian Manhunter and Marvin the Martian, and Kelley Jones illustrating Lobo and The Road Runner.
This early marketing recalls another series of crossover annuals announced late last year, which will see DC Comics characters teaming up with the Hanna-Barbera roster in March. Green Lantern will team with Space Ghost, and the Suicide Squad will have a heck of a time figuring out what to do with The Banana Splits, after the Hanna-Barbara band is mistaken for metahumans and recruited into the clandestine strike team. The other two pairings are "Adam Strange" and "Future Quest," along with "Booster Gold" and "The Flintstones."
Perhaps the most enticing pairing of DC Comics and Looney Tunes from the press release is Batman and Elmer Fudd. Maybe with the world’s greatest detective on his side, Fudd can finally track down that waskily wabbit -- or will Bugs prove too much even for the Dark Knight?
DC Comics and Looney Tunes -- both owned by Time Warner -- have a long history, with DC publishing a "Looney Tunes" comic book series since 1994. When reached for further comment by CBR, a DC representative responded with simply, "Stay tuned." Keep reading CBR for more details as they're available.