Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Some thoughts about Lobo/Road Runner #1
Strange experiments have been occurring on Earth that have caused animals to become more intelligent than before and now one of them has hired Lobo to defeat his mortal enemy.
The crossovers continue and sadly I don't think this worked that well for the most part.
Bill Morrison delivers a story about the origins of Willy E. Coyote and the Road Runner. I know I said before that I was enjoying these serious takes on the Looney Tunes but this might be a bit too serious and grim and gritty for its own good. It kinda reminds me of Wacky Raceland in that regard, trying too hard to be taken seriously by giving the characters a much darker tone which is pretty obvious due to the way how the classic cast is recreated.
There are a few good aspects like how the humour tries to be more cartoony and the inclusion of Lobo does support that theme when it tries to but at the same times clashes badly with the other serious parts. There isn't a middle ground here.
Kelley Jones handles the art and while his style is pretty interesting in its bizarre look, it also doesn't help the fluctuating identity of the story.
The second segment though, works much better due that is more cartoony-oriented in the classic Looney Tunes stories while making fun of such fact. Saida Temofonte's artwork is also pretty appropriate and faithful.
Not the best but not the worst, just in the middle.