Wonder Woman Faces Looney Tunes’ Tasmanian Devil in New Comic
Yes, you read that right.
The entertainment world has certainly seen some inspired crossovers cover the years. King Kong vs. Godzilla, Freddy vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator, Wonder Woman vs. Taz the Tasmanian Devil… wait, what?
No, that wasn’t a typo. DC’s Amazonian princess really does face off against Looney Tunes’ Tasmanian devil in a new 41 page one-shot comic which is now available to buy as either a digital or physical edition.
Written by X-Men’s Tony Bedard, with artwork by Barry Kitson and Ben Caldwell, the unlikely crossover finds Wonder Woman seeking out the carnivorous marsupial for reasons which I’m sure will become clear once you’ve read the comic. Either way, I don’t even think that Ares, the god of war himself, would be as formidable an opponent as old Taz. I should mention that Taz-Mania was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid, so seeing a slightly darker and more realistic version of the titular character is kind of surreal for me.
Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil is the latest in a series of DC/Looney Tunes crossover comics beginning this year, with previous entries including Lobo/Road Runner, Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam, Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian, Legion of Super Heroes/Bugs Bunny, and the upcoming Batman/Elmer Fudd. In keeping with the tone that fans of both franchises have come to expect, the artwork for these books is a great deal less cartoonish than the look of the Looney Tunes shows, but not quite as dark and brooding as many of DC’s recent releases.
Both DC and Looney Tunes are owned by Warner Bros., so these aren’t exactly intercompany crossovers per se, but they’re still some of the most hilarious looking comics to come our way in a long time. Thanks to Gizmodo and Comic Book Resources, we’ve been given a look at some of the artwork from Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil, and it sure looks like something special. And that is one beautiful cover.
Side note: if you haven’t seen the Wonder Woman movie yet, you don’t know what you’re missing.