FOWL PLAY (The Joker Daffy Duck #1 Comic Review)

(The Joker Daffy Duck #1 Review)

FOWL PLAY “The Joker vs Daffy Duck: Why Tho Theriouth?” Review
Writer – Scott Lobdell
Penciler – Brett Booth
Inker – Norm Rapmund
Colorist – Andrew Dalhouse
Letterer – Wes Abbot
Editor – Jim Chadwick
Assistant Editor – Liz Erickson
Cover by Brett Booth, Jonathan Glapion, and Andrew Dalhouse
SUMMARY
Daffy Duck, fed up with unresponsive customer service from the Acme Corporation, decides to face them in person. He travels to their headquarters, located in Gotham City, and discovers it to be a run-down warehouse being used as a base of operations by the Joker. Not wanting to be the next of Joker’s victims, Daffy claims to be there to support the Joker and tries his best to stay on the good side of the clown prince of crime, who sees a potential partnership with the fearing fowl.
REVIEW
The idea of the Joker and Daffy Duck working together is an odd idea itself; one is an unpredictable sociopath, and one is a self-interested but likable member of the Looney Tunes But both have shown to be funny and wacky in their own ways. So how do you create an interesting story with the two of them? Well, that’s where the writer seemed to have trouble as well. The story is surprisingly forgettable for this kind of team up, and it feels like they didn’t go as crazy or as “looney” as they could have. Daffy gets a few laughs, but for the most part, it feels as though the story is just lacking in the “fun” department; which is unfortunate given how fun these two are. The Joker feels more in place, but that largely is due to the fact that this feels like another Batman story than a crossover between two radically different characters.
Aside from the story, the rest of the comic holds up rather well. The art is nicely drawn and colored, and a lot of the framing works to the benefit of its characters, though again, it feels like it could have gone further to blend the worlds of these two. The design for the Joker isn’t necessarily bad, it just feels like it’s not trying anything new. Daffy’s design looks like how you’d expect him to look if he were to pop up in the DC universe, so it works here.
Overall not bad, but could have done more. [5.3/10]
The GOOD DUCKTOR “Silence of the Lame” Review
Writer – Joey Cavalieri
Artist and Colorist – Luciano Vecchio
Letterer – Saida Temofonte
Editor – Jim Chadwick
Assistant Editor – Liz Erickson
SUMMARY
After literal piles of scientists have gone mad trying to treat the Joker’s psyche, Commissioner Gordon brings in the one person who can crack his cranium; Daffy Duck. It’s a face-off between two equally looney personalities
REVIEW
Silence of the Lame is a very fun and enjoyable comic that takes two characters from drastically different worlds who are similar in more ways than one and puts them together in a way that just makes you smile. The story, while basic, allows for many tongue-in-cheek references and jokes; as well as some truly hilarious dialogue from both parties. However, the story’s biggest fault is that it’s too short. It feels almost like it’s on fast forward most of the time, and as a result, we don’t get to hear much from the Joker. It does benefit by keeping the location contained, allowing the reader to enjoy the simple interaction of these two and not overstaying its welcome.
The art is very enjoyable as well, blending the deep-toned backgrounds and pragmatic character designs of Gotham with the more cartoonish and unrealistic designs of Chuck Jones. However, the styles don’t blend quite enough, and sometimes Daffy will appear to be photoshopped into the panel rather than drawn in. Though this could be an intentional stylistic choice.
If you want a short but sweet crossover with some good laughs, give this one a read.

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