Exclusive: First look at the gut-busting DC/Looney Tunes variant covers

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May 16, 2017

It must be wabbit season, because DC Comics is about to get real silly. This June, the publisher's most iconic superheroes will be crossing over with animation's most beloved tricksters: the Looney Tunes!

Is Jonah Hex a quicker draw than Yosemite Sam? Is Bugs Bunny too much of a stinker to be in the Legion of Super-heroes? Will Marvin the Martian discover J'onn's Oreo weakness? Is Taz a product of meddling Olympian gods, as we've all suspected for so long? All these questions and more are ones that I demand be answered by these comics!

DC already ran a handful of stories crossing their characters over with some reimagined Hanna-Barbera concepts, but apparently that's not all, folks, because they have six wacky one-shots scheduled for the summer, and we have an exclusive first look at the variant covers.

The regular covers gave us more "realistic" takes on the Tunes, but these variants flip it around, giving us loonier looks at the DC heroes, and they're all pretty fantastic. My personal favorite is the Road Runner cover. No such thing as free bird seed indeed.

It's also worth pointing out that this isn't the first time that DC has done comics like this, as they did a whole month of Looney Tunes-meets-DC variants back in 2015 and there was also a Bugs Bunny & Superman miniseries in 2000. However, it's clearly too good of an idea to not do it again. I'm pulling for Porky vs. Professor Pyg and Henery Hawk vs. Hawkman for next time.

Check out all the covers below and be sure to pick them up when they hit comic book stores everywhere next month. Just look out for falling anvils on the way there.

 

BATMAN/ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1

Variant by Bob Fingerman, on sale June 28

 

JONAH HEX/YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1

Variant by Dave Alvarez, on sale June 28

 

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES/BUGS BUNNY #1

Variant by Ty Templeton, on sale June 14

 

LOBO/ROAD RUNNER SPECIAL #1

Variant by Bill Morrison, on sale June 21

 

MARTIAN MANHUNTER/MARVIN THE MARTIAN SPECIAL #1

Variant by Stephen DeStefano, on sale June 14

 

WONDER WOMAN/TASMANIAN DEVIL SPECIAL #1

Variant by Byron Vaughns, on sale June 21