Catwoman/Tweety & Sylvester #1 Special Remastered Review - A messy affair that manages to work
Updated: Mar 31, 2020
The DC/Looney Tunes Crossovers have been better than they have any right to be and this issue offers a decent addition to that trend. Catwoman/Tweety & Sylvester is a charming affair that manages to capture the spirit of the classic characters. I love Sylvester and Tweety but I admittedly haven't spent time with them in decades.
The comic starts with a group of witches deciding to wager the fate of the world on a battle between Sylvester & Tweety. Sylvester literally falls into Catwoman's lap. Tweety end's up with Black Canary. The battle begins as a simple slugfest between the two women but escalates to include an entire army of cat and bird-themed characters.
If this book was released in 2020 I probably wouldn't have brought it at all. Hindsight is real. At the time of release, I was a fan of Gail Simone but since then my view on her has declined dramatically. This isn't the worst book of all time but it's pretty clear she's phoning it in.
There is some weird repetition with dialogue throughout the book that rubbed me the wrong way. Although I think it may have been a subtle wink at Tom King, who often uses repetition to emphasize plot points.
I picked up this comic based on the cover alone. Emanuela Lupacchino & Tomeu Morey perfectly capture to personalities of Sylvester & Tweety while also offering a new interpretation. The interiors are also gorgeous. The comic is dark and could have turned into a very macabre affair but Gail keeps the tone balanced and it never strays into any extreme.
I do kinda wish that Tweety got eaten. The book is solid. You can do a lot worse than spending time with a "100% Purebred thertified alley cat" & canary.