DC/Looney Tunes: Lex Luthor/Porky Pig #1

Writer: Mark Russell, Jim Fanning Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, John Loter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
7.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Facing financial and personal ruin, a desperate Porky Pig applies for and gets and entry-level position with LexCorp. Grateful to his new benefactor, Porky becomes Luthor's most loyal employee and defender. But when a major scandal breaks in the news and Lex is called before a Congressional Committee, guess who is about to be offered up as the sacrificial pig?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 29, 2018

    Out of all the DC/Looney Tunes specials that were released this week, I would say the Catwoman/Sylvester and Tweety one is the best, but the Lex Luthor/Porky Pig special runs a very close second, and the lead story is the one that really stayed with me after I read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 29, 2018

    This is Russell at his absolute best, hammering on a wide range of issues through a lens that feels like it shouldn't work, but absolutely does. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Aug 30, 2018

    The LEX LUTHOR/PORKY PIG SPECIAL is an absolute treat to read. It's hilarious from start to finish while also being a legitimately engaging story. Mark Russell loads the book with biting, contemporary satire. You won't want to miss this stupendous book. If you loved THE FLINTSTONES, you must pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 29, 2018

    A strong crossover issue that delves into the deviousness of corporate ethics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Aug 30, 2018

    It was darn near flawless and a must read for any fan of weird team-ups such as myself! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 29, 2018

    This is the Batman/Elmer Fudd of this year's crop of crossover books. It's hilarious and deep, and required reading. The art is fantastic and the back-up looks great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Aug 29, 2018

    There was only one way a Porky Pig and Lex Luthor could be told in a modern setting. I mean, the former is a stuttering pig with low self-esteem and the latter is the smartest man in the world. Mark Russell avoids the safe story by including modern references that point to the ways the public sets itself up to be manipulated. It starts with a closeup on Porky and expands to include the global impact of social media platforms. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 29, 2018

    Casting a wide net across his 30 pages, Russell and Walker take aim at everything from Twitter trolls to racist employers to open carry laws to corporate policies that pay lip service to basic human necessities. There's a lot going on, but given the craziness of the book's high concept, that actually gives Russell's gags some teeth " like our porcine protagonist, our guards are dropped just enough with Lex Luthor/Porky Pig that this creative team is able to get some choice skewering in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Aug 30, 2018

    The jabs aren't necessarily subtle, nor offer a grand thesis, but the punching up allows for a consistent string of gags, all the while making it clear that Porky's new-found success is bound to come crashing back down like an unwanted stock sooner or later. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 29, 2018

    This issue has two stories in one, the first story was a bit too long and could have tightened up a bit to make it stronger. The second story was short and fun and really, the perfect length for crossovers like this. Both stories had great artwork and were good enough to make me decide to pick up other stories from both writers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Aug 28, 2018

    This was a fun and funny short to end the issue and I really enjoyed the classic cartoon look to it including the cameos by the mad scientists of the Loony Tunes world. Could definitely see this story as an animated short. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 29, 2018

    It's fun, over-the-top, and sort of slight " exactly what a Looney Tunes comic should be. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Aug 30, 2018

    A nightmare pig on a montage through corporate excess never quite comes together. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose Aug 29, 2018

    This crossover might get a laugh from satire lovers, but not the average comic reader. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    On Comics Ground - Kai Kiriyama Aug 29, 2018

    If you want it for your collection, go for it, but don't expect a thoughtful message. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Josh McDonald Aug 29, 2018

    For the love of all things looney, this is one depressing story! Seriously though, if you're going to write a DC/ Looney Tunes crossover, make it fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    I Review Comics Apr 22, 2020

    Well, this was unexpected and timely...

    I used to manage a Rent-A-Center in the early 2000s. I currently work in a corporate setting and often see leadership put into the compromised position of trying to please upper management and balance the position of leadership with the expectation to deliver results at all costs.

    If the middle management succeeds they are deemed heroes in promoting the corporation's culture and value system. If they fail they usually get the brunt of the punishment from the corporate overloads.

    Porky Pig is in a bad spot when this issue opens. He's has made a fortune in cryptocurrencies. The boom goes bust and he ends up losing everything including his fortune and marriage. He cont more

  • 9.0

    Fun political satire.

  • 9.0
    Ken b Aug 31, 2018

    Fun little story

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Mar 28, 2019

    Lex as a predatory capitalist and Porky as hid patsy. The sandwich stealing is brilliant. Didn't need the backup story.

  • 10
    Greg Hound Sep 18, 2018

  • 10
    Justin Ray Aug 17, 2019

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Apr 30, 2020

  • 8.0

  • 7.5
    Grifter Aug 30, 2018

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