Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2

Writer: Mark Russell, Brandee Stillwell Artist: Mike Feehan, Mark Morales, Gus Vasquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

As his friends are blackballed from show business, the government turns up the heat on Snagglepuss, even as his play threatens to implode from within. But no matter how grave the threat, Snagglepuss lives by a single motto: the show must go on!
With an all-new bonus backup feature, written by Brandee Stilwell with art by Gus Vazquez, when a sasquatch joins the Los Angeles Police Department, can things get any hairier?
This six-page backup story is included in the issue at no extra cost!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Magazzu Mar 7, 2018

    Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles has been the subject of curiosity and interest since the book was announced last year, partly due to the topic of the book, but also because Russell has made a name for himself re-inventing other older properties like The Flinstones and Prez. Here with Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2, Russell shows why his reputation is warranted, creating a compelling character piece about life, love, loneliness, the nature of artists, and fighting for ones identity against social and political pressures. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Feb 7, 2018

    Even though this book will make you laugh, it's also going to make you deal with some raw emotions. The cartoon characters of old can become relevant and real at the hand of Mark Russell. The art is also very much on point, making the characters really look like their animal counterparts. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 7, 2018

    Snagglepuss continues to impress with a story that's touching and explores a time period that feels so long ago. Russell weaves together drama with history to deliver a comic that's entertaining and educational. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Feb 9, 2018

    This book is important. I am only two books in, so it is hard to argue that it is a modern day version of The Crucible, but let us keep in mind that Miller's play was about the Red Scare while being set in the time of witch hunts. This book is set in the time of the Red Scare when the President of the United States claims that people who did not clap during his State of the Union speech committed treason. I suspect that Russell and Feehan have something amazing up their sleeves. We can hope, if this goes in the direction one expects it to go, Mark Russell will finally win an Eisner. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Feb 9, 2018

    With a strong debut issue Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles got off to an impressive start. Issue number two raises the bar with a more intimate look at the core characters and wonderful art that underscores their humanity, whether theyre actually human or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Feb 7, 2018

    This issue is a lot of fun, with plenty of witty banter and nice art. Nonetheless, the pacing is a bit slow and the back-up feature is no good. This is still a good issue overall though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 9, 2018

    Though nowhere near as clever or humorous as the debut issue Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2 is a solid follow-up for the daringly human Hanna-Barbera adaptation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 8, 2018

    Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2, the second issue of Hanna-Barbera's politically relevant reinvention of its famous southern cat, brings with it more showdowns, more unfortunate fates for funny animals, and a new backup. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Feb 7, 2018

    A clearer sense of plot and character see a significant improvement on last month's issue, and a sharper focus on storytelling, as opposed to historical moralizing, doesn't hurt either. This issue, Russell begins to give us a better understanding of our central character and Feehan's art is solid and clear, telling the story in a straightforward manner that is always engaging and, in one or two cases, very impressive. I still have my reservations about the concept for this series, but the problems that beset the first issue are largely absent here.  Read Full Review

  • 10

    Snagglepuss #2 opens with Gigi Allen meeting with some of the countries leading playwrights. She tries to bring the writers onboard with her plan to infuse entertainment with nationalistic propaganda. She says that war was inevitable and "when lives are dependent on one man's decision to drop a bomb or not, you want that man's decision based on the wholesome ideal of America and not its dark underbelly."

    The scene shifts to Snagglepuss in his normal element, dealing with producers and actors. Peter, Snagglepuss' lead actor, is struggling with his role and is laying in the middle of his dressing room trying to find motivation. SP tells him that he does not have time to help him at the moment but wants him to meet a friend later. more

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Feb 13, 2018

    I miss the comedy that was present in all of Russell's previous work. This has an interesting story set during the Red Scare that keeps me coming back, but the characters are dull and the art could be better. The backup story turned out to be more fun.

  • 6.0
    Spock's Brain Feb 13, 2018

    I don't know...I don't think this series is for me. It reads as too didactic to me. The conversation between Snugglepuss and Huckleberry Hound is sort of interesting, but none of this has the cleverness of Russell's "Flintstones" or "God is Disappointed in You." I need something more to make this bit of moralizing palatable.

  • 9.0
    that dude Feb 10, 2018

  • 7.5
    Br'er Lapin Feb 10, 2018

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