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Best of DC #43

April 30, 2011

Title: Funny Stuff

Featuring the work of: Sheldon Mayer and others
Cover:
Sheldon Mayer
Editor:
Nicola Cuti              
Publisher:
DC Comics

It’s another classic collection of DC’s funny animal comics. I picked up a few of these recently, and they’ve turned out to be just as goofy and fun as I remember. This book kicks off with a Peter Porkchops story, wherein Peter and his nemesis, Wolfie, accidentally throw themselves back in time to ancient Rome. Flippity and Flop is next, with a kind of standard cat vs. dog scenario. Three Mousketeers, one of my favorites, shows the tiny warriors kicking out Minus (again), only to get shown up as he gets his hands on his own sailing ship. Doodles Duck once again deals with a nephew trying to outsmart him, while Goofy Goose contributes a magic act to the proceedings. J. Rufus Lion gets into a con game with some birdseed, and Nutsy Squirrel finds himself attempting to ward off an alien invasion. Doodles returns for round two, this time with a hippopotamus in tow, and Peter Panda goes on an unexpected trip under the sea. Dizzy Dog has to deal with a genie, while Dodo and the Frog give us their own twist on Gulliver’s Travels. Bo Bunny goes fishing, the Raccoon Kids go to the circus, and both Dizzy and the Three Mousketeers come back for a second go-round.

None of this stuff is life-changing, but these kinds of stories were never intended to be. Stuff like the Three Mousketeers, Dodo and the Frog, and Doodles Duck were – and still are – silly diversions that put a smile on my face and keep me entertained throughout the entirety of the book. If you can’t appreciate that, you’re doing something wrong.

Rating: 8/10

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