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The Snagglepuss Chronicles

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"It's 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe! Written by Mark Russell, the critically acclaimed mastermind behind the award-winning Prez Vol. 1 and The Flintstones, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles enters the Hanna-Barbera reimagined universe!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
ISBN: 9781401275211
1401275214
Branch Call Number: Fiction Russell TEEN
Characteristics: pages cm

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PimaLib_JonM Oct 10, 2018

DC Comics has put out some odd crossovers in the past few years, with Wonder Woman meeting the Tasmanian Devil and a few other DC/Warner Brothers mixes found in DC Meets Looney Tunes. In this one, it's some Hanna-Barbera characters transported not into a world with Superman and Batman, but instea... Read More »


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PimaLib_JonM Oct 10, 2018

DC Comics has put out some odd crossovers in the past few years, with Wonder Woman meeting the Tasmanian Devil and a few other DC/Warner Brothers mixes found in DC Meets Looney Tunes. In this one, it's some Hanna-Barbera characters transported not into a world with Superman and Batman, but instead they're transported into the Red Scare era of the House Un-American Activities Committee. It makes for a compelling mix, as Snagglepuss and others deal with accusations of Communist ties, police corruption, "lewd and lascivious" activities that are (Huckleberry) hounded out by a Roy Cohn character (in this case, a closeted woman who goes by "Gigi Allen", whose name is a great allusion to another odious cultural figure.) Snagglepuss is a playwright, Huckleberry Hound a novelist, and Quickdraw McGraw was a New York cop. It's got Kruschev, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and even Nixon appearing as themselves, setting the scenes which include hydrogen bomb sites, Cuba, and the Stonewall Inn. The main story is about overcoming oppression and the values of truth and art in a free society. Recommended.

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