Comics artist Neal Adams might be famous for his versions of Superman and Batman, but now he has a new obsession: hunting wabbits. He’s released an audio drama based on his new favorite comic book, DC’s strange but brilliant Batman vs. Elmer Fudd. It somehow manages to be even weirder than the source material, not that that’s a bad thing.
Adams shared a video on YouTube where he performs excerpts from Batman vs. Elmer Fudd, a comic released earlier this year from Tom King (The Vision, The Sheriff of Babylon) and Lee Weeks (Daredevil, Captain America). The audio play is fun, mixing the comic’s noir tone with goofy Looney Toons sound effects. Adams performed all the voices—with the exception of St. Cloud, who was performed by his wife. And Adams managed to pull off a surprisingly impressive Elmer Fudd, making a voice that’s normally harsh and grating a bit more tolerable.
Part of the Justice League/Looney Toons crossover series, Batman vs. Elmer Fudd managed to stand out as an excellent interpretation of a vewy weird pwemise. It’s a tale of revenge and psychological trauma, as Elmer Fudd seeks to kill Batman for presumably killing his lover. The two characters are strangely well paired, as they end up being mirror images of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. You can check out Adams’ audio play below, but be vewy quiet. He’s hunting Batman.
Update: Added voice acting information, provided by Josh Adams.
[via Comic Book Resources]