I actually had read this fairly recently!
General thoughts, really strong one-shot issue. With a gimmick like this, it feels like it would be easy to just make some jokes about Looney Tunes characters and just call it a day, but King I think does a pretty good job of telling a legit classic crime story that happens to have these tweaked iconic characters blended in. I think at first I was really not feeling this take on Silver St. Cloud, because it felt like King was taking a really great, classic character and turning her into a stereotypical femme fatale, but in the end she came out feeling like her usual self, just in a remixed sort of story (though I still prefer her in Strange Apperations and Dark Knight Detective).
Also, I have to give props to the back-up story, also by King. With the kinds of stories he writes, I think King gets pegged as this uber-serious writer who can only write about characters with PTSD, but both stories are good showcases of how he’s also able to write good comedy as well.
“In the first story many recognizable Looney Tunes characters are reimagined as gritty, realistic versions of themselves. Which one was your favorite?”
I’d probably go with Buggs, because it both fits as the creepy criminal henchman archetype of this crime story, and the Looney Tunes version of just being an instigator for other people’s misery. “Gee, ain’t I a stinker?”
“Give this story a rating on a scale of 1 to 10.”
I think I’d give it a solid 7-8. It doesn’t set my world on fire, but it is pretty fun and well made.