Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

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Overview

2019 Will Eisner Award Nominee for Best Limited Series

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles is anything but a strict reboot of the pink mountain lion with particularly refined sensibilities.” —Hollywood Reporter “ It’s sort of crazy and awesome that this even exists at all…The writing by Mark Russell is witty and compelling.” —Nerdist “New concepts that capture the playful spirit of those old cartoons with a more modern sensibility.” —A.V. Club A bold new take on the beloved cartoon comedian from the writer of The Flintstones! Drama! Comedy! Tragedy! For the renowned Southern playwright called Snagglepuss, these are the ingredients that have made him a star of the New York stage and the glittering world that surrounds it. But the year is 1953, and behind the bright lights, darkness is brewing. As Snagglepuss prepares for his next hit play, there’s already a target on his back. The Red Scare is in full effect, and the House Un-American Activities Committee is hunting down every last subversive in show business. So far, Snagglepuss has stayed out of their spotlight. But Snagglepuss is gay…and his enemies are out to destroy him for it. One by one, his best friends are being blackballed, from legends like Lillian Hellman and Dorothy Parker to his fellow Southern gentleman Huckleberry Hound. Can Snagglepuss’ reputation survive the rampage of the right wing long enough for him to stage his next masterpiece? One thing’s for sure: the show must go on! Hot off his surprise-hit reimagining of The Flintstones, writer Mark Russell joins artist Mike Feehan to unleash the fire and fury of his sharp-witted political satire in Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles—a powerful look at what it means to be an American, no matter who or what you are. Collects Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1-6, plus a Snagglepuss story from Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Special #1.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401287276
Publisher: DC
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles (2018-)
Sold by: DC Comics
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 365,870
File size: 88 MB
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Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Mark Russell is an American author, best known for his satirical graphic novel God Is Disappointed in You, an irreverent retelling of the Bible. He is also the writer of Prez and The Flintstones for DC Comics.

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Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Agent-T More than 1 year ago
I sat on this review for awhile as I let the book marinate in my mind. This book was a surprise for me. I did not read Mark Russell's take on the Flinstones and I came into this book blind, only knowing what I remember as a child watching the cartoons with Snagglepuss, Huckleberry Hound and Quick Draw. So it was a shock when I started reading and realized this is not the same as the cartoons as grew up with but instead puts the characters in a real time in history and makes a complete character study. This book is intelligent and brave and shows real history through the eyes of these characters. This was a difficult time to be alive and Snagglepuss handles it with class as he teaches us through his conversation with other characters what it means to be American, what art is, and how some things are worth fighting for even if you do not think you can win. What I would say about this book is the writing and artwork are great, I loved the character designs for Snagglepuss and Huckleberry. There are some great quotes in here and lessons in life we could all learn. The book is serious and deals with adult issues so I would not recommend it for children. I loved the end where they took the time to show you scenes in the comic and how those scenes played out in actual history.
diane92345 More than 1 year ago
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles is a clever reinvention of an iconic 1960s cartoon character. Snagglepuss was originally a pink swishy wannabe actor and actual mountain lion in the Yogi the Bear cartoons beginning in 1959. This comic, set in 1953, casts Snagglepuss as a successful playwright caught up in the McCarthy Congressional hearings looking for communist sympathizers within the show business community. I wasn’t expecting such a serious comic based on such a silly character from my childhood. However, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles won me over. Even though this is set during the 1950s, it brings with it the more accepting mindset of 2018. Snagglepuss is married to Lila Lion, who both has a beard and is a beard for Snagglepuss’ gay lifestyle with boyfriend Pablo. Pablo escaped from Baptiste’s Cuba after his friend is murdered by government thugs for being openly homosexual. Many famous icons from the 1950s appear: Dorothy Parker, Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Joe Dimaggio, Clint Eastwood and Arthur Miller. Huckleberry Hound is also out of the closet and a novelist. Even the iconic Stonewall club is featured. Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles is not a comic for everyone. It is a deep dive into mid-century politics from a modern viewpoint. I would recommend it to readers of historical fiction and fans of thoughtful movies like Hidden Figures and the Imitation Game. Since I embrace both of those categories, 5 stars! Thanks to the publisher, DC Comics, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.