DC Comics have released a one-page preview of the upcoming Snagglepuss story from March 29's Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Annual. Writer Mark Russell revealed earlier this week that the 8-page story re-imagines the dapper pink cartoon character as "a gay Southern gothic playwright" in the mold of Tennessee Williams.
Howard Porter has apparently replaced the originally-solicited artist, Dale Eaglesham; no reason was given by DC for the change.
Here is an updated solicitation for that issue:
SUICIDE SQUAD/BANANA SPLITS ANNUAL #1
Written by TONY BEDARD
Backup story written by MARK RUSSELL
Art and cover by BEN CALDWELL
Backup story art by HOWARD PORTER
Variant cover by BEN CALDWELL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SUICIDE SPLITS”! Mistaken for metahumans, thrown in the bowels of Belle Reve, the animal rock band Banana Splits are recruited by Amanda Waller for a secret mission: to save the Suicide Squad! What follows is the weirdest team-up you never thought you’d see! How can Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky stand up to Harley, Deadshot, Katana and Croc?
And in the backup feature, Snagglepuss is a Southern gothic playwright working with an ensemble cast of cultural figures, exploring an intensely creative time in the New York City theater scene of the 1950s.
On sale MARCH 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T