Friday, February 25, 2011
Roger Rabbit meets Dylan Dog
For those who didn't knew, Dylan Dog is a Italian comic series about a private investigator who frequently deals with cases involving creatures like ghosts, werewolves, zombies ...and pink rabbits. You see, two stories in this series seem to be inspired by WFRR. They dealt with a toon called ”Pink Rabbit” who had managed to cross over into the real world and much like Judge Doom used cartoony methods to kill of people. Falling anvils, steamrollers and dynamite may seem funny in cartoons, but when you use those things on humans the outcome is of course far more horrific.
The Roger Rabbit influence is even more apparent in the second story, check out the Toontown-looking background on the cover for instance.
We are also introduced to a Jessica-inspired character.
And there is a part somewhat similar to the deleted ”Pighead scene” where the toons try to screw with the detective by pasting a toon mask over his head.
There may be even more that I missed, I don’t speak Italian so I didn’t understand all the dialogue in these stories. But I managed to figure out the main plot through some rough translations. If any visitors from Italy wanna tell me about any other references in these comics that I missed then lemme know.
Here are some links with more info if you're interested:
I could unfortunately only find Italian ones but you can try translating them with Babelfish.