Snagglepuss is back to DC comics and this time its more interesting
Have you remembered snagglepuss or do you even know about snugglepuss. if not here is the short description about snagglepuss. Snagglepuss is a cartoon character dated back to 1959 and its a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character.a pink anthropomorphic mountain lion sporting an upturned collar, shirt cuffs and a string tie with a great desire to be a stage actor. He is voiced by Daws Butler, and is best known for his catchphrase, “Heavens to Murgatroyd!”, along with phrases such as “Exit, stage left!” and “Heavens to Betsy!”. Snagglepuss was originally known as “Snaggletooth” (a pink lion precursor).
Not getting into the matter DC comics is reimagining snagglepuss but as a “gay southern Gothic playwright”. Mark Russel the writer of the new comic announced the new charactern reimagined from the 1950s comic characters. The new comic is s series of Hanna-Barbera comics including “scooby Apocalypse” and the flintsones.
Russell said the new incarnation of Snagglepuss “was not much of a stretch”.
He said: “I envision him like a tragic Tennessee Williams figure; Huckleberry Hound is sort of a William Faulkner guy, they’re in New York in the 1950s, Marlon Brando shows up, Dorothy Parker, these socialites of New York from that era come and go. I’m looking forward to it.”
The character first appeared in 1959 as a character in ‘The Quick Draw McGraw Show’ and was later featured on ‘The Yogi Bear Show’ in his own segments.
Later he was the co-host of Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Laff-A-Lympics’.
Many have speculated about the sexual orientation of Snagglepuss, says Russell.
“[I]t’s never discussed and it’s obviously ignored in the cartoons ’cuz they were made at a time when you couldn’t even acknowledge the existence of such a thing, but it’s still so obvious.
“So it’s natural to present it in a context where everybody knows, but it’s still closeted. And dealing with the cultural scene of the 1950s, especially on Broadway, where everybody’s gay, or is working with someone who’s gay, but nobody can talk about it — and what it’s like to have to try to create culture out of silence.”
Russell said that the comic will differ from the Flintstones.
“[It’s] much more of an intimate story, much less about social criticism,” he says.
The Snagglepuss story will arrive in the form of an eight-page comic in March.
“It’s about Snagglepuss being dragged in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities.”