Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera?s very own Snagglepuss is reimagined in a brand-new series, EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES, by author Mark Russell (THE FLINTSTONES)! It?s 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera?s very own Snagglepuss is reimagined in a brand-new series, EXIT STAGE LEF...

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Title:Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles
Author:Mark Russell
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ISBN:Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:168 pages pages

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles Reviews

  • Michelle Morrell
    Dec 17, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

  • Ryan Mishap
    Feb 23, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera has permitted artists to reimagine its intellectual properties in ways that I don't think Warner Bros. or Disney ever would, and comics fans are all the better for it. In this gorgeous graphic novel, Snagglepuss the mountain lion is pitch-perfect as...

    The House Un-American Activities Committee? New York theater? Secret gays? Snagglepuss? I was doubtful too but this was amazing in all ways and I recommend it to literally everyone. ...

    "The clown is a joke to everyone except the clown." I always try to start off these reviews with a quote from the book. Sometimes it's something meaningful that I picked out because I think it does the best job of whittling down the book's themes to succinct passage. Sometimes it'...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd, Mark Russell is at it again. Fresh off his successful reboot of The Flintstones, the master of making Hanna Barbera cartoons hip, fresh, complicated, and a mirror of our current society, Russell tackles the Trump era by looking back at the 1960's through McCarthy...

    This is a serious examination of the dark times of the 1950s using silly cartoon characters. Somehow, it works beautifully. It is a gut wrenching look at how people's lives were ruined by fear and paranoia. I'm sure a lot of readers will be unfamiliar with this period of time, but it's...

    Ever since I heard about this retelling of the McCarthy era utilizing characters from Hanna-Barbera productions, I was excited to read it. It was okay. Sure, the art is great, the dialogue and story spot on, and it was a gas to see Snagglepuss as a Tennessee Williams and Huckleb...

  • Robert
    Nov 10, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

  • Fox
    Feb 06, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

  • Marta
    Mar 03, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

  • Sean Kennedy
    May 31, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

  • Meghan
    Jun 08, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

  • Peacegal
    Sep 04, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera has permitted artists to reimagine its intellectual properties in ways that I don't think Warner Bros. or Disney ever would, and comics fans are all the better for it. In this gorgeous graphic novel, Snagglepuss the mountain lion is pitch-perfect as...

  • Norman Cook
    Jan 07, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera has permitted artists to reimagine its intellectual properties in ways that I don't think Warner Bros. or Disney ever would, and comics fans are all the better for it. In this gorgeous graphic novel, Snagglepuss the mountain lion is pitch-perfect as...

    The House Un-American Activities Committee? New York theater? Secret gays? Snagglepuss? I was doubtful too but this was amazing in all ways and I recommend it to literally everyone. ...

    "The clown is a joke to everyone except the clown." I always try to start off these reviews with a quote from the book. Sometimes it's something meaningful that I picked out because I think it does the best job of whittling down the book's themes to succinct passage. Sometimes it'...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd, Mark Russell is at it again. Fresh off his successful reboot of The Flintstones, the master of making Hanna Barbera cartoons hip, fresh, complicated, and a mirror of our current society, Russell tackles the Trump era by looking back at the 1960's through McCarthy...

    This is a serious examination of the dark times of the 1950s using silly cartoon characters. Somehow, it works beautifully. It is a gut wrenching look at how people's lives were ruined by fear and paranoia. I'm sure a lot of readers will be unfamiliar with this period of time, but it's...

  • Gillian Daniels
    Oct 12, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera has permitted artists to reimagine its intellectual properties in ways that I don't think Warner Bros. or Disney ever would, and comics fans are all the better for it. In this gorgeous graphic novel, Snagglepuss the mountain lion is pitch-perfect as...

    The House Un-American Activities Committee? New York theater? Secret gays? Snagglepuss? I was doubtful too but this was amazing in all ways and I recommend it to literally everyone. ...

    "The clown is a joke to everyone except the clown." I always try to start off these reviews with a quote from the book. Sometimes it's something meaningful that I picked out because I think it does the best job of whittling down the book's themes to succinct passage. Sometimes it'...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd, Mark Russell is at it again. Fresh off his successful reboot of The Flintstones, the master of making Hanna Barbera cartoons hip, fresh, complicated, and a mirror of our current society, Russell tackles the Trump era by looking back at the 1960's through McCarthy...

    This is a serious examination of the dark times of the 1950s using silly cartoon characters. Somehow, it works beautifully. It is a gut wrenching look at how people's lives were ruined by fear and paranoia. I'm sure a lot of readers will be unfamiliar with this period of time, but it's...

    Ever since I heard about this retelling of the McCarthy era utilizing characters from Hanna-Barbera productions, I was excited to read it. It was okay. Sure, the art is great, the dialogue and story spot on, and it was a gas to see Snagglepuss as a Tennessee Williams and Huckleb...

    It's a serious accomplishment, what Russel has managed with his HB properties. Flintstones was an incredible examination of humanity as a whole, while Snagglepuss hones in on 1950's McCarthyism and the Committee of Un-American Activities. Exit Stage Left is a breathtaking character stu...

    My mind is BLOWN. How the hell did he pull this off?? ...

  • Joe Santoro
    Oct 24, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

  • Morgan
    Sep 04, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

  • John Ferrigno
    Jun 24, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

  • Philip
    Sep 30, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera has permitted artists to reimagine its intellectual properties in ways that I don't think Warner Bros. or Disney ever would, and comics fans are all the better for it. In this gorgeous graphic novel, Snagglepuss the mountain lion is pitch-perfect as...

    The House Un-American Activities Committee? New York theater? Secret gays? Snagglepuss? I was doubtful too but this was amazing in all ways and I recommend it to literally everyone. ...

    "The clown is a joke to everyone except the clown." I always try to start off these reviews with a quote from the book. Sometimes it's something meaningful that I picked out because I think it does the best job of whittling down the book's themes to succinct passage. Sometimes it'...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd, Mark Russell is at it again. Fresh off his successful reboot of The Flintstones, the master of making Hanna Barbera cartoons hip, fresh, complicated, and a mirror of our current society, Russell tackles the Trump era by looking back at the 1960's through McCarthy...

  • Erin
    Sep 04, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

  • Melissa
    Oct 31, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

  • Drown Hollum
    Oct 01, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera has permitted artists to reimagine its intellectual properties in ways that I don't think Warner Bros. or Disney ever would, and comics fans are all the better for it. In this gorgeous graphic novel, Snagglepuss the mountain lion is pitch-perfect as...

    The House Un-American Activities Committee? New York theater? Secret gays? Snagglepuss? I was doubtful too but this was amazing in all ways and I recommend it to literally everyone. ...

    "The clown is a joke to everyone except the clown." I always try to start off these reviews with a quote from the book. Sometimes it's something meaningful that I picked out because I think it does the best job of whittling down the book's themes to succinct passage. Sometimes it'...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd, Mark Russell is at it again. Fresh off his successful reboot of The Flintstones, the master of making Hanna Barbera cartoons hip, fresh, complicated, and a mirror of our current society, Russell tackles the Trump era by looking back at the 1960's through McCarthy...

    This is a serious examination of the dark times of the 1950s using silly cartoon characters. Somehow, it works beautifully. It is a gut wrenching look at how people's lives were ruined by fear and paranoia. I'm sure a lot of readers will be unfamiliar with this period of time, but it's...

    Ever since I heard about this retelling of the McCarthy era utilizing characters from Hanna-Barbera productions, I was excited to read it. It was okay. Sure, the art is great, the dialogue and story spot on, and it was a gas to see Snagglepuss as a Tennessee Williams and Huckleb...

    It's a serious accomplishment, what Russel has managed with his HB properties. Flintstones was an incredible examination of humanity as a whole, while Snagglepuss hones in on 1950's McCarthyism and the Committee of Un-American Activities. Exit Stage Left is a breathtaking character stu...

  • Chris
    Dec 22, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

  • Diane Hernandez
    Jul 29, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

  • Rod Brown
    Jan 18, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

  • Chad
    Sep 08, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

  • Mitchell Kukulka
    Feb 15, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera has permitted artists to reimagine its intellectual properties in ways that I don't think Warner Bros. or Disney ever would, and comics fans are all the better for it. In this gorgeous graphic novel, Snagglepuss the mountain lion is pitch-perfect as...

    The House Un-American Activities Committee? New York theater? Secret gays? Snagglepuss? I was doubtful too but this was amazing in all ways and I recommend it to literally everyone. ...

    "The clown is a joke to everyone except the clown." I always try to start off these reviews with a quote from the book. Sometimes it's something meaningful that I picked out because I think it does the best job of whittling down the book's themes to succinct passage. Sometimes it'...

  • Simon
    Jun 08, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

  • Diz
    May 26, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

  • Kayla (onthefritz)
    Nov 25, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

  • Artemy
    Jun 28, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

  • Adam Stone
    Aug 20, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

  • Bella
    Dec 24, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

    What is this? A poignant, stirring, wise, touching, relevant story ... about Snagglepuss? I was not expecting this level of story telling, for sure. In this we have Snagglepuss recast as a 1950s closeted film star, under investigation by the McCarthy inquisitions. But in framing thi...

    DOROTHY PARKER IS IN A COMIC BOOK! Kind of fangirling here for a moment, but I love the fact Parker and the Algonquin Round Table are in this book. Only for a brief cameo, but they kid of set the stage for what this comic book is about. If you liked the Flintstones comic book, you'l...

    After not enjoying DC and Mark Russell's The Flintstones, Vol. 1, I completely passed on this title in issue form, even though I thought the premise: Snagglepuss as a southern playwright during the age of McCarthyism, was an entertaining angle. That was a mistake. This book is pr...

    Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles, is a series that takes a very serious look at a ridiculous character. In this story, Snagglepuss is reimagined as a gay Southern playwrite who takes Broadway by storm in the 1950s, only to be target by the House Un-American Activities Commit...

    A wonderful, humanistic story with lots of satire and a generous heap of touching lines, the Snaglepuss Chronicles are a prime example of the theory that DC Comics still has the potential to make good stuff, even if it's done as part of yet another multi-universe deal taking advantage ...

    I'm kinda torn about this... on the one hand, it's a great period piece about the Red Scare, but on the other I almost would rather it NOT have been with the Hanna Barbera characters.. it was just kinda weird seeing them in the same panel with Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. I'm al...

    Subversive is the tone they were going for, and they nailed it, but since our media overlords have decreed that all portrayals of blackface are evil wrongthink, this volume must be condemned for its repeated displays of human actors made up as caricatures of other races. ...

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera has permitted artists to reimagine its intellectual properties in ways that I don't think Warner Bros. or Disney ever would, and comics fans are all the better for it. In this gorgeous graphic novel, Snagglepuss the mountain lion is pitch-perfect as...

    The House Un-American Activities Committee? New York theater? Secret gays? Snagglepuss? I was doubtful too but this was amazing in all ways and I recommend it to literally everyone. ...

  • The Library Ladies
    Oct 02, 2018

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I liked it, but it was so bizarre. Having the cartoon character Snagglepuss be a stand in for Tennessee Williams is just such an odd idea. It works, in a weird way and there are some really great moments. ...

    Prez. The Flintstones. Snagglepuss. Mark Russell does his thing and he does it well, somehow managing to work with artists who always compliment his stories. I'm looking forward to reading whatever he works on next. ...

    Hmm...I am really torn on what to rate this. This is probably more like a 4.5, but I couldn't go all the way to 5 stars. Since I read mostly TP, I have been waiting and anticipating this release for MONTHS - I absolutely loved Russell's Flintstone series and Snagglepuss sounded even be...

    I'm a fan of Russell's other works, particularly Prez and The Flintstones. Those works feature biting and funny social commentary that hit at the problems that we face in society today. However, this book doesn't quite succeed where those do. The book is set in a 1950s America, and the...

    Yet another from the Best Comics of 2018 list, only this one is by Mark Russell of the Flintstones fame. Having loved those two remarkable comics, I couldn't rightly ignore his take on Snagglepuss. I loved Snagglepuss growing up, and having him set during the McCarthy era... this was...

    I have never heard of Snagglepuss or Huckleberry Hound before going into this graphic novel, and that is a good thing, because this is no cuddle-cute-funny affair.We find Snugglepuss as a successful writer in the vein of Tenessee Williams (i.e. lots of suffering, despair and limited op...

    I just really don't get these Hanna Barbera character revamps, and apparently neither does Hanna Barbera according to this rumor site. This one was slightly better than the same author's The Flintstones, Vol. 1 in that it wasn't totally unreadable. It makes a kind of sense to take S...

    Snagglepuss has always been a queer icon, so it makes sense to 'revamp' the character into an alternate universe of our own where he is a Tennessee Williams-esque playwright who finds his private life under the spotlight when he is targeted by the House of UnAmerican Activities Committ...

    Woah... I'm just blown away at this adaptation of Snagglepuss We see Snagglepuss and other Hanna Barbera characters living in NYC in the 1950s. This run takes on the Red Scare, the gay rights movement, and art as it was in the '50s, with many political and cultural icons of that sce...

    This book is a dark look into a dark time period for creative types. it is beautifully done- I cried so much over issue 5 and 6. Closet sexuality, communism, and a look into depression that I never expected. I will be buying this trade in a few months to read it again. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book! Though I feel like I watched a good amount of Hanna-Barbera cartoons as a child, one character that I don?t have specific memories of is Snagglepuss. I reme...

  • MK
    May 13, 2019

    Mark Russell, DC's secret best writer (after not-at-all-secret best Tom King, of course) is back with the vengeance. In Exit Stage Left, he tells a story of America of the 50's, a scary time of McCarthyism, the Cold War and the persecution and blacklisting of innocent people under fals...

    While the rest of DC is writing about people fighting crime in their underwear, Mark Russell is over in his own corner reinventing our childhood cartoons as sociopolitical diatribes. Snagglepuss is our way into some real life drama, now a gay playwright based in 1950's NYC and loosely ...

    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 ...

    This was utterly brilliant. Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams, fighting the red scare. The theatre person in me loved all the commentary on theatre vs film vs TV. I just can't say enough about the writing. The art matches, the palate fitting perfectly. A must read, especially for those...