Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. By Mark Russell and Mike Feehan

Snagglepuss is reimagined as a renowned playwright in 1950s NYC. He is brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee and asked to name names. He guffaws at the idea and tells them off. But he is worried. He feels forced to hide his homosexuality and live a double life. He is married to a woman, but keeps a boyfriend. And yet when his old friend Huckleberry Hound shows up, he must face his secrets and a new chair of the committee, who starts digging.

This is one of the best graphic novels I have ever read. Funny, touching, and chilling. With quotable passages on every page and cameos from Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, and Joe DiMaggio. The history-HannaBarbara mashup you never knew you wanted or actually NEEDED.

Snagglepuss is a complex character whose fight against the Red Scare is nothing less that heroic. He thinks he sees a way out, but his ethics and personal loyalties divide himself from the legal and moral decisions.

Highly Recommended.

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