Roger Rabbit Returns In “Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?”

Roger Rabbit is back! The character, which began its life in an adult-oriented novel written by Gary K. Wolf, will return in a new novel titled Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? It will be released exclusively as an e-book on November 29 by Musa Publishing.

The setting of this new novel—Wolf’s third starring Roger—is the Cartoon Strip, a gritty black-and-white area of Toontown where “toons go to be discovered.” The new characters on the cover are Willy Prosciutto (“the porcine crime lord of Toontown”), Honey Graham (“Willy P.’s moll”) and the dog Mutt. Eddie Valiant is portrayed by author Gary Wolf, who also appeared on the cover of the first Roger Rabbit novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

The cover is drawn by Jacques Muller, who was an animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and more recently animated on Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist.

Here’s the storyline:

Hard-boiled gumshoe Eddie Valiant lands a plum job as Gary Cooper’s bodyguard while Coop scouts locations for his next movie—a screwball comedy titled Hi, Toon! But Eddie’s dream job quickly turns into a nightmare. The film’s being shot in Toontown, and Coop’s co-star turns out to be none other than Roger Rabbit. Eddie’s a big fan of Coop. Of Roger? Not so much.

A sinister hoodlum threatens to murder Coop if the movie gets made. Before long, Eddie, Coop, Roger, and the ever-glamorous Jessica Rabbit are embroiled in a mystery that could destroy Toontown. When Roger bites off more Toonish trouble than Eddie can swallow, the answer to the question Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? swiftly becomes no laughing matter.