DC Announces New Hanna-Barbera Titles
DC Comics, hot off the recent announcements of another potential goddamn reboot, announced this past week that they will be launching a brand new line of books based off some classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, like Scooby-Doo, Wacky Races, The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, and a whole bunch of others. And some of it looks bad. Like, really bad.
Specifically, this. This looks terrible. I don’t mean art wise, because it is Jim Lee, but what the hell is happening? This is promo art for Scooby Apocalypse, a new book from Keith Giffen, Howard Porter, and DC co-publisher Jim Lee. In the book, Velma’s a dwarf with a drone, Daphne looks like Fairchild from Gen13
, Fred has some sick tribals, Shaggy looks like Green Arrow, and Scooby has a bunch of cyber shit and might talk using emoticons… What?
But yeah, the Mystery Gang gets wrapped up in some weird experiment and the world gets fucked. Now it’s up to them and their mystery solving prowess to unfuck the world.
The second new book is The Flintstones, with character designs Amanda Conner and writer Mark Russell. That’s all I got.
Next is Wacky Raceland, a new spin on Wacky Races. Written by Happy Tree Friends writer Ken Pontac, drawn by Leonardo Manco, and with vehicle designs by Mad Max: Fury Road storyboard artist Mark Sexton, the new Wacky Races aren’t so wacky anymore because it’s all basically Mad Max. Earth is fucked (again), everything’s a barren wasteland except for one special place, and the only way to get there is to win the race. So Dick Dastardly and the rest of the racers are in a fight to the death for a chance at Paradise.
Finally, Future Quest. From writer Jeff Parker and artist Evan “Doc” Shaner, the book is essentially Hanna-Barbera’s Avengers. It’s a big team up book with Team Quest, Space Ghost, The Herculoids, Frankenstein Jr., The Impossibles, Birdman (pre-law), The Galaxy Trio, and Mightor. Basically, if you’re big into classic Hanna-Barbera, this book will be your best bet out of this line-up.
The first issues of all of these books are coming from DC this May.