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DC Comics new Hanna-Barbera Comics with Creative Teams

DC Comics has taken some of the most beloved Hanna-Barbera Cartoons from the 60s and the 70s, put a unique spin on them, and will create new comic book series out of them.  DC Comics will introduce 4 new comic series in May.

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Scooby Doo and those pesky kids of the Mystery Inc is a fan favorite.  Scooby is one of the best known cartoon characters in all of Hanna-Barbera.  Scooby has gone through a lot of incarnations over the years but this is a completely different one.

This new version, Scooby and the gang will face a new type of adventure.  DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee will co-write with co-writer Keith Giffen and artist Howard Porter.  They will steer Mystery Inc right into the Apocalypse.  An experiment goes really wrong and infects the world with mutated creatures.

“Those meddling kids” and their Mystery Machine are at the center of a well-meaning experiment gone wrong and they’ll need to bring all of their mystery solving skills to bear (along with plenty of Scooby Snacks), to find a cure for a world full of mutated creatures infected by a nanite virus that enhances their fears, terrors and baser instincts. This time, the horrors are real in this apocalyptic near-future badland!  (DC Comics)

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Future Quest takes characters from some of the best science fiction/fantasy series and merges them into one action packed comic book.  Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, The Herculoids, BirdmanMightor and Frankenstein Jr. all join together for DC Comics’ Future Quest.   Jeff Parker will write this new comic with artist Evan “Doc” Shaner.

Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, and The Herculoids were three of my favorite cartoons as a kid.  Jonny Quest’s adventures were always creepy fun and outrageous.  Space Ghost and his side kick kids and monkey were tons of fun. I loved Space Ghost’s wrist blasters.  In fact, I used to break out the bottoms of McDonald’s cups, slide them on my wrists and pretend I was Space Ghost.  The Herculoids may have been my favorite.  A KOOL family living in the trees with dinosaurs and a dragon with powers.

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The Wacky Races brought a cast of wacky cars and drivers to race across country.  Dastardly Dan and Muttley attempted to cheat their way to the finish line first.  It was Wacky fun as a kid. DC takes this concept and puts a dark and girty Mad Max feel on it.  This race across post-apocalyptic world of sand and mutation.  (Is this what happens if Scooby and the gang doesn’t stop the Apocalypse?)

It is written by Ken Pontac.  Leonardo Manco will have the artist duties. Mark Sexton of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD designed the vehicles.

A time of hope and innocence with Utopia at the finish line has given way to planetary Armageddon and a desert wasteland full of radioactive lakes, nanotech dust storms, and cannibalistic mutants. Against this backdrop, the Wacky Racers and their sentient vehicles continue their contest, but now the competition is for survival, and there can only be one winner when the checkered flag falls.  (DC Comics)


“Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones. They’re the modern stone age family. From the town of Bedrock, they’re a page right out of history.”  Many of us grew up watching reruns of the original series.  The Flinstones have had several incarnations but the original is the best known and beloved.

Writer Mark Russell of the Prez will update the Flinstones. Amanda Conner works the redesign of these popular characters.  The artist has not be named yet.  Russell will take a fresh look at Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Barney, Betty, and Bam Bam.  You can expect their pre-historic world to have some similar issues to our modern world.

This is not the first time Hanna-Barbera characters have ended up in comics.  Over the years, several comic book companies have put out their versions of these characters.  It includes DC, Marvel, Charlton, Archie, and Harvey comics.

(Via DC Comics)

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