DC Comics is rebooting Hanna Barbera classics

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If you ever grew up with your face plastered to a TV screen, it was most likely focused on cartoons. Hanna Barbera cartoons to be exact. Long before the rise of Cartoon Network and Nicklelodeon, Hanna Barbera ruled the animated landscape with dozens of weekly shows. Scooby Doo, Johnny Quest, the Jetsons and Space Ghost just to name a few.

Times changed however, and Hanna Barbera faded into obscurity, but at least they went down fighting with some superb cartoons in the form of SWAT Kats and a new Johnny Quest series. But it looks like Hanna Barbera is making a big comeback, at leas in comic book form. DC Comics announced big plans for a new stable of comics dedicated to several familiar faces, with some big name talent on board that includes the likes of Amanda Connor, Jeff Parker and Jim Lee. Here’s the full list and artwork from Entertainment Weekly:

  • “The Flintstones,” with designs by Amanda Conner and written by Mark Russell
  • “Wacky Race Land” by Mark Sexton and Ken Pontac
  • Jeff Parker and Evan “Doc” Shaner on “Future Quest,” starring the Hanna-Barbera action heroes (including Space Ghost and Jonny Quest)
  • “Scooby Apocalypse” from Jim Lee, Keith Giffen and Howard Porter

That’s some great talent on board what looks like some fresh reboots. Minus Scooby Doo, which I’ve always hated with the passion of a million exploding suns (except for Velma because she’s awesome), I like the idea. Future Quest appeals to me massively, as I grew up on a steady diet of The New Johnny Quest Adventures, while Wacky Race Land looks colourfully twisted.

“I think what you find right now is there’s so much material on pop culture, and these characters resonate with so much of our fanbase,” DC Co-publisher Dan DiDio said to Entertainment Weekly.

It was so fun to go out and look at them, but not just bring back versions that existed 40, 50 years ago and really look at it the way of saying, if these characters were created and interpreted today, how would they exist? So we handed off our materials to a number of top creators, and what came back was an exciting look that felt very true to the existence of the characters.

I’m still wondering why Scooby Doo has a power level scouter in that cover. RUH ROH RAGGY, RIT’S ROVER RINE ROUSAND! REEHEEHEEHEEE!

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Last Updated: January 29, 2016

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  • Jan Prins

    Nee o nee, wat de hel gaan aan met Shaggy? Te veel boom gerook???

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

  • Hammersteyn

    Great, so now Shaggy is a hipster?

    • VampyreSquirrel

      He was always a stoner… he had the munchies like crazy… so maybe he went through rehab and got an iPhone?

      • Scooby iDoo!

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Scooby Neckbeard!!!

      • Hammersteyn

        You can still smoke weed and not be friggin hipster >:(

      • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

        He talked to his dog, and the dog talked back.

        Stoner

      • Jan Prins

        Sanitized for the kiddies, I’m sure.

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Even worse mate, sanitized to not offend the blue-haired and trillby-wearing neck and legbeard offendatrons (i.e. SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS)

    • Jan Prins

      Cannot unsee…

  • I always hated Scooby Doo. Even as a child when I didn’t understand the concept of hate. I would sit there, drooling over myself, with the thoughts ‘If I didn’t like something, it would start with that’. Did ANYONE like that crappy show?

    • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

      I loved it, still do.

      Good times for me as kid, brings back good memories

      • You are the first. Even my brothers and their friends when they were kids would shout at me if I put it on. I could literally hear them grow dumber with each episode they were made to watch because I was busy playing games haha

        • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

          Things were not cool in my house when I grew up, Scooby Doo was my escape.

          I guess that is why I have a soft spot for the show

          (Except Scrappy-Doo, that shit can GITC)

          • Scrappy was the WORST! Cocky fucking pup!

          • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

            “Lemme at em! Lemme at em!”

            Little shit

        • Hammersteyn

          Shaggy made me hungry. We never had food nearly as nice as what he and Scooby was eating. Now I always stock up on cheese, olives and cold meat

          • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

            Shaggy and Scooby are the reason we ran out of bread and snacks.

            I was always trying to build big-ass sandwiches like they did

      • Hammersteyn

        Same here. Was kinda fun guessing who the bad guy was

        • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

          And that my dear, is why you are special to me

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

        • Really? Um, didn’t you get the formula? Old white guy/woman. End.

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

          • Hammersteyn

            Old white guy/woman…. So OVG and you?

    • Milesh Bhana

      My job is so fucking unbelievable.

      I’ll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work with:

      First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is extremely self-centered and has never once considered the needs or wants of anyone but herself. She is as dumb as a box of rocks, and I still find it surprising that she has enough brain power to continue to breathe.

      The next chick is completely the opposite. She might even be one of the smartest people on the planet. Her career opportunities are endless, and yet she is here with us. She is a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. I’m not sure she even showers, much less shaves her “womanly” parts. I think she might be a lesbian, because every time we drive by the hardware store, she moans like a cat in heat.

      But the jewel of the crowd has got to be the fucking stoner. And this guy is more than just your average pothead. In fact, he is baked before he comes to work, during work, and I’m sure after work. He probably hasn’t been sober anytime in the last ten years, and he’s only 22. He dresses like a beatnik throwback from the 1960’s, and to make things worse, he brings his big fucking dog to work. Every fucking day I have to look at this huge Great Dane walk around half-stoned from the second-hand smoke. Hell, sometimes I even think it’s trying to talk with its constant bellowing. Also, both of them are constantly hungry, requiring multiple stops to McDonalds and Burger King, every single fucking day.

      Anyway, I drive these fucktards around in my van and we solve mysteries and shit.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Same here, I wanted Scooby Doo to die!

  • Ryanza
    • Because why not!?

      • Ryanza

        Yabba dabba doo time
        a dabba doo time
        you’ll have a gay old time.

    • Ryanza

      Cigs are bad for you. Don’t support smoking cigs.

      Let’s replace the cigs with cannabis. Cannabis is good for your whole system.

      Cannabis will help with all that cig damage in the lungs (some what) and brain damage from alcohol. It helps fright cancer as well.

      Suppport The Dagga Couple in March at the High Court and support the Dagga Party in March as well.

  • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    Space Ghost!

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Coast to Coast!

  • Original Heretic

    Pfft. Venture Bros. all the way!!

  • Hammersteyn

    So they clearly saw Mad Max and decided Wacky races should be more like that?

  • Hammersteyn

    Reboot GI Joe if you must. O wait… too violent

    • Jan Prins

      Yes. You cannot have people with a name like Sgt Slaughter or Stalker running about.
      And those dreaded twins Tomax and Xamot!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Fred clearly went ape with all the dinosaur steroids…. I think that prehistoric dude could easily join the Gears of War cast!

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