Friday, January 29, 2016

DC Comics News: Hanna-Barbera Beyond

Hello you beautiful bastards of the Internet! Happy Friday to you! Thanks for stopping by. I hope all is going well for you. I found some interesting nuggets of information for you when I was wasting time on dccomics.com. So I figured I'd deliver it to the fine readers and supports of  this site. 


It appears that DC Comics is going to be tap their Hanna-Barbera assets, with a re-imagined twist. Four new series comics featuring some HB's more iconic characters, will be released in May. This run of comics is being called "Hanna-Barbera Beyond", and promises a fresh update to the aging titles of yore.

Scooby Apocalypse- The gang is back in this re-imagined near-future adventure. This time the monsters are real; having been mutated by a nanite virus, that "that enhances their fears, terrors and baser instincts." Fred, Velma, Daphoni, Shaggy and Scooby will be racing to a cure. The character design is by artist Jim Lee, art by Howard Porter (of Superman fame), and origin story by Jim Lee and and Keith Giffen (of Justice League 3001).

Future Quest- Future Quest finds Team Quest teaming up with classic Hanna-Barbera heroes the likes of Space Ghost, Birdman, Mightor, and more. With writing provided by Jeff Parker (Aquaman, Justice League United, Batman '66), and art by Evan "Doc" Shaner (Justice League Darkseid War: Green Lantern).


Wacky Race Land- Wacky Race Land is being described by DC as, "Take The Ant Hill Mob, Penelope Pitstop and Dick Dastardly, mix in a healthy dose of “Mad Max” and you get this dark and gritty take on Hanna-Barbera’s “Wacky Races,". The story is set on a dead planet full danger, from cannibalistic mutants, nanotech dust storms, and radioactive lakes. In the race to Utopia there can be only one winner. The vehicle design is Mark Sexton (Mad Max: Fury Road), art by Leonardo Manco (Hellblazer), and story by Ken Pontac (Reboot, Happy Tree Friends).

The Flintstones- DC has reported that writer, Mark Russel (Prez, God Is Disappointed In You), plans on using The Flintstones as funny platform to discuss ancient human culture. All of the core characters will be making a return, with modernized design provided by Amanda Conner (Harlley Quinn and Starfire).

 

What do you think about this? I think each of these will go one of two ways. They'll either be good or terrible. Let me know what you think in the comment section below. Or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ by searching for BaicunnPress. Thanks for stopping by again. As always, I will see you later. 

-Chali Baicunn