These Are Not Your Parent's Scooby Doo Comics. Did Your Parents Have Scooby Doo Comics?


DC Comics issued this free preview of their upcoming Hanna-Barbera relaunch, reinventing and revamping all manner of characters from the Hanna-Barbera vaults.File_000And yes that, apparently means a hipster Shaggy with a "bad bod".File_001

You see, if says that these are not your parent's comics…File_002But I can see parents buying them. You know, for themselves…File_003

The kids are all reading manga and sending inappropriate social media messages to each other. Its their parents who are going to be reading Future Quest.File_004

Am I wrong? Not to diss the books themselves, it just seems an unlikely promotional premise.File_005

Especially when it comes to Wackly Racelands, which frankly looks like a kind of parody of grimdarking comic books.File_006Doesn't mean it won't be good of course. But now I want to see Catch The Pigeon in a Sucker Punch style.File_007Is it sad that I'm most excited about Flintstones, coming off Mark Russell's run on PRez and Steve Pugh, the artist who is rarely bettered for drawing… well… rock.File_008Going to be a fun May and June…


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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