A new slate of Hanna-Barbera comics is coming from DC Comics. The “crown jewel” of these new books will be Scooby Apocalypse, a modern-day take on the classic cartoon. Scooby Apocalypse will be helmet by Jim Lee, Howard Porter and Keith Giffen.
“I’m a huge Scooby Doo fan, as I think most people are,” admits Lee. “I mean, look at these iconic series and they were cultural touchstones for everyone. All my kids know of Scooby Doo from the various cartoons and live action movies, and we’re in a period where you have people my age that are spending their days thinking about cartoon and sci-fi action movies. It’s a multigenerational obsession at this point, and we just thought it would just be really interesting to take the cartoon version of these characters and see where they would be if we took what existed in the very first iteration of the cartoon and moved it into this day and age.”
DC will also be giving makeovers to The Flintstones, Wacky Races, as well as Future Quest, a shared-universe book which feature the likes of Space Ghost, Johnny Quest, The Herculoids, Birdman, and many others.
So what do you guys think? Are you looking forward to these books or is DC taking the wrong approach? I personally cannot wait to see what they do with these characters. As much as I don’t mind the current Scooby comics, I could never really get into them because (obviously)they’re aimed at a very young audience. It will be interesting to see how they handle Scooby without the restraint of having to only appeal to that one demographic.