The most daring heroes and greatest minds of Earth and a distant solar system make their last stand against the World Ender. How can we survive when other more advanced worlds have fallen? Get ready for the cosmic finale that shapes the Hanna-Barbera action adventure universe forever!
This is what everything has been leading up to. An intense battle against Omnikron with everything on the line and every character giving their all to save the day. This battle isn’t clean and there casualties which is the best part of the issue. Having stakes in a fight really helps to make it truly worthwhile.
The issue manages to have a few emotional and meaningful moments. Two scenes in particular are worthy of praise. The first is when Zin and Dr. Quest have a mind meld which allows them to reflect on the past and we see the events which led to the death of Dr. Quest’s wife. Another happens as Jonny and Hadji also experience a mind meld and they see traumatic events of their own. Writer Jeff Parker finds a way to tie everything up in a nice package with a bow while at the same time delivering a very emotionally charged story. This truly was a gift and one of the best books to come out DC Comics in the last year.
The art team of Evan “Doc” Shaner and Veronica Gandini truly put their all into this issue. The art work on the mind meld scene is distinct and memorable. The intense affect shots hype up the tension of the battle. One of the bests panels of the issue is a shot of Frankenstein Jr. deploying all his weapons in a moment which resembles The Iron Giant. They were really making sure to go out on top.
The series ends the way it began. Fun, adventurous, and helping to introduce a new generation to classic cartoon characters. Let’s hope this isn’t the last we see of the team of Future Quest. Rumor has it that there’s more, but if this doesn’t come true, this is still a fine ending to what has been a very memorable journey.