‘Hanna-Barbara’ goes gritty in ‘DC Comics’

- Advertisement -

In an effort to get with the times and try some new ideas, DC comics has decided to give the classic cartoons from Hanna Barbara studios an update.

Classic shows like Scooby-Doo will become Scooby Apocalypse (which looks like the crew borrowed some of the Ghostbusters’ equipment), Wacky Raceland (which is going to take place in the apocalyptic future of the Mad Max films by the look if it), Future Quest (where the action series Herculoids, Space Ghost, Jonny Quest, and Galaxy Trio, just to name a few), and the Flintstones (who appear the to be the same other than having a new character design). No word on when the release date will be for these titles.

Before everyone runs off in fits of rage to scream on twitter “They are killing/raping/murdering/destroying my childhood, #thecharcterisruined,” take a moment and reflect. When was the last time you as a fan found yourself picking up any comics based on any of these characters? Sure, DC kept pumping out the Scooby-Doo comics on a regular basis but how many adult fans kept regularly pick it up? Instead issues of it would appear in grocery stores next to Archie (not the recently popular Afterlife with Archie or rebooted Archie series either) and be given to little kids who didn’t scream their heads off while their parents were shopping.

Frankly, this new breath of life is just what these properties need. Other than Scooby-Doo, who seems to get a new cartoon series every few years, some of these properties haven’t been used in quite some time. Future Quest looks pretty interesting and you may just see it reviewed on this site in the future. For the moment, don’t freak out and perhaps give these series a chance before outright chastising them.

Save 50% on graphic novels, statues & more!


Review: THE BLACK GHOST#1 Excellently Mixes Noir, Mystery and Vigilantes

The Black Ghost #1, published by ComiXology, and created by Alex Segura, Monica Gallagher, Marco Finnegan, George Kambadias, Ellie Wright and Taylor Esposito perfectly...

Review: THE FLASH #78 shows off the Terror of the Black Flash

The Black Flash Lashes Out Against the Forces The Forces are in danger of collapsing. As the Sage, Strength, and Still Forces continue to make...

CHAINSAW REINDEER #1 Eschews Deeper Meanings, Embraces Gory Chaos

The titular character’s body count reads like a grocery list and it’s a doozy.

A New Team Forms in IRONHEART #10

Ironheart #10 is full of twists and turns, humor and tension. It’s a perfectly balanced issues, and one that will be remembered for some time.

Review: DEAD END KIDS #3 Will Leave You Needing Tissues

With the concluding issue, DEAD END KIDS #3 wraps up its emotional coming-of-age story on a somber, yet high note. Word of warning, you...

Sailing Away With Bat & Cat in BATMAN #78

After the shocker presented in our last issue, few readers may be ready for what we find in Batman #78, out this week from...

Review: PANDEMICA #1 Throws Us Towards Armageddon

Pandemica is a refreshing take on an apocalyptic narrative and it’s obsession with the build-up gives it an edge over other comics in the same genre.

Review: The Expansion Never Ends in STRAYED #2

Strayed #2 continues Lou’s tale, providing brilliant artwork and many of the answers to questions fans have been asking about the series.
Anthony Wendel - Anime Editorhttp://www.thegiganticproject.com
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves nostalgic properties like Jem, The Transformers, and My Little Pony comics. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His book, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack is available on Amazon.


If you want your BUSINESS to be part of something bigger than itself, you might be a good fit to partner with Monkeys Fighting Robots.

'Hanna-Barbara' goes gritty in 'DC Comics' 3


'Hanna-Barbara' goes gritty in 'DC Comics' 4

Are you a creator looking for a review of your book?
Use the form below to end us a message.

Are you a fan of the website and have a comment, question, or concern? Drop us a line, and we will gladly answer all your questions.


Monkeys Fighting Robots is looking for passionate writers to drive the site’s coverage of the comic book industry. Authors will be responsible for a particular niche, providing reviews, opinion and news coverage, while building a reader community using his or her multimedia storytelling skills. The best candidates have solid writing skills, WordPress knowledge, and are engaged on social media. Do you love comic books and have a strong opinion, then we would like to speak with you.

'Hanna-Barbara' goes gritty in 'DC Comics' 5


COMIC REVIEW DIGEST, sign up today! At Monkeys Fighting Robots, we strive to talk about ALL aspects of a comic book, instead of just giving you a recap of the story.
  • Did you notice how epic the colors were?
  • That was a wicked panel layout by the artist!
  • What was the letterer thinking?
  • How did this comic book make you feel?
  • Most importantly, should you buy it?

Every Wednesday you will receive an email with our latest reviews and analyses, as well as our original comic strips and exclusive editorial content.
Thanks for signing up!