Hanna-Barbera and DC’s Heroes Are Teaming Up in March 2017 Annuals

When DC Comics started a revamped Hanna-Barbera line, no one knew what to expect. With the success of the new line, DC Comics is now unleashing their heroes in Hanna-Barbera Land. Via The Hollywood Reporter, we learn that a series of four annuals in March 2017, you get Adam Strange/Future Quest, Green Lantern/Space Ghost, Booster Gold/The Flintstones, and Suicide Squad/Banana Splits. There will also be backup stories with Top Cat, Ruff and Ready, The Jetsons, and Snagglepuss, adding more to the world. Now let us go forth and explore these stories together, March 2017 just got a whole lot more fun with this announcement.

Hanna-Barbera and DC Collide in March 2017 in Wonderful Ways Next Year with these Annuals.

Adam Strange/Future Quest Annual No. 1

Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics Adam Strange/Future Quest Annual

In the first annual, Marc Andreyko and Jeff Parker write a story with Adam Strange teaming up with the Future Quest characters. Adam Strange is dealing with the events following Death of Hawkman. Steve Lieber is the artist on this story and it involves Jonny Quest, Hadji, Race Bannon, and Dr. Benton Quest helping Adam Strange get back to the DCU after a trip through many dimensions. Of course, it’s never that simple, as the plan to get him back home involves going through Dino Boy’s Lost Valley. Yes, we get giant Dinosaurs and that’s awesome. Then in the backup, you get Dan Didio writing a story with Top Cat escaping prison, only to go through a portal and meet Batman, with Phil Winslade on art, this should be amazing.

Booster Gold/The Flintstones Annual No. 1

Hanna-Barbera/DC Comics Booster Gold meets The Flintsones

With the second annual, Booster Gold goes back in time to meet The Flinstones. Written by Mark Russell with the art team of Rick Leonardi and Scott Hanna, Booster Gold is sent to the time of our prehistoric family to save the 25th Century from alien invaders. Now Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble would be perfect to help Booster out in his quest to defeat the evil aliens, he just has to convince them to help him out. In our backup, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Pier Brito handle The Jetsons. Think all the futuristic technology of The Jetsons, with a twisted take. When the solicitation mentions the idea of Rosie the Robot getting the imprint of Grandma’s brain, this will be fantastic.

If you’re not already excited by this, just wait till you see the next two annuals.

Green Lantern/Space Ghost Annual No. 1

Hanna-Barbera/DC Comics Space Ghost and Green Lantern

With the third annual you get an amazing crossover, Space Ghost and Green Lantern. This one is written by James Tynion IV and Chris Sebela, with Ariel Olivetti on art, involving our two heroes getting stuck in a rift in time. Now they have to fight many upon many foes, even having to face each other at one point. Eventually, they’re stuck in a world that doesn’t know space travel and no idea what even aliens are. They get stripped of their weapons and it looks like Space Ghost will get the Lantern Ring and Green Lantern will get the Power Bands. In the backup, Howard Chaykin writes and draws a story for Ruff and Ready. Chaykin takes the classic animal team and shows how wonderful their life was until it gets terrible today.

Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Annual No. 1

Hanna-Barbera/DC Comics Banana Splits and Suicide Squad

In our final annual, The Banana Splits are mistaken for Metahumans and sent to Belle Reve Penitentiary. Written by Tony Bedard with art by Ben Caldwell, The Banana Splits get recruited by Amanda Waller to save the Suicide Squad. The musical supergroup of Hanna-Barbera meets The Suicide Squad, let the craziness begin. In the backup story written by Mark Russell with art by Dale Eaglesham, Snagglepuss is a Southern Gothic Playwright in New York City. Snagglepuss is working with many people relevant in the culture in the New York theater scene of the 1950’s. This should be interesting to see.

I’m curious what you all think of these annuals out there in the MFR Universe. Let me know in the comments below. No matter what the case may be, these are all creative and fascinating in their own way, this should make for a good time.




Wesley Messer
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