Review: ‘Future Quest’ #4: More To The Party

An earth-shattering power has come to life in the jungles of South America, and Team Quest and Birdman race the forces of F.E.A.R. to reach it first! There they find time ripped apart in a lost valley where dinosaurs and cavemen run wild once more as the ancient legend of Mightor is revealed! Only the shipwrecked aliens Jan and Jace hold the secrets of what fate awaits our world, but as a force led by Jezebel Jade attacks, what new hero will rise?


After previous descriptions being way off base, this one is finally more accurate. For starters, Mightor finally arrives after the two previous issue descriptions said he was supposed to show up. So does Frankenstein Jr., as he is introduced through a follow up story in the back of the issue. Their appearance helps to showcase just how widespread the alien known as the Entity really is.

Instead of one story throughout the issue, writer Jeff Parker employed three of them in an effort to show how everything is interlaced between the different characters. It was very impressive to see how he tied Dr. Quest and the creator of Frankenstein Jr. together by having them previously work as colleagues on another project. Little details such as this are very welcome, and help to show just how much thought is being put into this series.



One of the complaints from issue two was it was sometimes hard to tell who a specific character was because their obscurity. As if trying to correct this, the art team drew a Operation file on Jezebel Jade, an obscure character who is difficult for casual readers to identify. The file and the rest of the art by Ron Randall, Evan “Doc” Shaner and Jeff Parker is fantastic. Also, the action scenes continue to maintain an insane quality.


The expansion of the cast is successful and adds a lot more elements to the mix. This series is still the best book to come out of DC’s re-imagination of Hanna-Barbera, and more people should be reading it. The only problems that remains is waiting until next month for the next issue.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.