DC Entertainment to Publish Comics Based on Popular Hanna-Barbera Characters

“Scooby Apocalypse” Featuring Character Designs by Jim Lee
Headlines New Lineup of Teen+ Comics

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pajamas and a big bowl of sugary cereal is how many of us remember
watching our favorite Saturday morning cartoons as kids. Beginning in
May, DC Entertainment plans to give old fans and new the chance to
relive (and extend) their childhoods with a new, modern lineup of comics
based on some of Hanna-Barbera’s most popular cartoon characters, but
reimagined in a fresh and contemporary fashion.


The initial lineup includes:

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE – Featuring character designs by veteran artist
Jim Lee and an origin story by Jim Lee and Keith Giffen (JUSTICE LEAGUE
3001), artist Howard Porter (SUPERMAN) will provide his own unique take
on Freddie, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. “Those meddling kids”
and their Mystery Machine are at the center of a well-meaning experiment
gone wrong and they’ll need to bring all of their mystery solving skills
to bear (along with plenty of Scooby Snacks), to find a cure for a world
full of mutated creatures infected by a nanite virus that enhances their
fears, terrors and baser instincts. This time, the horrors are real in
this apocalyptic near-future badland!

FUTURE QUEST – Writer Jeff Parker (AQUAMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE
UNITED, BATMAN ’66) and artist Evan “Doc” Shaner (JUSTICE LEAGUE
DARKSEID WAR: GREEN LANTERN) join forces to bring fans new tales of
adventure’s most iconic teenager, Jonny Quest, along with his sidekick
Hadji. This series combines Team QUEST (Hadji, Race Bannon, Dr. Benton
Quest and Jezebel Jade) with some of the most well-known action and
adventure heroes ever created by Hanna-Barbera, including SPACE GHOST,
THE HERCULOIDS, BIRDMAN, MIGHTOR and FRANKENSTEIN Jr., among others.

WACKY RACELAND – Take The Ant Hill Mob, Penelope Pitstop and Dick
Dastardly, mix in a healthy dose of “Mad Max” and you get this dark and
gritty take on Hanna-Barbera’s “Wacky Races,” courtesy of writer Ken
Pontac (REBOOT, HAPPY TREE FRIENDS) and artist Leonardo Manco
(HELLBLAZER), with vehicle designs by Mark Sexton (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD).
A time of hope and innocence with Utopia at the finish line has given
way to planetary Armageddon and a desert wasteland full of radioactive
lakes, nanotech dust storms, and cannibalistic mutants. Against this
backdrop, the Wacky Racers and their sentient vehicles continue their
contest, but now the competition is for survival, and there can only be
one winner when the checkered flag falls.

THE FLINTSTONES – Based on character designs by Amanda Conner
(HARLEY QUINN, STARFIRE), writer Mark Russell (PREZ, GOD IS DISAPPOINTED
IN YOU) provides his own unique perspective on everyone’s “modern stone
age family.” Russell will use Bedrock’s most popular family to shine a
light on humanity’s ancient customs and institutions in a funny origin
story of human civilization. Fred is still the simple man, striving to
be the king of his castle, Wilma is still the tolerant but not-indulging
wife and Barney (with his wife Betty and infant son Bamm-Bamm) is still
the original wingman, whose loyalty to Fred often outweighs his common
sense.

“I can’t think of anyone that doesn’t look back at these characters with
anything but fond memories,” said Dan DiDio, DC Entertainment
Co-Publisher. “With this initial lineup of titles and talent, we’re
excited for fans to experience the reimagining of these Saturday morning
classics with a more modern and contemporary look and feel.”

For more information about Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics, visit the
website at DCComics.com.

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman,
Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and
MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its
content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.
DC
Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to
unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not
limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and
interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels
and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest
English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Contacts

DC Entertainment
Michael Shelling
818-977-7884
michael.shelling@dcentertainment.com
or
Bender
/ Helper Impact

Nick Valente
310-694-3157
nick_valente@bhimpact.com