Hanna-Barbera Beyond

Hanna-Barbera Beyond is a comic book initiative started in 2016 by DC Comics that consists in a line of comic books based on various characters from the animation studio Hanna-Barbera.

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Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
Publication dateMay 18, 2016 – August 6, 2019
Creative team
Written byVarious
Artist(s)Various

Publication history

On January 28, 2016, Dan DiDio and Jim Lee announced a new partnership between Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics, both companies owned by Time Warner, in order to remake most of the studio's comedic characters and adapt them into darker and edgier settings.[1]

The first four titles in the line are Future Quest, Scooby Apocalypse, The Flintstones and Wacky Raceland.[2] New titles were released in March 2017.[3]

Titles

Title Publication dates / Issues Initial creative team Notes / References
Future Quest May 18, 2016[4] – May 10, 2017
(1–12)
Writer
Jeff Parker
Artists
Ron Radall
Craig Rousseau
Steve Rude
Evan "Doc" Shaner
Crossover featuring characters from Jonny Quest, Space Ghost and Dino Boy, The Herculoids, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles and Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor.
Scooby Apocalypse May 25, 2016[5] – April 10, 2019[6]
(1–36)
Writers
J.M. DeMatteis
Keith Giffen
Jim Lee
Artists
Wellington Alves
Dale Eaglesham
Howard Porter
Based on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!.
The Flintstones June 6, 2016[7] – June 6, 2017
(1–12)
Writer
Mark Russell
Artist
Steve Pugh
Based on The Flintstones.
Wacky Raceland June 8[8] – November 30, 2016[9]
(1–6)
Writer
Ken Pontac
Artist
Leonardo Manco
Based on Wacky Races.
Future Quest Presents August 16, 2017 – July 18, 2018
(1–12)
Writer
Jeff Parker
Artist
Ariel Olivetti
Continuation of Future Quest. Originally was going to be named Future Quest Showcase.
Dastardly and Muttley September 6, 2017 – February 7, 2018

(1-6)

Writer
Garth Ennis
Artist
Mauricet
Based on Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines.
The Ruff and Reddy Show October 25, 2017 – March 28, 2018
(1–6)
Writer
Howard Chaykin
Artist
Mac Rey
Based on The Ruff and Reddy Show.
The Jetsons November 1, 2017 – April 4, 2018
(1–6)
Writer
Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist
Pier Brito
Based on The Jetsons.
Exit, Stage Left!The Snagglepuss Chronicles January 3[10][11] – June 6, 2018
(1–6)
Writer
Mark Russell
Artist
Mike Feehan
Featuring Snagglepuss from The Yogi Bear Show.

References

  1. ^ Towers, Andrea (January 28, 2016). "DC Entertainment announces new slate of Hanna-Barbera titles". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Damore, Meagan (April 26, 2016). "DC COMICS ANNOUNCES FREE "SCOOBY APOCALYPSE," "FUTURE QUEST" PREVIEWS". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Couto, Anthony (December 12, 2016). "DC'S HEROES & HANNA-BARBERA CREATIONS TO CROSSOVER IN MARCH ANNUALS". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Future Quest #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. May 16, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Scooby Apocalypse #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. May 20, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Scooby Apocalypse Also Canceled in April". Bleeding Cool. January 19, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Flintstones #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. June 5, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Wacky Raceland #1". Comic Book Resources. June 10, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  9. ^ "Wacky Raceland #6". cbr.com. November 29, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "DC'S 'GAY, SOUTHERN GOTHIC' SNAGGLEPUSS COMIC INTRODUCES AUGIE DOGGIE". Comic Book Resources. February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  11. ^ http://www.dccomics.com/comics/exit-stage-left-the-snagglepuss-chronicles-2018/exit-stage-left-the-snagglepuss-chronicles-1
  12. ^ "SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOL. 1". DC Comics. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "FUTURE QUEST VOL. 1". DC Comics. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "WACKY RACELAND". DC Comics. November 21, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "THE FLINTSTONES VOL. 1". DC Comics. November 21, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOL. 2". DC Comics. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
Dick Dastardly

Dick Dastardly is a fictional character and antagonist who appeared in various animated series by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1968 onward. Dastardly's most famous appearances are as a main character in the series Wacky Races (his initial appearance) and its spin-off, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. He is partly based on the English actor Terry-Thomas.The character was voiced originally by Paul Winchell, then by Rob Paulsen and by Jim Cummings. Winchell's facial structures were caricatured in the related character design as well. In a live action version played by British actor Porter Flynn a prosthetic nose and chin were employed to replicate Dastardly's exaggerated features from the original cartoon. In the cartoons Dastardly would often utter his catchphrases, "Drat, drat and double drat!" or "Triple drat!" and even "Curses, foiled again!" His other main catchphrase was, "Muttley, do something!"

Future Quest

Future Quest is a crossover comic book series published by DC Comics, as part of the comic book initiative Hanna-Barbera Beyond. The series features characters from various animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera, such as Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, The Herculoids, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles and Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor.

Hanna-Barbera

Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. (simply known as Hanna-Barbera and also referred to as H-B Enterprises, H-B Production Company and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc.) was an American animation studio, founded in 1957 by Tom and Jerry creators and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, in partnership with film director George Sidney.The studio was a prominent force and leader in American television animation for three decades as it created a wide variety of popular animated characters and produced a succession of cartoon series, including The Flintstones, The Yogi Bear Show, The Jetsons, Wacky Races, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and Smurfs. Additionally, Hanna-Barbera produced new movies for theatrical release and television broadcast as well as specials and direct-to-video content.

Hanna and Barbera's cartoons won them seven Academy Awards, eight Emmy Awards, a Governors Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With their studio now established as a successful company, the two men and original investor Sidney sold it to Taft Broadcasting on December 29, 1966. Taft would run it for the next quarter-century.By the mid-1980s, when the profitability of Saturday-morning cartoons was eclipsed by weekday afternoon syndication, Hanna-Barbera's fortunes had declined. Turner Broadcasting System purchased the studio from Taft (by then renamed Great American Broadcasting) in late 1991 and used much of its back catalog as programming for its new channel, Cartoon Network.After Turner purchased the company, Hanna and Barbera continued to serve as creative consultants and mentors. The studio became a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Animation in 1996 following Turner Broadcasting's merger with Time Warner, and was ultimately absorbed into Warner Bros. Animation in 2001.

As of 2019, Warner Bros. now distributes subsequent Hanna-Barbera cartoons, as well as now owning the rights to its back catalogue.

List of DC Comics imprints

DC Comics has published a number of other imprints and lines of comics over the years.

List of Scooby-Doo media

The following is a list of the various media from the Scooby-Doo franchise, which includes series, specials, films, video games, comics and theatrical productions.

Muttley

Muttley is a fictional character originally voiced by Don Messick. In the 2000 Wacky Races videogame, he was voiced by Billy West. The character is known best for his mischievous, wheezing laughter.

Scooby Apocalypse

Scooby Apocalypse is a monthly comic book series published by DC Comics, which began in May 2016. It re-imagines the characters from the Scooby-Doo franchise, particularly the 1969 TV series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, setting them in a post-apocalyptic world.Unlike previous titles, which are all-ages, this title has a teen plus rating.

The comic was conceived by DC Comics co-publisher and artist, Jim Lee, as part of a major reboot using Hanna-Barbera characters, in order to create a new Hanna-Barbera comic book universe. Jim Lee worked on the first issue's cover and several more after that (before interior artist, Howard Porter, took over).

The series ended on April 10, 2019.

The Flintstones (2016 comic book)

The Flintstones is a comic book series based on the 1960s animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera. The series was published by DC Comics as part of the Hanna-Barbera Beyond comic book initiative. The 12-issue limited series was written by Mark Russell and drawn by Steve Pugh, with the first issue published June 6, 2016, and the twelfth and final issue published June 7, 2017.

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between the title characters Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse. Many shorts also feature several recurring characters.

In its original run, Hanna and Barbera produced 114 Tom and Jerry shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1940 to 1958. During this time, they won seven Academy Awards for Animated Short Film, tying for first place with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies with the most awards in the category. After the MGM cartoon studio closed in 1957, MGM revived the series with Gene Deitch directing an additional 13 Tom and Jerry shorts for Rembrandt Films from 1961 to 1962. Tom and Jerry then became the highest-grossing animated short film series of that time, overtaking Looney Tunes. Chuck Jones then produced another 34 shorts with Sib Tower 12 Productions between 1963 and 1967. Three more shorts were produced, The Mansion Cat in 2001, The Karate Guard in 2005, and A Fundraising Adventure in 2014, making a total of 164 shorts.

A number of spin-offs have been made, including the television series The Tom and Jerry Show (1975), The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show (1980–82), Tom and Jerry Kids (1990–93), Tom and Jerry Tales (2006–08), and The Tom and Jerry Show (2014–present). The first feature-length film based on the series, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, was released in 1992, and 13 direct-to-video films have been produced since 2002.

Wacky Raceland

Wacky Raceland is a comic book series that reimagines the cast of Wacky Races competing in a desert wasteland, reminiscent of the Mad Max film series, filled with all kinds of obstacles, towards one single goal, Utopia, Mankind's last safe haven. It is also one of four comic books introduced by DC Comics in 2016 as part of the comic book initiative Hanna-Barbera Beyond, among with Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest and The Flintstones.

Wacky Races (1968 TV series)

Wacky Races is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series features 11 different cars racing against each other in various road rallies throughout America, with each driver hoping to win the title of the "World's Wackiest Racer".

The cartoon had a large number of regular characters, with 23 people and animals spread among the 11 race cars. Wacky Races ran on CBS from September 14, 1968, to January 4, 1969, and in syndication from 1976 to 1982. Seventeen episodes were produced, with each episode featuring two different races.

Title Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN Ref.
Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 1 Scooby Apocalypse #1–6 176 February 1, 2017 1-40126-790-4 [12]
Future Quest Vol. 1 Future Quest #1–6 176 February 15, 2017 1-40126-807-2 [13]
Wacky Raceland Wacky Raceland #1–6 144 March 8, 2017 1-40126-827-7 [14]
The Flintstones Vol. 1 The Flintstones #1–6 160 March 22, 2017 1-40126-837-4 [15]
Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 2 Scooby Apocalypse #7–12 176 September 20, 2017 1-40126-790-4 [16]
DC Meets Hanna-Barbera Booster Gold/The Flintstones #1, Suicide Squad/Banana Splits #1, Adam Strange/Future Quest #1, Green Lantern/Space Ghost #1 168 September 26, 2017 978-1401276041
Future Quest Vol. 2 Future Quest #7-12 144 October 3, 2017 978-1401273910
The Flintstones Vol. 2 The Flintstones #7–12 160 October 10, 2017 1-40127-398-X
Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 3 Scooby Apocalypse #13-18 160 February 13, 2018 978-1401277482
Future Quest Presents Vol. 1 Future Quest Presents #1-3, 5-7 160 May 8, 2017 978-1401278304
Dastardly & Muttley Dastardly & Muttley #1–6 160 May 9, 2018 978-1-4012-7461-0
The Ruff and Reddy Show The Ruff and Reddy Show #1-6 168 June 19, 2018 978-1401274986
The Jetsons The Jetsons #1-6, Booster Gold/The Flintstones #1 168 July 10, 2018 978-1401280253
Exit Stage Left! The Snagglepuss Chronicles Exit Stage Left! The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1-6, Suicide Squad/Banana Splits #1 168 August 28, 2018 978-1401275211
Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 4 Scooby Apocalypse #19-25 160 September 25, 2018 978-1401284459
Future Quest Presents Vol. 2 Future Quest Presents #7-12 160 December 18, 2018 978-1401285425
DC Meets Hanna-Barbera Vol. 2 The Flash/Speed Buggy #1, Super Sons/Dynomutt #1, Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey #1, Aquaman/Jabberjaw #1 168 December 24, 2018 978-1401286286
DC Meets Hanna-Barbera Vol. 3 Deathstroke/Yogi Bear #1, Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound #1, Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla #1, Superman/Top Cat #1 168 August 6, 2019 978-1401291303
Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 5 Scooby Apocalypse #26-31 160 May 28, 2019 978-1401289577
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