Thursday, May 19, 2016

Future Quest #1

   Of all the comics that came out this week, Future Quest was the one I was most looking forward to.

   That's because it brings together a surprising array of my favorite Hanna-Barbera cartoon heroes that once populated Saturday morning television.

   The trick, of course, is: how do you bring such a disparate group together?

   Among the characters depicted on the cover are Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, the Herculoids, Birdman, the Mighty Mightor, Frankenstein, Jr., and the Impossibles.

   The story uses Dr. Quest (Jonny's dad) and a mysterious discovery to provide cover for the ultimate team-up, and it gets off to a rollicking good start here.

   The story by Jeff Parker is true to the original creations while updating them to modern sensibilities, all while keeping the focus on fun, adventure and friendship (how great to see Jonny and Hadji flying over the Everglades with their flight packs)!

   The art is a perfect update of the original designs - clean and fresh, loaded with energy and high spirits - and who better to provide the art than Evan "Doc" Shaner and Steve Rude?

   These characters came along at the perfect time in my childhood - I was about 10 years old when they hit, and as we all know, "The Golden Age is 10."

   So I'm thrilled to see them back in action, and I can't wait to see where this series goes next.

   Highly recommended!

Grade: A



Anonymous said...


Glen Davis said...

No Moby Dick?

Mr. Brooks said...

Future Quest and DC Rebirth. A.K.A. "How DC Is Getting Its Groove Back".

Chuck said...

No Moby Dick so far. I'm most disappointed in the lack of Shazzan!

Mr. Brooks said...

Y'know, I always felt there was a connection between Mightor and Captain Marvel. Sure, there's the obvious transformation gimmick. But if you ever seen Mightor's origin I present a question...

Who does the "ancient hermit" Tor & Tog save remind you of?

Just a thought.

Chuck said...

I have to admit, I don't think I ever saw Mightor's origin - gonna have to track it down. But yes, Capt. Marvel "inspired" quite a few copycats - like Marvel's Thor, for example.