The classic cartoons are getting a facelift. In a recent Entertainment Weekly article, DC Comics discussed their new line of comics based on iconic Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
The comics will include updated versions of Scooby-Doo, the Flintstones, Jonny Quest, and Wacky Races.
In the article, DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio said the new comics will present a modern take on the classic characters:
From a personal standpoint, I was always a fan of the old Hanna-Barbera characters, having grown up on them. I think what you find right now is there’s so much material on pop culture, and these characters resonate with so much of our fanbase. It was so fun to go out and look at them, but not just bring back versions that existed 40, 50 years ago and really look at it the way of saying, if these characters were created and interpreted today, how would they exist? So we handed off our materials to a number of top creators, and what came back was an exciting look that felt very true to the existence of the characters.”
The comics will feature work from veterans of some of DC Comics most popular works like Jeff Parker and Howard Porter from Superman and Aquaman. The new books will be titled Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest, Wacky Raceland, and The Flintstones.
The new books are set to be released in May.
Take a look at some of the artwork below:
What do you think? Are you a fan of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons? Will you read the new comics?