DC Transforms Iconic Hanna-Barbera Cartoons into Amazing Comics

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DC is making a brand new line of comics that will relive the glory of Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

DC Comics' co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and revealed their grand plan for some of cartoon history's iconic characters.

Hanna-Barbera titles to be recreated include Scooby Apocalypse, which Lee reportedly refers to as the "crown jewel", Wacky Raceland, Future Quest and the Flintstones.

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Image Credit: DC Comics via Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: DC Comics via Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: DC Comics via Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: DC Comics via Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: DC Comics via Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: DC Comics via Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: DC Comics via Entertainment Weekly

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Image Credit: DC Comics via Entertainment Weekly

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DiDio explained in the interview how fans will see "epic adventure" for Johnny Quest and Space Ghost's stories in the future.

He added:

You're going to have a scary, dangerous world in Wacky Raceland that is just as strange and dynamic as you hope it would be.

I think Scooby Doo is going to excite people and challenge people, and I think that we're going to use Flintstones to really bring out that voice and social commentary that they might've brought out in the '60s and raise it back for today.

It appears that the aforementioned titles are only the beginning of a big line-up in the works, that is, if it proves to be successful.

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There's a deep, deep bench of wonderful characters in the Hanna-Barbera library we'd love to get involved in, so this is just the first step into a very steep pool.

Looking at the photos released by the publishing company, a warm reception might not be such a problem for the reimagined cartoons. In addition, knowing Hanna-Barbera's huge influence on many, DC says it's not abuse the liberty and it's making the comics with uttermost respect for the originals.

We're hopefully building a whole new generation to have that same level of love that we have for them.

I for myself like the revamped version, and I'm excited to see how the rest of the comics pan out. If DC's take doesn't though, we can always enjoy the original material.

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