Hanna-Barbera produced a lot of memorable cartoons which we remember fondly from our childhood. Wacky Races, Scooby Doo and The Flintstones were amongst them.
And they are getting a makeover. As comics.
DC Comics (owned by Warner Brothers) is launching four comics based on Hanna-Barbera cartoons, the first of which is due in comic shops on May 25th. A re-imagined version of Scooby Doo with character redesigns by Jim Lee in which the Apocalypse arrives and the Scooby Gang face real monsters....
While in Wacky Races Armageddon has happened and the survivors are involved in a race where coming second results in death.
Not your parents cartoons indeed!
On a lighter note The Flintstones are back. Pebbles and Bam-Bam are a bit older.
And in this case it's not just a comic in the works. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) has the contract for a new TV show.
In the meantime DC have their version due to hit stores in July.
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