Monday, April 4, 2016

Let The Quest Begin!


I ran across this stellar image by Evan Shaner on the solicitation of DC's new Future Quest series due out in May of this year. Several things jumped out at me looking at this mighty assembly of freshly redesigned Hanna-Barbera heroes. Frankenstein Jr. looks downright awesome and for the first time rather scary. There seems to be a fourth member of the Impossibles, a girl who has a "C" on her costume -- "Coilgirl" perhaps. Mighty Mightor seems to have found some actual cloth since those prehistoric times and Birdman seems to have gotten a sprucing up as well. They look great!

Here's the official solicitation - one filled with info.

FUTURE QUEST #1
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art and cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Blank variant cover
Coloring book cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Jonny Quest variant cover by STEVE RUDE
Space Ghost variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Action Heroes variant cover by JOE QUINONES
Herculoids cover variant by AARON LOPRESTI
On sale MAY 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with seven covers. Please see the order form for details.
When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it’s up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe! Don’t miss the start of this new, monthly series that features character designs by comics superstar Darwyn Cooke and kicks off with an extra-sized story and a wraparound cover!


I'm very much looking forward to this. Should be great fun.

Here are two of the alternate covers. I don't usually get these things, but I might this time.



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1 comment:

  1. The Impossibles are my all-time favourites - but I really wish they were not included in this, as they will need to be changed too much to fit in with the "darker" feel. And it seems the squatting female in blue is a new member - I certainly DON'T want her, she will take attention from the others and spoil the dynamic between them.

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