Last year, DC Comics unveiled four titles in their big Hanna-Barbera revamp project: Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest, The Flintstones, and Wacky Raceland. The latter came to a close with issue 6, Future Quest will end with April’s issue 12, and Mark Russell has stated on Twitter that he’s leaving The Flintstones on its 12th issue as well.
So out with the old, and in with the new, DC has just announced a new wave of Hanna-Barbera based ideas that will be previewed in this March’s upcoming crossover annuals:
Get ready for RUFF AND REDDY by writer/artist Howard Chaykin, THE JETSONS by writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with art by Pier Brito, TOP CAT by writer Dan DiDio with art by Phil Winslade, and the already highly anticipated series SNAGGLEPUSS by writer Mark Russell with art by Howard Porter.
It’s unclear if these will all be ongoing series, or minis, or backups based on the PR. But The Jetsons has been talked about for months now, so that and Snagglepuss look to be headed to your comics shops on a regular basis. Still no sign of the previously announced Garth Ennis Dastardly and Muttley though.
Below you can get a glance at the new take on the pink mountain lion described as:
Snagglepuss is as a Southern gothic playwright working with an ensemble cast of cultural figures, exploring an intensely creative time in the New York City theater scene of the 1950s.
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