Joe Casey and artist Sebastián Piriz continue their teased 80,000 print run of JOHNNY QUEST that was given away during Free Comic Book Day. The Dynamite series starts in August with writer Joe Casey scripting the epic adventurer kid’s return and artist Sebastián Piriz drawing the dynamic movements. The series will also feature covers by Chad Hardin, Jae Lee, Tom Raney, Bob Layton, and Richard Pace. 

“The hope is that we’re maintaining the bouncy spirit of the original TV show from one episode to the next, Jonny Quest always had a particular dramatic rhythm that was completely unique. We want our book to have that same kind of vibe,” said series writer Joe Casey. “Plus, the fact that Benton and Jonny are father and son automatically makes this a generational story. We’re taking that angle and really running with it, taking that specific generational aspect to the extreme in ways that, we think, deepen the characters and give them the proper amount of gravitas that we demand from our beloved genre fiction.”

Here’s how the publisher described the return of the series.

Climb aboard the Sea Quest and get ready to embark on a journey like no other. Legendary boy explorer Jonny Quest is back in action, and joined by the whole beloved cast originally created for the Hanna-Barbera animation line by comic book legend Doug Wildey.

Jonny’s father, Dr. Benton Quest, is a genius scientist often leading the way. “Race” Bannon is a special agent tasked with protecting Jonny and teaching him a range of skills. Hadji is the orphaned adopted son of Dr. Quest, and Jonny’s brother. Last, but certainly not least, Jonny’s dog Bandit is always along for the ride.

This batch of characters are all back in four color pages, and they’ll be joined by even more unexpected faces as writer Joe Casey hews close to the original spirit of the series, while using a modern storytelling approach in his signature style. This comic series picks up where the original animated series left off in 1964, but fans will be surprised as things quickly take a turn for the uncanny! 

You can find issues of Johnny Quest available this August.



  1. I hope that Dynamite (or someone) can collect the Comico issues of Jonny Quest. They deserve to be seen by more people!

  2. Jeez – I kinda want all covers of this. I can’t decide which one is the best.

    I wish Dynamite all the best with these Hanna Barbera properties. As long as they don’t mess it up and try to make everything all connected like how DC did with Future Quest. Damn what a disaster that was.

    Fingers crossed that I’m able to contribute something to these titles – besides buying them, I mean.



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