Hey there readers and welcome to the final batch of the comic book solicitations posts for May. We are up to the DC Comics first issue offerings and there is not a whole lot to choose from in terms of a first edition but that is okay because “Rebirth” is coming and the relaunch of their titles is going to keep your money busy for awhile in June. These two offerings are a very different take on some truly classic cartoon characters. Let’s take a look.
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1: Those meddling kids—Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo—get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive—because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real! This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!
Story by JIM LEE and KEITH GIFFEN; Script by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS; Art by HOWARD PORTER; Cover by JIM LEE
FUTURE QUEST #1: 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!
Written by JEFF PARKER; Art and cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to be giving these two new titles a chance because they are really interesting in the premise to me. I grew up on the heroic characters in the “Future Quest” title and still plan on adding those collected series edition DVD’s to my library. I just need to move something else out first since room is rather sparse at the moment. I know you videophiles feel me on that one. The cover shows the Herculoids and many others who were timeless for my growing mind. As far as Scooby is concerned, who didn’t watch that stuff at one point in their life or another. What do you readers think of these couple of titles? Will you be giving them a chance as well. Let me know in the comments section below.
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