Following in the footsteps of the past successful series of one-shot crossovers of DC Superheroes and modernized, adult-oriented takes on Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters (e.g. the extremely popular Batman / Elmer Fudd), DC plans to shake up the worlds of superhero fans and lovers of old-school cartoons once again. This week, DC announced plans to release four all-new one-shot comics that bring some of DC’s popular heroes together with well-known characters from the world of Hanna-Barbera cartoons from the 1970’s. These books will be available at comic book retailers and for purchase digitally on May 30.
”Mixing DC and Hanna-Barbera characters together for these stories is always fun because the results tend to be wildly unpredictable,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “Even before you know what the story’s about, just hearing the names that get thrown together instantly brings a smile to your face and puts your imagination into overdrive, trying to figure out what kind of story could possibly come from these team ups. Fortunately, we’ve got the perfect lineup of creators that can bring those stories to life.”
You have to admit, the Jabberjaw and Speed Buggy representations on the following covers are not our childhood versions!
The four new DC/Hanna-Barbera crossover titles include:
AQUAMAN/JABBERJAW SPECIAL #1
Written by Dan Abnett. Cover and art by Paul Pelletier and Andrew Hennessey.
BLACK LIGHTNING/HONG KONG PHOOEY SPECIAL #1
Written by Bryan Hill. Cover and art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz.
THE FLASH/SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1
Written by Scott Lobdell. Cover and art by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.
SUPER SONS/DYNOMUTT SPECIAL #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Cover and art by Fernando Pasarin and Oclair Albert.
Each one-shot will be 48 pages long and cost $4.99. For a story briefing on each of these issues check out www.dccomics.com.