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Comic Book Fans, Are You Ready For "Scooby Doo Apocalypse"? You Are Not

By Jodi Smith | Trade News | January 28, 2016 | Comments ()

By Jodi Smith | Trade News | January 28, 2016 |


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This spring will bring re-boots of your favorite Hanna-Barbera cartoons! Again! This time they’ll be in DC comic book form. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?

Introducing “Scooby Doo Apocalypse”, where Shaggy is a fucking hipster twat and there are real mutants afoot. I mean, look at this and tell me you don’t want to throat punch Shaggy until his words are just gasps for air.
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The premise is that instead of the kids solving crimes, they are fighting a nanite virus after an experiment gone wrong. Apparently Scooby and Shaggy are no longer big wusses? If Old Man Jenkins with a mask and a fog machine set their pants to Shit, how are they going to react to mutated creatures acting on their basest instincts?

It also looks like it involves Scooby farting emojis out of an eyepiece and Fred sporting a 90s tribal bicep tattoo. Neat.

Next we have “The Flintstones”. This is standard Flintstones territory, showing the modern stone age family in their town of Bedrock. However, Fred and Barney look like a drunken pair of King Baratheons (Fun Fact: Mark Addy, portrayer of the aforementioned King, played Fred in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas). Their wives remain too hot for them and did that giant dinosaur in the left corner sneak up on them? HOW.
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We move now to “Future Quest” with Johnny Quest and Race Bannon and Hadji! But also Space Ghost! And Frankenstein Jr.! What about Brak?
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Last of all comes “Mad Max Cartoon RoadWacky Race Land”. No, seriously:

Take The Ant Hill Mob, Penelope Pitstop and Dick Dastardly, mix in a healthy dose of “Mad Max” and you get this dark and gritty take on Hanna-Barbera’s “Wacky Races,” courtesy of writer Ken Pontac (REBOOT, HAPPY TREE FRIENDS) and artist Leonardo Manco (HELLBLAZER), with vehicle designs by Mark Sexton (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD). A time of hope and innocence with Utopia at the finish line has given way to planetary Armageddon and a desert wasteland full of radioactive lakes, nanotech dust storms, and cannibalistic mutants. Against this backdrop, the Wacky Racers and their sentient vehicles continue their contest, but now the competition is for survival, and there can only be one winner when the checkered flag falls.


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