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DC will launch four new Hanna-Barbera series directed at a Teen+ audience in May. The new series are a “reimagining of these Saturday morning classics with a more modern and contemporary look and feel,” according to DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan Didio.
Scooby Apocalypse, with character designs by Jim Lee and an origin story by Lee and Keith Giffen, with art by Howard Porter, will be set in an apocalyptic near-future badland. The gang will be seeking a cure “for a world full of mutated creatures infected by a virus that enhances their fears, terrors, and baser instincts.”
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The Flintstones will feature character designs by Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn) and be written by Mark Russell (Prez). The shows will apparently be set in the later era of the original show; the families will include Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.
Future Quest will bring together the Hanna-Barbera action heroes, led by Jonny Quest and Team Quest. Other characters will include Space Ghost, The Herculoids, Birdman, Mightor, Frankenstein Jr., The Impossibles, and The Galaxy Trio. The series will be written by Jeff Parker with art by Evan “Doc” Shaner.
Wacky Racelandbuilds on Wacky Races and gives it a taste of Mad Max via vehicle designs by Mark Sexton (Mad Max: Fury Road). The series will be written by Ken Pontac with art by Leonardo Manco. After a planetary Armageddon, the Wacky Racers will get serious as they operate in a desert wasteland with radioactive lakes and cannibalistic mutants, in which there will be only one winner.