Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for March 2018. A full list of solicitations is available here.
- Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #6 (of 6), on sale March 7, $4
- Future Quest Presents #8, on sale March 21, $4
- The Jetsons #5 (of 6), on sale March 7, $4
- Looney Tunes #242, on sale March 28, $3
- Scooby-Doo Team-Up #36, on sale March 28, $3
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #91, on sale March 14, $3
- Astro City #51, on sale March 21, $4
Trade paperbacks/graphic novels
- Future Quest Presents, vol. 1, on sale April 11, $17
It looks like the Young Animals line has restarted new series (and new #1’s) featuring Cave Carson and a few others?
If you’re wondering, “Action Comics” #1000 has been pushed back to April 18, to coincide with the date “Action” #1 first went on sale (April 18, 1938).
“Future Quest Presents” features this series’ version of the Mighty Mightor.
“Looney Tunes” this month features Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog.
Scooby and His Monster?
This month’s “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” features several of the “wackier corners” of the DC Universe, as the solicit puts it. They’ll be meeting three sets of heroes this month:
Angel and the Ape
A short-lived Silver Age series that featured the adventures of Angel O’Day, a private eye, and her partner Sam Simeon, a talking gorilla who moonlights as a comic book artist. Post-Crisis stories revealed Sam’s supposedly the grandson of Flash villain Gorilla Grodd.
The Inferior Five
Another Silver Age series, this one about a team of bumbling superheroes:
- Merryman: The team’s leader; intelligent, but a literal 98-pound (44 kg) weakling.
- Awkwardman: Strong and can breathe underwater, but very clumsy.
- The Blimp: He can fly, but only at slow speeds with a tailwind.
- White Feather: A skilled archer, but afraid of everything, including being seen while performing archery.
- Dumb Bunny: Strong, but not very bright.
Pre-Crisis, the team lived on “Earth-12,” the Earth where DC deemed most of their non-funny animal humor books (“Jerry Lewis,” “Bob Hope,” etc.) took place. Post-Crisis, Dumb Bunny’s been revealed as Angel O’Day’s half-sister.
I’m guessing we’ll see White Feather have a close bond with Shaggy and Scooby…
Stanley and His Monster
Yet another Silver Age series, this one was about a six-year-old boy named Stanley and his friendly pet monster (named “Spot”); in the original stories, Stanley’s parents think the Monster is imaginary. Hijinks and various misadventures ensued.
A 90s revival darkened/retconned things up (as 90s comics were wont to do), and the characters have been seen in the DCU occasionally since. Yes, the premise is basically a 60s version of “Calvin and Hobbes.”