Anthony’s DC Comics picks for July 2016

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #17

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for July 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics New Super-Man #1, on sale July 13, $3 Action Comics #959, on sale July 13, $3 Action Comics #960, on sale July 27, $3 Superman #2, on sale July 6, $3 Superman #3, … Read more

Scooby-Doo movie reboot, Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe coming

Future Quest #1

As bizarre as this post’s headline sounds, it’s true. Warner Bros., owners of the Hanna-Barbera library of characters, announced at last week’s CinemaCon (a trade show for the movie theater industry) that they plan to reboot the Scooby-Doo movies. There’ll be a new (presumably CGI) animated feature that’ll give the Scooby-Doo franchise a “hipper” edge. “S.C.O.O.B.,” … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Sealab 2020”

Sealab 2020

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Sealab 2020,” a Hanna-Barbera animated series that aired from 1972 to 1973 on NBC. Background The series focused on the 250 residents of an undersea scientific research facility in the then-far-off year 2020; said facility was headed by Captain Michael Murphy. Plots usually revolved around underwater threats and challenges, including dealing … Read more

Package shows: “The Skatebirds”

MacBook Air on a table

It’s time for another package show look. This time, it’s the short-lived 1977 series “The Skatebirds,” an hour-long show that aired on CBS for a single season of 16 episodes. Trying to imitate the success of 1969’s “The Banana Splits,” Hanna-Barbera gave the mix of live-action and animation another go, featuring as segments: “The Skatebirds,” “Woofer … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for May 2016

Future Quest #1

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics in May 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics Scooby Apocalypse #1, on sale May 25, $4 Future Quest #1, on sale May 18, $4 Legends of Tomorrow #3, on sale May 11, $8 Superman: Lois & Clark #8, on sale May 18, … Read more

DC Comics to reboot Hanna-Barbera characters

The Flintstones

Last week came the surprising news—from DC Comics heads Dan DiDio and Jim Lee no less—that DC Comics will be rebooting Hanna-Barbera characters in comic form. Hanna-Barbera, like DC Comics, is owned by the Time Warner media empire. The reboot focuses on making a handful of characters more contemporary. The characters/books include: Scooby Apocalypse. The … Read more