Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tooniversary: Space Ghost visits a Nightmare Planet (1966)

Space Ghost (Gary Owens) travels to a "Nightmare Planet" to rescue Jan & Jace from Dr. Nightmare.

How un-scary can you get?

I guess this is as good a time as any to clue you guys in on some big news that just came down the pike.

The Phantom of the Spaceways is returning to DC in May, along with several other 60's favorites, including Jonny Quest, The Flintstones, Frankenstein, Jr., and the drivers of the Wacky Races, in a new line of comics. In fact, Space Ghost, Jan, Jace, & Blip will be meeting Jonny for the first time, it seems, and will reacquaint themselves with Mightor and the Herculoids in the anthology series, Future Quest. Also, Scooby-Doo gets a 3rd book, this one DC's answer to Image's hit series, The Walking Dead. Scooby Apocalypse boasts an all-star creative team of Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, and Howard Porter. With Archie Comics' horror line on an extended holiday due to writer/creative director Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa being busy in Hollywood, it looks like DC and Scooby will show them how to really work the zombie apocalypse.

More details over at The Land of Whatever.

"Nightmare Planet" gets a B-.


SaturdayMorningFan said...

It's exciting to hear that DC will be publishing some classic HB characters. I hope they don't modernize them.

hobbyfan said...

Uh, unfortunately, it looks like that's what they're doing with Scooby. Shaggy & Fred have tattoos, plus Shag's mustache & beard.

magicdog said...

What? No Impossibles???

hobbyfan said...

Yo, Magicdog! Long time, no hear! I think the Impossibles may factor into Future Quest, so we'll see come May. I'm definitely getting that book. Darwyn Cooke is one of the creative forces involved, and he's a Toth disciple, based on past works, so I think they'll empty the virtual kitchen sink if they can.