Future Quest #1 review
Right before DC Comics goes off the rails with its brand new Rebirth launch, it brings a different kind of rebirth into the DC universe, one that I’m sure is in the hearts of every generation who had the chance to enjoy one of the many classic cartoons from Hannah-Barbera.
I was not only very curious about Future Quest #1 but I was equally excited to see those classic teams I fell in love with as a kid come back. So what if its not so much from the warm singing glow of my childhood television, a comic book will do just fine to feed that OG itch.
Future Quest #1 takes the Quest’s into the Florida swamp lands where large dimensional portals are popping up and vomiting out incredible artifacts and strange creatures. While Future Quest #1 focuses mostly on Jonny and Hadji hijinks, Birdman screams into action and with each growing portal the faint blurred silhouettes of Space Ghost, the Herculoids, and the like can be seen. My fanboy is squeeing.
DC Comics brought in writer Jeff Parker with art from Evan Shaner with a few pages from Steve Rude for Future Quest #1. The story moves well, makes as much sense as a good science fiction story can, you have to get tons of characters together from multiple universes, so dimensional portals is the obvious choice of connection. I loved seeing all of the characters come to life again, and thanks to Evan Shaner they look fantastic, just a little bit better than their classic selves.
Future Quest #1 is a really fun book that looks to be heading in some very exciting directions. Hannah-Barbera fans should feel right at home with this one and I’m hoping that Future Quest can gather enough curiosity from newcomers that they’ll too fall in love with the characters I’ve loved since I was a kid.