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Green Lantern Meets Space Ghost and more in 4 One-Shot DC/Hanna-Barbera Annuals

If you remember the names Johnny Quest, Captain Planet, Fred Flintstone, or even Space Ghost, it might mean two things. Either ye old folk hooked you up with Cable during the early 90’s or you’ve been watching it with your kids every weekend or whenever you’re at home. Congratulations, possible millennial reader. You’re already old to stay up and watch Adult Swim.

But aside from that fact that you’re part of the working class and taking care of kiddos of your own, such nostalgic names that belong to the Hanna Barbera that became a part of your childhood one way or another. I’m guessing you’ve even watched the Flinstones movie with your parents or the Scoobie Doo movie with your high school or even possibly, college friends.

And if you were also into comic books eons ago but managed to get back to the hobby thanks to Marvel or DC’s expensive marketing strategy that is their cinematic universe, most of these Hanna-Barbera titles recently became new titles to hit the stacks along with them.

Scooby Doo and “Those meddling kids” fighting off creatures that are fueled by fear, Wacky Race Land met Death race and Mad Max, and the Flintstones showing their version of humanity’s origin story. Every title were enhanced and updated, every narrative having more depth and added awesome factor all to be topped off with the new design and art that serves as the cherry on top of this new wave of classic goodies.

Thanks to DC, we’ll have more of them in the months to come. And we thought they were done.

DC just made the unthinkable and announced a batch of annuals that includes an incoming wave of crossover of their greatest heroes and the beloved characters from Hanna-Barbera.

Adam Strange would team up with the Quests for his trip back home after getting blasted through multiple dimensions while Tomcat would cross paths with Batman after escaping prison onto a cosmic portal in the ADAM STRANGE/FUTURE QUEST ANNUAL #1

Written by Marc Andreyko and Jeff Parker
Art by Steve Lieber
Backup Feature: TOP CAT
Written by Dan DiDio
Art by Phil Winslade
Following the events of the DEATH OF HAWKMAN miniseries, Adam Strange is blasted through multiple dimensions only to land on Earth! But instead of super powered beings and legendary crime fighters, he encounters a boy adventurer and his scientist father – and they’re the only ones who can help him return home. Jonny Quest, Hadji, Dr. Benton Quest and Race Bannon have a plan, but it’s going to involve a dangerous trek through Dino Boy’s Lost Valley of prehistoric threats!

Green Lantern and Space Ghost will be fighting each other and multitude of villains to a distant world with no concept of interstellar travel nor even aliens and try to survive it together in the GREEN LANTERN/SPACE GHOST ANNUAL #1

Written by James Tynion IV and Chris Sebela
Art by Ariel Olivetti
Backup Feature: RUFF AND REDDY
Story and art by Howard Chaykin
Trapped in a strange rift in time, Green Lantern and Space Ghost are forced to battle a variety of foes – and each other! And even if they manage to survive, they will be thrown into a world with no concept of interstellar travel – or even what an alien is! Stripped of their weapons by a xenophobic culture, the duo will have to battle to regain them – but what happens when Space Ghost dons the Lantern Ring and Hal Jordan puts on the Power Bands?

And Booster Gold investigates what went wrong in the prehistoric past as to why reptilian aliens are invading the planet in the 25th Century with the help of Fred and Barney, if Booster Gold can convince them in the BOOSTER GOLD/THE FLINTSTONES ANNUAL #1

Written by Mark Russell
Art by Rick Leonardi and Scott Hanna
Backup Feature: THE JETSONS
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Pier Brito
Welcome to the 25th Century, where the Earth is a polluted, post-industrial nightmare, most animals are extinct and reptilian aliens are invading cities across the planet! In their time of need, the world’s citizens turn to the time-traveling Booster Gold to save the day. To learn why these aliens are attacking Earth, Booster dives deep into the prehistoric past to see what happened when they first came to the planet. In this bygone era, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble must help Booster learn the truth and return to his own time armed with the information that will bring down the invaders – if Booster can convince them to help him out.

Harley Quinn’s Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti put a new twist on an old twist about our future in THE JETSONS! The Jetsons live in a world of robotics and gadgetry. But how does dying change when grandma’s brain can be digitally imprinted onto a housecleaning robot?

Finally, the Suicide Squad will be meeting the Banana Splits in a crossover book too.

Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Ben Caldwell
Backup Feature: SNAGGLEPUSS
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Dale Eaglesham

With many other possible team-ups and crossovers in the pipeline, there’s a huge possibility that someone would be willing to team up with Yogi Bear and more. This major shake-up will begin in March 2017.

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