Thursday, March 9, 2017
Future Quest, Vol. 1
author: Jeff Parker
average rating: 3.66
book published: 2017
read at: 2017/03/09
date added: 2017/03/09
'Future Quest, Vol. 1' by Jeff Parker with art by Evan Shaner, Ron Randall and Craig Rousseau is a really great reimagining of lots of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons I watched as a kid. This book features the cast of Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, the Herculoids and some other surprises.
When a mysterious series of strange portals show up reflecting other events while Johnny, Hadji and Race are out investigating, it seems like a problem that will be a bit over their head. Fortunately, other heroes from other times and places show up. The main villains are from F.E.A.R. and Dr. Zin.
It feels like it's from the era of these cartoons, so that's why I think it works so well. I've seen other attempts to modernize classic characters that have fallen flat, but I really enjoyed this. The art is great and really reminiscent of the look of the HB cartoons.
The whole time I was reading it, I kept thinking that this is the kind of thing that Darwyn Cooke would have had fun with if he were still alive. It turns out, in an afterword by Jeff Parker, that Mr. Cooke had some influence on this project, and, for me, that's the bow on top of this fun present.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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