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Future Quest, Vol. 1

(Future Quest #1)

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When worlds collide, it’s up to Hanna-Barbera’s best-known action heroes to save the day! Johnny Quest, Space Ghost, the Herculoids and more are reimagined in this new collection! When Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain wh ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 15th 2017 by DC Comics
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Sam Quixote
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Maybe I shouldn’t have read this as I never saw the Jonny Quest cartoon so have zero knowledge about or nostalgia for the show but the recently relaunched Flintstones comic wasn’t bad so I thought Future Quest might be ok too; nope - it wasn’t!

Here’s the biggest problem: TOO MANY CHARACTERS! A whole mess of characters are thrown at you as soon as you start reading: heeeeeeeeere’s Jonny (Quest and Hadji)! - ok, they’re the main characters - Race, Dr Quest - fine, they’re the supporting character
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Chad
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was the Hanna-Barbera book I was most looking forward to. Jonny Quest, Space Ghost and the Herculoids were some of my favorite cartoons to catch when they aired in reruns.

The series starts off strong with this all-consuming creature Omnicron attacking the galaxy Space Ghost, the Herculoids and the Galaxy Trio are from. Omnicron is trying to escape to our world and Dr. Quest and Birdman are on the case. We get a lot of the classic characters from Jonny Quest like Dr. Zin, Jezebel Jade, and
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Scott S.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
In theory, the gist of Future Quest seems tailor-made for my Gen-X crowd. Take the characters from various mid-60's Hanna-Barbera adventure / sci-fi cartoon shows - Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, Herculoids, and Birdman, among others - and have an edition that is one giant crossover event. (I can recall when NBC aired reruns of those shows during their early 80's Saturday morning line-up. They were better - certainly more entertaining - than the newer shows. A good time to be a kid!)

Well, that idea d
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Joaquin Garza
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
¿Cómo que el arco argumental no termina en este volumen???
Timothy Boyd
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
WOW! If you were ever a fan of the Saturday morning action adventure cartoons of the late 60's and early 70's like me then you need to read this comic series. All the greats are joined up in a epic adventure. The writers do a very good job with a storyline that joins this vast cast together. Very nice art that reminds me of the cartoons add a great touch. Pure flashback joy to read. Very recommended
Scott
Jun 10, 2017 rated it liked it
It was fun and I really wanted to give this 5 start but I just couldn't. Maybe if I read this in single issues I could have, but here it just doesn't deserve it. When you are putting out a collection like this DC Comics, please take the reader into consideration. You have an opportunity to tell the story in a straight line. You have an opportunity to move backup stories to where they make more sense. The lack of a coherent straight line story here made this difficult to read. What I could put to ...more
Ioana
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hell of a nostalgia kick! It's got everything, but the kitchen sink - including dinosaurs and badass secret agent ladies (I can't remember Deva Sumadi from any of the shows, so I assume she's native to this comic, but she ties everyone together nicely)
Nicola Mansfield
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to the new DC Hanna-Barbera Universe with high anticipation! This is the 2nd book out but my first read. There is only one word to describe it ... AWESOME!! I grew up watching these cartoons on Saturday mornings and am so happy to see all the HB superheroes in a modern storyline. Future Quest is typical superhero fare with a sci-fi theme. I have always loved Jonny Quest, and this re-imagining is faithful yet current. I'm in love! This is a very busy volume with masses ...more
Diz
Apr 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
First, the things I like about this book are the art and the first issue. The first issue sets up a really interesting story, and combines characters from different series in an interesting way. Things start to fall apart from the second issue though. The story starts going into flashbacks and exposition. It tries to explain who the characters are and how they got into the first issue. I would have preferred it if they didn't explain the characters and just let the story proceed. That way, reade ...more
Rick
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok, in all fairness I'm a HUGE Jonny Quest fan. I'm also a fan of both The Herculoids & the original Space Ghost (NOT ...Coast to Coast). So it was almost a given that I'd love this series. Of course, it could have been terrible. It's not. It's fantastic. This is a feel-good, all-ages, fun comic - something that DC really doesn't do much of anymore.

Looking forward to future issues and volumes! Keep 'em coming! Love it!
Steve Chaput
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first volume collects the initial issues of the multi-part crossover that brings together the dozens of Hanna-Barbara animated heroes. While Johnny Quest and his family, along with Space Ghost, have had four-color adventures before this, DC brings them all together for the first time of which I'm aware. Jeff Parker does a great job of capturing the characters pretty much as we remember them, although there are a few bits that appear to be new or at least unrevealed in their previous incarnat ...more
Will Robinson Jr.
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Yes! To be a kid again! I have so many fond memories growing up and watching these cartoon characters. Many of the heroes we follow in this story had great cartoon shows which really opened up my imagination as a child growing up in the 80s. Johnny Quest was one of my favorites. I really loved that opening with the mechanical spiders. Space Ghost was also a guilty pleasure. I remember the Galaxy Trio, Mitor, Birdman, and The Herculoids. I do not remember the Impossibles though. Many of you who g ...more
Norman Cook
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I grew up watching many of the Hanna-Barbera science fiction/adventure cartoons, especially Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, and The Herculoids. Jeff Parker had done his research on these characters and has made a fascinating universe that they all inhabit. The original cartoons were very lean on origin stories, the characters just _were_. Parker has imbued carefully constructed origins for the characters that fit into their established narratives. The interactions between the characters are believable ...more
Quentin Wallace
Dec 11, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a reboot putting together many of the Hanna-Barberra characters of yesteryear. We get Johnny Quest, Space Ghost, Birdman, The Herculoids, and more. Their entourages also tag along (and Race Bannon is still a bad@ss.)

They team up to battle F.E.A.R. and there's also a more cosmic threat going on, which manages to bring all the characters together in a somewhat plausible way. That being said, this still fell a little flat to me. I recently read Scooby Apocalypse and loved that one, but this
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Alex Sarll
Unlike DC's other Hanna-Barbera reinventions - the Flintstones, Dastardly & Muttley, Scooby - I'm not sure any of these characters made much of an impact in the UK, or if they did, they weren't part of my childhood. I know the name Jonny Quest; I'm dimly aware of Space Ghost and Birdman, though only via a vague knowledge of their comedy reboots. Others here, such as the Herculoids and the Impossibles, I'm pretty sure I've entirely avoided for all my 40 years. So it's without much confidence ...more
Doc
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, dc-comics
With a Universal threat making its way to Earth heroes from all over the Hanna Barbera universe must come together and face the threat before all life ends as we know it. Just picking up this volume and looking at the cover floods me with memories of watching some of these cartoons when I was younger (yes I know it dates me but I am still young at heart.) With a decidedly modern take on a number of hero oriented cartoons such as Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, Frankenstein JR, Birdman, The Herculoids, ...more
Erin
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, i-own, reviewed
This volume was disjointed and contained a lot of set up, so I'm hoping the next will be more cohesive now that the characters are introduced. It's fun revisiting characters from my childhood and meeting new ones, so I'm looking forward to the second volume.
Társis
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: hqs
Um prazer rever esses personagens que alegraram minha infância. A história é um pouco confusa, personagens demais para se mostrar em um só volume mas... quem se importa? ♡
David
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic-books
It's as good as comic books get. I totally loved this book. If you're a fan of Darwyn Cooke or Jeff Parker, this is a must-read. The art is top-notch. A perfect comic book.
Brandon St Mark
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was fun reading this in trade format. It's nice to not have to wait a month for each segment of the story this time around. Definitely one of the best comics in recent years.
Lestat
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Future Quest is an 80s/90s kid's dream come true. A bunch of our favourite Hanna-Barbera cartoon superheroes are pulled into the same fight and have to work together to save the world. When I first heard about this book, I was intrigued and couldn't wait to get my hands on the goods.

Volume 1 was available on Netgalley, and I surprisingly received a copy of it! It starts off with a bang and the first couple of issues rekindle the magic of our youth. The focus on Johnny Quest and the gang made it
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Patrick
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the first half of this a lot, the second half lost me a bit. I loved the nastalgia of seeing the older characters together, and that artwork was beautiful. That first few issues is what earned this the 4 star rating. Also that Darwyn Cooke cover...

I received an advanced copy of this from NetGalley.com
Dale Donovan
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Far better than it has any right to be thanks to the late, great Darwyn Cooke being involved in this project's early stages, but beware that all your fave characters may not make it out alive.
Louis Skye
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not gonna lie, nostalgia has played a huge part in my enjoyment of this series. I adored Jonny Quest, Birdman, the Herculoids and Space Ghost as a child and these reimaginings of them are brilliant.

That's not to distract from the story. It's a pretty good plot that ties in the various planets and timelines coherently. Some issues are stronger than others, of course, especially the ones with more action and suspense but there are the odd ones where nothing really happens and it's a bit slow.

The
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Ted
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, nerd-culture
Nostalgia is a tough issue for me. I am more and more irritated when companies trade on nostalgia, supplying it only as a gimmick, not delivering any other substance. What's more is that to me, nostalgia is simply the act of saying 'remember this really great original idea someone else had a long time ago?' Wherein the selling point of that idea was that it was original and connected to its contemporary time. To re-release that idea with little-to-no change is not only unjust to that original id ...more
Michael Emond
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let's be honest - this is only five stars if you have any memory of these cartoons. I wasn't alive for their first run but did watch them as they were rerun later. Although the Impossibles and Dino Boy never made it to my viewing area I have VERY fond memories of Birdman, Space Ghost, Jonny Quest and the Galaxy Trio. Having said that this series is hitting it out of the park in terms of being true to the original cartoons but still bringing a more complex characterization to the heroes that (obv ...more
Christina
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I mainly chose to check this series out because of Jonny Quest; I'm a fan of the series, and hearing that there were going to be new comics with the characters got me quite excited. There hasn't been any new content for the series for quite a while, and while this isn't exactly what I wanted for the series, it's something.

This first volume was pretty great. The story is a bit run-of-the-mill (it's one of those "various characters come together to stop the end of the world" crossovers), but it's
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Rachel
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: I have never seen the cartoon this was based upon.

DC Comics and Hannah Barbera recently teamed up to resurrect classic cartoons in comic book format. I have already read Scooby Apocalypse which started rough but grew on me. Then I read the new Flintstones which started great but quickly tanked. Having never seen Future Quest (was it originally called Johnny Quest??) I wasn't sure what to expect. What I ended up with was complete confusion.

Like other reviews, I could pick out the ma
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Wayne McCoy
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
'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 ot
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