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Get Ready For Frankenstein Jr. In ‘Future Quest’ #6 [Exclusive Preview]

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Future Quest is a comic that gets things done. In the five months that it's been a part of DC's monumentally fascinating Hanna-Barbera relaunch, it's offered a plot that unites virtually all of H-B's classic adventure cartoons in a single story, the debut of a new version of Mightor, a fourth member of the Impossibles, and, perhaps most importantly, Birdman shouting "Birrrrrrrrrdmaaaaaan!" Now, though, we're finally getting something that I've been waiting for since this whole series started.

No, not the dramatic return of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, but something almost as good. When Future Quest #6 hits shelves next week, Jeff Parker and "Doc" Shaner are finally bringing us... Frankenstein Jr. Check out an exclusive preview!

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Two Iconic Heroes Meet For The First Time In ‘Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77′ #1 [NYCC 2016]

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DC's digital-first re-imaginings and continuations of beloved superhero shows of decades past have not only yielded some great comics in their own right, but recently they've been crossing over with other properties in a similar vein. Batman '66 has met up with Green Hornet and The Man From Uncle while Wonder Woman '77 has been hanging out with The Bionic Woman.

Later this year, thing rocket to their logical conclusion as, for the first time, Adam West and Burt Ward's Batman and Robin team-up with Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman for an epic crossover that could only be called Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star in a ‘Flash Gordon’ Movie? [Sci-Fi Week]

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Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist.

To kick off Sci-Fi Week, I’m looking at a new spin on a classic: Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon. But to keep this version fresh and different from the classic 1980 film, I'm not adapting the original comic, but rather the 2014 Dynamite Comics series by Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star In A ‘Future Quest’ Movie?

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Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist.

This week, I'm looking at one of my favorite current comics, Future Quest, written by Jeff Parker with art by Doc Shaner and a number of guest artists. If you don't already know, Future Quest is a timespace-spanning epic that unites characters from a wide variety of classic Hanna-Barbera adventure cartoons, including Jonny Quest, Birdman, Space Ghost, and many more.

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Masked Robots and Super-Cavemen: Jeff Parker Talks ‘Future Quest’ [Interview]

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Future Quest has been one of the most fun comics of 2016 so far, re-introducing the classic Hanna-Barbera adventure characters and drawing them into one epic story as they battle an immense extra-dimensional monster known as Omnicron.

Future Quest #4 out this Wednesday, August 31, features the introduction of Mightor by series writer Jeff Parker and artist Evan "Doc" Shaner, as well as Frankenstein Jr. courtesy of guest artist Ron Randall. ComicsAlliance sat down with Parker to talk about time/space weirdness, the challenges of fleshing out kids' cartoon characters, and why a robot would wear a mask.

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Jeff Parker Returns To ‘Flash Gordon’ For ‘King’s Cross’ With Jesse Hamm, Grace Allison And Simon Bowland [SDCC 2016]

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Launching a shared superhero universe is a pretty daunting task even for the best creators in comics, but 2013's Kings Watch from Jeff Parker and Marc Laming is hands down one of the best I've ever read. Built around the idea of Ming the Merciless arriving on Earth with an invasion plan that starts by simply turning off global communication --- and returning printed newspapers to the kind of prominence they haven't had since the last century --- the story threw Flash Gordon, the Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician into high adventure and provided the springboard for some great comics.

Now, Parker is returning to Flash Gordon with artist and co-writer Jesse Hamm, colorist Grace Allison, and letterer Simon Bowland, for an all-new five-issue story called "Kings Cross," set to make its debut in November --- and they're bringing Ming the Merciless back with them.

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Space Ghost Is Going To Be Your Batman: Jeff Parker And Doc Shaner On ‘Future Quest’ [Interview]

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DC's upcoming Hanna-Barbera line has already grabbed plenty of interest with its offbeat takes on classics like Scooby Doo and Wacky Races, but for a lot of readers, the most hotly anticipated title is the one that has the closest connection to its cartoon roots. In Future Quest, Jeff Parker and Evan "Doc" Shaner, the team behind last year's Convergence: Shazam miniseries, are reuniting for a story big enough to require virtually all of the Hanna-Barbera adventure characters.

On the eve of the book's launch this week, ComicsAlliance spoke to Parker and Shaner about the origins of the project, the characters they learned to love, and why they wanted to give Birdman something he'd never had before: a personality.

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DC Unveils New Hanna-Barbera Variant Covers From Adams, Sienkiewicz And More

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DC Comics’ upcoming Hanna-Barbera line of comics is one of the boldest decisions Warner Bros has made with those properties in a long time, and DC seem committed to treating the individual series as just as important as its main line of superhero books. With veteran creators like Keith Giffen on the books, DC is throwing its full weight behind the new line, and has unveiled new variant covers for Scooby Apocalypse and Future Quest by superstar artists like Steve Rude, Neal Adams and Bill Sienkiewicz.

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DC Announces A Slate Of New Hanna-Barbera Titles, Including ‘Scooby-Doo Apocalypse’ And Parker And Shaner’s ‘Space Ghost’

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Listen, I gotta tell you about this dream I had last night. It was so weird 00- DC comics had launched a line of comics based on Hanna-Barbera cartoons, but they were doing these completely bonkers takes on all of them. Like, Scooby-Doo was set in the apocalypse and Scooby had a techno-monocle that allowed him to communicate through emojis, and Wacky Races was mashed up with Mad Max: Fury Road, and they even got one of the designers from the movie for it, and there was a big crossover with Space Ghost and Jonny Quest. And the weirdest thing of all was that the Flintstones were just the Flintstones, but drawn by Amanda Conner. Bizarre, right?

Wait a second... I'm just catching up on the news, and --- holy cats. It wasn't a dream. DC Comics is actually doing a Hanna-Barbera line with post-apocalyptic Wacky Races and emoji-monocle Scooby-Doo. This is actually happening.

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Two-Fisted Robot Punches Take Down OMAC In ‘Justice League United’ #15

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I have been pretty open about this recently, but the current story arc in Justice League United is basically the most exciting thing going in comics. Not only does it involve a makeshift team of Stargirl, Steel, Robotman and Vandal Savage investigating a rift in time that's pulling in soldiers from a century of wars into a single village in France, and not only does that mean that we're also getting Sgt. Rock, Easy Company, the Creature Commandos, Frankenstein, GI Robot, GI Zombie, another Vandal Savage, and an unexpected ally in Hans von Hammer, the Enemy Ace, but the last issue ramped things up a considerable amount of notches when OMAC showed up.

Now, Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier are setting out to answer a question that readers --- read: me --- have been asking for years: What does it take to knock out the One Machine Attack Construct? The answer, as you will see in a preview below, is double robot punches.

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