Last week, DC Entertainment announced it was launching a whole new line of comics based on Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Hanna-Barbera properties. Some radically updated characters and settings, while more seem toned down. But, because this is the Internet, the only opinion that matters is YOURS!

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  1. I don’t see this being…. interesting. Archie was lightning in a bottle and only worked because while it was steeped in nostalgia it was an outdated concept and needed a reimagining.

    The old HB cartoons and properties were in their way timeless and therefore wouldn’t take to a revamp in the same way. For an example see just about every Scooby Doo cartoon relaunch.

  2. I’m waiting. As I said in another post about the topic, I do think it has the potential to be good if handled well. I’m not getting myself excited for it, but I’m not putting it off before it even arrives either.

  3. I am always on the lookout for new comics I can read with my (young) kids. The current Scooby-Doo Team-Up comics are some of the best out there.

    I will withhold judgement until I read the first issue of this new series. So long as it stays true to the characters and that goofy, slightly spooky, Scooby-Doo feel I’m sure it will be good. If not…

  4. Waiting cause it could be a really cool read. I’m pretty willing to try something new and there’s no reason to not read them

  5. The real problem here is that the Hanna-Barbera cartoons didn’t really have much substance to them.

    Scooby-Doo is a classic example. The kids show up at some haunted place. They get chased around. The ghost falls into a trap. They unmask the ghost. “I would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!” It’s a lot of fun for 20 minutes, but there was never any kind of overarching story. I think this is why a lot of the movies felt really strange. They were trying to put a story on top of something that wasn’t built to hold a story.

    So if they do this, they really need to built things almost from the ground up.

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