There have been approximately one million Scooby Doo cartoon reboots and relaunches over the years. And now for the first time ever, they’re making a cartoon movie for the big screen. Here comes Scoob!
What an odd trailer. Looks like an awkward origin movie, crossed with an alien abduction story? I don’t know. It just looks so weird. I was a big fan of A Pup Named Scooby Doo when I was a kid, but seeing Scooby as a puppy in that trailer was kinda creepy!
Anyway, it comes out on May 15, for better or worse.
DC Comics has announced a huge new wave of Hanna-Barbera comics coming out later this year. But unlike the regular, old licensed comics that I’m always surprised are still being sold, DC is reimagining these classic comics with new, potentially interesting twists. There’s Scooby Apocalypse, which is self explanatory, and Wacky Race Land, which looks like it’s going to put the Wacky Races into a Mad Max-style wasteland. Entertainment Weekly has all the details.
Honestly, these sound just insane enough to maybe be interesting. Mostly, though, I wanted to show off this awesome picture of the Flintstones by one of my favorite comic book artists, Amanda Conner.
It’s just so…totally Conner. It’s gorgeous. I’m not about to read a comic about the Flintstones, but that picture was too great not to share.
This whole idea is kind of neat, but also kind of insane. Who buys Scooby Doo comics? I know that DC makes Scooby Doo comics, but who buys them? Are they the same type of people who will now buy a Scooby Doo reimagining set in the Apocalypse? Or is DC banking on some kind of super nostalgia to drive new readers to Scooby Doo comics?
I have no idea, but I applaud creativity nonetheless.