Review: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles issue #1

By Alex Wiggan This week, DC Comics released the first issue of Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. The comic – which is the latest in DC’s new take on classic Hanna-Barbera characters – focuses on Snagglepuss, the pink lion who first appeared in the Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy show way back in the ‘50s. This new take on … Continue reading

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60 years of Hanna-Barbera

By Alex Wiggan Founded in 1957 by George Sidney and former MGM animation directors, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, Hanna-Barbera is one of the most famous cartoon studios of all-time. During the company’s heyday, Hanna-Barbera created some of the world’s greatest cartoon characters, from Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones, to Yogi Bear and The Jetsons and produced more than 3,500 half-hours … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-Up #14: DC’s Hanna-Barbera annuals – The verdict

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! This week, four DC/Hanna-Barbera mash-up annuals have arrived in comic stores. Priced at $4.99 (each) the annuals include one full-length story, as well as a one back-up tale and feature heroes such as Batman, Adam Strange and Green Lantern in stories starring Top Cat, The Jetsons and The Flintstones. Keen to keep you in the … Continue reading

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Boomerang to launch streaming service

By Alex Wiggan Love Scooby-Doo, Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry? Well, if you said yes (and you’re a US citizen) then we have some good news: Boomerang is to follow in the footsteps of Netflix, Amazon, Disney and more, by introducing a new, cartoon-streaming service. The $5-a-month service will include a range of cartoons, all taken from the back … Continue reading

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DC Comics to continue its Hanna-Barbera makeovers

By Alex Wiggan Are you a fan of DC Comics’ recent Hanna-Barbera comic book reboots? Well, if the answer is yes, you’re in luck – more reworked Hanna-Barbera stories are on the way. This March, DC will release a series of superhero/Hanna-Barbera themed annuals featuring a wealth of classic characters. Each book will include one main story, along with one … Continue reading

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We need to talk about The Flintstones #4

By Alex Wiggan A few months ago we posted a series of reviews for DC’s current crop of Hannah-Barbera comics – a collection of comics which have rebooted various classic cartoon characters for a modern readership. Amongst our reviews were our thoughts on The Flintstones comic – a comic we don’t mind admitting we were less than impressed with. During … Continue reading

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Is DC’s The Flintstones any good?

By Alex Wiggan This week saw the release of DC Comics’ fourth (and final) new-look Hanna-Barbera comic, The Flintstones. The book, which features characters from the popular 1960 TV series, is a comedic take on suburban life, complete with dead end job and pain in the ass boss. So, it sounds like a regular episode of The Flintstones then, right? … Continue reading

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Wacky Raceland hits shelves – These are not the Hanna-Barbera characters you remember

By Alex Wiggan This week saw the release of the latest DC/Hanna-Barbera comic – Wacky Raceland. We picked up the first issue when it hit shelves on Wednesday and we can honestly say, without doubt, it is one of the most bizarre takes on a set of Hanna-Barbera characters we’ve ever come across. Really bizarre. The comic, which is a … Continue reading

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Scooby Apocalypse arrives

By Alex Wiggan You may remember that a little while back we brought news that DC was about to initiate a rather significant makeover for some of the best-loved cartoon characters of our time, namely characters existing within its Hanna-Barbera portfolio. The characters being given a whole new look were to include, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Wacky Races and Jonny Quest. … Continue reading

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Saturday morning rewind: Classic cartoons

Saturday morning rewind: Classic cartoons By Alex Wiggan Happy Saturday! We do hope you are waking up to a good one. And what better way to wake up on a Saturday morning than with a collection of great cartoons! And boy, do we have some great cartoons for you today. Long-time readers of the Honcho-SFX blog will know we like … Continue reading

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