News that Scooby-Doo Apocalypse would be canceled came out earlier this week, now it seems the axe may extend to his Hanna-Barbera companions as well.
Sources have begun to pour in that all Hanna-Barbera titles will come to an end. While the titles have been profitable and critically acclaimed, DC’s WB executive in charge of licensing the characters has grown unhappy with the way the characters have been reinvented, from a 1950s gay playwright version of Snagglepuss, the topically politically satirical Flintstones or, indeed, the post-apocalyptic Scooby-Doo Apocalypse.
Notably, Archie comics has been happy to reinvent its characters to be a more modern and challenging subject matter, DC has decided its not the direction it wants to take these titles and seems to be looking for a more classical approach instead of a revamped subject matter for a younger, more mature audience.
Where Are You, Scooby-Doo? is also in danger of losing its current run and fans should expect an announcement soon.
It’s sad to see such critically acclaimed books go. Not only did they introduce the comics to a younger generation that may not have known the characters well, they also reintroduced them to an audience that enjoyed them as children and now needed a more mature and interesting read.
Are you sad to see these titles go? Where do you think we will see them again?