Review: Future Quest #2

FQ_Cv2_dsStill reeling from their encounter with the ghost from outer space, Jonny and Hadji reach the wreckage of the vessel that burst through the vortex. The ship’s sole survivor doesn’t remember what she was fleeing, or even her own name…but she does know her pet is called Blip.

“Crisis of Infinite Hanna-Barbera” is how I described the first issue of this series, and while the Future Quest #2 continues the story of the first, that vibe has diminished a bit, but that’s not a bad thing.

Written by Jeff Parker, the second issue is more focused on the Quest family and their friends and allies as they deal with invaders who are after the mysterious object that crashed in the first issue. It’s an easy guess as to what that is, and where things go from there is fun and works really well.

I think that’s what’s surprising me most about this series. Parker is blending so many different aspects of these former cartoon series and bringing these character together and it all feels really natural. Characters that shouldn’t work together do and it feels like something we’ve seen before in a good way. I almost question why this hasn’t happened sooner.

Though a lot of the issue is set on Earth, there is some insight into the big villain that’s threatening all of existence and how things “work” as far as this being. It completely makes sense, in a weird way, and again works and works really well.

What works the most again is Evan “Doc” Shaner‘s art which blends all of these various characters together and makes it look like they always belonged together. He seamlessly blends it together so that it looks cohesive and works as a single world. It also evokes the cartoons with the use of backgrounds as well. It just feels like the classic cartoons in comics.

The series continues to come together, and so far it’s a lot of fun. The first two issues feel like the start of an epic animated crossover movie that was never made, but should of. Fans of these classic characters should be excited for this one. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Story: Jeff Parker Art: Evan “Doc” Shaner
Story: 8.05 Art: 9 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review