Studio Toledo wrote:Being reminded of the one issue of Dell's Huckleberry Hound I had to beg my mom to fork over $20 for at a comic shop some 23 years ago, which I still have to this day!
With a cover by Harvey Eisenberg.
Daws Butler Jr. wrote:With a cover by Harvey Eisenberg.
Alf wrote:My list:
2. Gold Key
A Special mention to Comico, whose Jonny Quest series (plus miniseries JQ Classics and Jade Inc.) and Space Ghost one-shot are simply outstanding.
The Mark Evanier-edited Marvel line of HB comics was really a labor of love. Evanier was able to blend together harmoniously young talent like Scott Shaw! and veterans such as Pete Alvarado, Dan Spiegle, etc., creating comics truly faithful to the original cartoons upon which were based. Too bad this line was so short-lived... and after that, Hanna-Barbera comics were absent from the market for nearly a decade (and when Marvel launched their Star Comics line in the mid-80´s, why didn´t they consider bringing back the HB characters, not just the Flintstone Kids?).
Although the Harvey books merely reprinted the Charlton material, I rank them above the latter since I agree they had nice covers and besides, their high quality paper resulted in brighter colors.
By the way, Daws Butler Jr., the comic book in which Loopy de Loop appeared was called Hanna-Barbera Bandwagon. This was not Loopy´s only appearances in comic books; he appeared for most of the 60´s in one-page strips in the British Comic "Huckleberry Hound Weekly"; some of these strips were reprinted in the U.S. in one of the digest-sized Whitman Comic Books circa 1962.
This might inspire another interesting thread: "International Hanna-Barbera Comics". Although not attending the quantity and consistency of the overseas-made Disney comics, countries like U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and Brazil have produced at one time or another their own licensed Hanna-Barbera comics (since the U.S.-made material was often simply not enough). For example, I have a French comic with a Jabberjaw story (who never appeared in an American comic) drawn by a local artist, as well as a Brazilian one with a Posse Impossible story, again domestically produced.
TheBlueHombre wrote:Those are both good comic books as well. I liked all of the Yogi Bear comics that had an interesting twist: Yogi Bear Goes To College, Yogi Bear Joins The Marines.
TheBlueHombre wrote:Der Captain wrote:The only Hanna Barbera comics that looked amusing to me were the Charleton issues, and only partially. I remember there being some truly bizarre artwork in certain stories, often in "Parade" which featured outrageous character poses and sideline gags. I wish I knew who the artist was and what he's done since then.
Believe it or not, that was the work of Phil Mendez who has a long resume of working for Disney, Hanna-Barbera and other animation studios. Here is a link to an article about Phil:
His website is: http://www.philmendezartist.com
I knew the artist you were talking about as soon as I read your reply. He did some work in Huckleberry Hound #6 for Charlton as well as other H-B characters. I remember that particular story (Huck has a drippy faucet and tries to take care of it) because there was all sorts of images to look at.
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