TheBlueHombre wrote:The Harvey Comics that Rodinei posted with the covers were all reprints of the Charlton Comics. Harvey only did one original Hanna-Barbera comic that was published and that was the live action Flintstones movie adaptation.
I kind of wish I had been paying more attention when those came out, because I didn't realize they were reprints of the Charltons at the time.
Even back in the 1970s, I felt like the Charltons weren't as good as the Gold Keys (and I guess that's saying something). Still, they had a style and charm of their own. I remember being excited when Marvel started a Hanna-Barbera line...it seemed like a really weird thing, since I only knew Marvel for superhero comics. Interesting how each publisher came up with their own style of "logos" for each series based on a show or character (I think I've seen Marvel's versions used on some other licensed merchandise in relatively recent times). Oddly, Gold Key and Charlton used the same title design for Scooby-Doo.
I remember seeing Hanna-Barbera's name on all these comics as the copyright owner...so it was probably a simple thing for Harvey to reprint the Charlton stories once they had a license.
I have a vague memory of having some cheap plastic toy "TV set" (this was in the mid-1970s or so). It was one of those toys you'd see at a grocery store checkout, and it had two rollers and you could "scroll" through a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, reprinted from the Charlton comics. They also had a Warner Bros. one, using the Gold Key comic adaptations...and it had a sticker that had a copyright notice for "WARNER BORS.