Hanna-Barbera Comics: Best & Worst

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Postby David Gerstein » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:03 am

Locally produced H-B in overseas comics? How about Yogi Bear drawn by Disney's Romano Scarpa? Hey there, Ranger—there's nothing stranger!

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Postby Alf » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:14 am

You can read here online a 1964 issue of U.K.´s Huckleberry Hound Weekly:
http://www.animationarchive.org/2006/05/media-huckleberry-hound-weekly-1964.html

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Postby Daws Butler Jr. » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:08 pm

[quote="Alf"]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]

Of course it was "Bandwagon". What a boneheaded mistake that was on my part! Thanks for the correction. As I was typing "Parade", it crossed my mind that might not be right, but then I dismissed that thought. D'oh!

Anyway, I didn't know about the British Comics as I never collected those.
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Postby Mark J » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:22 pm

Daws Butler Jr. wrote:I like that one alot, but I think I have a tie for my favorite books... "Yogi Bear Visits the U.N." and "The Flintstones Go To the World's Fair". I read both of those a million times when I was a kid.


The Flintstones Go to the World's Fair was my favorite when I was a kid!! I still have it somewhere in my garage.

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Postby TheBlueHombre » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:47 pm

Daws Butler Jr. wrote:Of course it was "Bandwagon". What a boneheaded mistake that was on my part! Thanks for the correction. As I was typing "Parade", it crossed my mind that might not be right, but then I dismissed that thought. D'oh!

Anyway, I didn't know about the British Comics as I never collected those.

"Hanna-Barbera Parade" was a Charlton series that ran for 10 issues. Once again, it was a mixture of stories of different characters.

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Postby Der Captain » Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:54 pm

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.
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Postby Dave Bennett » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:39 pm

This is a great thread . . . but it seems a little out of place here in an animation forum.
Then I went to look for the "Golden Age Funnies" forum that used to be here and couldn't find it!

I've been out of town for a few weeks -- did I miss an explanation of GAF's demise?

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Postby TheBlueHombre » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:41 pm

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:

http://www.cinemawithoutborders.com/news/125/ARTICLE/1246/2007-04-12.html

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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Postby Matthew Hunter » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:46 pm

There was a cool short-lived series of Hanna-Barbera comics by Archie in the mid 90's. They had a Flintstones series, a Jetsons series, a Scooby Doo series, and various one-shots and such. I'm afraid I didn't save those I had, but they were well done. Especially the Jetsons and, believe it or not, the Scooby series!


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