In their original forms, Space Ghost, Mightor, and Birdman didn’t get much in the way of character development. They got called into action, kicked ass, and had a hearty chuckle at the end of their adventures. But Future Quest adds tragedy and real stakes for the heroes that started showing up 50 years ago.
Launched a few months ago as part of DC Comics’ ambitious re-imagining of Hanna-Barbera properties, Future Quest is written by Jeff Parker with artists Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner, Steve Rude, Jordie Bellaire and Dave Lanphear. The series introduces the cosmic threat of a Lovecraftian creature called Omikron that imperils the entire universe. A group of heroes from across time and space is slowly assembling around Jonny Quest, whose scientist father is investigating vortexes appearing all around the world. So far, the Quest team has had secret-agent superhero Birdman assigned to help them fight against terrorist organization FEAR, who are trying to snatch up any information and technology related to the spacetime chaos.