Future Quest #2

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Evan Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 12
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Still 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. Plus: journey to Earth's past, 45,000 years ago-and witness the birth of the world's first fantastic hero: Mightor!

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jul 6, 2016

    This series doesn't go downhill with its second issue, and instead continues to strive for greatness. It has set up what fans can expect to happen from here and, by the look of it, we will get to see a lot of great team ups as the different heroes from around the universe unite to take on the Entity. If you aren't taking the time to read this series, even if you aren't a fan of some of these nostalgic cartoons, you owe it to yourself to pick up an issue and give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 6, 2016

    Really impressive stuff, working with a lot of characters and concepts, but staying focused, with clean art and great pacing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Jul 6, 2016

    Future Quest is evolving into what Hanna-Barbera attempted so many decades but were hindered by close mind moralities and television censorship. While the action and story may harken back to those previous series, the motivations for revenge and greed still hold true and are more faithfully depicted to their true forms. Although they are still held back to some limit, the humanity which drives the story forward is the truest sentiment which makes this narrative something to behold and worth reading for its fullest appreciation. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 7, 2016

    If you're a fan of these characters, you should be reading this series - it's a lot of fun and highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Jul 8, 2016

    Don't scoff at this or any other Hanna-Barbera revamps, because these are original stories that capture the spirit of the past. I can't think of a better trio I'd like to see conjoined at the hip other than Parker, Shaner and Bellaire.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 6, 2016

    Against all odds Future Quest #2 avoids the sophomore slump and is quickly establishing itself as one of DC Comics' most unlikely of hits. Though the team hasn't taken a solid form just yet, Jeff Parker continues to make full use of the Hanna-Barbera canon while injecting an unexpected pathos amid all the craziness. Along with Parker's epically fun script, Future Quest #2 continues its artistic hot streak with a team that keeps the pages consistent, both in tone and energy, tied together by one of the best colorists working in comics right now. Even if you don't know every little detail about the Herculoids or if Space Ghost Coast to Coast is your own exposure to the phantom of the space-ways, Future Quest #2 still offers a lot to love for both fans and newbies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jul 6, 2016

    As someone who went into this review with very minimal familiarity with the Hannah-Barbera cartoons let me assure you that this issue and series is for new fans as well as old. I am eagerly awaiting the next issue and I’m sure you will too. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 6, 2016

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jul 8, 2016

    FUTURE QUEST #2 is a solid read that will most likely be enjoyed by anyone who liked the first issue or even those who simply have fond memories of Hanna-Barbera's 1960's action cartoons. However the slow pacing of the plot hurts the story somewhat, and is a problem that will become much more noticeable if something doesn't change before the nostalgia-goggles wear off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jody Cardona Jul 6, 2016

    Bits and Pieces:Future Quest continues to impress as not only do we get more understanding of how our heroes are finding one another but now some friggin' sweet action sequences to boot. Evan "Doc" Shaner continues to impress when it comes to art, creating pages full of nostalgic fun and badassary. It's the best of the Hanna-Barbera series, and it makes me want more the moment I finished reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jared Leatzow Jul 13, 2016

    Future Quest #2 is a great, but not perfect issue. Overall, it was a satisfying read that focused more on the art. The writing was mainly used to set the cool action scenes up. However, while the art is good it is also the worst part of the comic. Art duties are split among a number of different artists which can make for a jarring reading experience. Although Evan "Doc" Shaner does attempt to provide some consistency. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kevin Gunn Jul 6, 2016

    Another action packed issue from Parker and Shanner. I can't wait to see what they pull from the Hanna-Barbera treasure chest for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jul 6, 2016

    Nostalgia aside, Future Quest exceeds the atypical cash grab that has come about in comics lately when multiple universes intersect. Instead of just a means to sell a franchise or toy licenses, this comic delivers a well-crafted story that doesn't have the feel of a major crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 7, 2016

    Future Quest is Crisis on Infinite Earths for the Hanna Barbera Universe. This is a comic book that mashes together piles and piles of otherwise unrelated characters, revels in the chaos, and is not afraid to be exactly what it wants to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 13, 2016

    I marginally prefer the Doc Shaner pages to Ron Randalls pages. Jonathan Cases pages were good too. It feels like one is watching the old cartoons. Perhaps that is why these artists were created. The transitions between their pages were seamless thanks to the colouring from Jordie Bellaire. Im looking forward to reading more issues of Future Quest. The cover and the colurs for the cover are not as good as what's inside. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 6, 2016

    You may not do better in searching for a rollicking adventure with so many damn characters and wild action. It has an old school feel for sure that'll bring you back to the times when comic strips were king. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jul 16, 2016

    As it stands, this book is a delight for those who remember these simple characters. And now they are together under one cover by some of comics best. Galaxy Trio, you guys! Read Full Review

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