I mentioned at the end of last year that I was hoping to do a series of interviews on the podcast that would focus specifically, and comprehensively, on the Hanna-Barbera imprint of books currently being published by DC Comics. While not explicitly Scooby-related, the show does technically have a mandate to cover all things Hanna-Barbera and I have just been having so much fun with all of these books that I couldn’t not take the opportunity to talk to the creatives behind some of the most clever and progressive books on the stands today.
So, I’m doing the legwork. I’m making the calls. I’m sending out the e-mails.
What I’m hoping to do is make the DC/H-B interviews a continuing series of conversations that will slip into the regular rotation of Scooby episodes from time-to-time. I think it’ll be fun to change things up a little and, let’s be honest, it’s just going to be great fun to talk to the creative teams behind some of the cleverest, enjoyable, comic books currently on the shelves. These are, literally, some of my favourite comics of the last couple years. I mean, I don’t regularly buy any other DC books but I try not to miss anything that comes out of the imprint.
I haven’t decided just when I’m going to start dropping these episodes on the podcast but I have started putting together the interviews so it shouldn’t be too long of a wait.
To give you an idea of what’s coming up for the series, I have confirmed that I’m doing a second interview with Scooby Apocalypse writer, JM DeMatteis, where we will be looking back at year two of the series, and I just completed a conversation with Flintstones and Snagglepuss writer, Mark Russell, so there’s that to look forward to. I am also actively pursuing other creatives from the imprint should have more news on that front soon. I’ll keep you posted with any developments.
I’m really excited about putting this series together and I hope you all are along for the ride!
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