Monday, November 06, 2006

Laff-A-Lympics #1

One of my favorites cartoons growing up was Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics, which featured different teams of Hanna Barbera characters facing off in Olympic style competition. You had the Yogi Yahooeys, featuring the 1960's HB characters like Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and Quick Draw McGraw. You had the Scooby Doobies, with 70's characters like Scooby-Doo, Blue Falcon, and Dynomutt. And you had the Really Rottens, the villians who would try and mess things up for the other two teams. The show was great and to capitalize on its success, Marvel Comics produced a 13 issue series featuring the all the show's characters. Written and edited by former HB writer Mark Evanier and using HB model sheets as the basis for the art, the book captured the feel of the show very well. This issue features interior art by Jack Manning and Scott Shaw!. From March, 1978. For a lot more info on Hanna Barbera and comics in general, visit Evanier's excellent website www.newsfromme.com. It's a treasure trove of info on all sorts of great things. Be prepared to spend a lot of time there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree wholeheartedly about that show! it was like a Hanna Barbera dream come true; all those characters in one show is like finding a sack of bottle rockets left over from the 4th of july, just in time for new years eve. love that show and the announcers, Mildew Wolf and Snagglepuss