Friday, February 16, 2018

Challengers of the Unknown and Jonny Quest



With Jonny Quest's sense of adventure, I can see him joining up with a team like the Challengers of the Unknown.  He's definitely got experience with going up against evil organizations and escaping near-death situations, after all.  Heck, he'd probably eventually end up running the group!

20 comments:

jt said...

This made my Friday. I would buy this in a heartbeat, maybe less. JQ was my FAVORITE show when I was a kid (the original cartoon, that is). That dates me, I suppose. Excellent cover. Just excellent. You have an fantastic day, Ross.

Ross said...

Thank you, JT!

FreeLiveFree said...

I've said this before, but this should be a real comic book.

I bought the Jack Kirby's Challengers collection and really enjoyed it.

Jay Johnson said...

This is a team-up that DC probably wishes it had done, instead of some of the horrible HB/DC team-ups they gave us. JQ would also fit in well with the early version of Kirby's other Fantastic Four-some. Reed and Dr. Quest deep in a scientific discussion, Ben and Race having a beer, Johnny and Jonny working on a car, and Sue and Hadjii just hanging out.

Glenn Host said...

Agree with Jay! Great combo cover.

Anonymous said...

@Jay Johnson: Challengers of the Unknown was once Amalgam-ated (pun partly intended) with the Fantastic Four.

Anonymous said...

All these comparisons between the Challs and the FF are most fitting for another reason. That futuristic guy Bandit is growling at looks a lot like Immortus/Rama Tut!

Kid Charlemagne said...

As JJ pointed out, this one could easily happen, since Time Warner owns both sets of characters.

Batman of Earth 13 said...

Jonny Quest meets Tarzan? Anyone? Anyone?

Cary Comic said...

I'll second the motion if Ross could depict Jonny and Tarzan going up against some truly exotic menace. Like, say, xenomorphs?

Simreeve said...

Cary Comic said...
"I'll second the motion if Ross could depict Jonny and Tarzan going up against some truly exotic menace. Like, say, xenomorphs?"

Why not? After all, according to Dark Horse, Tarzan's already fought against Predators (at the Earth's core)!

Dale Bagwell said...

Huh. Didn't think of this one, but yeah, a very natural ones for all the reasons you pointed out. As for Johnny maybe one day leading the Challs? I can see it. But who would replace Johnny?

Anonymous said...

JQ made me want to travel and see the world, especially the less developed parts. These cartoons, and the Peace Corps commercials of the late '70s inspired me to be who I am now, an Energy and Political Risk Analyst based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Cary Comic said...

I wonder if Peace Corps workers would have had better (= non-violent) luck against the Poho Indians of the Amazon Rain Forest?*

*Who, judging by the lack of women in that village, must live in sexually segregated communities.

Sonofjack said...

Anonymous... Istanbul, not Constantinople?

Anonymous said...

Sonofjack...you can find dead Constantinople in books and museums, but the living city is ISTANBUL.

Anonymous said...

At ease, dude. Sonofjack was just referencing an old novelty song from the "doo-wop" phase of rock n' roll's Golden Age.

Bob Buethe said...

Huh. I never heard it before, but after these comments I had to look it up. LINK

Bob Buethe said...

The Four Lads. That would be Lightning, Element, Ferro, and Matter-Eater?

Anonymous said...

@Bob Buethe: GOOD ONE! :-)

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