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Future Quest is an ongoing series published DC Comics that involve the various action-based heroes created by Hanna-Barbera and is part of the Hanna-Barbera Beyond initiative.

A mysterious series of alien incursions is happening on Earth, and it's concerning Dr. Benton Quest, especially when this is getting the attention of his arch-nemesis Dr. Zin and the terrorist organization F.E.A.R. However, as Team Quest soon starts to realize, this may be bigger than initially thought, an adventure that's going to bring in a whole lot of heroes to contain them.

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Future Quest features examples of:

  • Art Shift: Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles were redesigned to unify the comic's art style.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Dr. Zin and F.E.A.R.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Ty, who rescues Jonny and Hadji on his airboat.
  • Canon Foreigner: The Impossibles have a woman as the fourth member of their team, whereas the original cartoon just had an all-male Power Trio.
  • Downer Beginning: We watch as the man who would become Space Ghost is the last survivor of a galactic space team who stopped an incursion through a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Omnikron, an interdimensional Blob Monster that wants to absorb all life in the universe into itself.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Once Dr. Zin realizes that Omnikron is beyond his control and is likely to destroy the world, he teams up with Dr. Quest to help stop it.
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  • Greater-Scope Villain: Omnikron.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: A major factor in Omnikron's defeat is the power of its disembodied mind empowering a human champion in the form of Mightor.
  • Legacy Character: A young African American boy in the present day discovers Mightor's magic club and inherits his powers, becoming the new Mightor.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • From Issue #1:
      • In the prologue, the unnamed captain who will become Space Ghost is wearing a uniform identical to what Jan and Jace wore during the original series, and is given his signature powerbands by a general who looks identical to the person who gave Space Ghost his equipment in the 2005 comic-book miniseries.
      • Zin's spiderbots appear identical to the ones from the Jonny Quest episode "The Robot Spy". It turns out he stole the design from Dr. Conroy. She's understandably annoyed.
      • The signature "BIRDMAN!" scream appears as onomatopoeia when he transforms.
      • The portal that Jonny and Hadji look through appears to use stock art from the original shows.
  • Only in Florida: As it turns out, the reason Dr. Quest set up shop in Palm Key was because it was the most regular incursion site for the interdimensional portals.
  • Police are Useless: They ignore people telling them to retreat from a gibbering horror, fire uselessly at it, and ultimately becomes consumed and added to its mass.
  • The Power of the Sun: Birdman, naturally. Here, though, he's shown to be given that power by the Egyptian Sun God, Ra.
  • Race Lift: The new Mighty Mightor is shown to be African-American (starting out as a Tagalong Kid who rescues Jonny and Hadji).
  • Shared Universe: The action heroes all live in the same universe, but in different time periods, with Space Ghost, the Herculoids, and the Galaxy Trio hailing from the future, and the original Mightor living in the Stone Age.
  • Revisiting the Roots: The Hanna-Barbera action hero lineupnote  has spent many more years as parodies of themselves than they spent as actual action heroes. This comic is possibly the most notable return to the characters' original premises in over two decades.
    • As a result of those parodies, some of the characters who really became weird in those shows are out of focus in Future Quest. This is most notable with Falcon 7 from Birdman since his Harvey Birdman version, Phil Ken Sebben, became a cult classic character in his own right (mainly thanks to Stephen Colbert's portrayal). A lot of his role is instead transferred to new character Deva Sumadi although we later find out that she's actually an old character—"Big D", the boss of The Impossibles. And at the very end, we learn that she's Falcon 7 as well, and that the mustached face we all know is a computer-generated cover for her..
  • Spider Tank: Zin drops two into Palm Key in order to retrieve the extradimensional sample. Eliminating the Quest family was just a bonus.
  • We Used to Be Friends: It turns out that Archimedes Zin was once a legitimate scientist on good terms with Benton Quest and Dr. Conroy, but did a Face–Heel Turn after falling in with F.E.A.R. Dr. Conroy even refers to him as "Archie."

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