Thursday, August 10, 2017

Check Out This New Version of Secret Squirrel in SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #16!

Last year, DC started re-imagining the various Hanna-Barbera properties. I haven't followed too many of them, but I really enjoy SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (written about here, here, and here). I've also heard really good stuff about THE FLINTSTONES and I'm keeping my eyes peeled for this new comic book series featuring Snagglepuss that's supposed to be premiering soon.

I was reading SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #16 earlier today and was treated to this great new Hanna-Barbera update titled "Secret Squirrel."

Secret Squirrel (AKA Agent OOO) was a parody of the spy genre. He debuted in 1965 and eventually got his one televison program, "Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole." He runs missions for I.S.S. (AKA the International Sneaky Service) and possesses all sorts of spy gadgets (such as a bullet-proof jacket and a machine gun cane) to help him accomplish his missions. His two greatest enemies were Yellow Pinky and Hy-Spy.

In "Secret Squirrel," Agent OOO starts off the book being ambushed by a team of arm assassins in his hotel room. Of course, they don't stand a chance against Secret Squirrel.

Soon enough, Agent OOO is reunited with his handler, Double-Q, who scolds the rodent for leaving behind a messy pile of bodies that I.S.S. needs to clean up. After several quips, our hero is sent off on yet another mission to track down the mystery behind a new terrorist organization that's responsible for the murder of a brilliant scientist -- and find out why they surgically removed her brain!

I have no clue if Secret Squirrel will launch into his own ongoing comic book series, but I'm pretty intrigued by what I've seen already!

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