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Wednesday, February 01 2017 22:07

First-Look at DC Comics' Snagglepuss!

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On March 29th, DC Comics will release their March Annuals, and in them they will be showcasing some new ideas for their expanding Hanna-Barbera comics line with 8-page samplers of the new stories. Among them are THE JETSONS by writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with art by Pier Brito, TOP CAT by writer Dan DiDio with art by Phil Winslade, RUFF AND REDDY by writer/artist Howard Chaykin, and SNAGGLEPUSS by writer Mark Russell with art by Howard Porter. For the latter, the crew sent over an early preview page, so check out your first look at SNAGGLEPUSS!

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About the new concept, Mark Russell recently stated in an interview with HiLoBrow that his concept for Snagglepuss is as "a gay Southern gothic playwright working with an ensemble cast of cultural figures, exploring an intensely creative time in the New York City theater scene of the 1950s."

Perhaps it's timely that in Russell’s eight-page preview, Snagglepuss faces the House Committee on Un-American Activities. 

Suicide Squad/Banana Splits + SnagglepussPick up Snagglepuss' first adventure as the back-up story in the even more "out-there" Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Annual #1.

“SUICIDE SPLITS”! Mistaken for metahumans, thrown in the bowels of Belle Reve, the animal rock band Banana Splits are recruited by Amanda Waller for a secret mission: to save the Suicide Squad! What follows is the weirdest team-up you never thought you’d see! How can Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky stand up to Harley, Deadshot, Katana and Croc?

Available 3/29/2017

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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