Apparently continuing the Hanna Barbera re-imaginings that have proven a hit for DC, DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio shared an image on Facebook that would seem to tease a brand new one to come: animated rodent super-spy Secret Squirrel.
Because everyone loves rodent themed heroes in comics, these days.
The art, depicting the character in his civilian identity (naturally with a martini glass) and also wielding a gun in his Secret Squirrel identity gathered quite a few questions on the Facebook post. When asked if this art was by Justice League 3001 and Scooby Apocalypse artist Howard Porter, Didio responded that it ‘sure is’.
Porter is making a bit of a name in the Hanna Barbera comics, having drawn Scooby Doo and Snagglepuss. It’s unclear if Porter is working on this or just providing character designs.
Secret Squirrel was a lampoon of spy fiction, and in particular James Bond, and starred on The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show. He then spun off into his own show as well.
Dan Didio didn’t reveal anything more about the project, so this could be a short to appear in another book or as part of another crossover initiative like DC did earlier in the year or if it is a whole brand new series all its own. But with San Diego Comic-Con just one week away, it’s possible we may learn more about Secret Squirrel and maybe more Hanna Barbera re-imaginings at the show.