DC has released a preview of The Jetsons #1, the reimagining of the classic Hanna Barbera cartoon that asks the age-old question: what if Rosie the robot maid had the consciousness of George Jetson’s dying mother implanted into her robot body?
“When I was asked to write a Jetsons mini-series, I went back and watched the original series from my childhood,” said Palmiotti in a press release. “I ended up wondering how their space-age world wound up in the situation it’s in and about the events that got them there. I had some pretty wild ideas and wanted to find someone to illustrate the series that could help deliver a take on the characters, and their world, that most people have never seen before. With that in mind, I went hunting for just the right team and was lucky to find Pier Brito for the job.”
After leading an expedition to hunt and capture the elusive Brito, Palmiotti set out to reimagine the classic characters. The press release gives an overview:
The cast of the new Hanna-Barbera title are incredibly familiar, with a few modern twists that are sure to please even classic TV purists. Meet the Jetsons: George is a family man living an analog life in a digital world. His wife, Jane, is a brilliant NASA scientist working off-world at a conference, his daughter Judy is a social butterfly trying to discover her calling, and his boy Elroy is either doing homework or using robotic technology to break the rules. Strangest of all, George’s mother has downloaded herself into Rosie the robot!
In THE JETSONS #1, doom rockets toward this postmodern family from the outer reaches of the galaxy on a crash course for destruction! Will what Elroy and his friend Lake uncover on their secret mission help the Jetsons understand more about what led them to their current situation? Can they manage to stay out of trouble and avoid further ruin?
Find out more in THE JETSONS #1, which hits shelves November 1, 2017…so make sure to grab a copy before they all “jet” off!
“Jet off?” Sounds kinky. Check out the preview below, with a cover by Amanda Conner (who also did the concept art) and a variant by Dave Johnson: