These books are an absolute joy to read. If you are anything like me, these flew under your radar back in the 80s. I've been fortunate enough to pick up most of them in various bargain bins, but it seems unjust that they haven't been compiled into a nice collection. I'm sad to say that the law of diminishing returns kicks in after a while, and the last 20 or so issues of the regular run are all of the map in terms of quality. Too often the story strays from the proven formula and we're given a book dedicated to a single character, even Bandit. While some of these concepts may seem good on paper (such as those featuring a younger Race), they rarely live up to their promise. Truth be told, they are still enjoyable but they 'great' issues here set the bar very high.
While we're on a roll, I'll also suggest throwing in the three issues of Johnny Quest Classics; wcich adapted episodes of the TV show. These are Doug Wildey's babies, as he was responsible for the scripts and the artwork. The real bonus is that these stories are painted. The sheer beauty of Wildey's painted work is reason enough for buying a collection. There are also a couple of Specials and a Jade miniseries. I've never seen any of those, so why not throw them into the mix? I honestly think that a Jonny Quest Omnibus would been a consistently strong seller year in and year out. Dark Horse seems to be the best company when it comes to reprinting forgotten gems, so here's hoping they stumble across my blog.