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Dark Horse Comics produced several issues for The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and Cheerios sponsored three issues for their own promotion. Cover art without overlaying images and text released through an unknown venue for certain issues are presented here.

Main Series

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #1

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Writer: Kate Worley
Penciller: Francisco Solano Lopez
Inker: Andrew Pepoy
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: James Sinclair
Genre: Action/Adventure

There are mysteries in this world which cannot be explained by modern science. There are creatures without origin, actions without causation. And then, there is Jonny Quest! Son of globe-trotting phenomenologist Dr. Benton Quest, Jonny faces extraordinary challenges in exotic locales. He travels the world with his father and his investigative team -- Roger "Race" Bannon, his daughter Jessie, Hadji, and Bandit -- and though he doesn't always find answers, he never fails to find danger!

Publication Date: Sep 01, 1996

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #2

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Writer: Kate Worley
Artist: Francisco Solano Lopez
Cover Artist: Bo Hampton
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: James Sinclair
Genre: Action/Adventure

Jonny's faced danger a million times, in more ways than your average teen can imagine. But this time is different, as the QuestTeam heads to Budapest to face a ring of young computer hackers and a strange gypsy rumored to be a vampire! But the real adventure doesn't end there. When Bandit goes missing, Jonny has a hunch that real danger is in his future!

Publication Date: Oct 01, 1996

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #3

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Writer: Kate Worley
Cover Artist: Igor Kordey
Penciller: Francisco Solano Lopez
Inker: Andrew Pepoy
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: James Sinclair
Genre: Action/Adventure

The forests of Transylvania become the setting for high-tech adventure and spine-tingling mystery in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #3! Somewhere in those forests is a man named Janos, the leader of a gypsy circus who is whispered to be a vampire. Vampire or not, Janos has taken Bandit, and that makes him number one on Jonny's most-wanted list! Tune in to The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest!

Publication Date: Nov 01, 1996

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #4

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Writer: Kate Worley
Artist: Francisco Solano Lopez
Cover Artist: David Christiana
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: James Sinclair
Genre: Action/Adventure

Vampire! Kidnapper! Computer operator and technician! Janos is all of this and more! But most of all, he's in deep trouble, because he made the mistake of running off with Bandit. Now Jonny and the rest of the Quest crew have caught up with Janos, and neither legendary myth or modern-day technology will stop them from saving the captive canine!

Publication Date: Dec 01, 1996

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #5

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Writer: Shaun McLaughlin, Craig Boldman
Cover Artist: John K. Snyder III
Penciller: Jim Hall, Ron Randall
Inker: Shepherd Hendrix, Jim Hall, Ron Randall
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Genre: Action/Adventure

When Jonny Quest and the QuestTeam are around, excitement and danger are never far behind! They've always been able to trust each other, but when they're trapped in the alternative dimension of Questworld, they can't even trust their own minds! The QuestTeam is forced to face their greatest fears by a computer hacker with plans to take over the world, but first this new villain needs to destroy the only people brave enough to stop him!

Publication Date: Jan 01, 1997

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #6

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Writer: Shaun McLaughlin
Cover Artist: John K. Snyder III
Penciller: Dean Zachary
Inker: Andrew Pepoy
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Genre: Action/Adventure

The Quest team travels to Russia to run damage control on an old nuclear reactor, to bring it up to current safety regulations. But the vile Vostock has different plans for the reactor -- plans which have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with the Quest team! Join Shaun McLaughlin -- writer on the "Jonny Quest" animated show -- and new comics series artist Dean Zachary for a one-shot story that'll keep you on the edge of your seat! Featuring villainous Cossacks, nuclear radiation, and high-tech flying machines, this is Jonny Quest action at its best!

Publication Date: Feb 01, 1997

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The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #7

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Writer: Shaun McLaughlin
Cover Artist: Phill Norwood
Penciller: Ron Randall, Jeff Johnson
Inker: Andrew Pepoy, Jeff Johnson
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: Perry McNamee, John Fell
Genre: Action/Adventure

Green Lantern artist Jeff Johnson leads off the pack in this two-story one-shot! Johnson is joined by Shaun McLaughlin, writer of the "Jonny Quest" animated series, for an action-packed story titled "Race II." Meanwhile, in "Hell on Earth: The Movie," McLaughlin pits the Quest team against an angry mob of Hollywood stunt men when Dr. Quest's holographic machine threatens to put the lot of them out of work! This bizarre tale is illustrated by Predator artist Ron Randall.

Publication Date: Mar 01, 1997

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The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #8

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Writer: Tom Bierbaum, Kate Worley
Cover Artist: Gene Ha
Penciller: Gene Ha, Ron Randall
Inker: Andrew Pepoy, Ron Randall, Rachel Pinnock
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: Dave Nestelle, Jim Johns, Perry McNamee
Genre: Action/Adventure

X-Men artist Gene Ha starts this issue off with a bang, as he and Legion of Super-Heroes writer Tom Bierbaum take the Quest team to Infinity, an astral plane where biplanes, gangsters, vintage cars, and other cool stuff throughout history still exists -- including a strange villain that's been haunting Jonny's dreams! Then, in "End Game," Kate Worley and Predator artist Ron Randall pit Jonny, Hadji, and Jessie against a pair of computer-hacker brothers! Watch out! The sparks are gonna fly in this two-story one-shot!

Publication Date: May 01, 1997

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The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #9

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Writer: Tom Bierbaum, Barbara Kesel
Cover Artist: Arthur Adams
Penciller: Gene Ha, Ron Randall
Inker: Andrew Pepoy, Ron Randall, Rachel Dodson
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: Dave Nestelle, Jim Johns, Perry McNamee
Genre: Action/Adventure

Bi-planes, Zeppelins, and Hessian soldiers are waiting within the "Doorway to Infinity," the second part of the Tom Bierbaum/Gene Ha adventure begun last issue! And Barbara Kesel and Ron Randall tackle this issue's second story, featuring the menace of Ezekiel Rage! It's up to Jonny and Hadji to save the day!

Publication Date: Jun 11, 1997

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The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #10

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Writer: Tom Bierbaum, Mary Bierbaum, Barbara Kesel
Cover Artist: Gene Ha
Penciller: Jeff Johnson, Ron Randall
Inker: Jeff Johnson, Dan Davis, Rachel Dodson, Ron Randall
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: Perry McNamee
Genre: Action/Adventure

Legion of Super Heroes writer Tom Bierbaum and Green Lantern artist Jeff Johnson take Jonny on a prehistoric adventure! Ultragirl writer Barbara Kesel and Predator artist Ron Randall pit Jonny, Jessie, and Hadji against Ezekiel Rage! All under an outstanding cover by X-Men artist Gene Ha! Two great stories in one great comic!

Publication Date: Jul 09, 1997

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The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #11

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Writer: Tom Bierbaum, Mary Bierbaum, Kate Worley
Cover Artist: Mark Schultz
Penciller: Jeff Johnson, Ron Randall
Inker: Jeff Johnson, Rachel Dodson, Ron Randall
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: Perry McNamee, John Hanan
Genre: Action/Adventure

A virtual journey to an ancient city finds the Quest team toe-to-toe with the supernatural. Plus, evidence of a prehistoric alien visitation sends them even further back! It's two great stories in this great issue.

Publication Date: Aug 06, 1997

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Below is the first draft cover by Mark Schultz, given to Loston Wallace.

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The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest #12

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Writer: James Vance
Artist: Fransisco Solano Lopez
Cover Artist: Paul Chadwick
Letterer: Tracey Hampton-Munsey
Colorist: Harold MacKinnon
Genre: Action/Adventure

Awards: Paul Chadwick: Winner 2005 Eisner Award Best Writer/Artist for Concrete: The Human Dilemma

The bold finale to the exciting Quest series! Dr. Quest's Easter Island dig turns sour when fellow scientist Dr. Barnard robs the ancient civilization of its legendary treasure -- the Eyes of Rapa Nui! But it wouldn't be the real adventures unless Jonny, Hadji, Jessie, and Bandit had a trick or two to win the day.

Publication Date: Sep 03, 1997

Cheerios Special Set

These were available as a promotion by Cheerios, and are considerably rarer than the other comics.

Issue #1

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Issue #2

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Issue #3

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Other Media

The cover images used here are taken from the JQ Collector's site. Dark Horse has its own images on their website, but they are unnaturally dark and though higher resolution seem to be lower quality. They are preserved here nonetheless:

From: Literature